Apr 14

Emily Metzgar’s op-ed: “The JET Program and the US-Japan Relationship”

A great summary of the long-term value of the JET Program (i.e., Return on JET-vestment) by University of Indiana journalism professor (and JET alum) Emily Metzgar: The JET Program and the US-Japan Relationship:  Alumni of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program are an important part of bilateral ties. As official Washington prepares for the late […]


Apr 6

Be interviewed for a book about the JET Program!

JETwit is very excited to share the below message from Emily Metzgar (Shimane-1993-95), Professor of Journalism at University of Indiana who has already published prior research on the JET Program and alumni community. To help Emily with the book, read below and click this link:  http://bit.ly/1Fvjvof ********************* Dear American JET Alumni, I’m writing a book about American […]


Oct 18

JET alum’s column on Ebola in USAToday

JET alum Emily Metzgar (Shimane-ken, 1995-93), a professor of journalism at Indiana University, has a column in USAToday this week titled, “Is U.S. ‘stuck on stupid’ on Ebola outbreak?” If Emily’s name sounds familiar, it’s because she’s also the author of Promoting Japan:  One JET at a time, a paper based on surveys of and research […]


Apr 27

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

************* 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 […]


Apr 12

Foreign correspondents start “No. 1 Shimbun” to cover Tohoku disaster

Thanks to JET alum Emily Metzgar, Assistant Professor at Indiana University’s School of Journalism, for sharing the link to the new publication No. 1 Shimbun, published by leading foreign correspondents in Japan. CLICK HERE for the April 2011 Special Issue.


Apr 8

There’s a very thoughtful article titled “This is what public diplomacy looks like“ by JET alum Emily Metzgar, Assistant Professor at Indiana University’s School of Journalism, on the Center for Public Diplomacy blog (which is part of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications).  (This is the same Emily Metzgar conducting the Survey […]


Apr 4

Deadline Extended: Survey of American Alumni of the JET Program

Just received word from JET alum Emily Metzgar, Assistant Professor at Indiana University’s School of Journalism that given everything going on with the earthquake/tsunami in Japan, the deadline for the Survey of American Alumni of the JET Program has been extended to April 8 up until midnight.  (Here’s the original post for the full explanation.)  […]


Feb 21

Survey of American Alumni of the JET Program

Here is the link to the “Survey of American Alumni of the JET Program“: AMERICAN JET ALUMNI SURVEY (URL: http://iujournalism.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5hFAK01YxHtzqfO) The survey is being conducted by JET alum Emily Metzgar, Assistant Professor at Indiana University’s School of Journalism. Her research focuses on public diplomacy, political communication and social media.  (Click here to read Emily’s bio.)  […]


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