2016 JET Program Welcome Back Reception

On Friday, October 7th, Consul General Yamada hosted the annual welcome back reception for the JET Program returnees at his official residence. Joining the Consul General to welcome the 30 JET returnees back were members of the JET Alumni Association of Northern California, Japanese language teachers, and representatives from community organizations and Japanese businesses in the Bay Area.

After speeches from the Consul General and others, the returnees were able to mingle with other guests sharing their experiences in Japan and also meeting with representatives of Japanese businesses that are interested in hiring candidates like JET returnees who have a deep understanding of Japanese culture and society as well as facility with the language.

Consul General Yamada making remarks to welcome back JET returnees

Remarks by a representative of JET returnees

Remarks by President of the JET Alumni Association of Northern California

Introduction of Japanese businesses

Participants listening to the speeches

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