JET35 Alumni Reunion
Time & Location
Motif Hotel (Seattle, WA)
AboutOn May 20–22, the US JET Alumni Association (USJETAA) will bring together 150+ former participants in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program for the JET35 alumni reunion conference. This commemorates the 35th anniversary of the JET Program, which was launched in 1987. It is designed to serve as a catalyst for deepening networks among the nearly 40,000 JET alumni in the United States, highlight how they utilize their experiences as “grassroots ambassadors” in Japan to contribute, and revitalize their engagement in US-Japan relations.
The program features more than 30 guest speakers from a range of fields from the arts to entrepreneurship to international relations, both JET alumni and other prominent leaders in US-Japan relations. Attendees span several generations, from those in their 20s who recently returned from the JET Program to ones in their late-50s who taught in Japan in the 1980s. In addition to speaker panels, the three-day event includes site visits and excursions, a “Japan Expo,” and a “Haru Matsuri” reception.
The event is made possible due to generous funding from the Japan Foundation, Japan Local Government Center/CLAIR-NY, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Japan-US Friendship Commission, S&R Evermay, the US-Japan Foundation, and many other corporate, foundation, and individual donors.
Visit US JET Alumni Association website to learn more.