2016 Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Pre-Departure Orientation and Reception

On Friday, July 29th, 2016 The Consular Office of Japan in Portland held its annual Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Pre-Departure Orientation and Reception at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Portland. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the JET Program and thirty-three new participants, 20 guests, family and friends gathered to help send off this year’s group of JETs who departed from PDX the following morning. The event was hosted by Consul General Uchiyama and included remarks from the Consul General; ; Michael Richey, President of the Portland JET Alumni Association; Yoshio Kurosaki, Chair of the Japan America Society of Oregon and new JET participant representative Roxana Daliana who spoke about their excitement and anticipation of taking part in the JET Program.

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