Have you recently returned from Japan? Are you looking to start a new career? Do you just want to read up on Japan and JET-related news?  This page will help you if you seek employment or hope to maintain connections with JET.  And be sure to get the latest info on JETAA Chicago events and activities by signing up to receive our webletter!

Online Journals


  • JETWit is the premier website for all things JET related. Want to stay up to date on Japan related news? It’s an alumni magazine. Looking for a job? It’s a job board and networking hub. Seeking ways to connect with other alumni or get involved with JETAA? It’s also a communication center for the JET Alumni community worldwide! New content is posted daily, so check back frequently or sign up for email updates at JETWit.
Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago’s e-Japan Journal
  • Register for the e-Japan Journal, the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago’s the electronic webletter. The e-Japan Journal provides an interesting window into Japanese culture in the Midwest. Sign up for it at the Consulate’s website!
Highlighting Japan
  • The Government of Japan’s Public Relations Office also publishes an online newsletter, Highlighting Japan. Visit their website to read about Japan and sign up for updates.
JQ Magazine
  • Check out this alumni magazine published by JETAA New York, providing an ever-expanding array of articles, interviews and features. Visit online here to read new articles posted every week and you can check out some back issues here!


  • Professional Career Counseling - One common struggle many JETs face upon returning to the US is searching for new employment. JETAA Chicago has paired with career counselor and coach Emily Frank to provide personalized help sessions for our JETs in the midwest. Whether JETs have just returned or have been back for several years, JETAA Chicago offers our members a 1-hour session with Emily at no cost to them. These counseling sessions will typically take place during the fall and winter seasons, when a majority of JETs return from the program.
  • Career Development Workshop - Using her experience and knowledge in professional career counseling, Emily Frank was able to create a 1.5 hour workshop for JETAA Chicago members in early 2021. Topics focused on leaving a job, searching for new employment, networking, and the effects of COVID-19 on the American job market. Emily also provided various career development resources for JETAA Chicago members to use following the workshop. The Career Development Workshop will typically be held in the fall.


Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Alumni Association of Chicago
Connecting JET alumni in the Midwest - Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana