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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Winter 2013 Newsletter Now Available

Winter 2013 Newsletter Now Available

Winter 2013 Newsletter Now Available
26th Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest

26th Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest

Interested in showing off your Japanese skills?  It’s time for the 26th Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest! This year, it will be held on March 1, 2014 at the Simon Fraser University. Check out this page for more info: http://www.vancouver.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/en/culture/culture_speech.htm    
Introduction to Soto Zen Buddhism Workshop

Introduction to Soto Zen Buddhism Workshop

Looking for something new in 2014?  JETAABC is pleased to offer an Introduction to Soto Zen Buddhism Workshop.  The workshop will be lead by Myoshin Kate McCandless and Shinmon Michael Newton. Details Who:  5-10 JETAABC Members (sign up to be done on a first come, first served basis) What:  A 2-hour intro to Soto Zen...
Steveston Buddhist Temple - 50th Anniversary Event

Steveston Buddhist Temple – 50th Anniversary Event

Stevenson Buddhist Temple in Richmond is celebrating their 50th Anniversary of the temple at the present location on the weekend of Dec. 7th and 8th. As part of our celebrations, they are having a couple of events on Saturday, Dec. 7th which are open to the public. Kagayaki  -  1-9 pm The first is an art exhibit entitled...
Katari Taiko Spring Workshop

Katari Taiko Spring Workshop

ONE DAY WORKSHOPLearn about taiko history, notation, and basic rhythms at this one-day, hands-on workshop. At the end of the workshop, participants will have learned a taiko piece. No previous experience is necessary. When: Sunday, February 2, 2014, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: Taiko Space, 1254 Frances Street, Vancouver (just west of Clark Drive) Fee: $75...
Winter 2014 Japanese Course

Winter 2014 Japanese Course

JETAABC is pleased to announce that it is organizing the Winter 2014 JET Alumni Japanese language course! If you are interested and want to take free Japanese lessons, read on and then sign up at http://goo.gl/gCj5WP by January 4, 2014. WINTER 2014 TERM – DATES, TIMES, PLACES, AND LEVEL The Winter 2014 course will be...
JETAABC Career Event and JET Returnees' Reception

JETAABC Career Event and JET Returnees’ Reception

JETAABC is hosting a Career Event in conjunction with the Consulate-General of Japan’s JET Returnees’ Reception. The purpose of the event is to meet with and network with JET participants and JET alumni to share in and learn of career opportunities available to you. In addition, it serves as a platform to share your Japan...
2014 JET Programme Application Now Available

2014 JET Programme Application Now Available

The application form for the 2014 JET Programme is now available online at: http://jetprogramme.ca/ If you experience technical difficulties with the online application form, please email: techsupport@jetprogramme.ca. For questions pertaining to the application content and eligibility, contact the JET Desk at the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa at: jet@ot.mofa.go.jp The deadline to apply is November 29, 2013.
VIFF: Japanese Movie Highlights

VIFF: Japanese Movie Highlights

This page has a nice summary of all the Japanese films that are playing in the Vancouver International Film Festival. Check it out here: http://archive.viff.org/e-blasts/viff/2013/Outreach/japan.html  
Call for Volunteers: Helping with the 2013 JET Programme

Call for Volunteers: Helping with the 2013 JET Programme

The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver is currently gearing up for the recruitment season for the 2013 JET Programme, and are looking for JET alumni volunteers to help out with university career fairs and information sessions. If you are looking for a way to get involved with JET and maybe reminisce a little, here...
Upcoming Events: Rural Japan Today; Roundtable Discussion on Abenomics

Upcoming Events: Rural Japan Today; Roundtable Discussion on Abenomics

Rural Japan Today: Depopulation, Revitalization, and Post-Disaster Public Memory Creation Dr. Anthony Rausch, Hirosaki University Japan has many competing contemporary narratives. One under-represented narrative of modern Japan is that of the trajectory of rural areas in general and the contemporary struggles of specific places of rural Japan. This talk takes up rural Japan as its theme,...
2013 Japanese Language Proficiency Test

2013 Japanese Language Proficiency Test

It’s that time of the year again when all that Japanese studying pays off!  Applications for this December’s Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) has begun. The JLPT is held only once year in BC, so make sure to apply if you’ve wanted to take the test.  Deadline for applications is Oct 4.  For more information, visit...