JETAA Scotland is one of the most active chapters in the UK, running regular events such as pub/ Karaoke nights, BBQs and Japanese classes. Going forward the chapter hopes to expand its range of activities to include educational events for the public and greater links with Kyoto, the sister city of Edinburgh.

In 2010 the Scotland chapter played host to the JETAA international meeting, which was a resounding success, hosting JET Alumni from across the world and Japanese officials in the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

While the chapter is mostly active in Edinburgh we are always working to expand activities in Glasgow, Scotland’s most populous city, and subsequently north to Dundee, Aberdeen, and other areas. If you are an ex-JET outside the capital please contact us as we would love to support events in your area.

Regular Events

We hold a pub night, usually in Edinburgh, on the first Friday of each month. A great way to get to know the JET alumni in the area and stay connected. Look out for the mailshots for more details.

JETAA Scotland BBQ

We hold a BBQ every year, inviting JETs, local Japanese residents of central Scotland and other Japan related groups to join in celebrating good Scottish Summer weather. Good weather is not guarenteed!!!

Bounenkai & Shinnenkai

We couldn't have an events calendar without these two important dates. Usually held in Edinburgh or Glasgow.


Our AGM is held early in the year, and is open to anyone interested in joining the committee or simply becoming more engaged with the group. Come along and have some Japanese food and great chat and help us build an even stronger JETAA Scotland Chapter.

Scotland Committee 2020

Scotland Chair
James Gamgee

Scotland Vice-Chair
Roz Hart

Sally Semple

Country Rep for Scotland
Matt Sanders

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