The JET Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization consisting of former participants of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program who now live in Northern California or Nevada. The chapter is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
The all-volunteer organization serves as a network and resource for our alumni, and provides assistance to the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco for a wide range of initiatives, including local U.S.-Japan exchange activities. JETAANC provides year-round JET Program support in the areas of promotion, recruitment, selection, trainings and orientation for the departing JETs. We coordinate many activities throughout the year that support our members and the continuing mission of the JET Program to foster grass-roots international exchange between the U.S. and Japan. With over 2,700 members, JETAANC is one of the largest and most active JET alumni chapters in the world.
JETAANC also provides career, education, and re-entry guidance for its members. From job search advice and educational opportunities to social and networking events, JETAANC can help provide alumni with the assistance they are looking for.
Activities range from picnics, ski trips, and pub nights to career and networking forums and training for new JETs. We are also active in the many local Japan-related cultural, business, and artistic events in our area. We serve as a resource to the community in educational, cultural and international exchange activities. We provide a voice for JET alumni to the Japanese government and represent alumni interests at annual conferences in the U.S. and around the world.
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JETAANC Regular Events
|Kabuki Club||Learn the art of Kabuki with Bay Area locals||Monthly||SF Bay Area|
|Networking Nomikais||Meet alumni and friends of JET||Monthly||SF Bay Area|
|Book Club||Read books and socialize||Quarterly||SF Bay Area|
JETAANC Annual Events
|Shinnenkai||Celebrate the New Year||January/February||San Francisco|
|Hanami||Meet friends and other JET Alumni||April/May||Golden Gate Park|
|Alumni Led Orientation||Share experiences with newly minted JETs||June/July||San Francisco|
|Career & Networking Forum||Network with Alumni, Partners and other VIPs||August/September||San Francisco|
|East Bay Bonnenkai||Celebrate the end of the year||November/December||Oakland/Berkeley|