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JETAA Bento Workshop: Onigiri Edition Recap

2024-02-17T10:52:36-08:00Feb 17th, 2024|Events|

Thank you to everyone who participated both virtually and in person at our fourth JETAA Bento Workshop: Onigiri Edition on Sunday, January 28th, 2024.

This was the first year that we hosted this event as a Hybrid event by offering in-person locations both in Canada and the US and remotely over Zoom. We had 15 participants in Vancouver, BC; 16 in Anchorage, AK; and 12 who attended virtually. All 43 of us gathered, eager to learn and make onigiris.

2024 Annual General Meeting

2023-12-08T15:20:41-08:00Dec 8th, 2023|Events, JET, News|

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

It is time for our Annual General Meeting and Shinnenkai. This year’s event will be held at 1 Athletes Way in Vancouver (with the option to attend via Zoom), on Friday, January 26, 2024, 6:00 – 9:00pm. 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 19, 2024 at agm@jetaabc.ca or at this RSVP form.

The […]

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. […]

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.

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.

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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

2023 Annual General Meeting

2023-12-08T15:13:08-08:00Dec 8th, 2022|Events, JET, News|

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

It is time for our Annual General Meeting and Shinnenkai. This year’s event will be held at Mount Pleasant Community Centre, Multipurpose Room 2, on 1 Kingsway in Vancouver (with the option to attend via Zoom), on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00pm. We will begin with a meet-and-greet before proceeding into our AGM and Board of Directors election.

Your RSVP is kindly requested by Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at agm@jetaabc.ca or at

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