Nov 15

  By Rafael Villadiego (Nagasaki-ken, 2010-13) for JQ magazine. A member of JETAA New South Wales, Rafael is a collector of words on a journey still searching for a destination, who has a tendency to forget, we are all sometimes like the rain… Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06) was an ALT in Nakatsu City. Upon returning […]

Feb 13

JET Alum Lee-Sean Huang’s article in Fast Co.Exist on social innovation in Brazil

  JET alum and JETwit webmaster Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, Nakatsu-shi, 2003-2006) has published a new article about Social Innovation in Brazil. Lee-Sean is a member of JETAA New York, but is currently working in Brazil for a few months. He credits his JET experience as an invaluable resource for his current field of design for […]

Sep 29

JET alum Lee-Sean Huang in Fast Company, recruiting alumni interested in design for social innovation for new MFA program

JET alum and JETwit webmaster Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, Nakatsu-shi, 2003-2006) recently appeared in the Fast Company article “An MFA Degree For Designers Who Want To Change The World” by Michael J. Coren. So you want to change the world? Cynics may send you off to Wall Street or a white-shoe law firm. Those with gumption will […]

Dec 19

JETAA NY webmaster and NYU ITP grad student Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06) was pleased to see his ITP presentation from Wednesday and Thursday written up and photographed in a post today on Gizmodo (the gadget blog). Lee-Sean used an accelerometer to create headphones that change the music depending on your head movements.

Dec 17

See JETAA NY webmaster Lee-Sean Huang’s interactive exhibit Wed and Thurs

Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06), JETAA NY’s webmaster and a grad student in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, will be presenting his interactive music interface, the head(banger) phones, at the Interactive Telecommunications Winter Show at NYU this Wednesday and Thursday nights (tonight and tomorrow night).  So drop in to take a look. (721 Broadway, 4th Fl – […]

Feb 27

A nice JET-relevant listing received directly from the company.  (Thanks to JETAANY Webmaster Lee-Sean Huang for pointing them to JETwit.) Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12). Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. ———————————————————————————————————— Position: Translator Overview: We are Gengo, a US and Tokyo-based online translation company. We are currently looking for […]

Nov 16

Job: New Media Director – The Rockefeller Foundation (NY)

Thanks to JETAA NY Webmaster (and new media guru) Lee-Sean Huang for sharing this posting. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97). Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. ———————————————————————————————————— Position: New Media Director Posted by: The Rockefeller Foundation Type: N/A Location: NY Salary: A […]

Nov 17

JET alums  Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06) and Peter Weber (JET Coordinator at the Consulate in San Francisco) are both quoted in this article titled “Teaching English in Japan:  JET vs. Alternatives” on the website.

Oct 4

Les Pumps: Japan-inspired Shoe Art

by Lee-Sean Huang (ALT, Oita-ken, 2003-06). Lee-Sean is an artist, designer and educator based in New York City. He is the webmaster of JetWit and JETAANY. His new Art & Design Observer series features profiles art, design, and culture with a Japanese flavor. Les Pumps is a collection of handmade art by the Barcelona-based Brazilian […]

Aug 15

Jobs: Purpose Campaigns (NY)

Via JETwit and JETAANY Webmaster Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06) who works for Purpose.  Please make sure to mention “JETwit via Lee-Sean” if you apply for any of these positions. Purpose is actively hunting for a senior Movement Strategy Director and a CTO among our top priority hires. We’re also on the lookout for great talent […]

Jun 15

Memo to JET alums: Please mention JET in your bios and profiles!

I’ve come across a number of bios and profiles of established JET alums in recent months, usually on their company or organization’s website or on LinkedIn.  And I’ve noticed many do not specifically mention JET. They might say they worked or taught English in Aichi Prefecture or were an ALT in Osaka, but no mention […]

Apr 7

************** Thanks to Kyushu-based professional translator Joel Dechant for alerting JEtwit to this article in Japanese on about Tuesday night’s JETAA NY Japan Fundraiser.  My Japanese reading ability has weakened over the years, but it looks like I’m quoted at the end of the article.  I think the other JET alum quoted is Ayelet […]

Mar 9

クール things JET alums do: dance in a flash mob

JET alum Lee-Sean Huang (ALT Oita-ken ’03-’06 / webmaster, & JetWit) was recently spotted in a flash mob music video for the dance pop girl group Xelle. You can spot Lee-Sean in the back of the train, dancing with the big spotlights.

Feb 22

Update:  See submitted stories further below in this post!  Additional ones will be added as received.  So keep checking back. I learned recently from our friends at the free Japanese weekly Shukan NY Seikatsu that “food” is the leading driver of tourism to Japan from the U.S. these days.  With that in mind, I thought […]

Aug 16

JET ROI: “Because of JET……”

JETAA NY Webmaster and tech/social media guru Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06) got the ball rolling with a video series called “Because of JET…..“ in which he uploaded short video clips of JET alumni sharing some good things that they experienced and witnessed as a result of participating in JET.  The first few videos were taken […]

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