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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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Tabemashou! @ Yama Sushi – Sept. 29th

The Tabemashou! group gathers to explore, critique, and enjoy Japanese dining options in Portland. Through numbers we’re able to sample menus extensively and casually critique the food and experience together. When: Thursday, September 29th at 7pm (Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 26rd) Where: Yama Sushi & Sake Bar (926 NW 10th St.) What to bring: Tabemashou! is cash only! Be sure to bring enough […]

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Los Angeles Career Forum 2016 – Oct. 7th – 8th

The Los Angeles Career Forum features companies from various industries seeking individuals with some degree of both Japanese and English language abilities to join their global or domestic teams. Interviews occur onsite, and offers of employment or internship are often made by the end of the event. When: October 7th (Fri.) & 8th (Sat.), 2016 […]

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Latest JETAA Photos


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.