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  • Message from the Japanese Ambassador to the UK Message from the Japanese Ambassador to the UK

    Message from the Japanese Ambassador to the UK

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    8th September 2017

    As the world gets ever smaller, effective communication across international borders is increasingly important.  Former JET Programme participants, having acquired a deep level of cultural sensitivity and understanding, are ideally placed to play a positive role in this regard.  The JET Alumni community therefore functions as an indispensable bridge between the UK and Japan, and JETAA provide [...]

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  • Review restaurants for JETAA UK Review restaurants for JETAA UK

    Review restaurants for JETAA UK

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    8th April 2018

    JETAA is creating a Japanese restaurant map of the UK, and we need your help. The goal is to create a resource showcasing the best Japanese and Japanese-influenced food the length and breadth of the UK. So, if you know of a yummy or interesting Japanese restaurant in your area, whether it's just-opened or an established favourite, we'd love to hear from you. Luckily, the country is in the mids [...]

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  • Heaven's Wind: a new bilingual anthology Heaven's Wind: a new bilingual anthology

    Heaven's Wind: a new bilingual anthology

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    6th April 2018

    Heaven's Wind, published by The Japan Society, is the world’s first dual language anthology of Japanese women’s writing. The authors were born over fifty years from 1929 to 1979, and their stories written over the past five decades. Tales of deceit, loss and self-affirmation are set against pre-war to post-tsunami backdrops, ranging over town, countryside, suburb and coast. [...]

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  • Spring 2018: Scotland chapter roundup Spring 2018: Scotland chapter roundup

    Spring 2018: Scotland chapter roundup

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    5th April 2018

    In December, we had our annual bounenkai celebration at Koyama in Edinburgh, with a good turnout of new and long-time JETAA members.  We ‘ended’ our current term in February, holding elections for a new committee at the AGM. In the end, most of the committee remained the same as the previous year, but we’ve added a few new members – it's always great to have the newly returned [...]

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  • Annual General Meeting 2018 Report Annual General Meeting 2018 Report

    Annual General Meeting 2018 Report

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    5th April 2018

    This year’s JETAA UK Annual General Meeting took place in Edinburgh in March, giving committee members the chance to meet up and discuss the JETAA UK calendar of events as well as enjoy the beautiful capital city of Scotland. As well as JETAA UK committee members and chapter representatives, delegates from the Japan Local Government Centre (CLAIR London) and the Consulate General of Japan in [...]

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  • JET Furusato Vision Project 2018 JET Furusato Vision Project 2018

    JET Furusato Vision Project 2018

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    2nd April 2018

    The idea of the ‘furusato’ or hometown still holds strong sway in Japan. The JET Programme represents a unique opportunity for participants to become embedded in a local Japanese community and, though they can stay for a maximum of five years, many continue to feel a strong connection to where they were placed after finishing the programme.  Tapping into this nostalgia, CLAIR laun [...]

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