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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[REGISTER] Aug. 15 Chapter Leader Info Session: Applying for JETAA Chapter Grants

Posted by Jim Gannon

Join us on Monday 8/15 to learn how your chapter can apply to the USJETAA/Sasakawa USA Chapter Grant Program.

 

Each year, these special grants (typically $1,500~$3,000) support initiatives that strengthen or highlight US-Japan relations. Chapter leaders from the 19 JETAA chapters in the United States, as well as from sub-chapters, are invited to join this informational session.

 

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Interview: Rachel Arredondo – Daigomachi, Ibaraki (2014-2016)

Posted by James Elder
Where were you in Japan as a JET and when? While I was on JET, I lived near Daigo-machi a small village in northern Ibaraki between 2014-2016. After JET, I moved to Kasama-shi in 2017 to pursue a ceramics apprenticeship with Kobayashi Michio and family. What sparked your interest in applying for the JET program? I was obsessed with Haruki Murakami’s books in college, READ MORE »
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JETs on Japan Forum – Issue 13

Posted by James Elder
The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade and Evolution of the Japanese Self-Defense Force in Regional Security

Patrick Ripton

Okinawa and Shiga, 2001–2005

As an American JET in Okinawa, I had the unique opportunity of experiencing the presence of U.S. troops there through both the lenses of interactions with my local community and my military friends. Tracing the history of the post-war U.S.

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