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Pre-Departure Orientation – Volunteers Needed!

Pre-Departure Orientation for New JETs Saturday, June 20, 2015 Help the new JETs as they get ready to depart for Japan! We are looking for JET Alumni to assist with our men’s and women’s breakout sessions and to join the departing JETs for lunch at a local Japanese restaurant. Answer questions, share your own experiences, and […]

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Tabemashou! @ Shoten – May 27th

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: Wednesday, May 27th at 7pm (Please RSVP by Monday, May 25th) Where:  Shoten (16165 SW Regatta Ln, Ste 500, Beaverton)   What to bring: Tabemashou! is cash only! Be sure to bring enough […]

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J-Kaiwa @ Lucky Lab – June 5th

WHEN: Friday, June 5th, 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.