All PNWJETAA profiles will be hosted here to our PNW J-Link page, where they will remain in our permanent PNW J-Link Directory, as long as you wish.
Profiles are listed in alphabetical order:
ALT, Takasaki, Gunma, 2014-2016
Starbucks is the world’s largest premium coffee chain with approximately 30,000 stores globally. Our mission is: To inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time. Patrick currently works as a Product Developer for Starbucks.
After JET I worked as a Regional Personnel Coordinator for a private company in Japan. Now with The Laurasian Institution, I manage international programs of grassroots academic exchange designed to expand understanding of different cultures.
I am a book publisher who has been publishing books about Japan for 15 years. Bruce co-founded Chin Music Press to bring more contemporary writing on Japan to the US. He also teaches an online feature writing course at the University of New Orleans.
Helping clients get the maximum benefit from technology in their daily lives: choosing electronics to meet their needs; installation and setup of new tech; learning to use software; etc. Kathe is a Technology Consultant and the owner of Schmaing Technology Consultants in Missoula, Montana.
ALT, Mutsu, Aomori, 2000-2002
University of Washington
CIR, Ikata, Ehime, 2015-2017
Consulate- General of Japan, Seattle
Since 2017, I work as the JET Program Coordinator and Educational Affairs Specialist at the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle.
Started in Fall 2017 by alumni of Taiko Kai at the University of Washington, Dekoboko Taiko shares its love of taiko, or Japanese drumming, to audiences in the Pacific Northwest.
ALT, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, 1989-1991
Rob Uy, Principal of RSU Consulting, and formerly one of Amazon.com’s first Career Ambassadors, is a sought-after career coach who quickly and effectively establishes productive relationships built on mutual trust and respect. As a result, his clients experience an immediate boost in their personal and professional confidence, career direction and marketability. Rob inspires his clients to ‘find their voice’, tell their story effectively, and experience a genuine and revitalized perspective on who they are and where they want to go.
ALT, Saitama BOE, 1988 to 1991
I’ve done a lot of technical translation and interpreting for Nintendo and am reawakening to my skills as a project manager there.
Kobe UNESCO City of Design
City of Kobe’s Seattle branch office supports business relations between the US and Kobe, particularly for Japan market entry, business and office establishment in Kobe, and development of the US-Kobe startup ecosystem.
CIR, Kobe,Hyogo, 1993-1996
International Business Protocol Liaison, Port of Seattle
International Business Protocol Liaison, Port of Seattle: Karin serves as an advisor for the Port of Seattle in protocol matters related to international delegations of business leaders, dignitaries, and government officials in order to facilitate positive business relationships. She manages interactions with Seattle’s sister port relationships, including the Port of Kobe, where she worked as a CIR in the City of Kobe’s Mayor’s Office for three years.