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) […]

Feb 20

The JETAA-sphere Podcast: Ep 7 – Monica Yuki, Jessyca Livingston & James Gannon discuss the JETAA USA Board of Advisors and 3.11

****************** From JETwit Media, it’s the 6th episode of the JETAA-sphere Podcast! Three members of the JETAA USA Board of Advisors—Monica Yuki (Saitama-ken, 2002-04), Jessyca Livingston, formerly Wilcox (Hokkaido, 2003-06) and James Gannon (Ehime-ken, 1992-94) join Steven Horowitz(Aichi-ken, 1992-94) and special co-host Matt Gillamof CLAIR NY (aka the Japan Local Government Center) to talk about the JETAA USA Board of Advisors–what it is, who’s on it, and how the tragedy of […]

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 […]

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 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: ******************* 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.   The video includes a brief interview with Akita JET Paul Yoo, founder of […]

Oct 17

Thanks to JETAA USA Country Representative Jessyca Wilcox for gathering this information in connection with an upcoming announcement regarding the JETAA USA Fund: This is a small example of all the wide-spread efforts that JET alumni have been involved in. Most of the funds collected at the various events went directly to the JETAA USA […]

Oct 6

************* Thanks to Matt Gillam, Senior Researcher at CLAIR-NY (aka Japan Local Government Center), who attended the recent Sister Cities International Conference in Riverside, CA, for writing up a little something about the conference and noting how JETs were present in several ways. A little context:  Back in July, several JET alum reps including Mike […]

Sep 20

Originally posted on the JETAA USA website by Jessyca Wilcox: Rachel and Josh, JET alums from the DC area were married this past summer. They met while on JET in Kumamoto-ken, falling in love with Japan and each other during their years in Japan. As they celebrated their marriage this summer, Rachel and Josh approached […]

Aug 20

Follow-up: JETAA USA National Conference info and docs

Via Jessyca Wilcox, one of JETAA USA’s three Country Representatives, sent to JETAA USA chapter delegates: Hello Everyone! I wanted to let you all know that between JETAA DC President Maurice “Mac” Maloney (mostly Mac!) and myself, we’ve managed to collect and post all the presentations and handouts that are available from the conference on […]

Aug 14

JETAA USA e-mail subscription now available

FYI, you can now get JETAA USA website updates via e-mail just like many of you already do for JETwit.  (I just worked with Country Rep Jessyca Wilcox to get it set up on the JETAA USA site.) Just go to and enter your email into the subscription field in the right sidebar. (If […]

Jun 2

JETAA USA seeks Web Content Editor (volunteer)

Via JETAA USA: JETAA USA is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer web content editor to help on some short and long term-projects. With the roll-out of the new JETAA USA website at last year’s National Conference, our goal is to improve the website so that it becomes a central hub and resource which will serve […]

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