Pre-Departure Orientation – Volunteers Needed!

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Pre-Departure Orientation for New JETs
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Help the new JETs as they get ready to depart for Japan! We are looking for JET Alumni to assist with our men’s and women’s breakout sessions and to join the departing JETs for lunch at a local Japanese restaurant. Answer questions, share your own experiences, and help us prepare this year’s JETs for their jobs as ALTs and CIRs. To volunteer or for more information, contact Matt Turner at the Japanese Consular Office.

Where: World Trade Center, Portland
When: Saturday, June 20th
Lunch: Kale (900 SW Morrison St.), all attendees are responsible for purchasing their own lunch.
Contact: Matt Turner –

Orientation Agenda

8:00 – 8:15 Check-in & Registration

8:15 – 8:30 Opening Remarks & Visa Info

8:30 – 9:15 Packing & Shipping Info

9:15 – 9:25 Break

9:25 – 10:10 Japanese Etiquette & Work Place Issues

10:10 – 11:10 ESL Team-Teaching

11:10 – 11:20 Break

11:20 – 12:20 Men’s & Women’s Breakout Sessions – All available volunteers

12:20 – 12:30 Q&A – All available volunteers

12:30 – Optional Lunch & Regional Break-out Sessions – All available volunteers

All available volunteers – find the new JETs going to your former area and make nice!


Tohoku (Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata)

Kanto (Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Tochigi, Yamanashi)

Chubu (Nagano, Niigata, Ishikawa, Toyama, Fukui, Aichi, Gifu, Shizuoka, Mie)

Kinki (Osaka, Kyoto, Shiga, Nara, Hyogo, Wakayama)

Chugoku (Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Shimane, Tottori, Okayama)

Shikoku (Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi, Tokushima)

Kyushu (Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Saga, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Okinawa)

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The Portland Chapter of JETAA (The JET Program Alumni Association) was created to serve the bonds of friendship developed by the program participants. JETAA’s purpose is to achieve, through its activities, a broader and deeper understanding between Japan and the other countries participating in the program.