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JET Arigato Campaign
 
 

Our vision for the Arigato Campaign

Celebrating 30 Years of the JET Programme

Have you had exciting and unique experiences, met interesting people, and made new discoveries while on the JET Programme? Then you should consider participating in the JET Programme Arigato Campaign! We will be accepting typed, voice, and video messages, as well as photos, to commemorate the Programme’s 30th anniversary and say thank you to members of schools, local communities, and the JET community itself. Members of your community are welcome to participate!

(50 lucky submitters who shared their message with us by 31 August 2016 will receive JET Programme 30th Anniversary goods.  Thank you everyone who shared their messages with us early!)

*We will still accept messages sent after 31 August. However, messages submitted after 31 August may not be considered for viewing at the JET Programme 30th Anniversary Ceremony. 

How to Submit

Message Themes
  1. Current and Former JET Programme Participants 

    Messages of thanks to people in the local community whom one is/was indebted to while on the JET Programme; general messages of thanks regarding the JET Programme itself, etc.

  2. Residents of Japan that have had interactions with JET Programme Participants

     Messages of thanks to the JET Programme participants they have met over the years, etc.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit your message in one of the three following formats along with the submission form below :

  1. A text message and photos (up to 3)
  2. A audio message and photos (up to 3)
  3. A short video message
  • Written message should be no longer than 70 words.
  • Audio and video messages should be no longer than 20 seconds.
  • Languages: As a general rule, English or Japanese (though you may say “Thank you” in your language of choice)

 

Submission Form

Copy and paste the fields below into an email, fill in the necessary information, and send it to arigatojet(@)gmail.com along with your attached photo, audio, or video files.

Name:

Country of Origin:

Email:

Years on the JET Programme(e.g. 2001-2003):

Placement on the JET Programme:

Message:

※By submitting to the above email address, you agree to the campaign’s terms and conditions.

Submission Terms and Conditions

Arigato Campaign SNS

A selection of participants’ submissions will be uploaded to the following SNS channels. Please like, comment, and follow our SNS channels to show your support.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arigatojet

Twitter: @FVP2017 (JET Arigato Campaign)

Youtube Channel: JET Programme Arigato Campaign

Campaign Summary

Objective

To allow as many people as possible to participate in the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the JET Programme, this campaign will provide a platform for current and former JET Programme participants from around the world, as well as residents of local communities in Japan that have had interactions with JET Programme participants, to share their own messages of thanks to the people they have grown close to through the JET Programme, or to the JET Programme itself.

Content

Submissions should be text, audio, or video messages of thanks to either someone involved with or met through one’s involvement in the JET Programme, such as a current or former JET Programme participant or person in the local communities of Japan involved with the JET Programme (local government staff, school staff, local residents etc.), or to the JET Programme itself. 

Submitted messages, photographs, and videos will be uploaded to CLAIR’s SNS channels (Facebook, Twitter, and/or Youtube), and a selection of messages will be edited for viewing at the JET Programme 30th Anniversary Ceremony, and/or uploaded for viewing on the JET Programme Homepage.*

*Due to the need to compile and edit messages for viewing at the 30th Anniversary Ceremony, messages submitted after 31 August may not be considered for viewing at the ceremony.

Submission Period

Wednesday 18 May, 2016 – Wednesday 31 August, 2016, 17:00 (Japan Standard Time)

*We will still accept messages sent after 31 August. However, messages submitted after 31 August may not be considered for viewing at the JET Programme 30th Anniversary Ceremony. 

Eligibility

The submitter must be:

  1. a current or former JET Programme participant OR
  2. a resident of Japan that has had interactions with JET Programme Participants
Topics
  1. Current and Former JET Programme Participants 

    Messages of thanks to people in the local community whom one is/was indebted to while on the JET Programme; general messages of thanks regarding the JET Programme itself, etc.

  2. Residents of Japan that have had interactions with JET Programme Participants

     Messages of thanks to the JET Programme participants they have met over the years, etc.

Submission Requirements

1) Please submit your message in one of the three following formats:

A.  A text message* and photos (at most 3)

B.  An audio message** and photos (at most 3)

C.  A short video message**

* Written messages should be no longer than 70 words in English or 200 characters in Japanese.

** Audio and video messages should be no longer than 20 seconds.

2)  Languages: As a general rule, English or Japanese (though you may say “Thank you” in your language of choice)

Method of Submission

Please submit your message using the Submission Form shown above.

Other Important Notices

(1)The aim and method of submission for this campaign is different from that of the JET Programme Video Contest.

(2)Submitted materials that denigrate any person, organisation, region, or country, or that disturb the public order will not be accepted. Please refer to the Submission Guidelines for details. 

Enquiries/Submissions

Email:arigatojet(@)gmail.com

 

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