Featured Events and News

Shinnenkai & Tunes of Japan 2015 – Jan. 24th

Ring in the New Year with JETAA at our 2015 Shinnenkai and Tunes of Japan concert! It’s not truly the New Year until you’ve celebrated it with JETAA. This year we are having our Shinnenkai at Alexis Restaurant, a fabulous Greek restaurant located downtown just off Burnside. It is easily accessible from the MAX and […]

Read more

Tabemashou! @ Bamboo Izakaya – Feb. 5th

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, February 5th at 7pm (Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 3rd) Where: Bamboo Izakaya (1409 NE Alberta St.) What to bring: Tabemashou! is cash […]

Read more

Mochitsuki 2015 – Jan. 25th

Mochitsuki 2015 – Year of the Sheep Join the Japanese community of Portland as they celebrate the tradition of mochi making at the 19th annual Mochitsuki festival! When: Sunday, January 25, 2015 Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University (1825 SW Broadway) Mochitsuki Community Fair: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Enjoy free mochi samples, […]

Read more

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.