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Jkaiwa @ Lucky Lab – May 2nd

When:   Friday, May 2nd, 2014, 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 […]

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Spring Hike – TBD

Due to the weather the hike has been postponed until further notice. We will send out an announcement once a new date for the hike has been chosen. Celebrate the spring season with JETAA by joining us for a hike at Silver Falls State Park in Silverton, OR. We will be hiking the Trail of […]

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JETAA Thorns vs. Reign Match – May 10th

Join JETAA Portland, JASO, and Shokookai of Portland for a special soccer match between Portland Thorns FC and Seattle Reign FC! Calling all soccer fans! Be there as we welcome Seattle’s Nadeshiko Japan World Cup Champion Nahomi Kawasumi to Portland for the first time, and to cheer for the Thorns and newcomer Rebecca Moros who […]

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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.