Aug 4

Job: On-site interpreters for Circuit Court of Cook County (Chicago, IL)

Thanks to Bianca Jarvis (CIR Kyoto-shi, 2002-05), the Outreach Coordinator at the Japan Information Center, Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago, for passing along this job listing: On-site interpreters are needed to work in an on-call, part time capacity for the Circuit Court of Cook County. The interpreter must be able to interpret simultaneously and/or consecutively in […]


May 16

Meredith Hodges-Boos (2003-2005 SHS ALT, Ehime-ken) and her husband Greg (2003-2005, JHS, Yoshida-cho) miss Japan.  This homesickness is one of her greatest impetuses to write.  She has completed eight novels, including two children’s books for her new daughter, Kyrie Alice.  Addicted to manga and anime for almost twenty years, she hides her otaku-ness well.  Yet her […]


May 14

The Rice Cooker Chronicles was inspired by Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant, a collection of essays about the pleasures and challenges of cooking for oneself or eating out alone. It’s not hard to see how this fits into the JET experience: sometimes solitary, surrounded by unfamiliar food. How do you buy ingredients when […]


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 […]


Nov 7

Roger Ebert – Alone in the Kitchen with a Rice Cooker?

A reminder to contact me if you’re interested in writing an essay on the “Alone in the Kitchen with a Rice Cooker” theme about cooking for yourself (or eating by yourself) in Japan. And an interesting (and unsolicited) take on the theme in a recent blog from, of all people, film critic Roger Ebert.  (Includes […]


Oct 17

Essay Request: Alone in the Kitchen with a Rice Cooker

I’m looking for people interested in writing essays on the theme:  Alone in the Kitchen with a Rice Cooker The idea is to write an essay (any length or “shortness” is ok) about cooking for yourself (or could be eating by yourself) when you lived in Japan.  The focus, however, is intended to be on […]


Oct 9

Job: Bilingual cookbook researcher (FILLED)

Update 10/20/08:  This position has been filled.  Please do not contact or send resume information. I’m looking for a bilingual cookbook researcher and hope you can help.


Sep 25

OFF-BROADWAY REVIEW JET Alum Randall David Cook’s SAKE WITH THE HAIKU GEISHA Reviewed by Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) (Winter 2006 Issue of the JETAA NY Newsletter) Randall David Cook’s new play Sake with the Haiku Geisha, produced by the Gotham Stage Company at the Perry Street Theatre, is a must-see for all past and future […]


Sep 25

Theatre Review FATE’S IMAGINATION Written by Randall David Cook Reviewed by Debbie Lee & Brian Hersey (Summer 2007 Issue of the JETAA NY Newsletter) JET Alum Randall David Cook, playwright of Sake With the Haiku Geisha, recently debuted his second off-Broadway play, Fate’s Imagination, which ran at the Players Theatre in the West Village from […]


Jan 21

Job: Summer Staff Positions – Concordia Language Villages (Beltrami County, MN)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email Multiple Positions: Language Teacher, Camp Counselor, Teaching Mentor, Cooks, and Office StaffPosted by: Concordia Language VillagesLocation: Beltrami County, MN, USAContract: Full-Time Here’s a job sent to us directly from Concordia Language Villages: Mori no Ike, the Japanese program of Concordia Language Villages, is […]


Jun 10

JQ Magazine: From Enkais to International Sake Judge: My Wonderful World of Nihonshu

  By Chris Johnson (Oita-ken, 1992-95) for JQ magazine. An SSI-certified sake sommelier based in New York City, Chris is also known as the Sake Ninja and serves on the board of directors of The Joy of Sake. It is day two of my tenure as an AET in Kusu-machi in Oita Prefecture. After organizing […]


May 9

JETAA May Chapter Beats 2019

Chapter Beats May JETAA Chapter Beat is a periodic mosaic of events taking place in the JETAA sphere. Compiled by AJET‘s Director of Alumni Relations Megan Buhagiar (Ishikawa Prefecture, 2017- Present)     JETAA UK Picnic on Primrose Hill –> Bang Bang Oriental hall in Colindale Date:              Sunday, 12th May Rough times:           12:30 […]


Mar 19

JETAA Chapter Beats March 2019

Chapter Beats March JETAA Chapter Beat is a periodic mosaic of events taking place in the JETAA sphere. Compiled by AJET‘s Director of Alumni Relations Megan Buhagiar (Ishikawa Prefecture, 2017- Present)     JETAA DC Career Workshop Yvonne Thurman-Dogruer March 5th, Time TBD 1156 15th St. NW, Suite 1105 Still looking for a job? Want […]


Jan 28

JETAA Chapter Beats February 2019

Chapter Beats February, 2019 JETAA Chapter Beat is a periodic mosaic of events taking place in the JETAA sphere. Compiled by AJET‘s Director of Alumni Relations Megan Buhagiar (Ishikawa Prefecture, 2017- Present)   JETAA Rocky Mountain   (*RSVP required. See below for details.) Where: Tamai Tower Penthouse in Sakura Square 1255 19th St. Denver, CO […]


Dec 3

JETAA Chapter Beats December 2018

Chapter Beats December, 2018 JETAA Chapter Beat is a periodic mosaic of events taking place in the JETAA sphere. Compiled by AJET‘s Director of Alumni Relations Megan Buhagiar (Ishikawa Prefecture, 2017- Present)   JETAA SC Bonenkai Pencil it in your calendars! An amazing evening is in the work and you won’t wanna miss it. More […]


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