The USJETAA board has announced that Jessyca Livingston will become the new executive director of the organization in January 2023. She takes the baton from Jim Gannon, who has served as interim director for 9 months after Bahia Simon-Lane’s four years at the helm.
Jessyca most recently worked at the Japan-America Society of Colorado, and she has a long history ...READ MORE »
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USJETAA seeks a full-time leader to manage all aspects of the organization’s operations and to work with its board of directors to strengthen the institutional base of the organization, guide it towards long-term financial sustainability, and contribute to American and Japanese society.
USJETAA is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the community of nearly 40,000 ...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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The USJETAA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Vice Chair of its board, Jim Gannon, will serve as USJETAA’s Interim Executive Director to help guide it through the transition to new leadership. Jim takes this role upon the departure of Executive Director Bahia Simons-Lane. Bahia held the role of Executive Director for four years and leaves the organization ...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 »
We wish you and your loved ones a healthy and prosperous Year of the Tiger.
Your Generous Support Makes Our Programs Possible
We appreciate the support of all of you who have made it possible for us to serve the JET alumni network since 2015. We couldn’t do it without you! If you are able to make a tax deductible gift to ...READ MORE »
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!
The mission of the United States Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA) is to further U.S.-Japan relations by providing support and ...READ MORE »
We are deeply saddened by the tragic event that transpired on March 16th. We express our deepest sympathies to the families of the eight victims whose lives were lost in the targeted shootings at spas in Atlanta. Many others have been recent victims of Asian American hate crimes. Over the past year, there has been a signifiant rise in hate ...READ MORE »
Dispelling Three Myths about the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance
D’Mitri A. Farthing Jr.
MS Candidate, Global Technology and Development, Arizona State University
The year 2020 marked the sixtieth anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty, which the United States government itself recognizes as the “cornerstone of U.S. security interests in Asia and fundamental to regional stability and prosperity” (Bureau of East Asian and Pacific ...READ MORE »
On January 15, 2021, USJETAA selected 19 Microgrant recipients for the 2020-2021 Microgrant Initiative program for American JETs. The Microgrant Initiative program funded by the U.S. Embassy Tokyo, provides small grants to U.S. assistant language teachers and coordinators of international relations working in Japan on the JET Programme to introduce American culture and English language to students and the local ...READ MORE »
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