Nov 3

JQ Magazine: 2012 JETAA National Conference in San Francisco Recap

  By Pam Kavalam (Shiga-ken, 2007-09) for JQ magazine. Pam is Secretary of the JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) and a participant at this year’s National Conference. Thursday, Oct. 25 Hosted by the JETAA Northern California (JETAANC) chapter, the conference kicked off with a “reception” at Off the Grid, a collection of gourmet […]

Aug 19

New Ambassadors Appointed to Japanese Embassies in the U.S. and China

According to this recent Mainichi article (Japanese) and this Bloomberg/Businessweek article (English), Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki will be leaving his post at the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C.  His successor is reported to be Kenichiro Sasae, the current Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs.  Also, Shinichi Nishimiya, the former Ambassador in New York until 2010, will be the new […]

Jul 8

JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Darryl Wharton-Rigby on ‘Don Doko Don: The Yamakiya Taiko Drum Club Project’

  By Nichole L. Knight (Shiga-ken, 2007-09) for JQ magazine. Originally from Waterbury, Connecticut, Nichole became active with the JET Alumni Association of New York even before moving to the city. Since returning from Japan, she’s played with the University of Connecticut Taiko Team, and trained with Soh Daiko, the East Coast’s oldest taiko group. […]

Feb 21

Taylor Anderson/Japan Foundation Lecture to be hosted by Randolph-Macon College on 3/11

Thanks to Andy Anderson for sharing the following: “Randolph-Macon College will host the Taylor Anderson/Japan Foundation Lecture, “Postscripts from Japan: Stories that Endure After the Earthquake and Tsunami,” on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in Blackwell Auditorium, R-MC Center for the Performing Arts. This lecture will commemorate the one year anniversary of the Great […]

Aug 20

Follow-up: JETAA USA National Conference info and docs

Via Jessyca Wilcox, one of JETAA USA’s three Country Representatives, sent to JETAA USA chapter delegates: Hello Everyone! I wanted to let you all know that between JETAA DC President Maurice “Mac” Maloney (mostly Mac!) and myself, we’ve managed to collect and post all the presentations and handouts that are available from the conference on […]

Jul 28

Japan America Society Round-up 7.28.11

JET alum Gail Cetnar Meadows (ALT, Hiroshima-shi 2007-10), co-founder of Hiroshima JET webzine the Wide Island View, shines a light on some of the upcoming events of Japan America Societies… JS of Northern California 26th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival — Experience the excitement and artistry of modern kite flying at this festival to celebrate the […]

Jul 28

Justin’s Japan: Interview with Billy Sheehan of Mr. Big on Touring Tohoku

  By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Visit his page here for related stories. One of the most respected bassists and gentlemen in the music world, Billy Sheehan is back with Mr. Big, the Los Angeles-based rock band he formed in 1988 best known for the hit ballad “To Be with You,” which […]

Oct 18

The below article appeared in the Summer 2010 Issue of the JLGC Newsletter. “JET Program, JET Alumni Association Vital to the Future of U.S.-Japan Relations” by Matthew Gillam, Senior Researcher and Chizuko Kawamura, Assistant Director, Japan Local Government Center (aka CLAIR-New York) JETAA New York hosted the JETAA USA National Conference from August 12 to […]

Sep 9

JQ Magazine’s September/October “Sayonara Print Issue” Out Now!‏

JQ magazine returns with another fall classic! Features include the JETAA USA National Conference wrap-up, a review of JET alum author Malena Watrous‘ new book If You Follow Me, and an exclusive interview with Japan’s Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki. Click here to view. BIG NEWS! This is also JQ‘s final issue in […]

Jul 30

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. Although my current business trip prevented me from attending the JET sendoff party in New […]

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