• Japan Matters for America

    Sareen Palassian (Miyagi, 2016-2018) wrote about why she created a diversity board for her school. “Yet, ex-JETs are a significant source of soft power because of their cross-cultural skills. My journey in explaining diversity to my students helped me discover my own soft power, though not without its challenges,” writes Sareen. Read the article The Changing Role of English Teachers in Japan.


  • Apply Now!

    Applications are now open for the first round of the Chapter Grant Program. JETAA chapters may use this grant to organize events and activities on U.S.-Japan relations in their regions. All applications should have a clear focus on a particular aspect of U.S.-Japan relations. The first deadline is July 1, 2019 for activities to be held between August 2019 and December 2019. Apply here!.


  • Join USJETAA!

    Become a member of USJETAA! Register in our online directory to connect with other JET alumni from your prefecture or in your field as peers or mentors. Sign up here!


  • Guest Blog Post: McJETs and More!

    Current JET and Microgrant recipient Teresa Fong joined us at the USJETAA reception held at McDonald’s Japan and the next day we visited her school. She wrote a guest blog post about it for the USJETAA website. Check it out!


  • Guest Blog Post: Leadership Visit with JETAA Alaska

    At the end of February, USJETAA came to visit Anchorage, Alaska to meet with the board and members of JETAA Alaska. Mari Rueter, President of JETAA Alaska writes about the visit for the USJETAA blog. Read about it here.


  • Support USJETAA with AmazonSmile

    Shopping for dad this Father’s Day? Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4042132 and Amazon will donate to the U.S. JET Programme Alumni Association.


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Over 34,000 American college graduates are alumni of the JET Programme, and there are more than 65,000 JET alumni worldwide. Since its inception in 1987, JETs have lived and worked in every prefecture throughout Japan, teaching English and promoting mutual understanding and friendship between the U.S. and their host communities. There are 19 individual chapters across the country offering programs and events for alumni, their families, and their communities. To find a JETAA chapter near you, please visit our Chapter page here.

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The United States Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that furthers U.S.-Japan understanding by supporting alumni of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.