Jan 27

Job: Videographer – Alexis Sanborn (Nagoya, Tokyo, and Kyoto, Japan)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow, an ALT currently living in Toyota City. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. Position: Videographer Posted by: Ms. Alexis Sanborn Location: Nagoya, Tokyo, and Kyoto, Japan Contract: Full-time This from JET alum Alexis Sanborn. She’s making an intriguing documentary titled “Flavoring the Nation! School Lunch and Food Education in Japanese […]


Dec 12

Job: Senior Executive Associate – Asia Society Policy Institute (NYC)

Thanks to JETAANY member Alexis Sanborn, who works for Asia Society in NY, for sharing this opening at Asia Society Policy Institute. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-2014), Community Manager for Be Social Change, the largest social impact community and professional development hub in New York City..  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. […]


Mar 29

    By Brett Rawson (Akita-ken, 2007-09) for JQ magazine. Brett is a writer, translator, and volunteer. He currently lives in New York, where he is pursuing an MFA in creative writing at The New School and is the professional development chair for the JET Alumni Association of New York. If you have job opportunities […]


Jan 31

Job: Executive Assistant at Asia Society (NYC)

Thanks to Shimane JET alum Alexis Sanborn, who works at Asia Society, for sharing this great JET-relevant job listing.  Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12). Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. ———————————————————————————————————— Position: Executive Assistant for VP Location:  NYC Type: Full-time Overview: A key facilitator in the communication and interaction between the External […]


Dec 6

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. For Americans who have lived in Japan, some cultural experiences have a wonderful way of returning with us on the journey home. Alexis Agliano Sanborn is a Harvard grad who spent […]


Aug 14

JQ Magazine: Manga Review — ‘The Osamu Tezuka Story’

By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate of Harvard University’s Regional Studies-East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as a program coordinator at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute of NYU School of Law. For many, the newest publication from Stone Bridge Press will seem like a long lost friend. Originally serialized in 1989 and completed in […]


Aug 14

Justin’s Japan: ‘The Osamu Tezuka Story’

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Shukan NY Seikatsu. Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. This summer, get to know the “God of Manga.” From Stone Bridge Press comes “The Osamu Tezuka Story,” a documentary manga biography of […]


Nov 14

JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘The Inland Sea’

By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate of Harvard University’s Regional Studies-East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as a program coordinator at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute of NYU School of Law. The Inland Sea by the late Donald Richie is a legendary book in the Japan field. For many, it’s their first […]


May 14

JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Merry White on ‘Kissaten: Japanese Cafes Past and Present’

  Brewing Up Something at Japan Society By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate of Harvard University’s Regional Studies-East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as an executive associate at Asia Society in New York City. When it comes to notable food and drink of Japan, for many “coffee” is not the first thing that […]


Mar 25

JQ Magazine: ‘Life of Cats’ Showcases Frisky Furballs at Japan Society

By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate of Harvard University’s Regional Studies-East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as an executive associate at Asia Society in New York City. It’s no surprise that, in an age where Cats of Istagram reign over our feed with a lofty air, Japan Society in New York’s new art […]


Nov 28

JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness’

By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate student of Harvard University’s Regional Studies—East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as an executive associate at Asia Society in New York City. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is a documentary following animation director Hayao Miyazaki during his last months at Studio Ghibli. Centering on the production […]


Nov 1

JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Starting Point: 1979-1996’ by Hayao Miyazaki

By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate student of Harvard University’s Regional Studies—East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as an executive assistant at Asia Society in New York City. Starting Point: 1979-1996, translated by Beth Cary and Frederik L. Schodt, is quite unlike its sequel, Turning Point: 1997-2008 (read JQ’s review here). Technical rather […]


Jul 26

By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate of Harvard University’s Regional Studies—East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as an executive assistant at Asia Society in New York City. As a martial artist, Monbusho Fellow, JET, consultant and CEO, there seems little that Harry Hill (Gifu-ken CIR, 1987-88) has not done or experienced when it comes to U.S.-Japan relations. […]


May 10

JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Turning Point: 1997-2008’ by Hayao Miyazaki

By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate of Harvard University’s Regional Studies—East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as an executive assistant at Asia Society in New York City. I consider myself an aficionado of director and animator Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Having seen his work countless times, visited the museum in Tokyo and […]


Nov 10

  By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate of Harvard University’s Regional Studies—East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as an executive assistant at Asia Society in New York City. Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, The Wind Rises is like no Studio Ghibli movie I have ever seen. […]


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