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1 JETAA USA National Conference Saturday, October 27, :00 – 11:30 am Leah Hashinger & Jennifer Butler Music City JETAA Case Study – Community Collaborations

2 + JETAA MC and the Anime Conventions **John Gale JETAA MC - Treasurer Consulate General of Japan Nashville – JET Program Coordinator

3 + Anime Conventions? Ewwwww!! Anime nerds have poor social skills…and they smell bad!

4 + BUT...lots of other people go to Anime Conventions also: People interested in Japan, Japanese language, and Japanese culture. College students Parents – many who have questions like: My teenage daughter is so into this Japan thing. Where can that take her? Answer: The JET Program

5 MTAC – Nashville Daycon – Clarksville

6 + Middle Tennessee Anime Convention MTAC

7 + CGJ JAST YP JOHN

8 + MTAC – Lesson Learned It pays to be in a high-traffic area!

9 + Daycon Clarksville

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11 + Results- Anime Conventions MTAC Cost: $0 Table on con floor Recruitment: 1-3 Awareness: 100+ Daycon Cost: $50 Table and Learning Japanese Language Panel Recruitment: 2 Awareness:

12 + Results- Major Unviersities Private Prestigious Nashville University Cost: $150 JET Info Session Recruitment: 4 Awareness: 1 Largest State University (LSU) Cost: $100 JET Table in Student Union Recruitment: 1 Awareness: 20

13 + JETAAMC & Anime - Conclusion Were getting a better deal at local anime conventions for promoting the JET Program than we are at some of the most significant universities in our area. Not all con-goers are smelly anime nerds. If you want to promote the JET Program to young people who are interested in Japan: anime conventions is where they gather.

14 + Tennessee Foreign Language Institute and ESL to Go & JETAAMC TFLI is Tennessees premier provider of ITS, Foreign Language and ESL classes, and 150 hour TESL certification Promotion of JET program in TESL program Japanese language classes for departing ALTs and general public ESL to Go support and advocacy Mutual promotion of events Job opportunities and training

15 + Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville & JETAAMC CGJ covers five states (AR, KY, LA, MS, TN) & two JETAA chapters (JETAAMC & JETAAnola) Importance of good relations with the JET Office & Consulate JET Recruiting Assistance Collaborative Events Japanese Summer Classes for JETs & Community (w/ TFLI) Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival Celebrate Nashville Imonikai Returners Reception

16 + Japan-America Society of TN - Young Professionals (JAST YP) & JETAAMC The Japan-America Society of Tennessee (member of NAJAS) Increases our Connections with the Community Expands our Buying Power YP Events & Networking Collaborative Events: Tsunami Relief Event (w/ JAST)** Baseball Night Halloween Social Cherry Tree Planting

17 + Comments/Questions? Leah Hashinger, President - John Gale, Treasurer - Jennifer Butler, Country Representative -


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