Articles/Links Regarding the Future of JETAA

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

 

“Ex-students Don’t Want JET Grounded” - Japan Times - 7/27/2010 - http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20100727zg.html

“Does Japan Still Need 23-year old Exchange Program?”

The title of a recent article by AP reporter Tomoko Hosaka, which was also picked up by:

  1. Japan Times
  2. The Washington Posthttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/29/AR2010072900233_2.html
  3. LA Times
  4. The Atlanta Journal Constitution http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/does-japan-still-need-580832.html
  5. Fox News (just so you know the story is fair and balanced)-http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/07/29/slow-growth-japan-cut-exchange-program-countered-anti-japanese-feeling/
  6. The Canadian Press via Google –http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5icJiKrICsxyBe0EUSj6rZyl5vCYQ
  7. Business Week
  8. GulfNews.com(an overly fatalistic headline considering the edited version of the original article they used)

 

The Mainichi Daily News:

  1. “Japan to invite 4,334 youths from 36 countries under JET program” (7/24/2010)http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/national/news/20100724p2g00m0in058000c.html

Japan Today:

  1. “Japan hopes to boost British JET numbers after 8-year decline”http://www.japantoday.com/category/lifestyle/view/japan-hopes-to-boost-british-jet-numbers-after-8-year-decline
  2. “Gov’t to cut program to promote Japan culture in Eastern Europe” (6/16/2010)http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/govt-to-cut-program-to-promote-japan-culture-in-eastern-europe
  3. “Japan urged to keep program to invite foreign language instructors” (6/13/2010)http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/japan-urged-to-keep-program-to-invite-foreign-language-instructors

 

“Hawaii Takes Action on Possible JET Program Cuts” - 7/14/2010 - Hawaii News Now - http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=12805830

 

 

JET ALUMNI COMMENTARY

“JET Program on the Chopping Block” by James Gannon - 7/3/2010 - JetWit.com - http://jetwit.com/wordpress/2010/07/03/jet-roi-jet-program-on-the-chopping-block-by-james-gannon/

“JET Program Allies, Alums Mount Petition Campaign” by Justin Tedaldi - 7/16/2010 - Examiner.com - http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-46636-NY-Japanese-Culture-Examiner~y2010m7d16-JET-Program-alums-allies-mount-petition-campaign

 

JetWit Commentary on AP Article

http://jetwit.com/wordpress/2010/07/29/jet-roi-washington-post-and-atlanta-journal-constitution-run-ap-article-on-jet/

JetWit Commentary on Japan Times Article

http://jetwit.com/wordpress/2010/07/27/jet-roi-japan-times-article-on-debate-over-jet-program/

JET ROI: JALT Hokkaido blog comments on Japan Times article

http://jetwit.com/wordpress/2010/08/07/jet-roi-jalt-hokkaido-blog-comments-on-japan-times-article/

 

ADDITIONAL SOURCE MATERIAL

MOFA State Secretary Mr. Koichi Takemasa’s comments upon meeting with JETAA members

http://jetwit.com/wordpress/2010/07/27/jet-roi-mofa-state-secretary-koichi-takemasas-comments-upon-meeting-with-jetaa-members/

“100 English Dreams” – a JET project by Christiana Aretta

http://jetwit.com/wordpress/2010/07/31/jet-roi-100-english-dreams-a-jet-project-by-christiana-aretta/

 

JET ROI (“Return on Investment”) posts:  http://jetwit.com/wordpress/category/jet-roi