Feb 8

Adventures of a Stealth Gaijin: “E is for Elementary School” by Ann Chow

Adventures of a Stealth Gaijin By Ann Chow (ALT, Hyogo-ken, 2007-2009), a New York City-based JET alum currently seeking copy editing/proofreading/production editing jobs in news or book publishing.  Email jetwit [at] jetwit.com if you would like to get in touch with her. E is for Elementary School E is for elementary school. Elementary school in […]


Apr 5

JETAANY announces new Executive Board

2013 JETAA New York Executive Board President – Monica Yuki Vice President – Pamela Kavalam Secretary – Wendy Ikemoto Treasurer – Tommy Zhou Membership – Ann Chow


Oct 13

  By Ann Chow (Hyogo-ken, 2007-09) for JQ magazine. Ann is a native New Yorker who gets scared of the big, scary world, but ventures out into it anyway. She coined the term “stealth gaijin” (or thinks she did because she hadn’t heard of it before writing a bunch of articles under that moniker during […]


Feb 28

Mothra “Leaps of Faith”: A JETAANY Storytelling Event

On Saturday, February 23rd, JETAANY hosted its first Mothra storytelling event (inspired by The Moth Storytelling Hour) at Hostelling International of New York City. The theme for the inaugural event was “Leaps of Faith.” Hosted by Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-1994) and Kirsten Henning (Hyogo-ken, 1999-2002), they along with eight other JET alums gave a brief […]


Jan 30

JQ Magazine: New York Pledges Allegiance to George Takei at Japan Society

  By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle has completed a master’s program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and has been writing for the JET Alumni Association of New York since 2004. He is also the goalkeeper for FC Japan, a New York City-based soccer team. On […]


May 10

JQ Magazine: JETAA New York Greets Distinguished Guests

By Ann Chow (Hyogo-ken, 2007-09) for JQ magazine. Ann is a native New Yorker and serves as the Membership Development Chair for the JET Alumni Association of New York. On April 17, members of the JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) were invited to attend a reception at the Nippon Club for the Governor […]


Oct 29

WIT Life #218: Hold These Truths

WIT Life 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. This weekend I went to see the heralded play Hold These Truths being shown […]


Nov 3

JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — ‘Madama Butterfly,’ Yayoi Kusama, Anime NYC

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. From the silver screen to the theatrical stage to J-pop, November is just as colorful as the autumn leaves tumbling through the air. Add these live events to the mix and you’ve got an […]


Nov 4

JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Joe Hisaishi, Anime NYC, ‘Shoplifters’

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. From the silver screen to the stage to J-pop, November is just as colorful as the autumn leaves drifting through the air. Add these live events to the mix and you’ve got an irresistibly […]


Nov 3

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. From the silver screen to the stage to J-pop, November is just as colorful as the autumn leaves drifting through the air. Add these live events to the mix and you’ve got an irresistibly […]


Oct 12

JetWit BlogBeat 10.11.09 by Crystal Wong

JetWit Blog Beat by Crystal Wong (Iwate-ken, 2002-04) is a recurring item featuring posts from the blogs of various JET alumni.  Crystal is a former English-language writer for Kyodo News. She is now working as a freelance strategist and writer in New York and relishes her constant hunt for the best cheap(ish) eats in the […]


Aug 8

**************** JQ SUMMER ISSUE OUT NOW! We Want You to Want It! JQ’s Summer 2009 Issue is Here!! SUMMER 2009 ISSUE – click image below to download PDF The leader of a band that’s sold over 20 million records and brought the words “At Budokan” to the big time, the new Japanese ambassador to New […]


Jul 19

JetWit Blog Beat by Crystal Wong

JetWit Blog Beat by Crystal Wong (Iwate-ken, 2002-04) is a recurring item featuring posts from the blogs of various JET alumni.  Crystal is a formerEnglish-language writer for Kyodo News. She now works as a media planner in Chelsea and sorely misses all her favorite midtown ramen joints. Hello, JET alumni! We trust you have all […]


Jun 22

JetWit Blog Beat by Crystal Wong (Iwate-ken, 2002-04) is a recurring item featuring posts from the blogs of various JET alumni.  Crystal is a former English-language writer for Kyodo News. She now works as a media planner in Chelsea and sorely misses all her favorite midtown ramen joints. BlogBeat recently spoke with JET alum Janice […]


Oct 8

This is a listing of JET alumni who offer writing services: Cheleen, Kia (CIR, Aichi-ken 1996-98, ALT 1998-1999)–Extensive experience in writing and editing in both English in Japanese.  Frequent contributor to to Chopsticks NY magazine.  Currently work as a translator and copy manager for Shiseido Co., Ltd. in the International Marketing Department and also as […]


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