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2022-02-09T08:01:42-08:00Jan 12th, 2022|Events, JET, News|

We’re happy to announce that the inter-chapter ski event will be hosted by your favorite northwest chapters again this year. We are claiming February 12th to be JET SKI の日!

We’ll be hitting the slopes with your fellow JET Alumni at your home mountain! All three JET chapters will be shredding the mountains at these locations:

2022 Annual General Meeting

2022-04-23T11:11:15-07:00Dec 6th, 2021|Events, JET, News|

Update 2022.01.26

Dear JETAABC Members,

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in particular the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the JETAABC Board of Directors is announcing that the upcoming AGM will be held 100% virtually on Zoom this year. The health and safety of our members and event participants are our top priority, and in order to mitigate any chance of transmission, the in-person option to attend the AGM is no longer available. Thank you for your understanding!

For more event details, or […]

2022 Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl

2022-04-23T11:11:20-07:00Nov 16th, 2021|Events, Initiatives, Volunteer|

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 Vancouver […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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