June 19th Kusudama Workshop Recap

2022-06-20T19:55:05-07:00Jun 20th, 2022|Events, News|

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first origami workshop. It was a cloudy day out so it ended up being a great day to do some indoor origami. With a small group of 6 attendees, everyone sat in a circle around the tables as each individual introduced themselves to get to know each other.

To break the ice, we started by sharing our interest and stories around origami. Our board member, Karmila, then proceeded to lead the group […]

Save the Date: June 25th and 26th 2022 Pre-Departure Orientation

2022-05-28T15:00:52-07:00May 28th, 2022|Events, Initiatives, JET, News, Volunteer|

The new JETs are almost on their way to Japan! But first, we need your help getting them ready.

Pre-Departure Orientation will tentatively take place on Saturday, June 25th & Sunday, June 26th in person, in downtown Vancouver (dates and venue to be confirmed very soon). This is a wonderful opportunity to provide the next generation of JETs with their first insight into the joys and hardships of life in Japan. Volunteer positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served […]

New Date! JETAABC Origami Workshop: Kusudama

2022-05-25T15:00:50-07:00May 25th, 2022|Events, JET, News|

New Date! June 19th!

Come join us as we host an Origami Workshop on June 19 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. 

Origami is the art of folding paper. This workshop, the theme will be Kusudama. The literal translation is Medicine Ball. Traditionally, the word came from something similar where people would insert fragrances for healing purposes, now it’s become a decorative item. We would like to take this opportunity to enjoy being in the same space as our fellow alumni […]

2022 JET SKI NO HI presented by PNWJETAA, JETAABC & JETAAPDX

2022-02-09T08:01:42-08:00Jan 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

2022-04-23T11:11:15-07:00Dec 6th, 2021|Events, JET, News|

Update 2022.01.26

Dear JETAABC Members,

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in particular the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the JETAABC Board of Directors is announcing that the upcoming AGM will be held 100% virtually on Zoom this year. The health and safety of our members and event participants are our top priority, and in order to mitigate any chance of transmission, the in-person option to attend the AGM is no longer available. Thank you for your understanding!

For more event details, or […]

2022 Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl

2022-04-23T11:11:20-07:00Nov 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

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