Alumni who have moved to TX or OK, please sign up as an alumni to our newsletter. If you don’t want to receive the newsletter but still wish to register as an Alumni, please see our Google form, instead. Maintaining accurate membership records helps us with our aims to file for non-profit status in the US as well as to report for funding from CLAIR.
To those familiar with Texas & Oklahoma, and to those just moving out here, we’re pleased to welcome you to the wide and wild frontier that is District 9 of JETAA.
JET Program Alumni have congregated regularly in Houston and Austin, as well as in San Antonio, Dallas, and occasionally Oklahoma City and Tulsa. But even if you settle into a smaller city or along the speedbump of a town off the highway, you’re sure to find a JET Alum or a JETAA event not too far away. In fact, often our most active space is the Facebook group.
JETAA Texoma bylaws are coming soon to the website, and election information is here.
To learn about your elected officers or area representatives, please visit our Officers page. We hope you’ll take some time to read about them so you can make informed choices come election time.
If you want to be more active in JETAA affairs, your regional representatives are a great point of contact–we currently have reps for Austin/Hill Country, Houston, and Oklahoma.
Alumni are welcome to visit and use the Collaborate with us! page if they have an event idea, or if they just want to see what sort of public-facing events we often plan. The Events Calendar and Events List pages have concrete info on things we’re planning.
Below are some resources which may be helpful in continuing your vision for cross-cultural exchange, promoting Japan-America relations, and connecting to other JET Alumni.
Resources for Alumni
At the bottom of each page on this site, you can find an RSS feed from JET Wit, which regularly posts job opening announcements.
When relevant TX / OK entities wish to specifically recruit former JET’s through us, we may make a post on this site, as well, sorted under the category “Job Posting” (see the bottom left of the page).
Finally, we recommend the AJET Job Listings group on Facebook, which regularly shares similar content to JET Wit.
The Japan America Society regularly hosts events and has various chapters for cities across Texas including Austin (JASGA), Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW), Houston (JASH), and San Antonio (JASSA). In 2019, JASO revitalized in Oklahoma.
The Japanese Teachers Association of Texas is a nonprofit group which aims to promote interest in Japanese Language and Culture education at all levels in the State of Texas. You can learn more about them at this link: http://www.jtat.org/
For those still advancing their Japanese education, the Texas Japanese Speech Contest regularly has an Open Division for those with Intermediate-Advanced Japanese skills living in Texas. We often hear they need more competitors in this category!