Virtual Welcome Home and Farewell Session

Cover photo for the event
On 12 November, the Embassy of Japan, JET Alumni Association (JETAA) Singapore and J.CLAIR Singapore held a Virtual Welcome Home and Farewell Session for the recent returnees and this year’s participants of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. Two officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in Tokyo – one of the three ministries supporting the JET Programme - also attended the online event.
Greetings by H.E. Ambassador Jun Yamazaki
H.E. Ambassador Jun Yamazaki gave an opening speech. He congratulated the JET returnees for successfully accomplishing their tasks in Japan and expressed his appreciation for their contribution to the JET Programme. He also wished the new JET participants good health and a fulfilling experience during their stay in Japan.
Representatives from J.CLAIR Singapore and JETAA Singapore also delivered a speech. A recent returnee shared her memories and experiences in Japan with attendees of the online event.
Group photo of participants
The JET Programme was started in 1987 to promote grassroots exchanges between Japan and other countries in the world. It aims to enhance foreign language education and promote international exchange at the local level in Japan, through the fostering of ties between Japanese and foreign youths. The first JET participant from Singapore was in 1999.
Singaporean participants including the recent returnees have been received warmly over the years. We hope this year’s participants will have a fulfilling and wonderful JET experience!