JETAABC is the British Columbia / Yukon chapter of JETAA-International, the alumni association for participants of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme
Newsletter

Newsletter

Are you AMAZING? If you or a JET you know has gone on to accomplish great things (or cool, eyebrow raising things) after Japan, we would like to share your Amazing Alumni story. Please contact JETAABC Newsletter Coordinator at newsletter[at]jetaabc.ca We welcome your articles, and are always looking for writers and digital photographers....
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Powell Street Festival 2016 - Call for Volunteers

Powell Street Festival 2016 – Call for Volunteers

JETAABC is looking for volunteers for our booth at the 40th Annual Powell Street Festival on Saturday, July 30, 2016. The event is a celebration of Japanese Canadian arts, culture, and heritage in Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver. It features performances, vendors, and (of course!) food. The JETAABC booth will be located in a tent in...
2016 JET Programme Pre-Departure Orientation – Call for Volunteers

2016 JET Programme Pre-Departure Orientation – Call for Volunteers

The newest group of JET participants are preparing for life in Japan! We are looking for energetic and committed JET alumni to facilitate the passing of the torch. Consider sharing your expertise and enthusiasm with the next generation. Below you will find details on Pre-Departure Orientation and a full description for each volunteer position. Most volunteers are...
World Music Concert in Port Moody: Uzume Taiko

World Music Concert in Port Moody: Uzume Taiko

Uzume Taiko is known around the world for its bold musical collaborations and theatrical stage presence. As part of the Port Moody Youth Arts Fest, Uzume Taiko & Friends perform an amazing night of world music and drumming. Boris Sichon, Paul Bray and Kesseke Yeo will join the Ensemble playing a diverse collection of percussive...
JET Programme Video Contest

JET Programme Video Contest

CLAIR Tokyo will again be holding a video contest based on the theme “Japan’s local communities as experienced by JET Program participants”. The contest is primarily for current JETs, but former Program participants are also welcome to submit entries. Current and former JETs are all encouraged to participate in voting for the eventual winners. Tickets...
JETAABC Ramen Night

JETAABC Ramen Night

Was ramen one of your favourite Japanese dishes when you were teaching in Japan? If so, come join us for Ramen Night! Enjoy catching up with JET alumni or meeting new friends over an authentic bowl of Japanese ramen at one of Vancouver’s most popular ramen restaurants Hokkaido Ramen Santouka! Location: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, 1690...
Sakura Days Japan Fair (April 9 & 10) – Call for Volunteers

Sakura Days Japan Fair (April 9 & 10) – Call for Volunteers

UPDATE 3/25 – All spots have been filled. Thanks for all who volunteered! JETAABC is looking for genki gals and guys to volunteer for the JETAABC Booth at the Sakura Days Japan Fair 2016. This annual event will take place at VanDeusen Gardens (5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC) on April 9th and 10th. Sakura Days...
Annual General Meeting 2016

Annual General Meeting 2016

It’s time to kick off Heisei 28-nen and the year of the Monkey! JETAABC is proud to invite all JETAABC members (that’s you) and their guests to the Annual General Meeting and Shinnenkai 2016. This is your opportunity to stay connected with JET and continue contributing to Japan/Canada relations in an amazing way, please consider...
Winter 2016 Japanese Course

Winter 2016 Japanese Course

JETAABC is pleased to announce that it is organizing the Winter 2016 JET Alumni Japanese language course! If you are interested and want to take free Japanese lessons, read on and then sign up at https://goo.gl/a6OmW6 by January 13, 2016. Winter 2016 TERM – DATES, TIMES, PLACES, AND LEVEL The Winter 2016 course will be...
JETAABC 2016 Bonsai Workshop

JETAABC 2016 Bonsai Workshop

Come learn how to cultivate and care for your bonsai from one of the top bonsai instructors in North America, Tak Yamaura.
Yamato, The Drummers of Japan

Yamato, The Drummers of Japan

From the Producer of last year’s smash hit – Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo – comes an electrifying display of skill and physicality from the world’s best Taiko drumming company! Making their Vancouver debut February 6, 2016 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the dynamic and masterly Yamato Drummers of Japan, described as...
28th Annual British Columbia Japanese Speech Contest

28th Annual British Columbia Japanese Speech Contest

The Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver is having their Annual British Columbia Japanese Speech Contest on March 5 at Simon Frazer University! Here’s your chance to showcase all the Japanese skills you learned over there. Registration deadline is February 5th. For more details, go here: http://www.vancouver.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/en/culture/culture_speech.htm
Sake Tasting Social

Sake Tasting Social

Missing that bottle of hot sake during the cold winter? Artisan SakeMaker on Granville Island uses BC grown rice to make Canadian sake. See how it compares to your favourite Japanese brand on Nov.29! We’ll also go for lunch before sampling some sake! Who: Max. 15 people (first come, first served, friends welcome!) When: Sunday,...