Country Representative (JPN)
Greetings, fellow alumni! I'm Rose Tanasugarn. My hometown is Los Angeles, CA, but I have lived in Kobe since 2008. I've been a JET in Shimane twice (1990-1993 and 2003-2006), and was thrilled that my proposal to promote tourism and culture in western Shimane was selected by CLAIR in the inaugural Furusato Vision Project in Fall 2017.
Having participated in JETAA Southern California (JETAASC) activities from 1993-2003, I was fortunate to observe what a strong chapter is capable of doing for its constituents. Drawing upon JETAASC's examples, since 2012 I have served as an officer for JETAA Western Japan (JETAAWJ), gradually fostering key relationships with CLAIR, local government officials, consular officials, and AJET leaders to provide networking events for both alumni and current JETs, mostly in the Kansai region.