2022-01-12T08:33:30-08:00Jan 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:

JETAABC Japanese Language Classes: Winter Term ’22 Now Open!

2021-12-18T18:21:46-08:00Dec 18th, 2021|Events|

We are happy to announce that registration for JETAABC Japanese Language Classes for the Winter term is now open! We will be holding this term online over Zoom. Classes will start on January 13, 2021 from 6pm to 8pm PST every Thursdays until March 17, 2021.

Virtual Classroom:

The classes will be done online through Zoom and will utilize all available functions (i.e.polling, whiteboard, breakout rooms, etc) to maximize engagement and interaction between students and the teacher. For optimal language learning in the […]

2022 Annual General Meeting

2021-12-16T07:49:09-08:00Dec 6th, 2021|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 the YWCA Hotel on 733 Beatty St in Vancouver (with the option to attend via Zoom) on Friday, February 4, 2022, 6:00 – 9:00pm. We will begin with a meet-and-greet with light refreshments before proceeding into our AGM and Board of Directors election. (As health guidelines on public gatherings could change, the meeting location may be updated. We will keep […]

2022 Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl

2022-01-23T00:44:57-08:00Nov 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 […]

JETAABC Japanese Language Classes: Fall Term Now Open!

2021-11-04T21:32:49-07:00Nov 5th, 2021|Events, JET|

We were a little late in announcing it but better late than never! We are excited to announce that registration for JETAABC Japanese Language Classes for the fall term is now open! We are happy to be able to offer another term online. We hope that as conditions improve, we will once again be able to offer you in-person classes in the near future, however for this fall term, it will be conducted online again. Classes will start on November […]

Imoni-kai 2021

2021-10-12T20:48:48-07:00Oct 12th, 2021|Events|

What is “imoni-kai” you ask? Think of it like a fall version of “o-hanami”; an outdoor gathering where you share hot “imoni” taro soup and enjoy the colours of the season. 

Join us at Central Park (Burnaby) on Sunday, October 24th from 11:30am-2:00pm for family-friendly activities, games, music, and experience a Tohoku culinary tradition!

Event fee: $10 per person

Sign up here:

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 […]

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