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Intro to Taiko Workshop – Oct. 24th

Intro to Taiko Workshop with Unit Souzo This workshop is a wonderful entry point to feel firsthand the power of taiko! A brief history is presented alongside fun taiko exercises that introduce basic form (kata), voice (kiai), oral tradition (kuchi shouga), and your first taiko song. No previous taiko experience necessary, but students must be […]

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PNW JETAA Summer Picnic & Undokai – Aug. 20th

The Seattle-based Pacific Northwest JET Alumni Association’s annual Summer Picnic and Undokai is on Saturday, August 20th.  This event will be celebrating BBQ, Japanese-field day games, tanabata, a great potluck, children’s games, and so much more! Join the PNW JETAA chapter for sunny weather and feasting in Seattle this August! Need a place to stay in Seattle? The […]

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Los Angeles Career Forum 2016 – Oct. 7th – 8th

The Los Angeles Career Forum features companies from various industries seeking individuals with some degree of both Japanese and English language abilities to join their global or domestic teams. Interviews occur onsite, and offers of employment or internship are often made by the end of the event. When: October 7th (Fri.) & 8th (Sat.), 2016 […]

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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.