Nov 21

JetWit Diary 10.21.10

JetWit Diary is a new feature by Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94), founder and publisher of JetWit. Steven is available on a consulting basis to assist organizations with any membership building, social media consulting, creative communications and writing needs. There’s a lot going on in the JetWit (i.e., JET and JETAA) world right now.  New ideas.  […]


Nov 5

JET ROI: JET alum op-ed in Asahi Shimbun – The JET Program is a ‘triumph of soft power’

The below op-ed titled “POINT OF VIEW: The JET Program is a ‘triumph of soft power’” appeared in the November 5, 2010 edition of the Asahi Shimbun.  It was written by three JET alumni with expertise in Japan-U.S. policy and relations: James Gannon (Ehime-ken, 1992-94) – Executive Director of the Japan Center for International Exchange […]


Aug 11

JET ROI: Japan Times runs AP article about JET

Better late than never. For some reason Japan Times just ran the AP article about JET…..nearly 2 weeks after it initially appeared in the Washington Post, LA Times, etc.  And it’s the first article in the online edition for the moment:  http://www.japantimes.co.jp (Here’s a more permanent link to the article:  http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100811f1.html) While the additional attention […]


Jul 31

I received an email today from Christiana Aretta (Okayama-ken, Mimasaka City, 2004-07), currently a Washington, D.C.-based photographer, letting me know about a terrific project she just completed that is just one of many creative examples of the the positive influence of JETs and the JET Program: “Since I read Jim Gannon’s post about JET on […]


Jul 29

********* JET Return on Investment (ROI) is a category on JetWit intended to highlight the various economic, diplomatic and other benefits to Japan resulting from its investment in the JET Program.  Why is this important right now?  Because the JET Program and JET Alumni Association may be cut by the Japanese government, as explained in this […]


Jul 27

********* JET Return on Investment (ROI) is a category on JetWit intended to highlight the various economic, diplomatic and other benefits to Japan resulting from its investment in the JET Program.  Why is this important right now?  Because the JET Program and JET Alumni Association may be cut by the Japanese government, as explained in this […]


Jul 9

JET ROI: JET alum Toby Weymiller building eco-friendly kissaten/cafe in Hokkaido

********* JET Return on Investment (ROI) is a new category on JetWit intended to highlight the various economic, diplomatic and other benefits to Japan resulting from its investment in the JET Program.  Why is this important right now?  Because the JET Program and JET Alumni Association may be cut by the Japanese government, as explained in […]


Jul 8

JET ROI: JETAA Chapter Beat

********** JET Return on Investment (ROI) is a new category on JetWit intended to highlight the various economic, diplomatic and other benefits to Japan resulting from its investment in the JET Program.  Why is this important right now?  Because the JET Program and JET Alumni Association may be cut by the Japanese government, as explained in […]


Jul 7

JET ROI: Englipedia and Why Japan Should Care by Kirsten Phillips

********** JET Return on Investment (ROI) is a new category on JetWit intended to highlight the various economic, diplomatic and other benefits to Japan resulting from its investment in the JET Program.  Why is this important right now?  Because the JET Program and JET Alumni Association may be cut by the Japanese government, as explained in […]


Jul 7

********** JET Return on Investment (ROI) is a new category on JetWit intended to highlight the various economic, diplomatic and other benefits to Japan resulting from its investment in the JET Program.  Why is this important right now?  Because the JET Program and JET Alumni Association may be cut by the Japanese government, as explained in […]


Jul 6

********** JET Return on Investment (ROI) is a new category on JetWit intended to highlight the various economic, diplomatic and other benefits to Japan resulting from its investment in the JET Program.  Why is this important right now?  Because the JET Program and JET Alumni Association may be cut by the Japanese government, as explained in […]


Jul 4

********** JET Return on Investment (ROI) is a new category on JetWit intended to highlight the various economic, diplomatic and other benefits to Japan resulting from its investment in the JET Program.  Why is this important right now?  Because the JET Program and JET Alumni Association may be cut by the Japanese government, as explained in […]


Mar 12

JET Alumni Meet Prime Minister Abe in D.C.

Via the CLAIR New York (aka Japan Local Government Center) Blog: JET Alumni Meet Prime Minister Abe in D.C. (click to see photos of the event) On February 22nd, around 15 JET alumni were invited to the reception held by Japan’s Prime Minister Abe in Washington, D.C. Among them were Mr. Michael Green (Senior Vice President […]


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 […]


Feb 23

US-Japan relations take a positive step–Is it good for JET?

Thanks to James Gannon (Ehime-ken, 1992-94) (Executive Director of the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA), author of the July 3 “JET on the Chopping Block” post and one of the newest members of the JETAANY Board of Directors) for sharing this Kyodo News Service article.  Jim also attended the event in the context of […]


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