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The Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund Continues to Contribute to Ishinomaki

Here’s a quick update from Andy Anderson on the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund’s activities, made possible in part by the generous donations of the JET alumni: “The Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund had its second board meeting in Tokyo in early … Continue reading

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JETs Carry on Taylor’s Legacy in Miyagi

Donated Books from Ambassador Kennedy Translated into Japanese Following Ambassador Kennedy’s donation last November of 110 books to the Taylor Anderson Reading Corner at Mangokuura Elementary School in Ishinomaki, the volunteer group that reads to the students there, Soyokaze no … Continue reading

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JET Community Helps Raise Nearly $50,000 to Support Ishinomaki Students

Update on JETs Rally for Tohoku Fundraiser Tuesday, March 11th marked the 3-year anniversary of the worst disaster to hit Japan in recent history. 3.11 is a date that few people connected with Japan will ever forget. This is particularly … Continue reading

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Donate for Tohoku and Make Your Support TWICE As Effective!

JETAA USA is supporting the Taylor Anderson Memorial Foundation for a donation drive (extended until the full $100,000 matching amount has been reached!) that starts when the clock strikes midnight in Japan on March 11. And GlobalGiving has offered to … Continue reading

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JET alum Jim Gannon continues his work with JCIE in Rikuzentakata

Jim Gannon (Ehime-ken, 1992-94), Executive Director of the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA), has been doing in Tohoku on behalf of his organization.  Jim is a member of JETAA USA’s Board of Advisors and the JETAA USA Disaster Relief … Continue reading

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Former AJET Chair Announced as Senior Staff of Osaka Prefectural BoE’s New English Education Reform Team

Former AJET Chair Matthew Cook (Osaka-fu, 2007-12) has been announced as “Shusa” (“Senior Staff”) at the Osaka Prefectural Board of Education.  His role will be working with all levels of English Educational Affairs and working as a member of the … Continue reading

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U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation Seeks Project Director to Support JETAA USA Growth

United States-Japan Bridging Foundation (USJBF) Part-time Project Director Position Announcement Some background on this unique job posting: The JETAA USA Board of Advisors, the JETAA USA Country Representatives, and the JETAA USA Working Group have been collaborating with JET alum … Continue reading

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JET alum to bike across US to raise funds for Tohoku

JET alum Roy Moneyhun (Mie-ken 1996-1998) of Florida is planning a one-man project called Tohoku Forward to bike across the US to raise funds for Tohoku relief from Japan’s 311 earthquake/tsunami. Tohoku Forward’s motto is “Helping Today’s Children Build a … Continue reading

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Hawaii JET alum seeks Ehime JETs for interviews on video series

Below is a request from  Eliot Honda (Ehime-ken, 2009-2012) who is seeking to interview other Ehime JET alumni as part of a project aimed at re-establishing the Ehime Kenjinkai in Hawaii. Original post from JETwit. My name is Eliot Honda, I … Continue reading

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JET interviewed by CBS News feature on Japanese school lunches

CBS News did a feature on Japanese school lunches this past Saturday morning, May 18.  They happened to pick a Higashi Chichibu Junior High School where JET Karl Hoeschen works and they ended up interviewing him for the story. Here … Continue reading

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