Celebration of JET Alumni

  • October 28, 2021
  • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Online


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In the lead up to the 35th anniversary of the JET Program, join us for a free creative program celebrating JET through the success of the alumni. Highlighting the contributions of JETs to the U.S.-Japan community, this variety show brings together the diverse community of JET alumni with snapshots into their experiences with arts, culture, research, and more!

Register free to have the access link emailed to you prior to the event.

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October 28: 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT / 6 PM MT / 5 PM PT / 4 PM Alaska Time / 2 PM Hawaii Time

Japan time: October 29 at 9 AM JT.


  • The Basics of Sake in 6 Minutes - John Gauntner
  • Influence of Japan on Her Ceramics - Laurel Lukaszewski
  • Introducing Yokai to Marvel Comics - Zack Davisson
  • Filmmaking in Japan - Aaron Woolfolk, director of the Harimaya Bridge, & Jim Gannon, USJETAA Vice-Chair
  • The Japanese Beer Industry - Kyoto Brewing founders Paul Speed & Chris Hainge in conversation with beer sommelier Mario Depeine
  • A Look at Japan - InsideJapan Tours
  • Farm Stays in Rural Japan/JET Entrepreneurship in Japan - Derek Yamashita, Hidden Japan
  • Taiko - Kokyo Taiko (Lincoln, Nebraska) & Kawakami Village (Nara, Japan)
  • Japanese American Experiences in Japan - Jane Yamashiro
  • Entrepreneurship and Japanese Business Innovation - Kay Makishi

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