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 […]


Mar 1

JETAA Chapter Beat 3.11 5th Anniversary Memorial Edition

Ashlie O’Neill (Hyogo-Ken, 2013-Present) AJET National Council Vice Chair and Director of Alumni Relations. Ashlie is in her second year on the AJET National Council as the Director of Alumni Relations. She works alongside Ryan Hata (National AJET Director of Alumni Resources ) and members of JETAA to strengthen the relationship between former JETs, current […]


Aug 28

The 113 Project: Tohoku Film Series

     JET alums Wesley Julian (Miyagi, 08-10), Dan Martin (Shiga, ’07-’09) and Elizabeth Gordon (Iwate, 03-05) are excited to announce the creation of The 113 Project, which aims to support local economic development in Tohoku through the promotion of tourism and volunteerism.      The 113 Project was born out of the desire to help the […]


Feb 25

JETAA Chapter Beat 25th February 2014

  Welcome to JETAA Chapter Beat. Theodore Genba Bigby (Yamagata 2008-12) walks you through some of the highlights from JET alumni associations across the globe. Genba currently serves as the JETAA UK Webmaster and as the JETAA Midlands chair. JETAA Chapter Beat for 2014 kicks off with two films and alumni efforts to support Japan […]


Nov 9

Job: JETAA Chicago Career Workshop

Via the JETAA Chicago website. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12). Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. ———————————————————————————————————— Overview: JETAA Chicago Career Workshop and Networking Event – Saturday, 11/09/2013 http://jetaachicago.com/archives/annual-career-development-workshop-november-9 On Saturday, November 9, 2013, JETAA Chicago will host its annual Career Workshop and Networking Event. The event will be […]


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 […]


Mar 27

Wesley Julian (Miyagi-ken, 2008-10) is now in Japan with a small film crew making a video that will share the story of JET alums and others who have made and continue to make a difference in Tohoku, Japan.  Below is a video update from Wesley regarding his Tohoku Tomo project: Tohoku Tomo Update from Philip Holbrook on Vimeo.


Mar 5

Tohoku Tomo: JET alum returning to Japan to document ongoing JET alum and international relief efforts in Tohoku

Wesley Julian (Miyagi-ken, 2008-10) is heading to Japan with a small film crew to make a video that will share the story of JET alums and others who have made and continue to make a difference in Tohoku, Japan. The project is called Tohoku Tomo and just launched a Kickstarter campaign.  For more information and to donate, go […]


Jan 14

Job: Technology and Information Coordinator at Chicago Consulate — Deadline is Jan. 18th

Thanks to Julian Wesley, Media Relations Coordinator at the Japan Information Center at the Consulate in Chicago, for sharing this JET-relevant opening.  Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97). Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. ———————————————————————————————————— Position: Technology and Information Coordinator Posted by: The […]


Apr 14

Report on the Invitation Programme for JET Alumni to Disaster Stricken Areas in Tohoku

Below is the text of the report on the Invitation Program for JET Alumni to Disaster Stricken Areas in Tohoku (aka Return to Tohoku) where MOFA assesses the results and impact of the program. A very interesting read! Twenty JET alumni who had previously worked in Tohoku were selected from a pool of over 60 […]


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