2016 JET Training

2016 New JET Training

Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, 2016

Seattle University, Pigott Building Rooms 200 & 205

Each year, new JETs departing from Seattle gather a month before to prepare for their new roles as JET Program Participants.The “Jet Experience” is best relayed by those who have personally participated in the program, and PNWJETAA is excited to help prepare the this year’s departing JETs for their new lives in Japan. Information regarding their day-to-day life, an introduction to Japanese culture, and other topics are discussed in order to help their transition to life in Japan go smoothly. Even those who have been to Japan benefit from the training provided by PNWJETAA as the JET Program is an unique experience. We look forward to coordinating this training endeavor with the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle.


Please contact us here if you would like any of these materials.


Educational System in Japan

Law, Safety and Health

Tools of the Trade (2016)

Accountability and Consent

Women’s Health

Manners and Etiquette

JTE Expectations

Stonewall Japan (site link)


Please confirm your attendance by filling out this registration form. This event free, but it is for departing JETs only and is not open to the public. Family members are welcome to attend the JETAA meet-and-greet on Saturday after orientation!

Business attire is requested for day 1. Please dress as you would for your first day at a new school. Casual attire is welcome for day 2.

Bento lunches will be arranged for attendees as requested. Please reserve a bento lunch with this link or bring your own lunch. Quick food options in the area are limited!

The pizza JET-together is a cost-shared event. Please bring $5 to offset the cost of pizza if you will attend.

Parking on the Seattle University campus is $6.00 on weekends.  

We will also be hosting Enkai 101, a mock dinner celebration in typical Japanese style, on Thursday June 30. Prices and details will be announced as soon as possible – in the meantime please save the date.

Day 1 Tentative Schedule – Sat. June 18

9:00 – 9:15 Check-In & Registration
9:15 – 9:30 Open Remarks from the Consulate
9:30 – 9:45 Dress Code Inspection
9:45 – 10:40 Finances
10:40 – 11:10 Safety Announcements from the Consulate
11:10 – 12:00 Introduction to Japanese Education
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH & Rubbish Sorting
13:00 – 13:30 Japanese Teacher of English (JTE) Expectations
13:30 – 14:15 Tools of the Trade
14:15 – 15:15 Lesson Planning
15:15 – 16:15 Break out groups (ES, JHS, HS)
16:15 – 16:30 Closing Remarks, Day 1 Survey
17:30 – 19:30 Family Meet & Greet at Red Lantern

Day 2 Tentative Schedule – Sun. June 19

8:45 – 9:00 Check-In & Registration
9:00 – 9:10 JETAA USA
9:10 – 9:20 AJET and JETAA Introduction
9:20 – 9:45 Cross Cultural Communication
9:45 – 10:15 Manners and Etiquette
10:15 – 10:30 Accountability & Consent
10:30 – 11:30 Gender Identified Breakout Sessions
11:30 – 12:00 Special Interests Q & A Panel discussion by
JET Alumni
12:00 – 12:10 Closing Remarks, Day 2 Survey
13:00 – 15:00 Pizza JET-Together at JCCCW

Chiba PrefecturalKashiwa High School

Thank you!