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:  http://soup1993.com/epatch.html ******************* 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. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20111021/t10013420671000.html   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 www.jetaausa.com 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 […]

Jun 1

Shimane JETs Raise Over $21,000 USD for Tohoku Disaster Relief

From the JETAA USA website originally posted by JETAA USA Country Rep Jessyca Wilcox: Shimane JETs Raise Over $21,000 USD for Tohoku Disaster Relief Shimane AJET gathered their local ALTs, CIRs and Japanese community members to join together for a charity hike. On May 15th over 60 ALTs and CIRs and 50 Japanese people took […]

Apr 26

JETAA USA announces new Country Representatives

The 2011 Country Representatives are Jessyca Wilcox (2nd term as Country Rep, former JETAA Rocky Mountain Treasurer), Megan Miller Yoo (former JETAA New York President) and Mike Shu (JETAA Northern California, former AJET President). Congratulations! Nikki Lindsay National Elections Officer

Mar 15

Via JETAA USA: Note:  Apparently paypal link here wasn’t working, so now I’ve linked below to the JETAA USA post which has a properly functioning paypal link. CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO JETAA USA FUND VIA PAYPAL I know that many of you have been awaiting next steps on a national JETAA USA fund. We’ve […]

Feb 10

Below are approximately 150 comments received so far as a result of the JET-Tourist Tally Project.  First the Top 10 Comments followed by all comments organized according to prefecture.  (Click here for the latest totals from the JET-Tourist Tally Project.) Important: If you have not yet responded, please help out by entering your JET Tourist-Tally […]

Oct 30

Update 11/10/10: Had a nice email exchange with Carlo Capua (Niigata-ken, 2000-02) who is on the Board of Directors for Sister Cities International, a global network of 2000+ cities who do exchanges with each other at different levels – teacher, humanitarian, governmental, elected official, etc.  According to Carlo, SCI is in almost 200 countries around […]

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