Current PAs


Hello, my name is Adam Sano-Pool, I’m a 5th year JET, and I will be the new ALT PA for Kumamoto. It’s quite a daunting task given the dedication and effort that Hueseng and Amy have put in to the job. They have seemed to have worked tirelessly over the past couple of years, and I thank them for all their help and patient answers to my concerns or questions. I am really looking forward to supporting JETs across the prefecture, trying to make their experience as good as mine has been. I just hope I can live up to the example my predecessors have set! But to quote the great wandering Samurai, Miyamoto Musashi, “In time, all things work to your advantage if you pursue them with an open heart”.


Hello there! My name is Spencer Jiro Viernes. I’m from Wellington, New Zealand. I have been living in Japan for three years. Prior to becoming the CIR PA, I was an ALT in Kashima Town, south of Kumamoto City. It is famous for its clean water, Suntory Beer Factory and AEON Mall. If you ever decide to visit, let me know and I can show you around! Of course, I will do my best to be there for you and support you. Feel free to reach out because I’m excited to meet you all. Welcome to Japan! See you!