Thinking the Unthinkable: The Need for Greater U.S.-Japan Dialogue on Taiwan
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan has increasingly drawn attention on the world stage. This is due not only to its role as a key flashpoint in the tense U.S.-China relationship, but also in part because of its outsized role in the global semiconductor manufacturing industry. However, the Western public has only slowly begun to realize the key role that Japan would play in any U.S.-China scenario over Taiwan.READ MORE »
Jessyca Livingston Named USJETAA Executive Director
The USJETAA board has announced that Jessyca Livingston will become the new executive director of the organization in January 2023. She takes the baton from Jim Gannon, who has served as interim director for 9 months after Bahia Simon-Lane’s four years at the helm.
Jessyca most recently worked at the Japan-America Society of Colorado, and she has a long history of leadership in the JET community.READ MORE »
Interview: Ciara Jacques – Miyagi (2021 – 2022)
Where were you in Japan as a JET and when?
I was placed in Minamisanriku in Miyagi prefecture, from 2021 to 2022. It’s a small town on Japan’s northeastern coast, about half an hour south of Kesennuma and an hour and a half from Sendai, Miyagi’s largest city.
What sparked your interest in applying for the JET program?READ MORE »