Pre-Departure Orientation Volunteers Needed! – June 26th

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Pre-Departure Orientation for New JETs
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Help the new JETs as they get ready to depart for Japan! We are looking for JET Alumni to assist with morning registration, our men’s and women’s breakout sessions, and to join the departing JETs for lunch at a local 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: Sunday, June 26th
Lunch: Location TBD, all attendees are responsible for purchasing their own lunch.
Contact: Matt Turner –

Orientation Agenda

8:00 – 8:15 Check-in & Registration – Volunteers needed

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 – Volunteers needed

12:20 – 12:30 Q&A –Volunteers needed

12:30 – Optional Lunch & Regional Break-out Sessions –Volunteers needed

Lunch volunteers – please sit with the new JETs going to your former area!


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.