Consulate Activities

JET Welcome Back Reception

A reception was held for twelve returning JET program participants at the Official Residence on October 30th. Consul General Ito warmly welcomed them back. CG Ito talked about the 150th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants (gannenmono) to Hawaii and how this program has played an important role in strengthening the relationship between Japan and Hawaii and also Japan and United States. JET participants gave presentations about their experiences in Japan and each one of them talked about how they loved their experiences and many said how their lives were changed after participating in this program.
 

Consul General Ito with JET returnees

 

Consul General Ito (top left) with guests