After the Career Fair a JET Welcome Back Reception was held at the Official Residence of Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane. Nine JET Programme participants who returned from Japan in 2018 attended the reception, along with over 40 other JET Alumni, members of the business community, government officials, and other prominent members of the Japan-related community. Ambassador Ishikane began the evening with opening remarks, thanking the new JET alumni for their hard work and encouraging them to maintain their connection with Japan. Ms. Mireille Seguin, who taught in Nagasaki Prefecture, then spoke about her experience in Japan on behalf of this year’s returnees. Echoing the previous speakers, Mr. Brandon Wallace, President of JETAA Ottawa, described the activities of JETAA and the ways in which Japan can continue to play a role in the lives of JET alumni. Lastly, Ms. Eriko Ezaki, Deputy Executive Director at JETRO Toronto Office, gave final remarks and led a toast, after which guests from various sectors mingled, discussing opportunities for future growth.
|JET Alumni watch a presentation by Todd Gray, CEO of Autonomous ID
||Masatoshi Ban, Deputy Head of Canada Branch at MUFG, gives a presentation
|Ms. Sophie Chen, Director of Invest Ottawa gives a presentation
|Ambassador Ishikane gives opening remarks at the JET Welcome Back reception
||Ms. Mireille Seguin speaks on behalf of the 2018 JET returnees
|Ambassador and Mrs. Ishikane and 2018 JET Returnees||Reception guests|