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JLPT N1-N3 Benkyoukai 2015

Interested in taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test this year? Or just looking for a group to study advanced Japanese with? Join our JLPT Japanese Benkyoukai! This study group is open to anyone who wants to study advanced Japanese. Studies will focus on levels N1, N2, or N3 of the Japanese Language Proficiency test, and will […]

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O-Bon Festival Volunteers Needed – August 12th

JETAA is looking for 5 volunteers to help with the O-Bon Festival at the Portland Japanese Garden! O-Bon is the name of the Buddhist memorial festival that dates back more than a thousand years. Over a three-day period in mid-August in Japan, families gather to pray for the spirits of their ancestors. The Japanese Garden […]

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J-Kaiwa @ Lucky Lab – August 14th

WHEN: Friday, August 14th, 7-9:00 p.m. WHERE: Lucky Lab Brew Pub on Hawthorne (915 SE Hawthorne Blvd) NIJIKAI: ?? WHO: JETAA members, JET Programme returnees, Japanese friends and Nihongo speakers of all levels. WHY: To catch up with old friends, make some new ones and maintain that connection to Japan COST: It’s free to join! You are responsible for your own […]

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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.