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Welcome to our website. If you are a South African JET Alumni, please register your details to join in the JETAA activities.


JETAASA & the Japanese Embassy

JETAASA works closely with the Japanese Embassy in Pretoria as well as the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of Pretoria and other Japanese organisations to support their events and to get involved where possible. These include:

Japanese Conversation Group

In the past, JETAASA facilitated a bi-weekly Japanese conversation group with members from the Japanese Embassy in Pretoria. This was, unfortunately, discontinued due to lack of interest, however, should members in the Gauteng area been keen to resurrect this, JETAASA will be happy to facilitate this.

JET pre-departure prep

Members of JETAASA assist the Embassy every year with pre-departure Q&A sessions for the new JETs and are available to chat to and advise people interested in applying for the JET Programme. Should people wish to contact us, they can do so by sending a message to the Facebook page, or alternatively emailing the President of the chapter, Nicky Furniss at

Embassy Events

Embassy events, including Ikebana and martial arts displays as well as the annual Japan Film Festival which is held every year in October. Members are made aware of these events – usually through Facebook – and are encouraged to attend.

Spring Festival at the Japanese school

The Japan Club of South Africa hosts a Spring Festival at the Japanese School in Johannesburg every October. Members are invited to attend and JETAASA has, in the past, run their own stall at the festival with proceeds being donated to charity. This event is reliant on JETAASA volunteers to help with the planning and running of the stall, so if you are interested in being a part of this, please get in touch.

Centre for Japanese Studies

Japanese related lectures and movie screenings by the Centre for Japanese Studies; the details of which are posted on the JETAASA Facebook page

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Current South African JETS

JET Alumni in South Africa

JETS currently in Japan

JET Alumni Worldwide

JETAA International, or JETAA-I, comprises the global community of former participants in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme and their JET Alumni Association chapters. JETAA-I exists to support chapters and individual alumni by providing information and services, as well as by serving as a central point of contact for anyone wishing to learn about or engage with the alumni. More information about individual chapters, the work of the JETAA-I as well as resources and useful information about how to adjust to life after JET can be found on their website:

Embassy of Japan

a. 259 Baines St, Pretoria, 0027, South Africa

t. + 27 12 452 1500


a. 259 Baines St, Pretoria, 0027, South Africa

t. + 27 12 452 1500

Centre for Japanese Studies

a. University of Pretoria, 50 Lynnwood Road, Pretoria, 0011, South Africa

t. +27 12 420 6488

Contact JETAA South Africa


Embassy of Japan
259 Baines St
Pretoria, 0027
South Africa

+ 27 12 452 1500

Center for Japanese Studies

University of Pretoria

50 Lynnwood Rd
Pretoria, 0011
South Africa
+27 12 420 6488