In an effort to keep local chapters and organizational partners fully informed, JETAA USA Country Representatives prepare reports highlighting the national level activities and accomplishments of the year. And what a year it was! お疲れ様でした ! Special thanks go to Pacific Northwest JETAA for hosting this year's national conference. Here's a great shot of their team which didn't make the report. To view/download the 2014-2015 Year in Review, click HERE or see [more]
The following is an article entitled "Cultivating the Next Generation of Japan Hands with JET" by Nicole Uehara from the Center of Professional Exchange (CEPEX). It provides a succinct overview of the JET Program thus far, its history of growth as a soft power, and the untapped potential a lot of companies within Japan are currently recognizing: The JET Program The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program began with 800 participants in [more]
Join Tohoku Tomo 東北友 this week and share your memories and thoughts of Tohoku and its ongoing recovery using the hashtag #TTWeek. Tohoku Tomo Week is a collection of film screenings around the country, but also is a time for us to reflect and remember this beautiful region of Japan and its warm-hearted people. Let's show Tohoku it hasn't been forgotten! Let's be Tohoku Tomo. #TTWeek will be donating proceeds from the screening events to [more]
JETAA USA is supporting the Taylor Anderson Memorial Foundation for another donation drive that starts when the clock strikes midnight in Japan on March 11. GlobalGiving has once again offered to match these donations! Last year, the JET Community helped raise nearly $50,000 for the 311 relief and recovery effort. We hope to continue the success of last year’s “JETs Rally for Tohoku” campaign and hope you will join us in [more]
Here’s a quick update from Andy Anderson on the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund’s activities, made possible in part by the generous donations of the JET alumni: “The Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund had its second board meeting in Tokyo in early July and approved four new reading initiatives in Ishinomaki including a book club and reading groups for local volunteers. We also committed to “Hope for Tomorrow” to support twenty Ishinomaki students [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.