2017 JET Training

Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, 2017

Seattle University, Lemieux Library, Boeing Room

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Each year, new JETs who depart from Seattle, gather in June 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, legal and safety in a foreign country, and other topics are discussed to assist new JETs in their transition to life in Japan. Even those who have been to Japan will 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!


Day 1  – Sat. June 17

9:30 – 9:00 Check-In & Registration
9:00 – 9:10 Welcoming Remarks
9:10 – 9:30 Dress Code Inspection
9:30 – 10:10 Introduction to the Japanese Educational System
10:10 – 10:20 Break
10:20 – 12:00 Teaching in the Target Language
12:00-13:00 Lunch – The 101 of Enkai and Gomi
13:00 – 14:00 Team Teaching and Tools of the Trade
14:00 – 14:50 Tools of the Trade – Group Presentations
14:50 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 15:55 Notes on Legality and Safety
16:00 – 16:40 What to Expect from your JTE
16:40 – 17:00 AIS: America in the Schools
17:00 – 17:15 Closing Remarks and Notes, Participant Survey
18:00 – 19:00 Pizza JET-Together with Alumni at the JCCCW.

Day 2  – Sun. June 18

8:45 – 9:00 Check-In & Registration
9:00 – 9:10 AJET Introduction
9:10 – 9:15 JETAA USA Introduction
9:15 – 10:00 Life in Japan
10:00 – 10:30 Learning to Bow: Etiquette and the art of Meishi
10:30 – 10:35 Break
10:35 – 11:00 Finance Smarts as a JET
11:00 – 11:20 Consent and Accountability
11:20 – 12:00 Your Mental Health as a JET
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break (Bring a lunch!)
13:00 – 13:15 Branding: Thinking Two Years Ahead
13:15 – 13:30 You’re Here, Now What?
13:30 – 14:00 Tourons: Dealing with Culture Shock
14:00 – 14:10 Break
14:10 – 15:20 Group Discussion and Special Q&A
15:20 – 15:40 Survey and Letters
15:40 – 15:45 Closing Remarks by PNWJETAA President


Updated files for this year’s presentations will be available soon – possibly after training.


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 via the Registration Form that you received via email. This event is free, but is for departing JETs only and is not open to the public.

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

Bento lunches will be arranged for attendee,s as requested, on DAY ONE. Please bring a lunch for Day Two, or both days ,if you did not confirm a bento lunch on Day One. Quick food options are limited in the area!

The Pizza JET-together is a cost-shared event. Alumni will be required to pay $5 for attendance, and the event will be free for new JETs.

Parking on the Seattle University campus is $6.00 on weekends. Please confirm prior to parking.  

Thank you!