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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

❄️ 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
            […]

Yomi-Kai Conversation with Hiromi Goto Recap

2022-11-12T20:49:01-08:00Nov 12th, 2022|Events|

This year, Yomikai selected to read Hopeful Monsters, an anthology by Japanese-Canadian author Hiromi Goto. With strong vivid imagery and unique subjects, we became intrigued to find out more about her writing process and ideas. We were very grateful that she was able to join us for the evening on Tuesday, October 25th.
The evening started with some pre-discussions before Ms. Goto joined us to read […]

October 16th Imoni-Kai Recap

2022-11-02T18:23:34-07:00Nov 2nd, 2022|Events, JET|

Here’s a look back at our Sunday, October 16th Imoni-Kai. This is our annual outdoor tradition where we cook and enjoy traditional taro root stew from Yamagata which is enjoyed all over the Tohoku region of Japan. We were grateful to have unseasonably sunny weather, delicious stew and snacks, acoustic music, and good company!

Call for JET Info Session Volunteers

2022-10-11T19:18:13-07:00Sep 25th, 2022|Initiatives, JET, Volunteer|

UPDATE! The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver is currently recruiting for the 2023 JET Programme, and we are looking for JET alumni volunteers to help out with a virtual and in-person career fair and information sessions.

  Dates   Time   Event and Location
  Wednesday, October 12th           1:30 pm –
  3:00 pm
  Information Session
  Virtual (MS Teams)
 

August 28th Sports Day Recap

2022-09-02T20:52:42-07:00Sep 2nd, 2022|Events, JET|

What a perfect sunny Sunday to gather for our JETAABC Sports Day!

On August 28th, we had a blast with all sorts of activities, including the classic Rajio Taiso Daiichi, tug of war, wrestling, relays and human wheelbarrow races. There were a mix of participants including JET alumni, their families, and friends from the wider Japanese-Canadian community. Thanks again to the organizers and everyone who came out!

Call for Nikkei Matsuri Volunteers

2022-07-24T20:51:58-07:00Jul 24th, 2022|Events, Volunteer|

The Nikkei Matsuri, one of Canada’s largest authentic and family-friendly Japanese festivals, returns to Nikkei Centre in Burnaby this summer for its 10th anniversary! The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre needs support to make this event a success.

Please sign up for a shift or two and be part of this unique celebration on September 3 & 4, 2022.

(PS: fun fact, this year’s poster illustration is by our very own Communications Coordinator!)

Call for Powell Street Festival Volunteers

2022-07-05T22:20:08-07:00Jul 5th, 2022|Events, Volunteer|

It’s that time of year again! Celebrating Japanese-Canadian Culture for 46 years, the Powell Street Festival is Vancouver’s longest community arts celebration! You can be a part of this year’s festival taking place July 30th  and 31st.

We are looking for amazing alumni to help out at our community booth on Saturday, July 30th from 11:00am.

Volunteer duties at the Community Booth involve answering questions about the JET Programme, directing people to JET Programme informational materials, and generally […]

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