After two years of real collaborative work with the JJETAA and the Embassy of Japan (Jamaica) the Cultural Officer (Chiro Irisawa) said goodbye to friends of Jamaica JET Alumni Association. During this time Jamaica host the JETAAi International Conference in Kingston, Jamaica and made strides in connecting with Japanese interests in Jamaica. Her calm yet confident approach to problem solving is outstanding. We shared many good times at meetings and school visits sharing about Jamaica and Japan in respective spheres.
She was great at networking and displayed great vision and was willing to stand by her words. As she goes back to Japan we wish her all the best in her future activities and hope that we continue to share ideas common to both islands.
As we await her successor, members of the alumni continue to carry out various activities this year including a tree planting ceremony in October as well as practical Japanese cooking lessons at a high school in Kingston.
Looking forward to these exciting events and the cooperation of all the available alumni.