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JETAA Bounenkai @ Izakaya Kichinto – Dec. 10th

Celebrate the end of the year with JETAA Portland! Join us for food, drinks, raffle prizes, and a white elephant gift exchange as we say sayonara to 2016. This year we’ll be celebrating at Izakaya Kichinto – we hope to see you there! A buffet featuring Japanese-style goodies and two drink tickets are included with admission. […]

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Intro to Taiko Workshop – Oct. 24th

Intro to Taiko Workshop with Unit Souzo This workshop is a wonderful entry point to feel firsthand the power of taiko! A brief history is presented alongside fun taiko exercises that introduce basic form (kata), voice (kiai), oral tradition (kuchi shouga), and your first taiko song. No previous taiko experience necessary! However, students must be […]

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Kumoricon 2016 – Oct. 28th-30th

Kumoricon 2016 Celebrating fourteen years of anime and Japanese culture, Kumoricon is back for its biggest year yet! Gaining its namesake (kumori) from the Japanese word “cloudy”, we embody everything it means to live in the Pacific Northwest and love this fandom. Stretching across generations, anime fans have gathered together for an amazing annual event, […]

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The Portland Chapter of JETAA (The JET Program Alumni Association) was created to serve the bonds of friendship developed by the program participants. JETAA’s purpose is to achieve, through its activities, a broader and deeper understanding between Japan and the other countries participating in the program.