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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 – May 1st

WHEN: Friday, May 1st, 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! […]

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Unit Souzou Taiko Performance – May 14th

INSATIABLE is an exploration of the art form of taiko through contemporary reflections on Japanese folk dance. This evocative program immerses the audience in drumming, dance and voice. UNIT SOUZOU’s Director Michelle Fujii has delved into life’s eternal hungers and desires, reoccurring cycles and repetitions, and how these universal experiences and emotions impact all of […]

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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.