JETAA Bento Workshop Recap

2023-02-06T20:09:19-08:00Feb 6th, 2023|Events, JET|

Thank you to everyone who participated in our third JETAA Bento Workshop. 

We had a wonderful turnout from both JET Alumni and members of our communities for our Bento Workshop this year.

With the Valentine theme in mind, Amanda took us through three tips to elevate our bento making tips:

  1. Ways to Naturally Dye Bento Rice
  2. How to add […]

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 […]

❄️ 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

2022-12-11T14:45:30-08:00Dec 10th, 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

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!

2023 Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl

2023-01-20T22:13:30-08:00Oct 11th, 2022|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 […]

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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