Author Archives: Monica Yuki

Travel to/from Denver

Please book your flights 30 days in advance to take advantage of the best deals and save your chapter $$ that can be spent on other great local programs for your members! **Reminder we are booking your hotel room, you … Continue reading

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The Soft Power of JET and Future Possibilities

The following is an article entitled “Cultivating the Next Generation of Japan Hands with JET” by Nicole Uehara from the Center of Professional Exchange (CEPEX). It provides a succinct overview of the JET Program thus far, its history of growth … Continue reading

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Let’s be Tohoku Tomo! – #TTWeek

Join Tohoku Tomo 東北友 this week and share your memories and thoughts of Tohoku and its ongoing recovery using the hashtag ‪#‎TTWeek‬. Tohoku Tomo Week is a collection of film screenings around the country, but also is a time for us to reflect and … Continue reading

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Donate for Tohoku from March 10 & 11 to DOUBLE your contribution!

JETAA USA is supporting the Taylor Anderson Memorial Foundation for another donation drive that starts when the clock strikes midnight in Japan on March 11. GlobalGiving has once again offered to match these donations! Last year, the JET Community helped … Continue reading

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2013-14 Country Rep Elections

The voting period is open for JETAA USA Country Representative Elections. All US chapters are encouraged to participate in the vote. Each US Chapter has one collective vote for the three Country Representative positions. Votes will be accepted until April … Continue reading

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PM Noda Meets with Anderson’s Parents

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda shakes hands with Jeanne Anderson of Richmond, Virginia, whose daughter Taylor Anderson was killed in last year’s devastating tsunami in Japan, during a private reception at the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Washington on Sunday night… To … Continue reading

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2012-13 US CRs Announced!

As of the start of April, three new US Country Representatives have been selected to serve and lead the JETAA USA community for the upcoming year: Christina Omori from New England JETAA Jennifer Butler from Music City JETAA Melissa Chan … Continue reading

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LIVE YOUR DREAM: The Taylor Anderson Story

Filmmaker Regge Life started a Kickstarter page to raise funds and promote his new project, a documentary on Taylor Anderson. They reached their initial fund raising goals in just 17 days, but are hoping for continued pledges so they can … Continue reading

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Andy Anderson Honored at Tokyo Dome

Andy Anderson, father of past Ishinomaki JET Taylor Anderson, was honored at the Tokyo Dome for the Japanese Major League Baseballs opening season pitch. Anderson, along with two Japanese (Shinji Takai and Naho Hozumi) were honored for their dedication and … Continue reading

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JET Alum Graham Shelby Revisits his Fukushima JET Memories

US JET alum Graham Shelby authored an article recently published in the Lexington Herald-Ledger which looks back on his time as a JET in his Japanese furusato of Ishikawa, Fukushima-ken. He writes of his reconnection with his former life in … Continue reading

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