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    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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  • JETAA Midlands helps launch the Derbyshire-Japan Season of Culture JETAA Midlands helps launch the Derbyshire-Japan Season of Culture

    JETAA Midlands helps launch the Derbyshire-Japan Season of Culture

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    19th October 2019

    Picture: VIP speakers opening a sake barrel from Dojima Brewery (Left to right: Elizabeth Fothergill CBE, Trustee, Derby Museums; Lord Burlington, High Sheriff of Derbyshire; Marvin Cooke, MD, Toyota UK; Ambassador Tsuruoka; Tony Butler, Executive Director, Derby Museum)   Ambassador Tsuruoka, the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Lord Burlington, and Marvin Cooke, Managing Director [...]

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  • Yamagoya, Waterloo: restaurant review Yamagoya, Waterloo: restaurant review

    Yamagoya, Waterloo: restaurant review

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    15th October 2019

    The pitch: Tonkotsu ramen from its Fukuoka heartland Review: Tonkotsu (a stock made from pork bones) continues to be, by a distance, the most popular style of ramen in the UK. Yamagoya is another chain, like Ippudo, Kanada-ya and others, with roots in Fukuoka. Reportedly, back in 1969 founder Masatoshi Ogata "was a lorry driver with a dream of opening [...]

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  • JET Spotlight: Luke Happle JET Spotlight: Luke Happle

    JET Spotlight: Luke Happle

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    15th October 2019

    Photo: Luke (left) representing Ashinaga USA at a fundraising event for the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation in Atlanta. Luke Happle was a CIR and Prefectural Advisor in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. He worked at the Miyagi Prefectural Office and the Miyagi International Association. After the JET Programme, Luke became a Programme Coordinator at CLAIR and International Relations Manager at the [...]

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  • JETAA Autumn events roundup 2019 JETAA Autumn events roundup 2019

    JETAA Autumn events roundup 2019

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    14th October 2019

    This section of the newsletter is designed to be a guide to the range of upcoming JETAA UK events right across the country, coordinated by active Chapters in London, the Midlands, the North West and Scotland. Some individual chapter updates and news are also included. Enjoy! Find all contact details on the About section of the website.  London Following a [...]

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  • Rio Yoshitake: bridging cultures through sake and fine wine Rio Yoshitake: bridging cultures through sake and fine wine

    Rio Yoshitake: bridging cultures through sake and fine wine

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    14th October 2019

    When Fukuoka native Rie Yoshitake came to London 33 years ago, it was with a hazy sense of a strong purpose.  "I don't know why exactly, but ever since I was young I was very interested in the overseas connection between Japan and other countries. Somehow, with age, I thought I would love to be a bridge between the UK and Japan. Of course, when I came here the intention was rather vagu [...]

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