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Japan Market

UBC Robson Square (indoors) 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

** Community event unaffiliated with JETAABC ** The Holiday 2022 Japan Market will be on Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd to 4th, at UBC Robson Square's indoor space! Purchase your ticket online in advance (and guests 15 and under enter free). Admissions is as follows: Earlybird till Dec. 2nd midnight: 1 adult $4 / 2 adults $7 On Dec. 3rd and 4th: 1 adult $5 / 2 adults $9 While this event isn’t affiliated with JETAABC, one of our board […]


Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC

** Community event unaffiliated with JETAABC ** From the Vancouver Japanese Language School website: What is the JLPT? The JLPT is a test for non-native speakers of Japanese which evaluates and certifies their Japanese-language proficiency. The test is simultaneously conducted twice a year in Japan and various locations overseas. Since the JLPT began in 1984, the cumulative number of examinees in Japan and overseas has reached 12,720,000 until the test in December 2020. Currently, it is the largest Japanese-language test […]


December Yomi-Kai

Online (Zoom)

This month, on Tuesday, December 13th over Zoom, we will read Mieko Kawakami's “A Once Perfect Day for Bananafish.” This is a terrific prose poem based on J.D Salinger's “A Perfect Day for Bananafish.” Click here to join only December's meeting.  Additionally, we are collecting feedback in a survey about our JETAABC Yomikai. Please click here and respond by Tuesday, December 20th.

JETAABC Bonenkai End-of-Year Party

Haraheri Eat Bar + Patio 888 Nelson St, Vancouver, British Columbia

Let's celebrate another banner year for JETAABC and all our members! Date: Sunday, December 18th, 11:30-1:30 pm (RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, December 14th)   Location: Haraheri Eat Bar & Patio 888 Nelson St, downtown Vancouver Located on the rooftop of Nelson Square Building Please note: JETAABC will be providing some light appetizers to share, and you are welcome to purchase your own lunch and drinks at the restaurant. Thanks! If you have any questions, please contact Rachel at

2023 Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC

JETAABC is excited to invite high school students learning Japanese to participate in the Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl. The Japan Bowl® is a Japanese language and culture competition for high school students who are studying Japanese. The Japan-America Society of Washington DC organized and hosted the first Japan Bowl in 1992. The competition has since been expanding overseas and is now held in Poland, England, Italy, Mexico, Serbia, Bulgaria, France, etc. The inaugural Canadian Japan Bowl was held in [...]

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