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Mochitsuki 2017 – Jan. 29th

Join JETAA Portland at Mochitsuki 2017! We’re currently seeking volunteers to help with JETAA’s suikawari-themed activity booth from 11am – 4pm. Volunteers must be available for a minimum of 1 hour, preferably 2 hours or more, to assist with the booth. All day volunteers will receive a 1 hour lunch break during which they can explore the event […]

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JASO Shinnenkai & Tunes of Japan – Jan. 19th

SHINNENKAI! Join us as we celebrate the Year of the Rooster with Japanese and American friends! JASO is having its annual traditional Japanese New Year’s celebration on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 . This year’s event will feature a delicious Japanese menu provided by Syun Izakaya and Koji Osakaya, beer and sake, traditional music, fukubukuro gift bags, kimono, and more! […]

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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.