Consulate-General of Japan in Houston


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January 12, 2013

JETAA Members & JUSTE Participants Joined the Reception to Honor the JET Returnees.

To honor the returnees of JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching Program), the Consul-General Yamamoto hosted the reception at his residence on January 12.  It was attended by a number of JET alumni and program supporters.  15 English teachers from Japan, who were about to complete the training course in Austin under JUSTE (Japan-US Training Exchange Program), also joined the occasion, and enjoyed the afternoon with the JET program supporters.

At the reception, the representatives of the JET returnees & the JUSTE participants as well as the President of JETAA Texoma made remarks with the respective experiences.  Dr. Toshimatsu Matsumoto, Professor Emeritus of the University of Texas and long-time supporter of the JET program gave remarks and referred to a number of stories which suggest the depth & breadth of the Japan-US exchange.  Consul-General Yamamoto thanked Dr. Matsumoto & all the program supporters for their dedication, and expressed his hope that the JETAA Texoma will further strengthen its role in human networking (→link).

This year, the reception welcomed the special guests representing 6 Japanese corporations operating locally in Houston.  The JET returnees & alumni had a chance to converse with the business figures on the forefront of the Japanese business.  This may be a step towards personal and professional networking.

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