Why join JETAANC?


  • Personal: Meet new friends, join social activities, volunteer at local events related to Japan, and learn new skills.
  • Professional: Build your resume by joining JETAANC (a registered nonprofit organization) as an event volunteer, Executive Committee member, or future Board of Directors member; participate in career programming and networking events; join an alumni network with nearly 60,000 members around the world!
  • Japan-related: Keep your connection to Japan alive, “give back” to Japan by participating in grassroots programming and sharing your experiences

What is JETAANC? Why should I get involved?

  • Watch the “Intro to JETAANC” videos here
  • Flip through the “Intro to JETAANC” slides here

Membership in JETAANC is free. Benefits of membership include access to professional networking, educational, cultural, and social events, often at a discounted member rate. Other benefits include early access to job leads and educational opportunities!

To join JETAANC please fill out the form below:

* indicates required. Both JET alumni and friends of the JET Program are welcome to join!

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Members receive a monthly email newsletter, as well as occasional email notices about upcoming events or programs sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan and other Japan-related organizations in our area. Your information will not be shared with outside organizations without your consent. View all previous JETAANC e-newsletters and mailings to see what’s been happening lately.
Do you want to get emails about volunteer opportunities? You can also join the JETAANC Volunteers Google Group to hear more or share events with organizations of interest to JET alumni!
Do you want to share news or talk with other JET alumni? JETAANC has an official Facebook page where we share news we receive, or you can join our private Facebook group (with 600+ members) to share things yourself! You can also share job postings at JETAANC’s LinkedIn group.

Some of our annual events in the Bay Area:

  • Career & Networking Forums
  • Kabuki Club
  • JETAANC Book Club
  • Local Sister City joint meetings
  • Karaoke
  • Shinnenkai & Bonenkai parties to raise money for the JETAANC Scholarship fund
  • Monthly Networking Nomikai in cities around the region
  • Japanese classes offered by the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco for JET alumni
  • Spring Hanami Picnic and late Summer Picnic
  • Joint events with local partner organizations
  • Subchapter events around the region
Members interested in getting involved with JETAANC at an organizational level are welcome to attend one of our in-person quarterly Executive Committee (EC) meetings in San Francisco, or dial in to our monthly EC video call meetings (one Wednesday evening per month from 8:30-9:30 p.m.). To learn more, contact the JETAANC President or membership chair.