Sep 8

JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘Kusama: Infinity’

By Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03) for JQ magazine. Stacy is a professional Japanese writer/interpreter/translator. She starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and shares some of the interesting tidbits and trends together with her own observations in the periodic series WITLife. I’ve always been an admirer from afar of Yayoi Kusama’s polka dotted and pumpkin themed artwork, […]


Jul 18

JQ Magazine: Film Review — JAPAN CUTS 2018 at Japan Society

  By Katharine Olla for JQ magazine. A Friend of JET, Katharine taught as an ALT in a public elementary school in Gunma Prefecture from 2015-16. She currently works at Japan Society in New York. It’s summer in the city, and that means another year of JAPAN CUTS, North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese […]


May 23

JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘Isle of Dogs’

By Andy Shartzer (Shizuoka-ken, 2014-16) for JQ magazine. Andy graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in chemical engineering, and currently works for JETRO New York. He is also the Community Development Chair for JETAA New York. Isle of Dogs is director Wes Anderson’s first animated film since 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. While […]


Apr 22

JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’

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. Mary and the Witch’s Flower, the debut feature film from Studio […]


Dec 18

JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘In This Corner of the World’

By Preston Hatfield (Yamanashi–ken, 2009-10) for JQ magazine. Preston is the English teacher you wish you had growing up. He taught in Kofu, Yamanashi on JET and later received his Master’s in Education and teaching credential from Stanford University. He now teaches English at a public high school in the Silicon Valley, and is inspiring the leaders of […]


Oct 1

JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘The Red Turtle’

By Preston Hatfield (Yamanashi-ken, 2009-10) for JQ magazine. Preston is the English teacher you wish you had growing up. He taught in Kofu, Yamanashi on JET and later received his Master’s in Education and teaching credential from Stanford University. He now teaches English at a public high school in the Silicon Valley, and is inspiring the leaders of […]


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 […]


Jul 12

JQ Magazine: Film Review — JAPAN CUTS 2017 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. The 11th edition of JAPAN CUTS, the Japan Society of New York’s extensive showcase […]


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 […]


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 7

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. When the Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009, it […]


Oct 17

JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’

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. When one […]


Jul 5

JQ Magazine: Film Review – JAPAN CUTS 2014 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. This year’s JAPAN CUTS—North America’s biggest festival […]


Jan 11

JQ Magazine: Film Review—Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘Like Father, Like Son’

  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.  The […]


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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