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Bounenkai 2014 – Dec. 6th

Say sayonara to 2014 with JETAA Portland at our annual Bounenkai celebration! Join us for a Japanese buffet, drinks, and a white elephant gift exchange as we celebrate the end of the year, Japan style! This is the time to meet new friends, catch up with old ones, and enjoy the enkai celebrations we all […]

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JKaiwa @ LuckyLab – Dec 5th

WHEN:   Friday, December 5th, 2014 at 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 […]

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Tabemashou! @ Bamboo Sushi – Oct. 30th

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, October 30th at 7pm (Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 28th) Where: Bamboo Sushi (310 SE 28th Ave.) What to bring: Tabemashou! is cash […]

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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.