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 […]

JETAABC Yomi-Kai

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 […]

JETAABC Yomi-Kai Presents: A Conversation with Author Grace Eiko Thomson

2021-05-23T11:11:55-07:00May 2nd, 2021|Events, JET, News|

“It is my hope that this story will lead to further investigation and others sharing stories of injustices in Canadian history, as we continue to work toward a better Canada for all.” – Grace Eiko Thomson

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JETAABC Yomi-Kai is excited to invite Author Grace Eiko Thomson to our next meeting to discuss her newly published memoir, Chiru Sakura — Falling Cherry Blossoms: A Mother & Daughter’s Journey through Racism, Internment and Oppression. 

JETAABC Yomi-Kai

2021-03-19T10:58:31-07:00Mar 4th, 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 […]

March 11 Commemorative Event: Celebrate Fukushima

2021-04-24T10:57:25-07:00Feb 16th, 2021|Events, JET, News|

2021 will be the tenth year since the devastating Tohoku Disaster on March 11, 2011. Please join us at this virtual event to commemorate the disaster, but also celebrate Fukushima and its recovery. Learn about Fukushima’s culture and history, hear first-hand stories of life in the prefecture, and experience one small part of Northern Japan’s “Lucky Island.”

As a special gift for the first ten participants to register, we are pleased to offer a small token of Fukushima as a door […]

Market Your JET Experience: Make Your Resume Shine!

2021-04-24T10:57:51-07:00Feb 16th, 2021|Events|

Wondering how best to describe to future employers ALL that you accomplished on JET? Confused on how to define your JET experience if you’re not working in higher education/teaching?

Concerned that your resume really doesn’t say ALL that it could, or that it doesn’t offer the reader a strong understanding of your skills and expertise? Have you pondered how a functional or chrono-functional resume might “sell you” more to readers?

If the answer is yes to any or all of the above […]

JET Ski: At Home Edition Photo Contest

2021-03-01T00:04:01-08:00Feb 1st, 2021|Events, JET, News|

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to the JET Ski: At Home Edition Photo Contest! The submission period is now closed. Voting for the People’s Choice winner is now OPEN. Head over to this form to vote on your top three favorites: https://forms.gle/Ae6Yv8hy9CZ6zXY88

While you’re there, don’t forget to register for our Après Ski virtual happy hour on March 6th, where we’ll announce the winners! Or register here: 

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