As many of you know, there have been many victims of devastating floods in Western Japan over the last few weeks. Florida Jetaa has decided to support the donations campaign created and monitored by #USJETAA. If you are looking for a safe and reliable way to get funds to Japan, we encourage you to go through US JETAA!
Since the beginning of this fundraiser, USJETAA has received overwhelming support and has almost reached their goal of $5,000 to support Japan Platform （ジャパン・プラットフォーム） and their great efforts connecting funds to organizations on the ground in western Japan.
This newly launched FREE webinar series is intended to provide guidance and instruction to JET alumni across the country on a variety of careers, professional development topics, and unique challenges and how to navigate them. This webinar is on how to become a Japanese teacher after JET. Current JETs and JET alumni are both welcome to join. For those who can’t attend, a recording will be available after the webinar at: https://usjetaa.org/programs/webinar-series/
Your new life awaits! Results of the final screening stage for the 2018 JET Program are being announced all across the United States this week and next! A big お疲れ様でした (otsukaresama deshita, “thank you for your hard work”) to everyone. For those applicants still waiting to hear the results, we appreciate your patience! And for all those who were selected, congratulations! We look forward to working with you in Japan!
JETAANY Member Alexis Agliano Sanborn is making a documentary about food education in Japan. It’s about the people who make food education and school lunches possible – from cooks and lawmakers to city staff and researchers. It’s a story about people who believe in food – and that teaching about food helps the next generation to grow and thrive. Make this project a reality by supporting her Kickstarter (launching in early January) and like Nourishing Japan on Facebook!
Information about the development of the documentary and the Kickstarter campaign can also be found here:
Much appreciation for your interest and support!
This early August, alumni from JETAA Chapters from across the nation converged in Washington D.C. at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel for two special events, NatCon and the JET30 Reunion. Starting on Wednesday, August 2, JETAA delegates attended NatCon sessions which focused on chapter leadership, management and alumni engagement. Then on Friday, August 4, additional alumni arrived, totaling over 200 in attendance, to Natsukashii Hall and adjacent ballroom and patio for events for the following two days. Speakers and panel discussions covered a variety of topics related to JET alumni and our love of Japan, including pop culture, film, education, the Japan and U.S. relationship, the importance of the JET Program and how it has grown and influenced so many over the last 30 years.
Highlights of the weekend included a dinner celebration Friday evening at the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence and a Natsumatsuri on Saturday evening where many attended in yukata, jinbei and happi coats.
Thank you to Joy and Paul Champaloux, Bahia Simons-Lane and Lauren Sorondo for sharing these photos with us.
We wish everyone traveling to Washington D. C. this week for the NatCon and JET30 Reunion to have a safe and exciting time!
Please join us for the JET30 Reunion to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the JET Program, in Washington, D.C., August 4 – 6, 2017!
Visit www.usjetaa.org/reunion for more information and to reserve your spot! Sign up NOW for EARLY BIRD PRICING THROUGH JUNE 30. Families & children are welcome to attend. There are many exciting events planned, including cultural activities, discussions with prominent JET alums, hosted receptions including a natsu-matsuri (don’t forget your yukata!), professional networking, and relaxed gatherings to meet with old friends and new. Saturday meals are included with registration. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate, reconnect, & reminisce on the 30th Anniversary of the JET Program!
Celebrate. Reconnect. Reminisce.
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program at the JET30 All-JET Alumni Reunion in Washington, D.C., from August 4th-6th, 2017.
The event will be for JET Alumni, families, and friends. The reunion will feature guest speakers, special events, and opportunities to learn the latest in US-Japan relations, with plenty of time to reconnect with old friends and to meet new ones!
Learn more at usjetaa.org/reunion
Looking to apply your language skills and international experiences at a new job? Check out the Boston Career Forum for Japanese job opportunities.
Date: November 20th (Fri.) – 22nd (Sun.), 2015
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)
415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Please refer to the official website for more information: http://www.careerforum.net/event/bos/?lang=E