Yokoso Atlanta! Welcome to the southern capital brimming with dogwoods, southern delicacies, and a vibrant ex-pat Japanese community. The Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association Southeast (JETAASE) represents Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The chapter is fairly robust in the Atlanta metro area with about 100 alumni, and a few dozen in both North Carolina and South Carolina. The Carolinas have burgeoning sub-chapters, which are fueled by genki spirit, but challenged by geography.
In addition to the JET alumni community, there is a lively community of Japanese residents. The Japan America Society of Georgia has a Young Professionals group that is eager to partner with JETAASE on events. JETAASE has also partnered with the World Affairs Council’s Young Leaders and with the Atlanta Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Events range from dinners at local Japanese restaurants to nights out at the Atlanta Braves to home cooking classes.
visit our website and click on the link for membership on the left or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’re invited to join events, and/or to participate as an officer or active volunteer. Please also visit us on Facebook at JETAA Southeast or on Twitter @jetaase to track events and opinions!
JETAASE Regular Events
|Tanoshii Tuesday||Meeting for JETAA members and prospective JETs to meet new people, reconnect and network||Monthly||Various locations around the Atlanta area|
|Atlanta Japanese Conversation Meet-up||Meeting of JETAA members and other speakers of Japanese to practice Japanese||Monthly||Various restaurants and karaoke lounges around Atlanta|
|Executive Meeting||Meeting of JETAASE Officers||Quarterly||Various locations around Atlanta|
JETAASE Annual Events
|Shinnenkai||Shinnenkai Dinner and networking meeting||January||Atlanta, GA|
|New Year Planning Meeting||Networking dinner and annual calendar of events planning meeting.||January||Atlanta, GA|
|Q&A Session||Orientation to the JET Program and Japan presented by JET alumni to departing JETs||June||Atlanta, GA|
|JapanFest & Dinner Meeting||Staff JET Program booth at regional Japanese matsuri. We follow the day up with meeting on school visits over dinner.||September||Duluth, GA|
|Welcome Back Reception||Presentation and dinner with Consul-General to Atlanta and recently returned JETs||October||Atlanta, GA|
|Officers Retreat and Camping||Retreat for officer development and networking with Japan America Society of Georgia Young Leaders group||November||Tugaloo, GA|
|BBQ Picnic with JASG Young Professionals||Cookout for JETAA members to meet Japan America Society of Georgia members||Annually||Chattahoochee River|