Jan 18

JQ Magazine: Theatre Review — ‘Mugen Noh Othello’

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. From Jan. 11-14, director Satoshi Miyagi and his company Shizuoka Performing […]


Nov 1

JQ Magazine: Theatre Review – ‘Hold These Truths’

A nail that stuck out but resisted being hammered down By Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03) for JQ magazine. Stacy is a professional 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 observation in the periodic series WITLife. The intimacy […]


Sep 25

By Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) and Vlad Baranenko (Saitama-ken, 2000-02) for JQ magazine. Presented by The Playwrights Realm, the drama Crane Story stars Angela Lin (a veteran of JET alum Randall David Cook’s Sake with the Haiku Geisha) as Cassis, a young Japanese American on an odyssey to rescue her brother’s soul from the […]


Jul 27

JQ Magazine: Theatre Review – Amon Miyamoto’s ‘The Temple of the Golden Pavilion’

  By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle is entering a master’s program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (MIA 2013) and has been writing for the JET Alumni Association since 2004. He is also the goalkeeper for FC Japan, a NYC-based soccer team. In 1950, a young […]


Nov 8

JQ Magazine: The 18th Japanese Film Festival — More Films, More Countries

  By Eden Law (Fukushima-ken, 2010-11) for JQ magazine. Taking full and outrageous advantage of being a JETAA member, Eden returns again this year to watch and review the 18th Japanese Film Festival, now covering both Australia and New Zealand, with more films than ever. It’s so big that both himself and Rafael Villadiego (Nagasaki-ken, 2010-13) will shoulder the burden of covering this, […]


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. […]


Aug 15

JQ Magazine: Film Review – ‘Cutie and the Boxer’ Pairs Sparring Partners in Life, Art

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. Director Zachary Heinzerling’s debut documentary is the captivating Cutie and the Boxer, which follows two New […]


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 […]


Nov 15

Justin’s Japan: Theatre Review — ‘Kutsukake Tokijiro’ an Inspired Yakuza Yarn

  By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. Mounting a 1920s Japanese gangster play with J-pop flavored fillips may seem like a tough sell, but the new Off-Off-Broadway production of Kutsukake Tokijiro is a successful hybrid that should appeal to fans of “world” stage productions. Opening last […]


Nov 14

Justin’s Japan: Film Review – ‘Hatsune Miku Live Party 2011 39’s Live in Sapporo’

  By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here for related stories. On Nov. 10 a one-time theatrical screening was held for a new concert film from virtual pop phenom Hatsune Miku. Entitled Hatsune Miku Live Party 2011 39’s Live in Sapporo, the film—captured in August at the 2,000 capacity Zepp […]


Oct 16

  *************** JQ Editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) has done it again.  Another great issue of JQ: JQ FALL ISSUE OUT NOW! Some Dreams Do Come True! JQ’s Fall 2009 Issue is Here!! FALL 2009 ISSUE: click image below for our homepage In our final issue of the year, we chat with the men of Anvil! […]


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 […]


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 […]


Feb 21

From the 2009 Winter Issue of JQ, the JETAA NY quarterly magazine: A JET Alum’s Experience Makes its Way to the Stage:  JQ Catches Up With Playwright Randall David Cook By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) Three years ago, the Gotham Stage Company produced the terrific play Sake with the Haiku Geisha by JET alum Randall […]


Sep 30

Justin’s Japan: Nippon in New York — Studio Ghibli, New York Comic Con, X Japan, Hatsune Miku

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. 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: Friday, October 3, 6:30 p.m. The Tale of Princess Kaguya IFC Center, 323 Avenue of […]


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