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Daily Life In Japan

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BC: Japan Daily Life | JETAA Chicago

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1: Japan Daily Life | JETAA Chicago

3: Japan Daily Life This collection of pictures was submitted as a part of a photo contest organized by the JET Program Alumni Association of Chicago (JETAA Chicago). The contest and subsequent photo exhibit were organized to showcase daily life in Japan. In the wake of The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, many of the images shown by the media of Japan were negative: scenes of destruction, pain and sadness. However, this was not the Japan that JET Program participants experienced. To celebrate the beauty of Japan and the warmth of the Japanese people, JETAA Chicago organized photo contest which focused on daily life. More than 200 photos were submitted by people from around the world. On October 6, 2012, a photo exhibition and reception was held, honoring the best photos as selected by Clif Meador of Columbia College and Ayako Yamada of the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago. The public was also able to vote for their favorite pictures online. This book includes the photos selected by Mr. Meador, Ms. Yamada and the public. The photo contest and exhibition raised more than $5,000 for the Soma City Earthquake Disaster Orphan Scholarship Fund. The City of Soma in Fukushima Prefecture was especially hard hit by the Tohoku earthquake. The port city was devastated by some of the largest waves from the tsunami, and its proximity to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant means that elevated radiation levels will continue to affect if for years to come. The Soma City Earthquake Disaster Orphan Scholarship Fund was established by the city and its citizens to support the 48 children from Soma who were orphaned by the earthquake and tsunami. The fund will support each child with a monthly stipend for educational & living expenses and will provide scholarships up to 3.5 million yen for those students to attend university.

4: Summer Lights Osaka (Rachael Dean, 2012)

5: Urawa Matsuri (Ashley Rodriguez Reed, 2012)

6: Port of Dreams (Canon Purdy, 2010)

7: Kamakura Train (Todd Landry, 2010)

8: Look Out Behind You (Canon Purdy, 2009)

9: Believing is Not Seeing (Anna Maria LaFronza, 2002)

10: Floating World (Alex Stevenson, 2000)

11: Duck Soup (Parry Koriath, 2008)

12: Lanterns (Yi-Lee Ting, 2009)

13: Osaka Night (Alex Greenberg, 2009)

14: Land of the Rising Sun Flower (Anna Maria LaFronza, 2008)

15: Foxy Legs, Tsugawa Fox Festival (Anna Maria LaFronza, 2003)

16: Tulip Tomodachi (anna Maria LaFronza, 2003)

17: Hakamairi (Ayako Miki Gilkeson, 2006)

18: Obi (Dianne Peterson, 1992)

19: Biking Surfer (Sarah Joynt, 2011)

20: Words of Wisdom (John McMillen, 2007)

21: Low Tide (Anna Maria LaFronza, 2002)

22: River Rainbow, Yakushima (Rachael Dean, 2012)

23: Sunrise on Mt. Fuji (Kate Mulcahy, 2012)

25: ABOUT JETAA Chicago The JET Program Alumni Association of Chicago (JETAA Chicago) is a nonprofit organization open to current and past participants of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Established in 1986, the JET Program promotes grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations. To date, more than 50,000 people from around the world have participated in the program, mostly as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) at public middle & high schools throughout Japan. JETAA Chicago is one of 19 alumni chapters in the United States and has more than 600 members in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. JETAA Chicago provides social and professional networking opportunities for our members; supports the JET Program by assisting with recruitment, interviews and training; serves as a resource for alumni seeking Japan-related education and employment opportunities; and promotes Japan in our community. JETAA Chicago works with partner organizations in the Chicago area, including the Japan Information Center (JIC) at the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, the Japan America Society of Chicago and the Japanese American Service Committee. For more information about JETAA Chicago, visit

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  • Title: Daily Life In Japan
  • The prize winning pictures from JETAA Chicago's Daily Life in Japan photo contest.
  • Tags: japan, JETAA Chicago, JET Program
  • Published: over 5 years ago