FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D. C. (January 12th, 2018) – Today, the US Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA) announced the appointment of Ms. Bahia Simons-Lane as its new Executive Director. She succeeds Founding Executive Director Laurel Lukaszewski. Ms. Simons-Lane brings to the position years of experience in international education and leadership in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program ...READ MORE »
If you attended the JET30 Reunion, USJETAA at the JET30 Planning Committee would greatly appreciate your feedback about your experience. This will help us plan future events and report to our generous funders. The survey should take less than 8 minutes to complete. Please find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JET30Attendees Thank you!
Please see the attached job description for the position of executive director at USJETAA. The submission deadline for cover letter and resume is Thursday, November 30, 2017. USJETAA ED JobDescription 2017-final
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USJETAA and the JET alumni community are pleased to support the dedicated work of the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund. They have provided ongoing support, education and exchange between Americans and Japanese in the Tohoku Region as it recovers. Below is a link to the program from their most recent conference in November that offers a glimpse into the incredible ...READ MORE »
Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out our planning survey for an All-Alumni Reunion next year! We had 387 individual responses, which will help us tremendously as we move forward. We were particularly happy to see that over 95% of respondents expressed an interest in such an event. Over 89% would like to connect and network ...READ MORE »
USJETAA received five outstanding proposals for projects by JETAA chapters across the country, all of which received funding. The recipients are: JETAA Southern California: Kickoff Reception for the 30th Anniversary of JET at the JETAA USA National Conference JETAA Florida: JLPT Florida, Hajimemashite! JETAA Chicago: Career Development Workshop JETAA Pacific Northwest: Washi & Washoku JETAA DC: DC Children’s Japan Day Congratulations to our grantees, and ...READ MORE »
USJETAA is planning an "All-Alumni" Reunion in Washington, DC next summer to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the JET Programme and we need your input! Please take a few minutes to fill out the linked survey and help us out. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/usjetaa_reunion Thank you!
Thanks to the over 80 donors to this year's "JETs Rally for Tohoku" Campaign for helping the JETAA community raise $8,990, along with $3,741 in matching funds from Global Giving, for a total of $12,731 to support the work of the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund's work in the Tohoku region. This was the third year of the campaign, and the fifth ...READ MORE »
As USJETAA reflects on the fifth anniversary of the disasters of 3/11, we strive to honor the memory of two of our JET Progamme colleagues, Taylor Anderson and Monty Dickson, who lost their lives on that day while serving students in the Tohoku region. USJETAA has teamed up with GlobalGiving, which will provide a 50% match towards donations ...READ MORE »