Nov 8

JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘I Want That Love’

By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub-Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. During your elementary school days, you surely read about the primordial creatures […]


Dec 26

WIT Life #144: Manga restrictions and contemporary art challenges

************************************************************************************ WITLife is a periodic series written by professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03). She starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she shares some of the interesting tidbits and trends together with her own observations. I hope everyone had a nice Christmas celebration, whether it was with a strawberry […]


Dec 12

James Kennedy (Nara-ken, 2004-06), author of The Order of Odd-Fish, has reviewed all haiku submissions containing the designated word “fewmets“ for Haiku Challenge #1 and has selected a winner. Read on for his decision and rationale. I was blown away by the quality of the fewmets haiku I received. I can state with absolute conviction […]


Nov 12

Translators Challenge – Fall 2008 “Politics” Issue (JETAA NY Newsletter)

Welcome to the second-ever JETAA NY Quarterly Translators Challenge, from the Fall 2008 “Politics” issue. We once again invited JET alums and Friends of JET (i.e., anyone who wants) to take their best shot at translating a selected text. Why? Well, mostly to entertain, but also to give the greater JET alum community a chance […]


Apr 10

JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Jazz Musician Meg Okura

By Allen Wan (Ishikawa-ken, 1990-92) for JQ magazine. Allen works as a foreign correspondent in Shanghai. He is also a lecturer in the executive MBA program at Jiao Tong University and currently serves as president of the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club. Allen would like to get in touch with other JET alumni in Shanghai who […]


Feb 25

JQ Magazine: Winter 2009 “New Issue” of JETAA NY Quarterly Magazine Now Online!

*********** Otsukare sama deshita to Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02), the new editor of JQ, JETAA NY’s Quarterly Magazine, for putting out the first issue of the Magazine.  And what an amazing issue it is. Go to http://jetaany.org/magazine to see the issue online. Here’s the table of contents: WINTER 2009 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page 3…..Letter […]


Aug 29

JETAA Singapore YOLO Experience Series-2 Karyn

JETAA Singapore recently asked their members to share their craziest, most epic, YOLO stories. In this three-part series, you will read about these adventures from members of JETAA Singapore as they traveled around Japan. Next is Karyn’s experience as she talks about visiting a variety of festivals on a week-long trip to Tohoku: What was […]


Jul 29

JETAA Chapter Beats August 2018

  Chapter Beats August 2018   1)        JETAA Northern California   SAVE THE DATE: 2018 JETs Pre-Departure Nomikai August 3 will be the new JETs’ last night in the US!  We’ll be having a nomikai to bid them Bon Voyage and a happy JET time!  Mark your calendars for August 3! More updates to come~     […]


Jul 24

JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do It Right and Be Polite!’

    By Andy Shartzer (Shizuoka-ken, 2014-16) for JQ magazine. Andy graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in chemical engineering, and currently works for JETRO New York. He is also the Community Development Chair for JETAA New York. The best part about world travel is the chance to step outside of our […]


Jul 12

JETAA Chapter Beats July 2018

Chapter Beats July, 2018 JETAA Chapter Beat is a periodic mosaic of events taking place in the JETAA sphere. Compiled by AJET‘s Director of Alumni Relations Megan Buhagiar (Ishikawa Prefecture, 2017- Present)   JETAA SC The 60th Zenshuji Obon Carnival – July 7 & 8, 2018, 11:00AM – 8:00PM Obon Service, July 7, 8 at […]


Jun 22

Job: USA​ Admissions Advisor & University Partnerships Associate – CRCC Asia (Philadelphia, PA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. Job Title: USA​ Admissions Advisor & University Partnerships Associate Posted by: CRCC Asia Location: Philadelphia, PA Contract: Full-Time Thanks to JET alum Anthony Skedzielewski (Yamagata-ken) for the following job opening: Company: CRCC Asia currently 8 office locations worldwide supporting admissions, university relations, program […]


May 13

JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘A Girls’ Guide to the Islands’

By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata–ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub–Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. Exploring local wonders with loved ones can conjure up magical memories—and an […]


Mar 2

JETAA Chapter Beats March 2018

JETAA Chapter Beat is a periodic mosaic of events taking place in the JETAA sphere. Compiled by A JET‘s Director of Alumni Relations Megan Buhagiar (Ishikawa Prefecture, 2017- Present).   1. JETAA San Diego 13th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Time: 10am-6pm When: March 9th- March 11th  Where: Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego  2215 Pan American Rd E, San […]


Dec 24

JQ Magazine: Jamming After JET — Rural Island Alums Release New Albums

  By Greg Beck (Hiroshima–ken, 2006-11) for JQ magazine. Greg is a writer, producer, home brewer, and Social Coordinator for JETAA Southern California and Arizona. A former news producer for Tokyo Broadcasting System in New York, he currently works freelance in Los Angeles. For more cinema reviews, follow him on Twitter at @CIRBECK #MovieReview. Regardless […]


Dec 23

JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘The JET Program and the US-Japan Relationship: Goodwill Goldmine’

    By Eden Law (Fukushima-ken, 2010-11) for JQ magazine. Eden is the current JETAA New South Wales President (in Sydney, Australia) and Australian JET Alumni Association Country Representative, and handles the social media/website side for JETAA International as Webmaster. He also runs the Life After JET podcast. Note: Spelling is always problematic when dealing […]


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