JET Alums on KTSF NewsNashville Cherry Blossom Festival Songwriting ContestRikuzentakata, Iwate: 9 Months After the Tsunami Students in Rikuzentakata Take the Eiken in Memory of Monty2012 JET Memorial Invitation Program for U.S. HS Students: Applications Open!JETAA USA Receives Message of Thanks from Hope for Tomorrow
January 24, 2012

Students in Rikuzentakata Take the Eiken in Memory of Monty

Thanks to Steven Horowitz of JETwit.com for sharing the English translation/ summary (see below) of this article. For the Japanese version, which originally was published on January 19, 2012 on the Kahoku Shimpo (Tohoku News) website, click HERE. JETAA USA … Continue reading

January 23, 2012

JETAA USA Receives Message of Thanks from Hope for Tomorrow

JETAA USA donated part of their Earthquake Relief Fund to the Japanese NPO, Hope for Tomorrow. The main focus of Hope for Tomorrow is to provide financial support for the incurred travel costs associated with university entrance examinations for high … Continue reading

January 13, 2012

2012 JET Memorial Invitation Program for U.S. HS Students: Applications Open!

JET-MIP was created in 2011 to honor two beloved American English teachers,  Taylor Anderson (Ishinomaki, Miyagi-ken) and Monty Dickson (Rikuzentakata, Iwate-ken) who lost their lives during the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan. The Program, which provides 32 high … Continue reading

January 12, 2012

Rikuzentakata, Iwate: 9 Months After the Tsunami

Thanks to Vancouver-based JET alum Alison Dacia Brown (Rikuzentakata, Iwate 2005-08) for sharing this article. It also appears on page 8 of the latest issue of the JETAA British Columbia Newsletter and on JETwit. This is a follow-up to her previous article, … Continue reading

January 6, 2012

Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival Songwriting Contest

If you will be in the Nashville area on Saturday, March 24th, definitely check out the 4th annual Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival. In 1912, the Mayor of Tokyo presented 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C.  This year (2012) marks the … Continue reading

January 5, 2012

JET Alums on KTSF News

JET alums Alan Mockridge and James Foley were on California’s Bay Area KTSF Channel 26 news this past October. They are both participants in the JET Returner’s Program, where 20 JET alums from the Tohoku area were selected to travel … Continue reading