Upcoming Events


We always have new events in the works! Check out what we're up to:

Explore the Art of Japanese Flower Arranging

By JETAA PDX News | June 8, 2021

Introducing the masterful Nana Goto-Bellerud. Nana has been studying at the Sogetsu School of ikebana since 2005. She has held exhibitions and demonstrations of ikebana at the Portland Art Museum, the Portland Japanese Garden, and Leach Botanical Garden. Through her demonstrations and workshops, she seeks to introduce others to the art of ikebana and to […]

JETAA Kyara-ben Workshop with Amanda Oumiya (K&L Bentos)

By JETAA PDX News | May 16, 2021

After last year’s success, JETAA Portland, JETAABC, and JETAAPNW are excited to present a second Bento Workshop with Amanda Oumiya from K&L Bentos on Sunday, June 6 at 11am PDT. This time the theme is Kyara-ben! For those who don’t know, Kyara-ben is short for Character Bento, the art of making cute, detailed box lunches […]

Meet Your 2021 Officers!

By JETAA PDX News | May 16, 2021

(From left to right) President: Phylicia Bishop (Sapporo-shi, 2010-2014) Vice President: Michaela Duffey (Sapporo-shi, 2017-2018) Treasurer: Lindsay Amor (Aomori-ken, Hachinohe-shi, 2008-2013) Secretary: Rosie Fordham (Nagasaki-ken, 2014 – 2017) Click here to read more about this year’s officers!

Online Japan Fair hosted by ATJO (Association of Teachers of Japanese in Oregon)

By JETAA PDX News | May 10, 2021

ATJO is extending a special invitation to JET alumni to join their virtual Japan Fair and share their Japan experiences with students studying Japanese! Sempai and kouhai will have a chance to play fun trivia games, and we’ll make a virtual visit to a local shrine and guesthouse in Tottori! Friday, June 18 2021 / […]

2021 JETAA Elections Are Here!

By JETAA PDX News | March 2, 2021

Calling all JET Alumni – the online voting polls for the 2021 JETAA officer elections are now open! Polls are open from March 2nd to March 16th. The officer platforms are listed below and the online voting is ready for you to cast your vote for this year’s JETAA officers. Here’s what you need to […]

National Japan Bowl Event Volunteers Needed (4/8 and 4/9)

By JETAA PDX News | February 28, 2021

What is a Japan Bowl, you ask? The National Japan Bowl is a yearly competition where teams of High School students from across the country who are studying Japanese put their knowledge of Japanese culture and history to the test in a serious of fast-paced trivia quizzes. This year, because of the Pandemic, the Japan […]

Foundations of Investing – Webinar

By JETAA PDX News | February 11, 2021

It’s a market (jungle) out there! Stocks or bonds? Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, 401k, or something else? What about changing jobs or inheriting? The path forward isn’t formulaic, and there’s always a tradeoff between benefits and costs. Jana Basden will walk us through the basic concepts and intimidating lingo to help us all ask the […]

JET Ski: At Home Edition!

By JETAA PDX News | February 1, 2021

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to the JET Ski: At Home Edition Photo Contest! The submission period is now closed. Voting for the People’s Choice winner is now OPEN. Head over to this form to vote on your top three favorites: https://forms.gle/Ae6Yv8hy9CZ6zXY88 While you’re there, don’t forget to register for our Après Ski […]

Sake Happy Hour, hosted by The Original Fare

By JETAA PDX News | December 8, 2020

Love Sake and looking for things to do this holiday season? Check out the Sake Happy Hour, hosted by the TV show The Original Fare and the Consular Office of Japan in Portland. Join host Kelly Cox and guests Julia Momose, Monica Samuels, and Marcus Pakizer, for The Original Fare’s first-ever Livestream Party celebrating Sake, […]

2020 Bounenkai

By JETAA PDX News | November 30, 2020

(RSVP required to attend! See below for link) Who’s ready to “Forget the Year”? Yep, us too! Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 12. Kid-friendly fun starts at 7pm with more challenging games after 8pm. Raffle prizes will be given away to participants throughout the night! To make up for missed Tabemashou dinners this year, […]