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JETAA Officer Elections – 2015

JETAA Officer Elections – Vote Online Hear ye, hear ye! The online voting polls are now open! Polls are open from March 16th to March 31st. The officer platforms are listed below and the online voting is ready for you to cast your vote for this year’s JETAA officers. Here’s what you need to do: 1) […]

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Willamette University Sakura Matsuri – April 4th

Sakura Matsuri is Willamette University’s Japan Studies Student Leader’s largest annual event.  Occuring every spring, Sakura Matsuri is a festival held to welcome and celebrate the beautiful cherry blossoms around campus and across the street at the Oregon State Capital.  Sakura (cherry blossoms) are entrenched in Japanese culture.  The Japanese hold significance to the sakura […]

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Kat McDowell Free Concert – April 5th

Kat McDowell and her husband, Masaki, are musicians who tour through Japan and the US. Every year they take their unique blend of Japanese and English songs and cultural stories everywhere they go. They will be playing at the Sakura Matsuri at Willamette University on Saturday, April 4th, but you can also catch them in Portland on Sunday, […]

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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.