A laugh for non-JETs who think their opinion matters.

An oldie but goodie. Lately, a number of people have been interested on why the JET Programme has been such poison when it comes to our US Embassy. Hey! I told you people a couple years ago!

Hoofin

The JET alumni have been getting a little louder lately, with Japan talking about finally revising the 23-year-old boondoggle. As you may know, JET stands for Japan Exchange Teachers, which is a program that was greatly expanded during the Trade Wars era of the Reagan Administration and the Government of Nakasone Yasuhiro.

The Japan Times has a piece up, “Former JETs defend program“, and their main points seem to be two:

1) Emphasize the “E” of exchange, rather than the “T” of teach. They feel they are being exchanged into Japan, and paid money, not to teach, but to exchange certain cultural aspects that apparently Japan can’t get from all the other regular doofuses out there from foreign countries. Maybe the pitch should be, “Not just gaijin, JET-TO gaijin.”

2) Emphasize that fact that out of the alumnus pool, a certain number end up in cushy jobs…

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