The Alaska chapter was formalized in 2016 after years of coordinating and growing our group through partnering with various local organizations.


Our Mission

To educate and support our local communities in the cultures of Japan and the world and to support the JET Program and their participants.

We are looking forward to connecting with the JET Alumni here in Alaska and creating events to maintain a strong relationship with Japan!
— Mari Rueter (JETAA Alaska Treasurer/Social Media Coordinator)

What We've Achieved


  • Jan. 26, 2017-JETAA Alaska Welcome Reception to commemorate JETAA Alaska becoming a formal chapter of JETAA USA
  • Feb. 29, 2016-Presented a viewing of "Tohoku Tomo" at the BP Energy Center for the 5th anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku, Japan earthquake

  • Assist the Japan Alaska Association with their annual Natsumatsuri (summer festival) and Mochi Tsuki Taikai (rice pounding festival)
  • Assist the Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage with JET interviews, Q&A sessions, and promoting the JET Program