We recently sent an email about our Membership Drive efforts. In case you didn’t receive that email, the short of it is below.
JET Program may be cut.
- The JET Program is on the chopping block. Since last year, the Japanese government has considered cutting the JET Program to reduce public debt.
- Recently, Osaka-fu cut a large percentage of JETs in favor of contractors from a private company, and other prefectures are following suit.
- MoFA is requesting information from the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle about past JET participants in order to see what JET Alumni do after the program. They are then using this information to determine whether the JET Program is worth saving.
We need EVERYONE’s help. Click here!
We need everyone to update their membership information even if you’ve given us your information before. There are new questions to fill out and we want to help the JET Program survive in every way we can. We hope you feel the same. The “industry” choices are limiting, but please find the closest match if possible.
The cost? 1 minute of your time. The Benefit: $1,000 to relief efforts.
An anonymous donor has offered to pledge up to $1,000 to a Japan relief organization if we get full membership updates. Please encourage other JET alumni friends to sign up for the first time! Please help us reach our goal of full participation.
How will my information be used?
Your information will be kept internally at the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle for the purpose of providing data to MoFA on employment to underline that JET Participants continue to be active members of our Japanese and Japan-related communities.
We thank you in advance for taking a few minutes to help the JET Program be the program it was for you for thousands of others. It you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing you a warm and wondering Spring,
Pacific Northwest JET Alumni Association