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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 London – Pre-Departure Event JETAA London – Pre-Departure Event

    JETAA London – Pre-Departure Event

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    6th August 2018

    On Friday 20 July the London Chapter hosted a pre-departure gathering for outgoing JETs. The event followed the pre-departure orientation and embassy reception, and many took the short walk over to the Marquis Cornwallis to meet JET alumni and get advice based on first-hand experience (and be introduced to the concept of NIJIKAI!) It was a wonderful opportunity for the outgoing JETs to [...]

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  • JETAA North West Kimono Afternoon Tea in Chester JETAA North West Kimono Afternoon Tea in Chester

    JETAA North West Kimono Afternoon Tea in Chester

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    24th July 2018

    On July 21st, JETAA North West collaborated with SugarSalt Bakery and Kimono Keiko, both based in Chester, to bring together Japanese and British culture.  We named the event Kimono and Japanese Afternoon Tea. We had hired a room at The Unity Centre in Chester and upon arrival we were presented with a selection of beautiful kimono that we could choose from.  Keiko then dr [...]

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  • JETAA London: World Cup – Samurai Sunday! JETAA London: World Cup – Samurai Sunday!

    JETAA London: World Cup – Samurai Sunday!

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    19th July 2018

    On a scorching Sunday 24 June JETAA London met at Katzenjammers Bierkeller near London Bridge for a thrilling fun-filled afternoon of football. There were two second group matches: England v Panama and Japan v Senegal. Both teams could seal their progress into the knockout stage with wins, so all was to play for. A rowdy atmosphere with well-mannered football chants created an [...]

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  • The JET with his own TV show The JET with his own TV show

    The JET with his own TV show

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    12th July 2018

    A former JET broke major ground last year when he became the first non-Japanese person to have his own sitcom on NHK.  BJ Fox – a comedy alias – is the star of Home Sweet Tokyo. The show focuses on the lives of the British Bryan Jenkins (played by Fox), his Japanese wife Itsuki and their daughter Alice after the family move to Tokyo when Itsuki’s mother passes away. Br [...]

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  • Dojima: the first Japanese-owned sake brewery in the UK Dojima: the first Japanese-owned sake brewery in the UK

    Dojima: the first Japanese-owned sake brewery in the UK

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    12th July 2018

    The first Japanese-owned sake brewery in the UK is on the cusp of opening. Dojima’s purpose-built facility on the grounds of the Fordham Abbey estate in Cambridgeshire promises to be a 'taste of Japan in the heart of the English countryside'. It’s been nearly 200 years in the making. The Hashimoto family behind Dojima first started brewing sake at Kotobuki Shuzo in Tonda, Osaka pref [...]

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