Consular Office holds pre-departure orientation for Alaska JET Program participants

JET Orientation
On October 01st, the Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage held a pre-departure orientation for Alaska participants in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. The Orientation included a farewell speech from the Head of the Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage, Consul Masaru Aniya. Mr. Adam Weinert, the JET Program Coordinator for the Consular Office, conducted the Orientation.
The 9 JET Program participants include Alaskans from across the state, who are preparing to depart for Japan very soon.
8 Alaskans will be working as Assistant Language Teachers for Boards of Education in Japan in Hokkaido Prefecture, Aomori Prefecture, Fukui Prefecture, Wakayama Prefecture, Osaka Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture and two in Nagasaki Prefecture. 1 Alaskan will be working as a Coordinator of International Relations for a local government in Saitama Prefecture.
Since the JET Program was founded in 1987, the Japanese government has sent more than 70,000 global participants (including more than 35,800 Americans) to work in schools, boards of education, and government offices throughout Japan.