The United States Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association furthers U.S.-Japan understanding through the network of nearly 40,000 alumni of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program and the 19 JET alumni associations across the United States.

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Job Announcement: USJETAA Executive Director

Posted by Jim Gannon
Apply to be USJETAA Executive Director!

 

USJETAA seeks a full-time leader to manage all aspects of the organization’s operations and to work with its board of directors to strengthen the institutional base of the organization, guide it towards long-term financial sustainability, and contribute to American and Japanese society.

USJETAA is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the community of nearly 40,000 JET Program alumni in the United States and strengthens US-Japan relations at the grassroots and national levels.

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JETs on Japan Forum – Issue 12

Posted by James Elder
Competition of Provision: How Rivalries between Indo-Pacific Institutions Can Generate Goods for the Region

Rikio Inouye

Toyama, 2017–2020

The US-Japan alliance has remained the keystone relationship in the broader Indo-Pacific security architecture and this bilateral relationship has been the foundation for additional multi- and minilateral institutions like the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad). As Chinese-led institutions like the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) create alternatives and competitors,

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JETs on Japan Forum – Issue 11

Posted by James Elder
Marriage Equality Trajectories in the United States and Japan

Brian Watson

Saitama, 1988-1991

The path to marriage equality in the United States is a tortuous one that began in 1970 and concluded with two landmark Supreme Court rulings in 2013 and 2015: United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges, respectively. The trajectory to marriage equality currently in progress in Japan bears some similarities to the United States’ trajectory;

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