In case you're wondering who we are and what we do:
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is aimed at promoting grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations. The Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) administers the JET Programme in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and local government organizations.
The JET Programme aims to promote grass roots internationalisation at the local level by inviting young overseas graduates to assist in international exchange and foreign language education in local governments, boards of education and elementary, junior and senior high schools throughout Japan. It seeks to foster ties between Japanese citizens (mainly youth) and JET participants at the person-to-person level.
The JETAA Northern Alberta (JETAANA) Chapter is one of seven local chapters in the JET Alumni Association of Canada network. In 1998, JETAA Southern Alberta split off from a larger Alberta-wide chapter based in Edmonton to become its own distinct chapter, creating both Northern Alberta (CN5) and Southern Alberta (CN7) chapters. JETAANA is based out of Edmonton. The chapter puts on events throughout the year to promote the JET Programme, provide orientations to newly-departing JETs, holds networking events and BBQs for alumni members, and supports the consulate with many of their events and initatives.