5 Aug, 2023

Recap: Edomae in Summer

2023-08-04T13:49:52-07:00Aug 5th, 2023|Events, JET|

We are grateful to Hikita-san, Watabe-san, and all attendees who joined us this past Sunday, July 30th for Edomae in Summer. This series of educational events is co-hosted by JETAABC and the Japan-Canada Chamber of Commerce.

We not only learned that thawing sashimi in the fridge is the worst method, but also took a deep dive into the world of kelp!

A big shoutout to Azuma Tei who donated goody bags to all attendees. […]

4 Aug, 2023

Recap: Asian Heritage Month Celebration on May 27, 2023

2023-08-04T13:39:47-07:00Aug 4th, 2023|Events, JET|

On May 27th, 2023, 7 JET alumni and 2 community members gathered at BCIT in downtown Vancouver to celebrate Asian Heritage Month. They enjoyed a sushi lunch and time to learn about Asian Canadian history, share stories and experiences, and enjoy some fun games and karaoke. This was a great opportunity to engage, connect, educate, and raise awareness in our community.

3 Jul, 2023

2023 Powell Street Festival Lottery Tickets

2023-07-03T18:23:53-07:00Jul 3rd, 2023|Events|

The Powell Street Festival returns this summer with their classic charity lottery. Prizes include a trip for two to Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, a staycation at The Listel Hotel, festival passes, gift cards, and much more.

Purchase tickets online anytime up to July 31st; please use the seller code jet so our organization benefits from some of the proceeds.

Buy Tickets

30 Jun, 2023

Edomae in Summer: July 30, 2023

2023-09-21T23:29:20-07:00Jun 30th, 2023|Events, News|

Come join us! Mr. Hikita will be giving a presentation on Giant Kelp & Its Ecosystem. The event will also include some tips on how to thaw sashimi and a demo on how to prepare rice for a seafood rice bowl (kaisen don). […]

19 May, 2023

Recap: JETAABC Yomi-kai presents: A Conversation with Erica H Isomura

2023-07-03T17:59:07-07:00May 19th, 2023|Events, News|

On Saturday, May 13, 2023, in honour of May Asian Heritage Month, JETAABC Yomi-Kai invited emerging writer: Erica H Isomura. The hour begun with a reading of a poem that speaks to relationships with language, environment, history, and Erica’s yon-sei (fourth generation) 四世 Japanese / diasporic Cantonese identity. This was then followed by a work-in-progress piece that integrated different art forms in the presentation and reading of the piece.

With […]

6 Feb, 2023

JETAA Bento Workshop Recap

2023-02-06T20:09:19-08:00Feb 6th, 2023|Events, JET|

Thank you to everyone who participated in our third JETAA Bento Workshop. 

We had a wonderful turnout from both JET Alumni and members of our communities for our Bento Workshop this year.

With the Valentine theme in mind, Amanda took us through three tips to elevate our bento making tips:

  1. Ways to Naturally Dye Bento Rice
  2. How to add […]
1 Feb, 2023

3rd Annual JETAA Bento Workshop: Theme Reveal

2023-02-04T18:34:37-08:00Feb 1st, 2023|Events, JET|

Did you guess our theme yet?

Our Bento Workshop this time will be Valentine’s Day Themed! Gifting a special someone chocolate may be the standard, but how about trying something new by giving a cute valentine themed Kyara-ben? This year, Amanda is excited to show you tips that will give that extra heart in your bento presentation.

Wait! What’s Kyara-ben? Quick reminder: Kyara-ben is short for Character Bento, the art of making cute, detailed box lunches that look like popular characters.

Everyone is […]

8 Jan, 2023

3rd Annual JETAA Bento Workshop: Save the Date

2023-01-07T17:33:59-08:00Jan 8th, 2023|JET|

JETAA Portland, with JETAABC, is excited to present a third Bento Workshop led by Amanda Oumiya from K&L Bentos on Sunday, February 5th, 2023 at 11:00 am over Zoom. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join and learn! Amanda has been our trusted Bento Workshop leader the past couple times and it has been such a great success.

We will be dropping hints on our social media for the next couple weeks. Can you guess what theme our Bento Workshop […]

22 Dec, 2022

Call for JETAA Canada Country Representative Platforms

2022-12-22T19:11:57-08:00Dec 22nd, 2022|Initiatives, JET, Volunteer|

The call for platforms for the JETAA Canada’s Country Representative has begun and we’re looking for interested candidates!

The Canada country representative (CR) is the primary point of contact to Canada’s various chapters, and represents our country at the JETAA-International level, as required. See this PDF for further details on the Canada Rep’s responsibilities.

Candidates are asked to submit a platform that states the following:

  • Experience with JETAA
  • Vision for future of JETAA chapters in Canada
  • Action plan for year ahead […]
20 Dec, 2022

❄️ JET Ski 2023 ❄️

2023-01-30T13:01:57-08:00Dec 20th, 2022|Events, JET|

JET Ski is back with our first in-person, tri-chapter event since 2020! ☃️ Meet us February 4–5, 2023 in Seattle as we reconnect with our friends across JETAABC, JETAA Portland, and PNWJETAA.  We are excited to enjoy a day of snow sports, good food, and fun in Seattle!

⛷️🏂Winter Activities

Location: The Summit at Snoqualmie (map)
Time: Ski/snowboard: 9:00am – Dusk

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