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    Default Who is the most "successful" JET alum you can think of?

    Yes, "success" can be measured in a lot of different ways, but if JET were creating a recruiting pamphlet similar to how Universities do, who would you list as "successful" or "prominent" JET alumni. To be honest, I can't think of many, I know of one who became a US Congressional Chief of Staff and is now a Deputy Assistant USTR, but can't think of many others...thoughts?

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    Becky Jones

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    Anyone that makes a name for themselves hides it so that they are not publically disgraced.

    Seriously though, just is such a small portion of the populace it's not likely that your going to hear about famous people that participated in the program. Compare that to the amount of people that go to university.
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    Highly successful people don't take years off to dick around in Asia.

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    The children of highly successful people often do though

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    But they don't need a job to do so.

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    Will Ferguson comes to mind, he's a Canadian author

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    One of the guys from Monkey Majik is a former JET from Sendai IIRC.
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    My vote goes to the guy who got his school's first graders to sing the Day Man song.

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    My vote goes to the guy who got his school's first graders to sing the Day Man song.
    Please tell me there's a video of that on the Web.

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    LOL MG and I could not believe that video when we saw it. The Peter Griffin drawing in the background makes it even better.
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    WHY PETER GRIFFIN?! WHY? I don't know!

    But it's the cutest damned thing and I wish I could play guitar and make my kids sing and dance to that song. Seriously. Life goal material right there.

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    Jesus Christ that is amazing. They even got the "aaaaAAAAAaaaa" part down. The best part.
    I'm not sure I'll ever achieve something that great.....

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    They look so enthusiastic and are clearly enjoying themselves.....
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    They look so enthusiastic and are clearly enjoying themselves.....
    It looks like they were SUPER psyched for the big video performance....
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    I think quite of few of the diplomats working in the Canadian embassy in Tokyo are former jets.

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    What counts as successful?
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    Saw this article posted on the Diplomat and thought it was interesting. The lady who wrote it also published research that included on where Americans JET alums are working (you can find it on page 30).

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