Feb 7

Hope for Tomorrow launches English language website

Hope for Tomorrow, a JETAA USA Fund grant recipient, just launched the English language version of its website:   http://hope-tomorrow.jp/index-e.html Hope for Tomorrow has provided subsidies to cover travel and other exam-related costs for a 70 students from Takata High School in Rikuzentakata and is funding 244 students from 5 schools for this year’s exams. Click […]

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 18

“Hope For Tomorrow” expands activities to 5 cities including Ishinomaki thanks to JETAA USA Funds

JETAA USA Earthquake Relief Fund Update: Hope for Tomorrow, one of the grantees of the JETAA USA Earthquake Relief Fund, has been successful enough to expand to 5 cities, including Ishinomaki in addition to Rikuzentakata. They mention the JET contribution as a reason for focusing on these cities front and center on their home page. Also, […]

Sep 5

Recent Updates from Andy Anderson

The Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund Continues to Contribute to Ishinomaki Here’s a quick update from Andy Anderson on the TAMF’s activities, made possible in part by the generous donations of the JET alumni: “The Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund had its second board meeting in Tokyo in early July and approved four new reading initiatives in […]

Mar 10

Donate for Tohoku on March 11 and Make Your Support TWICE As Effective!

3/11 Update:  FYI, the 24 hour deadline for Global Giving to match donations to the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund and other 3/11 initiatives has been lifted, and they will continue to match JET contributions until matching funds run out. So JETs/alums can continue to double their donations! *Link to the Global Giving Matching Page:  http://www.globalgiving.org/leaderboards/japan-matching-2014/ to […]

Nov 16

    By C-M Daeley (Saga-ken, 2008-2011) for JQ magazine. C-M is a poet, rap lyricist, and travel enthusiast currently working as an English teacher in Tokyo. For a look at some of his other writing, poetry and lyrics, check out his blog at http://spikedaeley.wordpress.com. With today’s 24-hour global news cycle, it is sometimes difficult to […]

Feb 22

JQ Magazine Seeks Writers for Spring 2013!

As we slide into spring, JETAA New York’s JQ magazine continues to provide content with an ever-expanding array of articles, interviews and features (see our recent stories here). We’re now looking for new writers, including recent returnees and JET vets, from all JETAA chapters worldwide for posting stories via our host at the global JET alumni resource site JETwit.com. […]

Feb 24

Launch of Tomo anthology to benefit teens in Tohoku

Suzanne Kamata (Tokushima 1988-90),  Publicity Assistant for SCBWI-Tokyo shares this: Saturday, March 10, 2012 Tomo Anthology Launch: An Evening of Readings, Discussion and Reflection Time:     Saturday, March 10, 2012, 6:30–8:00 p.m. Place:     Tokyo Women’s Plaza, Conference Room 1 5-53-67 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (by the Children’s Castle and United Nations University).              For a map see […]

Feb 5

Thanks to Jim Gannon for passing on the following update about the JETAA USA Fund: The JETAA USA donation of $26,700 to Hope for Tomorrow has apparently been extremely effective, allowing Hope for Tomorrow to provide subsidies to cover travel and other exam-related costs for a full 70 students from Takata High School in Rikuzentakata. […]

Nov 9

*************** Thanks to JETAA USA Country Representative (and JETAA USA Fund Committee member) Megan Miller (Hyogo-ken) for the following summary of the JETAA USA Earthquake Relief Fund’s disbursements.  It was originally an e-mail sent to the JETAA USA chapter officers Google Group which has been modified slightly for posting here: Dear US Chapters, The fund committee […]

Oct 20

**************** Below is the official press release (in English and Japanese) announcing the recipients for JETAA USA Earthquake Relief Fund to the media in Japan. FYI, a lot of hard work has gone into this process, using our JET contacts, bilingual and bi-cultural abilities to identify appropriate and worthy uses for the approximately $75,000 raised […]

Aug 7

*************** This editorial in support of the JET Programme by Hitoshi Tanaka appeared originally in Japanese in The Mainichi Daily News.  Thanks to Jim Gannon (Ehime-ken, 1992-94), Executive Director of the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA), for sharing the article.  And special thanks to Laura Kamutaka (CIR Miyagi-ken, Shiogama-shi, 2005-07) for translating it into […]

Oct 27

WIT Life #347: Japan events

Professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03) presents WIT Life, a periodic series about aspects of Japanese culture such as film, food and language. Stacy starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she offers some interesting tidbits and trends along with her own observations. As we get deeper into fall, I hope everyone has been enjoying […]

Oct 1

JQ Magazine: Film Review — ‘The Red Turtle’

By Preston Hatfield (Yamanashi-ken, 2009-10) for JQ magazine. Preston is the English teacher you wish you had growing up. He taught in Kofu, Yamanashi on JET and later received his Master’s in Education and teaching credential from Stanford University. He now teaches English at a public high school in the Silicon Valley, and is inspiring the leaders of […]

May 26

WIT Lif #301: 是枝監督の新作!

WIT Life is a periodic series written by professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03). She starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she shares some of the interesting tidbits and trends along with her own observations. I seem to have a knack for timing my business trips to Japan in […]

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