Willamette U. Sakura Matsuri – April 2nd

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WU Sakura Matsuri 2016 Official Poster

JETAA Portland will be at Willamette U’s Sakura Matsuri on Saturday, April 2nd.  We’ll share a small table with Salem Multicultural Institute and have a simple Hashi-Pickup Game (cotton balls, peanuts, and beans) available while we chat with those who’ve applied for or are interested in the JET Program. If you would like to be involved with the JETAA Portland booth please contact Lindsay.

When: Saturday, April 2nd

Where: Willamette University’s Putnam University Center, 2nd Floor

(900 State Street, Salem)

Time: 12pm – 5pm

Cost: Free!

Occurring every spring, Sakura Matsuri is a festival held to welcome and celebrate the beautiful cherry blossoms around campus and across the street at the Oregon State Capital. Sakura (cherry blossoms) are entrenched in Japanese culture and represent the ephemeral and trancient nature of life.

Every year, Japan Studies Student Leaders, with the help of many American Studies Program and Willamette University volunteers, hosts this festival filled with food, entertainment, and many cultural activities–FOR FREE! Admission is also free and this event is open to Willamette, TIUA, and general Oregon community.



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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.