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

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:

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 […]

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. 

Statement Against Anti-Asian Racism and Violence

2021-04-08T13:06:38-07:00Apr 9th, 2021|JET, News|

We at JETAABC have been saddened to learn about the recent acts of racism and violence against the Asian community. We denounce them and stand in solidarity with all our community members against all acts of anti-Asian racism, violence, and hate.

As alumni and friends of the JET Programme, we are reminded of the Programme’s mission to promote grassroots internationalization at the local level, establishing ties between peoples and creating mutual understanding. Let’s use our experience to encourage others to learn […]

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 […]

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