The Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) serves as a network and resource for JET Program alumni in Northern California and Nevada, and provides assistance to the JET Program and other activities that strengthen U.S.–Japan relations.
JETAANC is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With over 1,700 current members, JETAANC is one of the largest and most active JET alumni chapters in the world.
JETAANC was founded to assist and support JET Program participants who return to life in Northern California or Nevada. Sponsored by the Japanese government, JET alumni lived and worked in communities across Japan, supporting local English education and internationalization efforts. Through our contacts and partners, JETAANC serves as an extended network for JET alumni who wish to keep their connections with Japan and the JET Program alive. JETAANC also provides career, education, and re-entry guidance for its members. From job search advice and educational opportunities to social and networking events, JETAANC can help provide alumni with the assistance they are looking for.
Activities range from picnics, cultural clubs and activities, and karaoke nights to career development events and training for new outbound JETs. We are also active in the many local Japan-related cultural, business, and artistic events in our area. We serve as a resource to the community in educational, cultural and international exchange activities.
JETAANC works closely with the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco to provide assistance with year-round JET Program recruitment and promotion, annual interviews of potential participants, and training of new participants prior to departure, among many other Consulate initiatives. We provide a voice for JET alumni to the Japanese government and represent alumni interests at annual conferences in the U.S. and around the world.