Sep 22

JETAA Mexico

A huge congratulations to Katrina Barnas for starting up JETAA Mexico! Please read the following message from Katrina and pass this information to anyone you may know working or living in Mexico: Know any JET alum in Mexico? JETAA Mexico is just fresh and new and would love to see who is out there. We […]


Jun 9

JQ Magazine: From JET to the U.S. Department of State, Alumni Share Their Stories

  By Sheila Burt (Toyama-ken, 2010-12) for JQ magazine. Sheila is a scientific writer at the Center for Bionic Medicine, a research group located within the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She blogs about urban issues and Japan at www.sheilaburt.com, and writes the column “Letters from Japan” for Gapers Block. Follow her on Twitter @smburt. Many […]


Sep 15

JQ Magazine: Inside the JETAA New York Book Club

By Greg Anderson, (Fukuoka-ken, 1990-92) for JQ magazine. Greg is part of the fourth class of the JET Program, which began in 1987. He is currently employed as an auditor with the U.S. Treasury Department and is a new member of the JETAA New York Book Club. Gone are the amazing, fascinating, fast-paced days of life in Japan filled with […]


Jul 18

Job: Program Coordinator – Chazen Institute/Columbia University (NYC)

Thanks to JETAA NY Board member Katrina Barnas for sharing this JET-relevant job listing at the Chazen Institute (at Columbia Business School) where Kat also works. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97). ____________________________________________________________ Position: Program Coordinator Posted by: Chazen Institute Type: N/A Location: Columbia University (NYC) Salary: Commensurate with experience Start date: N/A Summary: […]


Nov 17

Carolyn Brooks (Ishikawa-ken, Kanazawa, 2006-11) is co-author of the blog MadSilence–a cross-cultural blog written with her father–and a current culture/education related job-seeker in the NY area available for full-time or consulting work. Update:  Click below to listen to a recording of the panel discussion. JETAANYIndustryPanel Monday found about 15 JET alums meeting on the 20th […]


Jul 8

Job: ESL temp position (NY area)

Via JETAANY Board Member and former JETAANY Vice-President Katrina Barnas. Posted by Dipika Soni (Ishikawa-ken, 2003-06). Dipika has recently moved back to London and is currently looking for new work opportunities related to Japan, translation, or other fields. ———————————————————————————————————————————- ***Note: If you apply for this position, please let them know you learned of it from […]


Apr 25

Justin’s Japan: This week’s Nippon in NY events: NY Loves Japan, Japan-a-Mania, Sakura Matsuri

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here to subscribe for free alerts on newly published stories. After all those April showers, it’s finally starting to feel like spring. And what better way to welcome those May flowers than with these events, capped off with the 30th(!) annual edition of a Brooklyn […]


Nov 16

JETAA New York Board Election Results

Omedetou gozaimashita to JETAA New York on electing its new Board members! A little bit of context:  JETAA NY became a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity not too long ago and as a result is required to have a Board of Directors.  The first Board was appointed, so this year was the first year that JETAA NY […]


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.  […]


Nov 7

JETAA NY Book Club Reborn!

Note:  While the JETAA NY Book Club is aimed at NYers, non-NYers are encouraged to read and get in touch as well, as there’s potential for virtual participation. Dear JETAA Book Clubbers, Hajimemashite!  This is Jessica Langbein, co-organizer of JETAANY’s new book club, along with Michael Glazer.  Apologies for being out of touch for so […]


Sep 25

The Best Ramen in Japan Comes to NYC 3 JET Alums Try the “Shidome Ramen” at Mechankotei in Manhattan (Summer 2005 JETAA NY Newsletter) Shiodome Ramen was born in 2003 when NTV Network sponsored a nationwide competition to find a ramen chef with the most original and best tasting soup. (Kind of like American Idol,  […]


Sep 23

Jenna Bush Accepted to JET Programme Spring 2007 “April Fool’s” Issue CLAIR documents shared with JETAA NY in early April show that Jenna Bush, the daughter of President George W. Bush, has been accepted to the JET Program for 2007. Bush, who like her father gained notoriety for her reputation for drinking and partying, will […]


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