The JET Alumni Association of Washington, DC (JETAADC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We welcome all former and current participants of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program – as well as friends of JET – residing in the greater Washington, DC area. We are the oldest chapter in the nation and, with over 500 members, we are also one of the largest and most active.

JETAADC is the place to…


  • Join us at our regular events where everyone considers genki an English word and you won’t be the only one starting each story with “Well, when I was in Japan…”

  • Stay up to date with our other events and happenings on our news page.

reach out.

  • Engage in the conversation about Japan with the local community through our JET Talks series.

realize your potential.

  • Join us at our annual Professional Development Workshop in the fall.

  • Develop transferable professional skills by getting involved in JETAADC leadership (information about running for a JETAADC position is posted in March) or by contributing to the JETAADC news and blog (contact newsletter@jetaadc.org if interested).

Please take a moment to join our mailing list or connect through our Google Group and Facebook Group for more information on various opportunities and Japan-related events in the area.

reminisce. reach out. realize your potential.