9 Apr, 2021

Statement Against Anti-Asian Racism and Violence

2021-04-08T13:06:38-07:00Apr 9th, 2021|JET, News|

We at JETAABC have been saddened to learn about the recent acts of racism and violence against the Asian community. We denounce them and stand in solidarity with all our community members against all acts of anti-Asian racism, violence, and hate.

As alumni and friends of the JET Programme, we are reminded of the Programme’s mission to promote grassroots internationalization at the local level, establishing ties between peoples and creating mutual understanding. Let’s use our experience to encourage others to learn […]

4 Mar, 2021

JETAABC Yomi-Kai

2021-03-19T10:58:31-07:00Mar 4th, 2021|Events, JET, News|

What is JETAABC Yomi-Kai?

JETAABC Yomi-Kai is a reading club created for JET Alumni, JETAA Friends and community members to gather to discuss and discover short stories by Japanese Authors in translation or by Japanese Canadian authors.

We always start by sharing first impressions and questions that we have and let that guide the evening. From exploring characters, plots, point of views, to the general theme of the work; these are just some of the angles we will talk about with each […]

16 Feb, 2021

March 11 Commemorative Event: Celebrate Fukushima

2021-02-16T06:49:58-08:00Feb 16th, 2021|Events, JET, News|

2021 will be the tenth year since the devastating Tohoku Disaster on March 11, 2011. Please join us at this virtual event to commemorate the disaster, but also celebrate Fukushima and its recovery. Learn about Fukushima’s culture and history, hear first-hand stories of life in the prefecture, and experience one small part of Northern Japan’s “Lucky Island.”

As a special gift for the first ten participants to register, we are pleased to offer a small token of Fukushima as a door […]

16 Feb, 2021

Market Your JET Experience: Make Your Resume Shine!

2021-02-23T21:12:02-08:00Feb 16th, 2021|Events|

Wondering how best to describe to future employers ALL that you accomplished on JET? Confused on how to define your JET experience if you’re not working in higher education/teaching?

Concerned that your resume really doesn’t say ALL that it could, or that it doesn’t offer the reader a strong understanding of your skills and expertise? Have you pondered how a functional or chrono-functional resume might “sell you” more to readers?

If the answer is yes to any or all of the above […]

1 Feb, 2021

JET Ski: At Home Edition Photo Contest

2021-03-01T00:04:01-08:00Feb 1st, 2021|Events, JET, News|

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to the JET Ski: At Home Edition Photo Contest! The submission period is now closed. Voting for the People’s Choice winner is now OPEN. Head over to this form to vote on your top three favorites: https://forms.gle/Ae6Yv8hy9CZ6zXY88

While you’re there, don’t forget to register for our Après Ski virtual happy hour on March 6th, where we’ll announce the winners! Or register here: 

31 Jan, 2021

JETAABC Yomi-Kai

2021-02-01T21:29:42-08:00Jan 31st, 2021|Events, JET, News|

What is JETAABC Yomi-Kai?

JETAABC Yomi-Kai is a reading club created for JET Alumni, JETAA Friends and community members to gather to discuss and discover short stories by Japanese Authors in translation or by Japanese Canadian authors.

We always start by sharing first impressions and questions that we have and let that guide the evening. From exploring characters, plots, point of views, to the general theme of the work; these are just some of the angles we will talk about with each […]

31 Dec, 2020

2021 Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl Online

2021-03-19T11:07:21-07:00Dec 31st, 2020|Events, Volunteer|

JETAABC is excited to invite high school students learning Japanese to participate in the fourth Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl on Saturday March 13, 2021. 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 […]

22 Dec, 2020

JETAABC Japanese Language Classes: Winter Term Now Open!

2020-12-22T21:10:10-08:00Dec 22nd, 2020|Events, JET|

We are happy to announce that registration for JETAABC Japanese Language Classes for the winter term is now open! Our last term of online classes was such a success that we are happy to be able to offer another term online. We hope that as conditions improve, we will once again be able to offer you in-person classes in the near future, however for this winter term, it will be conducted online again. Classes will start on January 13th 2021 from […]

15 Dec, 2020

2021 Annual General Meeting

2020-12-15T09:48:51-08:00Dec 15th, 2020|Events, JET, News|

あけましておめでとうございます! Akemashite omedeto gozaimasu!

We hope you are staying healthy and safe at home. It is time for our Annual General Meeting and Shinnenkai, and we are going online this year! We are hosting this Zoom gathering on Friday, January 22nd, 2021, 6:30 – 8:30pm. We will begin with a meet-and-greet before proceeding into our AGM and Board of Directors election.

Your RSVP is kindly requested by Friday, January 15th, 2021 at agm@jetaabc.ca.

The AGM is your chance to participate in the […]

28 Nov, 2020

2020 Pre-Departure Orientation – Call for Volunteers

2020-12-10T03:03:43-08:00Nov 28th, 2020|Events, Volunteer|

The newest group of JET participants are preparing for life in Japan!  JETAABC and the Consulate of Japan in Vancouver are looking for energetic and committed JET alumni to facilitate the passing of the torch.  We invite you to share your expertise and enthusiasm with the next JET generation.

This year’s Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) will be different from the usual format. A series of workshops will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams between Dec 5th – 20th, 2020. Volunteer positions will […]

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