2017 JET Programme Welcome Back Reception

  On Friday, November 3rd, a Welcome Back Reception was held at the Consul General’s residence for the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Programme participants, who returned to British Columbia in 2017. In all, 33 participants returned to British Columbia, this year.
  During the opening ceremony, Tai Lam (President, JET Alumni Association of BC and Yukon) and Christian Hansen (Director, Pacific Regional Office, Global Affairs Canada) welcomed back the participants in attendance. The participants were asked to share their most memorable stories of Japan, which greatly amused the guests. Consul General Asako Okai gave a warm toast to the returnees, hoping that they will continue to serve as a bridge between Canada and Japan.

Consulate General Asako Okai with this year’s JET returnees

Tai Lam, President of JETAABC, welcomes back the returning JET Programme participants

Christian Hansen, Director, Pacific Regional Office, Global Affairs Canada addresses the guests

Consul General Asako Okai toasts the returning JET participants