Donated Books from Ambassador Kennedy Translated into Japanese Following Ambassador Kennedy’s donation last November of 110 books to the Taylor Anderson Reading Corner at Mangokuura Elementary School in Ishinomaki, the volunteer group that reads to the students there, Soyokaze no Ohanashi (The Gentle Breeze Talks), joined together with the Miyagi International Association (MIA) and current JETs in the prefecture to translate nine of these books into Japanese. The books chosen cover [more]
Update on JETs Rally for Tohoku Fundraiser Tuesday, March 11th marked the 3-year anniversary of the worst disaster to hit Japan in recent history. 3.11 is a date that few people connected with Japan will ever forget. This is particularly true for alumni of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET Program) – a unique program organized by the Japanese government that hires recent college graduates from all over the world [more]
As many people were creating personal goals and resolutions to start the new year, thirty-four JETAA delegates from 15 chapters across the U.S. and Canada gathered for the 2014 JETAA Regional Conference at the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA to discuss ways to improve their JETAA chapters. New England JETAA Chapter (US 03) played host to this year’s conference and organized a [more]
The U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation has been working on a JETAA Initiative examining the feasibility of creating a national JETAA organization to strengthen the network of JET alumni and JETAA chapters across the US. We would like your input on the project and ask you to fill out the linked survey on Survey Monkey. It should take no more than 15 minutes of your time. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JETAAInitiativeSurvey The survey will be open through 11:45 p.m. Friday, [more]
Jim Gannon (Ehime-ken, 1992-94), Executive Director of the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA), has been doing in Tohoku on behalf of his organization. Jim is a member of JETAA USA’s Board of Advisors and the JETAA USA Disaster Relief Fund Committee. JCIE/USA’s Jim Gannon was in Tohoku last week, where he met with grantee AidTAKATA, an NGO that operates Radio FM Rikuzentakata to bring local news, music, and informational programs [more]
JETAA USA is a member of JET Alumni Association International (JETAAi). JETAAi was created in 1989 to strengthen and maintain the bonds of friendship developed between JET Program participants. JETAAi has 53,000+ alumni in 52 chapters spanning 17 countries, with the most members in the USA. Country chapters are supported by JETAAi.