2018 JET Programme Send-Off Reception

  On August 3rd, a Send-off Reception was held at the Consul General's official residence for the 76 JET Programme participants departing from Vancouver on August 4th. Three additional participants departed in April and another three will depart later in August and September, bringing the total to 82 participants.

  The majority of the B.C. JETs (77) will act as Assistant Language Teachers ( ALTs ) engaging in English language education in elementary, junior and senior high schools.  Five participants will work as a Coordinator for International Relations ( CIR ) assisting local governments with their international activities. This year’s participants will be located in areas throughout Japan, from Hokkaido to Kyushu.

  The JET Programme seeks to promote mutual understanding between Japan and other countries and foster international perspectives among Japanese people through the efforts of the JET workers. In the year of its inception in 1987, The JET Programme invited 848 foreign youths from the United States, Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand. Since Canada’s inclusion as a participant country in 1988, the total number of Canadians having participated in the program exceeds 9000.

Consul General Okai addresses the new JET participants and reception guests

Mr. Jeremy Sit (CIR) speaks about the upcoming adventure

Ms. Suzi Ross (ALT) offers words of encouragement to fellow participants

Ms. Titania Lam, President of the JET Alumni Association of BC and Yukon, makes a toast

Consul General Okai with 2018 JET Programme participants