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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.

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JETAANC was founded to assist and support JET participants who return to life in Northern California or Nevada. Sponsored by the Japanese government, JET Program alumni lived and worked in communities across Japan, supporting local English education and internationalization efforts. Through our contacts and partners, JETAANC serves as an extended network for JET alumni who wish to keep their connections with Japan and the JET Program alive.

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.

Please contact us at: president@jetaanc.org


JETAANC Regular Events

EventDescriptionWhenWhere
Kabuki ClubLearn the art of Kabuki with Bay Area localsMonthlySF Bay Area
Networking NomikaisMeet alumni and friends of JETMonthlySF Bay Area
Book ClubRead books and socializeQuarterlySF Bay Area

JETAANC Annual Events

EventDescriptionWhenWhere
ShinnenkaiCelebrate the New YearJanuary/FebruarySan Francisco
HanamiMeet friends and other JET AlumniApril/MayGolden Gate Park
Alumni Led OrientationShare experiences with newly minted JETsJune/JulySan Francisco
Career & Networking ForumNetwork with Alumni, Partners and other VIPsAugust/SeptemberSan Francisco
East Bay BonnenkaiCelebrate the end of the yearNovember/DecemberOakland/Berkeley

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