JET Farewell Reception


On Friday, July 29, Ambassador and Mrs. Monji hosted a farewell reception for this year’s outgoing JETs from Ottawa.  Speeches were given by the ambassador, a departing JET representative, and the president of JETAA Ottawa.  A toast was led by councilor Futagi.  Approximately two hundred JETs departed Canada to Japan, of which 13 were from Ottawa, on July 30st, 2016.  This year is the 30th anniversary of the start of the JET Programme.



Opening remarks by Ambassador Kenjiro Monji

Maude Nantel delivers her message to her fellow outgoing Ottawa JETs

Janelle Weibelzahl, president of JETAA Ottawa, delivers her remarks to the outgoing Ottawa JETs

Counselor Futagi leads a toast to the departing Ottawa JETs

A sake corner was prepared, showcasing various sake from around Japan

Reception guests enjoying sushi and other Japanese food prepared by the ambassador’s chef (Photo: Sam Garcia)


Reception guests enjoying the beautiful weather on the patio


Departing JETs sharing their placement location


Ambassador Monji with Madame Monji showing his sushi-themed necktie to a departing JET


This year’s outgoing Ottawa JETs with Ambassador Kenjiro Monji and Mrs. Monji (Photo: Sam Garcia)