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No Pianos, Pets or Foreigners - Book Discussion with Author Joe Palermo THIS SUNDAY!

Don't forget to show up (virtually!) THIS SUNDAY for our long-awaited event: a discussion of No Pianos, Pets or Foreigners!: My Life in Japan in the 80s with author and Monbusho English Fellow (Gunma, 82-83), Joe Palermo! This event is in partnership with JETAAUSA working to connect our community across generations through their JET Generations initiative.

The Monbusho English Fellows Program (MEF) is the precursor to the modern day JET program, and No Pianos, Pets or Foreigners chronicles Joe Palermo's experience in Japan as a MEF in the 80s.

Join your fellow alumni, friends of JET and the author(!) on Sunday, August 29th at 4 pm CST for a discussion of No Pianos, Pets or Foreigners, using the experiences of one alumni in the 80s as a lens to reflect on our own understanding of Japan. Come ready to ask questions, share stories, and most importantly, learn about the similarities and differences that tie us together across our individual experiences!

Sign up via Guestlist!

This event is open to JET alumni and friends of JET.

If you have any questions, please reach out to We look forward to seeing you there!

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