• Celebration of JET Alumni

    In the lead up to the 35th anniversary of the JET Program, USJETAA presented a creative program celebrating JET through the success of the alumni. Highlighting the contributions of JETs to the U.S.-Japan community, this variety show brought together the diverse community of JET alumni with snapshots into their experiences with arts, culture, research, and more! Watch Here!


  • Microgrant Grant for American JETs App Announcement

    The 2021 Microgrant Application Opens October 15, 2021 and closes November 15, 2021
    Apply to receive a small grant to fund a project that introduces American culture and English language to students or the local community. Applicants must be American JET participants currently working in Japan on the JET Program.


  • We are excited to announce our new member portal! You can access it through the same member login button at the top right of the site to go to our secure member portal.

    The first time you log in to the new site you will need to reset your password.


  • 60th Anniversary of the CULCON Panel & History of USJETAA

    USJETAA presented at the CULCON 60th Anniversary Event sharing how the idea of USJETAA came out of a CULCON recommendation about supporting the role JET alumni play in U.S.-Japan relations. Congratulations to CULCON on this anniversary! Read a recap of the presentation here!


  • Japan Society Boston Meets JET Alumni

    This interview series in partnership with the Japan Society Boston includes JET alumni interviews from every prefecture!

    Read them all here!


  • We are deeply saddened by the tragedy of the event that transpired in Atlanta on March 18th. Our hearts go out to the eight lives that were lost yesterday as well as the many others who were victims of Asian American hate crimes in the past year. USJETAA stands in solidarity alongside the AAPI community and we call for an end to the rise of anti-Asian harassment and violence.


  • Remembering March 11, 2011

    Ten years ago the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami devastated the Tohoku region of Japan. On this anniversary, we remember those who lost their lives during this tragedy. On behalf of USJETAA and the JET alumni community, we express our support for the people of Japan. We are with you in solidarity.


  • Statement on Racial Injustice

    USJETAA opposes racism and discrimination of any kind. We continue to stand beside our colleagues, members, and community against all forms of racial injustice. Read the full statement.


  • 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!


  • Support USJETAA with AmazonSmile

    Did you know that you can donate to USJETAA, helping fund USJETAA and its programs, just by shopping on Amazon? Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4042132 and Amazon will donate to the U.S. JET Programme Alumni Association. More setup info: https://usjetaa.org/amazon-smile


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Contact Us

Please email to contact us; no phone calls, please.


  • General inquiries: contact[at]usjetaa[dot]org
  • Immediate matters: director[at]usjetaa[dot]org

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Our Mission

The United States Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that furthers U.S.-Japan understanding through the network of 35,000+ alumni of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program and the 19 JET alumni associations across the United States. The JET Program selects young people from 58 countries to live and work in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers or Coordinators for International Relations.

Created by a JET alumni working group and JET alumni association leaders to serve alumni in the United States through its unique role as a national nonprofit organization, the mission of USJETAA is to support the JET alumni community and strengthen the U.S.-Japan relationship via educational, cultural, and intellectual programs serving the alumni network. USJETAA promotes cross-cultural understanding at the grassroots level through support and resources for JET participants, alumni, and alumni associations throughout the United States. This strengthens the capacity of the JET alumni network, enabling alumni to contribute to the greater U.S.-Japan relationship and ‘bring Japan home’ by fostering education and understanding of Japanese culture in the United States.

Become a Member

JET alumni work in fields as diverse as journalism, the arts, education, international affairs, engineering and business. Many are leaders in their fields. Becoming a member of USJETAA connects you to a vast network of JET alumni and JETAA chapters throughout the United States via our alumni directory.