Sep 24

Using your JET Experience to find a Great Job

Emily Frank (Hokkaido, 1993-1996) is a professional career counselor and coach who has worked with and helped JET alumni all over the world. Her website is www.DenverCareerCatalyst.com. JETwit: Hi Emily. So, we know you’re a JET alum and a career counselor. What do other alumni most need to know about finding a job after JET? […]


Aug 8

Internship: USJETAA 2018 Fall Intern – U.S. Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (Washington, D.C. )

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. Opportunity Title: USJETAA 2018 Fall Intern Posted by: U.S. Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (USJETAA) Location: Washington, D.C. Contract: Full-Time Thanks to USJETAA Executive Director, Bahia Simons-Lane (Gunma-ken) for sharing this opportunity. The U.S. Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (USJETAA) offers exceptional […]


Aug 8

Job: Program Coordinator – U.S. Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (Washington, DC)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. Opportunity Title: Program Coordinator Posted by: U.S. Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (USJETAA) Location: Washington, D.C. Contract: Part-Time Thanks to USJETAA Executive Director, Bahia Simons-Lane (Gunma-ken) for sharing this opportunity. Position Summary: The United States Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA) is […]


Jul 26

Western Japan Flood Relief Efforts

USJETAA Responds to the Western Japan Flooding Dear Steven, Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the flooding disaster in western Japan. Many JET alumni have deep-rooted connections in these regions and with the members of the affected communities. Current JETs are still in these areas dealing with the aftermath of the […]


Apr 10

JQ Magazine: 3/11 — Where We Stand Five Years Later

By Bahia Simons-Lane (Gunma-ken, 2005-07) for JQ magazine. Bahia taught at an all-girls’ high school on JET, and following her time on the program she held the position of ALT Advisor for the Gunma Board of Education from 2007-08. Bahia earned her master’s degree in International and Intercultural Education and certificate in Asian Studies from Florida […]


Oct 21

    By Yeu-Li Huang (Yamanashi-ken, 2007-2010) for JQ magazine. Yeu-Li is the current chapter secretary of the JET Alumni Association of the Southeast (JETAASE). MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The JET Alumni Association of Minnesota (JETAAMN) hosted this year’s USA National Conference from Sept. 26-29 with assistance from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Council of […]


Jul 6

JQ Magazine: Annual Japanese Summer Festival Heats Up Tampa

  By Bahia Simons-Lane (Gunma-ken, 2005-07) for JQ magazine. Bahia is the president of the Florida JET Alumni Association. Summer is a time when those of us who lived in Japan begin to feel nostalgic for the matsuri of our adopted home. In spite of the heat, the summer festivals of Japan were perfect little […]


Jun 30

JQ Magazine: JETerations — How Alumni Touch New Generations of JETs

  By Bahia Simons-Lane (Gunma-ken, 2005-07) for JQ magazine. Bahia is the president of the Florida JET Alumni Association. As a high school Japanese teacher in Deerfield Beach, Florida, WIlliam Collazo teaches his students about his time on JET along with his language lessons. Little did he know he would inspire a student to pursue […]


Aug 14

Update 08/14/11: See below for responses so far from various chapters. This survey is intended to help figure out how much collaboration exists between JETAA chapters and the Japan-America Societies in their area. It comes on the heels of having a chance to talk with and listen to Peter Kelley, President of the National Association […]


Apr 28

JETAA Florida to provide volunteers for South Florida events this weekend

Thanks to JETAA Florida President Bahia Simons-Lane (Gunma-ken) for sharing the following: JETAA Florida is providing volunteers for two events in South Florida this weekend: 1.  Japan Culture Day at Florida International University 2.  Miami Reggae Festival for Japan Relief in Coconut Grove See Bahia’s blog for full details.


Feb 10

Below are approximately 150 comments received so far as a result of the JET-Tourist Tally Project.  First the Top 10 Comments followed by all comments organized according to prefecture.  (Click here for the latest totals from the JET-Tourist Tally Project.) Important: If you have not yet responded, please help out by entering your JET Tourist-Tally […]


Nov 13

Gunma-ken JET alum and Florida JETAA Newsletter Editor Bahia Simons-Lane has a good post on her blog–Bahia Portfolio:  Posting about Japan, language and education–on the debate concerning benefits derived from the JET Programme. http://bahiaportfolio.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/four-ex-students-want-to-keep-jet-yet-we-need-to-hear-from-more-students/ A little more about Bahia and her background: Bahia was an Assistant Language Teacher at a girls’ high school in Gunma […]


Apr 22

Below is a list of various JET alum sub-groups. *Did we leave one out?  E-mail jetwit [at] jetwit.com so we can add it. *If you don’t see what you’re looking for, feel free to step up and create the group yourself.  All you have to do is create a Yahoo, Google, Facebook or LinkedIn group.  […]


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