Nov 19

************ What do people do after JET? Here’s one great example. On November 16, JETAA DC held the latest in their JET Talks series with a talk by JET alum George Rose (Fukushima-ken, 1989-91), former interpreter for Hideki Irabu and current Director of Pacific Rim Operations for the New York Yankees, not to mention former JETAA NY President. […]

Oct 9

JET alum George Rose (Fukushima-ken, 1989-91), former interpreter for Hideki Irabu as well as former JETAA NY President, is quoted in a Sunday, October 9 feature article “Irabu Got Lost on the Way Back“) in the New York Times about Japanese pitcher Hideki Irabu who recently committed suicide.  The article gives the impression that George was one of the […]

Dec 2

Kinokuniya (NY) to host George Hirose – Night Light – Fri. Dec 5

Kinokuniya Book Store (6th Ave between 40th & 41st Sts.) will be hosting the George Hirose:  Night Light – Images from Japan, New York exhibit from December 5-30, with a special reception and book signing on Friday, December 5 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. The reception will also feature a live performance of traditional Okinawan music by […]

Sep 25

PRIDE OF THE YANKEES (FAR EAST EDITION) Interview by Stacy Smith (CIR Kumamoto-ken, 2002-03) (From the Summer 2008 “Sports” Issue of the JETAA NY Newsletter) JET Alum George Rose (Fukushima, 1989-91) has mingled with Japanese royalty, interpreted for two baseball superstars named Hideki (Irabu and Matsui) and currently heads Yankee operations in Japan.  How did […]

Jul 25

Job: Vice President , Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WI)

Thanks to JET alum George Rose, a friend of JET alum Lora Klenke, who is leaving this position.  Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansai.  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. Position: Vice President – International Business Development Posted by: Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Location: Madison, WI Type: Full-time  Overview: The […]

Jul 28

Former Yankee pitcher Hideki Irabu dies in apparent suicide; JET alum served as his translator

************** Former star pitcher Hideki Irabu was apparently found dead in his apartment by friends. Notably, former JETAA New York President George Rose had served as Irabu’s translator during his time with the Yankees when they won the World Series. Rest in peace, Irabu-san.  Thanks for the memories and for doing your part to bridge […]

Jul 29

********* JET Return on Investment (ROI) is a category on JetWit intended to highlight the various economic, diplomatic and other benefits to Japan resulting from its investment in the JET Program.  Why is this important right now?  Because the JET Program and JET Alumni Association may be cut by the Japanese government, as explained in this […]

Jul 11

JET ROI: Top Ten “Best of JQ” Articles That Support Our Cause

Wondering how JET alums give back to the community and make new connections with Japan after their work on the program is over? JQ Magazine Editor Justin Tedaldi (Kobe-shi CIR, 2001-02) has compiled a list of ten relevant articles from the past two years that exemplify the dedication of our members. 2010 May/June – Bruce Feiler interview (an author who’s probably the biggest “JET celebrity” out there. Wrote […]

Jul 11

Best of JQ: Pride of the Yankees (Far East Edition) (Summer 2008)

JET alum George Rose with Yankees captain Derek Jeter after winning the 1998 World Series By Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2002-03) for the JETAANY Newsletter JET Alum George Rose (Fukushima-ken, 1989-91) has mingled with Japanese royalty, interpreted for two baseball superstars named Hideki (Irabu and Matsui) and cur­rently heads Yankee operations in Japan. How did […]

Jun 2

JETAA Canada National Conference Keynote Speech – May 30, 2009 – Toronto By Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, Kariya-shi, 1992-94) IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION Minasan, Ohayo gozaimasu. 1.  First, I’d like to thank JETAA Canada and Gloria Ma and everyone else involved with this conference for inviting me here to speak today.  As an American, I have to […]

Nov 20

Here are some stories we’re sure that George Rose (Fukushima-ken, 1989-91) is following.  George, a former JETAA NY President, currently works for the New York Yankees in Tokyo and previously served as Hideki Irabu’s interpreter. 16-Year-Old Japanese Girl With Knuckleball Drafted by Professional Baseball Team – Apparently she was inspired to learn it from watching […]

Nov 15

JETAA NY Newsletter: Bringing Power Back to the People One Call at a Time — Shaun Dakin’s (Shimane-ken, 1989-91) Fight Against Intrusive Political Calls

Interview by Stacy Smith (CIR Kumamoto-ken, 2000-03) Although JET Alum Shaun Dakin (ALT, Shimane 1989-91) grew up overseas, his first time in Asia was living in Japan.  He spent two years there, an experience that would go on to shape his future as well as that of his family.  Shaun shared with the JETAA Newsletter […]

Nov 14

Translation Break: “Risk averse” and “Risk taker”

Last night I was having dinner with a Japanese friend and an American friend (both members of the Writers Interpreters Translators (WIT) Group), and when the term “risk averse” came up in conversation, my Japanese friend hadn’t heard the word “averse.”  After we explained it to him, I asked how he would translate that into […]

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 […]

Apr 23

JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Japan Day @ Central Park, Miyavi, In Praise of Natto

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. As spring continues and the weather continues to warm, New Yorkers can enjoy activities all over the city both indoors and out. This month’s highlights include: Sunday, May 6, 11:00 a.m. Children’s Day Festival: […]

Page Rank