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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Portland JET Pre-Departure Orientation – June 24th

Remember how you felt in the months before leaving to start your new life in Japan? The stress nightmares about choosing the perfect omiyage, the endless scrolling through JET forums? Impart your sagely JET alum wisdom to these tender young shoots, and help send them off to their JET career smoothly at the Pre-Departure Orientation. […]

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JET30 Alumni Reunion in Washington D.C. – Aug. 4th-6th

  Celebrate. Reconnect. Reminisce. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program at the JET30 All-JET Alumni Reunion! Get ready to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program! From August 4th-6th, the JET30 All-JET Alumni Reunion will be taking place in Washington, D.C. Join JET Alumni, families, and friends from around the country for a special three-day […]

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Tabemashou! @ Akasaru Ramen – May 24th

Bring your bib — this month’s Tabemashou! is at Akasaru Ramen on Alberta Street, where you can slurp Asian-Fusion ramen and dig into donburi. (Veg + gluten free options available!)  When: 7pm, Wednesday, May 24th Where: Akasaru Ramen (2712 NE Alberta St) Tabemashou! is cash only. Be sure to bring enough cash to cover your meal. To […]

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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.