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Prefectural Advisors (PA)

There are four Prefectural Advisors in Fukuoka Prefecture here to provide support to JET participants and the various Contracting Organizations.

This year’s team of PAs come from a variety of backgrounds and experience and are committed to supporting JETs and fostering a sense of community among participants within Fukuoka.  Follow the site navigation to see each PA’s profile.


Wesley Bishop PA for Prefectural JHS & ES JET ALTs fukuokajhs@gmail.com Hello!  My name is Wesley Bishop and I’m the Prefectural Advisor (PA) for Prefectural JHS & ES JET ALTs. This is my 5th year on JET.  I spent my first 3 years teaching at 20+ elementary and junior high schools in areas surrounding Fukuoka City as …

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Maryann Miyashiro PA for Prefectural SHS JET ALTs fukuokashs@gmail.com   My name is Maryann Miyashiro and I am the Prefectural Advisor (PA) for High School JET ALTs. I came to Fukuoka as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) via the JET Programme in 2014.  I spent my first three years here in Omuta where I taught at two …

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Kitakyushu City PA

Kieron Ryan PA for Kitakyushu City JET ALTs kitakyushupa@gmail.com  Hi everyone, my name is Kieron Ryan and I am the Prefectural Advisor for Kitakyushu city (the most northern city on Kyushu) and thus making me the “King in the north.” I am currently a 3rd year JET-ALT and along with my PA duties I also work at …

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Municipal PA

Michael Okada PA for Prefectural CIRs and Municipal JET ALTs and CIRs fukuokapa@gmail.com I’m Michael, a 2nd year CIR and PA. Aside from the normal PA duties, one of my biggest PA responsibilities is organizing and leading the Fukuoka JET Orientation for new arrivals in August. I like a lot of things like, cooking, video …

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