Featured Events and News

Pre-Departure Orientation 2019

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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Pre-Departure Orientation 2019 Nijikai

We’ll be sending off new JETs at the Pre-Departure Orientation (8AM – 1PM, June 24th @ the Mark Spencer Hotel). Join us at the nijikai  to celebrate with some ramen! When: 1PM, Saturday June 22nd Where: Afuri Ramen (50 SW 3rd Ave)

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Volunteers Needed for JASO Beer Garden – July 18th

Needed: 4 helpers for the JASO Beer GardenDate: Thursday, July 18th, 2019Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pmLocation: WACOM Building in the Pearl DistrictBenefits: Free entry to the JASO Beer Garden and networking opportunities! Workers will be expected to assist with the event doing set-up, clean-up and helping to pour beer, bus tables and keep the area clean throughout. […]

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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.