Memoirs of Japan

July, 2017 Feeling the Heat at the Tado Festival
  Juan Martinez
Assistant Language Teacher in Mie Prefecture.
June, 2017 One Bridge at a Time: An Undergraduate Perspective of the Kakehashi Program
  Nitisha Baronia
Student, UC Berkeley.
2017 Kakehashi Project Participant.
May, 2017 Let’s Daimyo Gyoretsu! A Parade Perspective in San Francisco
  Melody Brown
Assistant Language Teacher in Okayama Prefecture, 2011-2013.
April, 2017 My Trip to San Francisco
  Noriko Maegawa
2017 Matsusaka City Study Tour Participant.
March, 2017 Bridging the Gap in Okinawa Through the Kakehashi Project
  TJ Gassaway
Student, Pleasant Valley High School.
2016 Kakehashi Project (Okinawa Program) Participant.
February, 2017 Let’s Kakehashi! ‘Bridging' Strategies for Transnational Exchange between Japan and the United States
  Damon Do, Jaclyn Sakura Knitter and John Ostermiller
Master’s Students in Asia Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco.
2017 Kakehashi Project Participants.
December, 2016 My Time on the California-Japan Scholar Exchange Program
  Hannah Paige
Student, Elk Grove High School.
2016 California-Japan Scholar Exchange Program Participant.
November, 2016 My Time in Hiroshima on the Kakehashi Project
  Apanuba Mahmood
Former Student, Monta Vista High School.
2016 Kakehashi Project Participant.
October, 2016 My Experience on the Kakehashi Project
  Chi Lao
Student, Monta Vista High School.
2015 Kakehashi Project Participant.
August, 2016 Keeping the Olympic Spirit Alive in Nagano
  Maya Katzir
Coordinator for International Relations in Nagano from 2011 to 2015.
Currently attending Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey.
August, 2016 JET Program CIR Experience
  Arisa Hiroi
Coordinator for International Relations in Chiba from 2013 to 2014.
Japanese Language Teacher at Lincoln High School.
July, 2016 My Experiences on the Satogaeri Project and Future Plans as a JET Alumnus
  Xander Peterson
Assistant Language Teacher in Myazaki from 2009 to 2012.
Participant of the 2016 JET Program Alum Satogaeri Project.
July, 2016 How can COs leverage the power of the JET alumni network?: The JET Program Satogaeri Project
  Mark Frey
Assistant Language Teacher in Kumamoto prefecture from 2002 to 2006.
Participant of the 2016 JET Program Alum Satogaeri Project.
April, 2012 A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity
  Emily Isakari
FY2011 Invitation Program for Japanese American students Participant
September, 2011 My Blog: The Japan Record
  James Foley
Worked as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) and taught English at elementary schools in Iwaki city, Fukushima prefecture from 2007-2010
September, 2011 My Blog: Back to Iwate
  Alan Mockridge
Worked as Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) and taught English at high schools in Otsuchi city, Iwate prefecture from 1992-1994
March, 2011 Article by Genevieve Shiroma, the former participant of the invitation program
  Genevieve Shiroma
FY2011 Japanese American Leadership Delegation Program Participant
April, 2010 Article by Erin Katsura, the former participant of the invitation program
  Erin Katsura
Coflax High School, Weimar, CA
FY2009 Invitation Program for Japanese American students Participant
October, 2009 Article by Mr. Edward Shikada, Deputy City Manager of the City of San Jose
  Edward Shikada
Deputy City Manager of the City of San Jose
FY2009 Japanese American Leadership Delegation Program Participant
October, 2008 Article by John Takeo Noguchi, Director of Convention Facilities Department City & County of San Francisco
  John Takeo Noguchi
Director of Convention Facilities Department City & County of San Francisco
FY2008 Japanese American Leadership Delegation Program Participant
August, 2007 My Experiences in Japan
  Judy Mayfield
She participated in the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program in October 2006.She is currently teaching Family and Consumer Science at the high school level in Salinas, California
April, 2007 Prime Minister Abe Meets With Local JET Alumnus
  Cerell Terese Rivera
She is a participant in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has a long-standing interest in the Asia-Pacific region as demonstrated by her time at the Asia Society and commitment to the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET). Ms. Rivera is a former JET participant, and served for two years as President of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association of Northern California and Nevada. Following her experience as a JET in Hokkaido, she remained in Japan and established METS English School's first culture and language classes for children with special needs.
March, 2007 Article by Miyoko Katsura Sawamura, Chief of the Office of Regulations and Hearings, California Department of Public Health
  Miyoko Katsura Sawamura
Chief of the Office of Regulations and Hearings, California Department of Public Health
  Article by Larry Oda, President of National JACL
  Larry Oda
President of National JACL(Japanese American Citizens League)
FY2006 Japanese American Leadership Delegation Program Participant
October, 2006 My daily blog of my trip to Japan
  Irene Bertolucci
She participated in the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program in October 2006. She is currently working as a Library Media Specialist at George Washington High School in San Francisco.
August, 2006 JAPAN TRIP - BY ANTHONY TUCKER
  Anthony Tucker
He participated in the 2nd Annual Japanese Speech Contest in Las Vegas. He won 1st Prize for the University level. He is currently a student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Mar, 2006 PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS OF FLOYD SHIMOMURA
 

Mr. Floyd Shimomura, Executive Director of California State Personnel Board
Japanese American Leadership Delegation Program (Participants' Articles).

Nov, 2005 My Experience in Japan
  Gael M. McGibbon
She participated in the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program in November 2005. She is currently teaching at Albert M. Lowry High School at Winnemucca in the State of Nevada.
Oct, 2005 My International Summer Experiences at JASC, Summer 2005
Lane Rettig
He is currently studying computer science and Japanese at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2003, he went abroad for one year to Tohoku University in Japan, where he studied Japanese and engineering. In May 2005, Lane was selected as the recipient of the Japan Studies Scholarship, and in July of the same year, he attended the Japan America Student Conference.
Mr. Rettig was awarded with Univeristy of California, Berkeley's 2006 University Medal, the highest honor for a graduating senior at UC Berkeley.
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