What We Were. And What We Became. A Conversation with Former JET Programme Participants - Event report

On Wednesday 30th September, the IJCC held an online event "What We Were. And What We Became. A Conversation with Former JET Programme Participants".

Moderated by IJCC Director Pat Ryan, we welcome 6 speakers: Sam Annesley - Executive Director of Greenpeace Japan, Sarah Hickey - Marketing Manager of Whisk-e Ltd., Joe Moore - Market Manager of Japan and Korea at Bord Bia, Ray Meenan - Senior Manager of Equity Derivatives Japan at GFI Group,   Eoin Flavin - Third Secretary, of Embassy of Ireland, Tokyo, John Blakeney - Manager of Capital Markets at EY Japan. (Speaker profiles are available HERE.)

In the presentation, the speakers shared their unique and valuable experiences on the JET Program and talked about how those experiences have impacted their career in Japan. During the Q&A session, participants heard advice on topics such as career planning in Japan, life after JET, language study and cultural differences in the Japanese workplace. 

It was a great pleasure for us to see many new faces joining. Thank you very much for your participation and we look welcoming you all at our next event!

The video of this event is available HERE.

The following are some links relating to topics discussed during the event:

Third Secretary and Development Specialist Officer roles available with the Department of Foreign Affairs


Bord Bia Fellowship (MSc International Marketing Practice)


MEXT Scholarship(s)


Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC)