Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan has increasingly drawn attention on the world stage. This is due not only to its role as a key flashpoint in the tense U.S.-China relationship, but also in part because of its outsized role in the global semiconductor manufacturing industry. However, the Western public has only slowly begun to realize the key role ...READ MORE »
USJETAA is delighted to announce Paige Cottingham-Streater, USJETAA Board Chair, is among the foreign recipients of the Government of Japan’s 2022 Spring Imperial Decorations. Ms. Cottingham-Streater will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in recognition of her longstanding contributions to the promotion of people-to-people exchanges and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.
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Regional Women in Leadership with Jessica Cork (Hiroshima, 1997-2000)
Check out the recording of the Regional Women in Leadership webinar organized by the U.S.-Japan Council. Hosted by Masami Izumida Tyson, the program features Jessica Kennett Cork, (Vice President of Community Engagement and Corporate Communications of YKK Corporation of America) Nozomi Morgan (CEO and founder of Michiki Morgan Worldwide), Maki Futami (Managing ...READ MORE »
Congratulations to USJETAA Vice Chair James Gannon (Ehime, 1992-1994) for receiving a commendation from the outgoing Consul-General of Japan in New York. The ceremony recognized his contributions to U.S.-Japan exchanges, philanthropic initiatives particularly after 3/11, and advancing U.S.-Japan dialogues on global health while leading JCIE/USA Japan Center for International Exchange. A special dinner was hosted by Amb. Kanji Yamanouchi at ...READ MORE »
Where were you in Japan as a JET and when
I was placed in the gorgeous, rural town of Hokuto, Yamanashi from 2009-2014. Located in the very north of Yamanashi, Hokuto is bordered by Nagano prefecture and is nestled within the Yatsugatake mountain range. So, in addition to having a very clear view of Mt. Fuji, Hokuto has stunning views of ...READ MORE »
Van Milton on Tourism in Kyoto
In this interview Van Milton (Okayama, 2008-2013) he shares insights into travel and tourism, both post COVID and in general, along with his experience living in Japan.
Get to Know Megan Doi (Yamanashi-ken, 2013-2017) of Great Lakes JETAA
Megan has a Master’s in International Education Management and is currently working at ...READ MORE »
Khalid Birdsong on Pursuing your Passion
Khalid Birdsong (Shimamoto, 2003-2005) wrote the article“This Quote From Seth Godin Could Change How You Think About Pursuing Your Passion”
Dr. Tinianow Brings His Super Talents to the Classroom in a Helpful Way
Dan Tinianowwas (AET, 1987-1988) was named Faculty of the Month at the University of Arizona Global Campus.
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JET Alumni Highlights
Op Ed: “Japan’s Olympic-Size Gamble on COVID-19”
As Japan hosts the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, JCIE/USA Senior Fellow James Gannon (Ehime, 1992-1994) discusses the country’s national COVID-19 response and implications as the country hosts the Tokyo Olympics. Jim Gannon is Vice-Chair on the USJETAA Board of Directors.
Great Lakes JETAA Interview with Daniel Stone of Two ...READ MORE »
Where were you in Japan as a JET and when?
I was a multiple school ALT in Kamogawa City, Chiba Prefecture from 2012-2014.
What sparked your interest in applying for the JET program?
I went to Japan in my first year of college after an opportunity came up to go for a month. We went on a tour of Kyoto, Hiroshima, and ...READ MORE »
Maureen Brase (Nagasaki, 1994-1996) learned taiko while on JET in Nagasaki-ken, started a group in Nebraska, and from 6/13 to 6/20, just shared taiko nationally at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials playing with Kokyo Taiko.
Watch Maureen teach 6 time gold medalist Amy VanDyken explain taiko starting from 12:20 in this video from USA Swimming.
Australian JET alumna Sara-Jane Seely (Kochi, ...READ MORE »
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