JET Alumni Invitation to Tohoku

Dear JET Alumni,

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Japan Tourism Agency would like to invite JET Program Alumni who lived and worked in Iwate-ken, Fukushima-ken, Miyagi-ken, or Sendai-shi, to visit their former towns and reconnect with their former colleagues and students, in order to send a positive message about the area’s recovery from the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.

The visit would be for one week between July and September, depending on the JET Alumni’s schedule. The Japanese government will pay for round-trip airfare to and from Japan, transportation in Japan, hotel stays, meals, and insurance.

In order to participate, interested JET alumni MUST make contact with their former Contracting Organization have the Contracting Organization fill out the attached “Confirmation of Acceptance.” Interested JET alumni must also provide the additional information and documents listed in the attached “Application Guidelines.”

Please see the “Application Guidelines” for further information. Application materials must be sent to the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago (address is in my signature). Inquiries should be directed to Austin Gilkeson (

The deadline is July 11, 2011.

Thank you,

Austin Gilkeson
JET Program Asst. Coordinator
& MEXT Scholarship Coordinator
Japan Information Center
Consulate General of Japan at Chicago
737 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611
P: 312-280-0434
F: 312-280-6883

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