On March 3rd, 2016, Consul General Furusawa hosted the 2015 JET Welcome Back Reception at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Portland.
A total of 35 people attended including 5 new JET Program returnees, many local university professors, members of the Japan America Society of Oregon and Shokookai of Portland.
At the reception, Consul General Furusawa and the President of JETAA of Portland, Mr. Jeff Houser, gave remarks and then the Chair of JASO, Mr. Yoshio Kurosaki, made a toast to new returnee’s success.
Later in the reception, the returnees spoke about their work and experiences in Japan. Everyone enjoyed the occasion and the opportunity to connect with each other and the Portland community.
JET Welcome Back Reception
March 11, 2016