Nov 8

JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘I Want That Love’

By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub-Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. During your elementary school days, you surely read about the primordial creatures […]


Dec 26

WIT Life #144: Manga restrictions and contemporary art challenges

************************************************************************************ WITLife is a periodic series written by professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03). She starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she shares some of the interesting tidbits and trends together with her own observations. I hope everyone had a nice Christmas celebration, whether it was with a strawberry […]


Dec 12

James Kennedy (Nara-ken, 2004-06), author of The Order of Odd-Fish, has reviewed all haiku submissions containing the designated word “fewmets“ for Haiku Challenge #1 and has selected a winner. Read on for his decision and rationale. I was blown away by the quality of the fewmets haiku I received. I can state with absolute conviction […]


Nov 12

Translators Challenge – Fall 2008 “Politics” Issue (JETAA NY Newsletter)

Welcome to the second-ever JETAA NY Quarterly Translators Challenge, from the Fall 2008 “Politics” issue. We once again invited JET alums and Friends of JET (i.e., anyone who wants) to take their best shot at translating a selected text. Why? Well, mostly to entertain, but also to give the greater JET alum community a chance […]


Apr 10

By Allen Wan (Ishikawa-ken, 1990-92) for JQ magazine. Allen works as a foreign correspondent in Shanghai. He is also a lecturer in the executive MBA program at Jiao Tong University and currently serves as president of the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club. Allen would like to get in touch with other JET alumni in Shanghai who […]


Feb 25

JQ Magazine: Winter 2009 “New Issue” of JETAA NY Quarterly Magazine Now Online!

*********** Otsukare sama deshita to Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02), the new editor of JQ, JETAA NY’s Quarterly Magazine, for putting out the first issue of the Magazine.  And what an amazing issue it is. Go to http://jetaany.org/magazine to see the issue online. Here’s the table of contents: WINTER 2009 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page 3…..Letter […]


Mar 2

JETAA Chapter Beats March 2018

JETAA Chapter Beat is a periodic mosaic of events taking place in the JETAA sphere. Compiled by A JET‘s Director of Alumni Relations Megan Buhagiar (Ishikawa Prefecture, 2017- Present).   1. JETAA San Diego 13th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Time: 10am-6pm When: March 9th- March 11th  Where: Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego  2215 Pan American Rd E, San […]


Dec 24

JQ Magazine: Jamming After JET — Rural Island Alums Release New Albums

  By Greg Beck (Hiroshima–ken, 2006-11) for JQ magazine. Greg is a writer, producer, home brewer, and Social Coordinator for JETAA Southern California and Arizona. A former news producer for Tokyo Broadcasting System in New York, he currently works freelance in Los Angeles. For more cinema reviews, follow him on Twitter at @CIRBECK #MovieReview. Regardless […]


Dec 23

JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘The JET Program and the US-Japan Relationship: Goodwill Goldmine’

    By Eden Law (Fukushima-ken, 2010-11) for JQ magazine. Eden is the current JETAA New South Wales President (in Sydney, Australia) and Australian JET Alumni Association Country Representative, and handles the social media/website side for JETAA International as Webmaster. He also runs the Life After JET podcast. Note: Spelling is always problematic when dealing […]


Oct 5

JQ Magazine: New York Comic Con, ‘Porco Rosso,’ ‘The Legend of Zelda,’ Food Porn Party

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. The Japan-centric events of the month ahead promise to be as rich and full as autumn itself—brisk and colorful, with a dash of unpredictability. This month’s highlights include: Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. Hiro […]


Sep 30

JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘Hayao Miyazaki: Never-Ending Man’

  By Greg Beck (Hiroshima–ken, 2006-11) for JQ magazine. Greg is a writer, producer, home brewer, and Social Coordinator for JETAA Southern California and Arizona. A former news producer for Tokyo Broadcasting System in New York, he currently works freelance in Los Angeles. For more cinema reviews, follow him on Twitter at @CIRBECK #MovieReview. Receiving […]


Apr 7

JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘Your Name’

By Greg Beck (Hiroshima-ken, 2006-11) for JQ magazine. Greg is a writer, producer, home brewer, and Social Coordinator for JETAA Southern California and Arizona. A former news producer for Tokyo Broadcasting System in New York, he currently works freelance in Los Angeles. For more cinema reviews, follow him on Twitter at @CIRBECK #MovieReview. Never mind that Your Name has […]


Feb 22

    By Mark Flanigan, Nagasaki (2000-04)   As a JET alumnus, I look back fondly on the four years I spent living and teaching in Nagasaki Prefecture. Serving on JET was, quite literally, one of those “life-changing” experiences, as it confirmed my career path in the direction of public service and global education. In […]


Dec 1

JETAA Chapter Beat for December 2016

Ryan Hata (Tottori-ken, 2014-Present) AJET National Council Director of Alumni Relations: Ryan is in his second year on the AJET National Council and first as the Director of Alumni Relations. He works alongside Rachel Brisson (AJET National Council Director of Alumni Resources ) and members of JETAA International (JETAA-I) to strengthen the relationship between former JETs, current JETs, and […]


Sep 29

JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — ‘Shin Godzilla,’ New York Comic Con, Ramen Slurpfest, ‘We Are X’

  By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. The Japan-centric events of the month ahead promise to be as rich and full as autumn itself—brisk and colorful, with a dash of unpredictability. This month’s […]


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