14 Sep, 2021

2021/22 Alumni Mentor Programme & J-Link Canada

2021-09-14T10:18:35-07:00Sep 14th, 2021|Initiatives, JET, Volunteer|

The 2021/22 Alumni Mentor Programme is a private list of JET alumni in BC who can provide insight into the current job market in their industry, give guidance to new/”old” returnees in their career transition, and maybe even speak on a JETAABC Careers Panel. Mentors/mentees will be connected via email. The programme runs from September 2021 to February 2022 with Mentee sign-ups coming very soon!

J-Link Canada is a public directory hosted on the JETAABC website and will include profiles of […]

15 Jul, 2021

2021 JET Pre-Departure Orientation – Call for Volunteers

2021-07-19T10:11:46-07:00Jul 15th, 2021|Events, JET, 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.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns and gathering restrictions, this year’s Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) will continue last year’s format of a series of online workshops and will be held virtually on Microsoft […]

24 Jun, 2021

JETAA Canada Crane Folding Weekend

2021-06-24T12:27:10-07:00Jun 24th, 2021|Events, JET|

JET alumni, family and friends are all invited to fold cranes for a 千羽鶴 senbazuru that will be assembled for this year’s Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony in Montreal. An online workshop/crane folding gathering will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021. Join us and meet JET alumni from across Canada.

Visit JETAA Canada for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/499987474573440/

11 Jun, 2021

JETAA Kyara-ben Contest

2021-06-21T22:30:51-07:00Jun 11th, 2021|Events, JET, News|

We are very excited for our second JETAA Kyara-ben Contest, a collaboration between JETAA Portland, JETAA BC and JETAA PNW! Join us on July 11th at 11:00 AM (PDT) via Zoom for a fun afternoon of friendly competition and getting to know people from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

With quarantine keeping us from tasting each other’s food, we figured this would be a great opportunity to enjoy the artistic and visually […]

7 Jun, 2021

JETAABC Yomi-Kai

2021-06-11T03:39:45-07:00Jun 7th, 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 […]

15 May, 2021

Kyara-ben Workshop

2021-05-15T10:52:13-07:00May 15th, 2021|Events, JET, News|

After last year’s success, JETAA Portland, JETAABC, and JETAAPNW are excited to present a second Bento Workshop with Amanda Oumiya from K&L Bentos on Sunday, June 6 at 11am PDT.

This time the theme is Kyara-ben! For those who don’t know, Kyara-ben is short for Character Bento, the art of making cute, detailed box lunches that look like popular characters.

This can sound daunting but Amanda is here to show us simple tips and tricks to make your […]

2 May, 2021

JETAABC Yomi-Kai Presents: A Conversation with Author Grace Eiko Thomson

2021-05-23T11:11:55-07:00May 2nd, 2021|Events, JET, News|

“It is my hope that this story will lead to further investigation and others sharing stories of injustices in Canadian history, as we continue to work toward a better Canada for all.” – Grace Eiko Thomson

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JETAABC Yomi-Kai is excited to invite Author Grace Eiko Thomson to our next meeting to discuss her newly published memoir, Chiru Sakura — Falling Cherry Blossoms: A Mother & Daughter’s Journey through Racism, Internment and Oppression. 

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 […]

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