JETAA-Japan America Society Collaboration Survey (via JETwit)

This survey is intended to determine the level of collaboration between JETAA chapters and their local Japan-America Societies. We hope to get a bigger picture sense of the JETAA – JAS relationship and figure out if there are ways to foster greater collaboration, info sharing and ideas for the future.

Steven Horowitz (Aichi, Kariya-shi, 1992-94) of  spoke with Peter Kelley, President of the National Association of Japan America Societies (NAJAS), and JET alum Marc Hitzig, Deputy Director of the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C., at the JETAA US National Conference in Washington, D.C. (July 15-17). Steven also brainstormed with Japan Society of Boston‘s President, Peter Grilli, and Program Marketing Manager (and JET alum) Bhaird Campbell.

From talking to JETAA officers at various conferences and in other contexts, it seems that each JETAA chapter has it’s own unique relationship with its local Japan-America Society (JAS).  And of course every JAS has its own unique characteristics.

Why?  This ties in with the “Return on JET-vestment” concept as well as with big picture strategic thinking about the future of JETAA and JET.  It’s a first step that will hopefully shed light on the topic and open up new ideas and opportunities.

*Please e-mail responses to the below topics to [email protected]:

  1. Please share some of the successful/ beneficial ways your JETAA chapter collaborates with your local JAS
  2. What has the historical relationship been between your JETAA chapter and your local JAS? JET alums who have worked for your JAS, etc.)

For examples and to see survey information,please visit

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

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