Embassy Activities Report
Farewell Reception for JET Participants in 2018
On Thursday, 12nd July 2018, a farewell reception was held for the new Singaporean participants of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) at the Japanese Association, Singapore (JAS). The reception was attended by members of the JET Alumni Association (JETAA), the Japanese Cultural Society (JCS), executives from JAS, The Japan Council of Local Authorities for International Relations Singapore (J.CLAIR Singapore) and the faculty of The Japanese School Singapore.
In his speech at the reception, H.E. Ambassador Kenji Shinoda emphasised the importance of the roles of the JET participants and the local governments of Japan. He shared his hope for continuous friendly relations between Japan and Singapore, with the new JET participants acting as a bridge by contributing to the cultural aspect of the two countries, just like their predecessors.
The 33 new participants of the JET programme from Singapore will be posted to 24 local governments of Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALT) and Coordinators for International Relations (CIR). Including this year’s new JETs, 378 Singaporeans will have benefited from this programme.