Mar 4

CLAIR Magazine “JET Plaza” Series: Jessyca Wilcox Livingston (Hokkaido)

Each month, current and former JET participants are featured in the “JET Plaza” section of the CLAIR Forum magazine. The March 2012 edition includes an article by JET alumn Jessyca Wilcox. Posted by Celine Castex (Chiba-ken, 2006-11), currently programme coordinator at CLAIR Tokyo. *********** As the daughter of parents in the State Department, Jessyca (Wilcox) […]


Jan 4

Job: Executive Director – Japan-America Society of Central Ohio (Ohio, US)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow, an ALT currently living in Toyota City. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. Position: Executive Director Posted by: Japan-America Society of Central Ohio Location: Dublin, OH Contract: Full-time Thanks to JETAA USA Board member Jessyca Livingston for passing this along. The Japan-America Society of Central Ohio seeks an Executive Director […]


Nov 16

    By C-M Daeley (Saga-ken, 2008-2011) for JQ magazine. C-M is a poet, rap lyricist, and travel enthusiast currently working as an English teacher in Tokyo. For a look at some of his other writing, poetry and lyrics, check out his blog at http://spikedaeley.wordpress.com. With today’s 24-hour global news cycle, it is sometimes difficult to […]


Aug 17

JETAA USA Quarterly Report – Q1 for 2013-14

What’s going on with JETAA chapters in the US?  Below is the latest Quarterly Report from the JETAA USA Country Representatives: Dear JETAA USA Chapter Officers, Our Q1 CR quarterly report for 2013-2014 is now available here (and also posted below). Please note this report may seem a bit dated as it covers April-June of this year. […]


Feb 1

JET Alumni Invited to Apply to Teach For America

Note:  The below announcement resulted from a discussion between JETAA USA Board of Advisors member Jessyca Livingston (Hokkaido, 2003-06) and Christie Clark of Teach For America after they realized there have been a significant number of JETs who have done TFA and vice-versa.  (e.g., It turns out that current AJET Chair Mark Noizumi is a TFA alum.) […]


Dec 14

State of Colorado recognizes contributions of JET alumni to Colorado-Japan relationship

Written by JETAA USA Board of Advisors member Jessyca Livingston who also serves as the JET Coordinator at the Consulate in Denver: The Consulate General of Japan and Consul-General Ono recently hosted the 2012 National Day Reception. Rocky Mountain JET Alumni Association Executive Officers and Board Members were among the invitees along with other Japanese […]


Dec 6

Tohoku Holiday Greeting Project

Thanks to JETAA USA Board of Advisors member Jessyca Wilcox for sharing this information: Tohoku Holiday Greeting Project American students can send holiday greetings to students in the Tohoku area of Japan devastated by the 3/11/2011 disaster. Cards, which can be written in English, will be distributed beginning December 17. Postage for a regular-size envelope is […]


Nov 3

JQ Magazine: 2012 JETAA National Conference in San Francisco Recap

  By Pam Kavalam (Shiga-ken, 2007-09) for JQ magazine. Pam is Secretary of the JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) and a participant at this year’s National Conference. Thursday, Oct. 25 Hosted by the JETAA Northern California (JETAANC) chapter, the conference kicked off with a “reception” at Off the Grid, a collection of gourmet […]


May 14

A message from JETAA USA’s 3 new Country Representatives

Each country with a JETAA chapter has the right to participate in JETAA International.  Most countries have one Country Representative (or “Country Rep”) each.  However, the formula for representation is one country rep for each 9 chapters.  And since JETAA USA has 19 chapters, that means it has 3 country reps.   Country Reps play […]


Apr 6

New JETAA USA Country Representatives Announced

Via Jessyca Wilcox, one of JETAA USA’s three outgoing Country Representatives. This was originally posted by Jessyca to the JETAA USA email list: As my second year as JETAA US Country Representative comes to a close I wanted to thank all of you for your support and participation in the JETAA community. It has been an absolute […]


Mar 10

JETAA USA Quarterly Reports

Via JETAA USA Country Rep Jessyca Wilcox: “For those of you who are interested in reading the Quarterly Reports that the Country Reps produce to update you on what’s been going on, you can do so on the jetaausa.com website. Go to, About JETAA >> Quarterly Reports. You can click on the report you are interested in reading. […]


Jan 24

JETAA USA Receives Message of Thanks from Hope for Tomorrow

Originally posted on the JETAA USA website by JETAA USA Country Rep Jessyca Wilcox: JETAA USA Receives Message of Thanks from Hope for Tomorrow JETAA USA donated part of their Earthquake Relief Fund to the Japanese NPO, Hope for Tomorrow. The main focus of Hope for Tomorrow is to provide financial support for the incurred travel […]


Nov 17

Since just before the 2011 National Conference in DC this past summer, a few of us (e.g., U.S. Country Reps Jessyca Wilcox and Mike Shu as well as myself) have been working on setting up a JETAA USA system to encourage JETAA chapters to connect with and engage with their sister city/ prefecture counterparts in Japan. We met […]


Nov 6

******************* Update 11/07/11:  The Ministry of Education has apparently been impressed enough by Youth Empowerment for Iwate to send a team to observe them.  And fyi, the group now has a website as well:  http://soup1993.com/epatch.html ******************* There’s a nice Daily Yomiuri article (“Study halls opened in honor of ‘Monty-sensei‘”) on Monty Dickson and the contribution JETAA USA will be making to […]


Oct 21

**************** Here’s a link to a 1.5 minute NHK news story (video) about the JETAA International Conference just held in Tokyo.  The story also references the approximately $500,000 raised for earthquake relief by JET Alumni Association chapters around the world. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20111021/t10013420671000.html   The video includes a brief interview with Akita JET Paul Yoo, founder of […]


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