Mar 1

Life After JET: A Rabu (Love) Story

The original article was first published in Volume 48 No.4 Summer 2013-2014 edition of Japan Reports from the Consulate-General of Japan, Sydney, and also reproduced on the JETAA NSW site. The article was written by Blair Milne (Nara-ken ALT, 2010-2012), originally from Scotland, on how he met and married a fellow JET (Carly Milne, Nara-ken […]


Oct 15

Life After JET: It’s Hip to be Square

Recently posted on JETAA NSW site by  Eden Law (Fukushima-ken, 2010-11): The JET Programme has lead to many opportunities and careers, sometimes rather unexpectedly. Our Life After JET articles by former JETs gives an insight about their lives after the programme, and how it has shaped their careers and paths. We hope that it will prove […]


Sep 17

Life After JET: Food for Thought by James Foley

Recently posted to the JETAA Oceania Facebook group by Eden Law: The JET Programme has lead to many opportunities and careers, sometimes rather unexpectedly. This is part of a series of articles by former JETs about their lives after participating on the programme, and how it has shaped their careers and paths. We hope that it will prove […]


Sep 17

Life After JET: Take Pride in Your Choices

Check this excerpt from blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)! Decision-Making Two years ago I made a choice. Having to choose can suck. I was working a comfy teaching gig overseas. The good was good. I didn’t have any problems with my co-workers. In my third year, the kids were probably the best I’d ever seen. I remember […]


Sep 2

AJET Survey: “Life After JET”

To:  All JET Alumni — Please take 15 seconds to complete the “Life After JET” survey that AJET has put together.  AJET has done a great job with this year after year, and the results matter–to the JET Programme, to JETAA, and to the future of JET. See below from Yolanda Espiritu of the AJET […]


Aug 27

Life After JET: Moving On

Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12). ————————————————————————————————————   Back in the USA! Two former Toyama ALTs discuss the ins and outs of Post JET life: Sketchy English Teaching Jobs (4:12) “Some of them are shady. Some of them won’t give you pension or health insurance. ” – Val “Well, the warning sign were 1)  ‘Come over on a tourist visa […]


Aug 23

Life After JET: Asian-American Identity Crisis

Blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12) opens up about his special case of culture shock. ———————————————————————————————————— For awhile it just felt like I was on vacation. But then being around started to become the norm. Everybody had their routines while I was stuck sorting things out. Suddenly, Japan felt really far away. The last 3 years of my life […]


Aug 22

Life After JET: The Write Stuff by Ashley Thompson

Recently posted to the JETAA Oceania Facebook group by Eden Law: The JET Programme has led to many opportunities and careers, sometimes rather unexpectedly. This is the first in a series of articles by former JETs about their lives after participating on the programme, and how it has shaped their careers and paths. We hope that it […]


Apr 6

Life After JET: Teaching perspective from Kevin Stein

A great post about teaching from “The Other Things Matter,” a great blog by Osaka-based ESL teacher Kevin Stein.  Kevin is also the author of the article “Even a Native Speaker Stops Sometimes:  Helping Japanese Learners to Understand What is Said.”  As many flavors of failure… I came over to Japan for my first English language teaching […]


Feb 24

JQ Magazine: Life After JET on YouTube

By Eliot Honda (Ehime-ken, 2009-2012) for JQ magazine. Born and raised in Honolulu, Eliot was an ALT placed in Uwajima City of Ehime Prefecture. Prior to JET, Eliot worked as a freelance video editor mainly in the commercial and corporate world in San Francisco. Following JET, he returned to Honolulu and joined his mother in […]


Dec 20

Life After JET: Matthew Kohut, Psychotherapist

Matt Kohut (CIR Aichi-ken, Shitara-cho, 1998-2000) is a psychotherapist is New York City. He is not a writer but wrote this piece. For more about Matt please visit: www.mattkohut.com.   *Have your own “Life After JET” story that you think would be of interest to the JET/JET alum community?  Email jetwit [at] jetwit.com. PRACTICE Matthew M. Kohut, […]


Dec 9

Life After JET: Return to Japan? You can, and I did, as a Rotary International Peace Fellow

Mark Flanigan (Nagasaki, 2000-04) is a Program Director with The Japan ICU Foundation in NYC. Prior to his current position, he was a Rotary Peace Fellow at International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan. He would like to share his story with you in the hopes of helping other JET alums apply for this great Fellowship opportunity.  As […]


Apr 7

JQ Magazine: Life after JET – The Employment Conundrum

By Geneva Marie (Niigata-ken, 2008-09) for JQ magazine. Geneva works as an account manager in the vast Great Plains a.k.a. Omaha, Nebraska and is a (sometimes) contributor to JETwit. Contact Geneva at geneva [dot] sarni [at] gmail [dot] com and visit her on LinkedIn. It’s 8 a.m. on a chilly morning in December and I’m […]


Jun 15

National AJET’s Life After JET: David Leung

National AJET shares former JET participants’ experiences – and a little advice – with current JETs in their new monthly interview, Life After JET.  Contact lifeafterjet [at] ajet.net to be featured in future posts.   ************* David Leung (Nagasaki, 2009-2010) walked us through his decision to leave JET and eventually finding his way to his […]


Apr 19

National AJET’s “Life After JET”: Sabrina Venture

National AJET shares former JET participants’ experiences – and a little advice – with current JETs in their new monthly interview, Life After JET.  Contact lifeafterjet [at] ajet.net to be featured in future posts. ************* This month, we caught up with a recent JET-Alum, Sabrina Venture. Before JET, Sabrina was a painting major looking to […]


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