Apr 27

New academic research published: “Promoting Japan: One JET at a time”

JET alum Professor Emily Metzgar (Courtesy of Indiana University)


A little over a year ago, we posted a request to the JET alumni community by JET alum Emily Metzgar, Assistant Professor at Indiana University’s School of Journalism, to take part in a survey as part of her research on the impact of the JET Program. (See the original post on JETwit.) Here are the results of Emily’s survey in her paper titled:

“Promoting Japan:  One JET at a time” (PDF)

The paper is about trying to measure Return On JET-vestment.  In its own words, it “attempts to identify various ways in which participation in JET has  affected the lives of alumni and the ways in which this influence may be of benefit to Japan in the medium- to long-term.”

Also, for those interested, there’s a review of Emily’s paper by Dr. Robert Banks on the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy website.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey and helped in other ways.  For anyone who reads the paper, please feel free to share thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Here’s the URL for the paper:  http://uscpublicdiplomacy.org/publications/perspectives/CPD_Perspectives_Paper_3_2012.pdf


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