JET Program Pre-departure Orientation & Farewell Reception

On Friday, August 2nd, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco held a Pre-Departure Orientation for the 92 new participants of the 2019 JET Program, followed by a Farewell Reception hosted by Consul General Uyama at his official residence. On the following day, the JETs left San Francisco to Japan, and will head to their designated prefectures after a 3 day orientation in Tokyo.

*JET Program stands for Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. This program is operated through a partnership between the Ministries of Japan and local governments, and invites young people around the world to provide them opportunities to teach languages, sports, etc., in elementary, junior-high and high schools in Japan, and to work in local governments in order to promote international exchange in local communities.

Opening remarks made by JET Coordinator Kai Wiesner-Hanks

Keynote Speech by Ms. Jennifer Murawski (ALT, Wakayama-ken, 2005-2007)

Departure announcement by Nippon Travel Agency America Representative

New JET participants

Welcoming remarks by Consular General Uyama

JET Representative Speech by Ms. Prima Shariff

Toast by JET Alumni Association Ms. Amy Russo (ALT, Gunma Prefecture, 2010-2015)

JET participants at the reception

JET participants at the reception

Group photo

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