Sep 25

Washi and Washoku 2016

It’s here again! What you’ve been waiting all year! Come join us and make Japanese paper the traditional way and eat yummy snacks while you do it.

All details are here: Washi Washoku Event page

When: October 22nd, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Dojo at JCCCW
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets


Sep 25

JET Program information sessions

Hey guys! You might be to find out about the JET program or you’re trying to find information for someone you know. Well the Consulate of Japan has your back.  Check out the  Consulate’s page and you can find a convenient in person information session about JET!  Spread the joy!

JET Information Event Calendar for the Pacific Northwest

Sep 15

September Nomikai and Networking


Join us for good drinks, great conversation, and plenty of delicious kushiyaki at Kushibar!

Come relax (TGIF) and kick off the fall season with the PNW JETAA crew… Join our Facebook Event Page

All are welcome so bring your friends!
P.S. – Get here at 6PM to catch the tail end of happy hour (ends at 6:30).

Date: Friday, September 23 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Kushibar – 2319 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121


Sep 15

Invitation to JETAA 30th Anniversary Celebration in Tokyo



CLAIR Tokyo is extending the invite to all JET alumni to attend the 30th Anniversary celebration in Tokyo on Monday, November 7th.

Please note that the RSVP Deadline is Thursday, October 6th.

See the link here for more information if you’re interested in attending!

Sep 14

Aritsugu – A cut above the rest! (Kinokuniya Event)


Reflections on Japanese Cooking” Saturday, Sept. 17 @ 12:30 pm
Beginning with 16th century sword making traditions for the Imperial House of Japan to arguably some of the finest cutlery produced today, Fujiwara Aritsugu and his name are still synonymous with fine blades. Celebrating a new book simply titled, “Aritsugu“, Kinokuniya Bookstore in Seattle is hosting a special presentation this weekend! A must see event for anyone interested in Japanese culinary arts and cutlery!

Get up close and personal with Chef Kashiba as he demonstrates the “Katsuramuki technique” (essential skill for all Japanese chefs), with his Aritsugu knife.  Join Chef Kashiba and team Aritsugu for a special discussion of why Japanese knives are a key addition to any kitchen and how he chooses his Aritsugu knife.

Leading the event panel are the translators: PNWJETAA’s very own Asher Ramras and Monbusho Scholar: Michael Ramirez with special guest appearance by Chef Shiro Kashiba.

Kinokuniya Bookstore, Seattle

Uwajimaya Village
525 South Weller St.
Seattle, WA 98104 (map/directions)


Asher Ramras (Kagoshima ALT)



Michael Ramirez

Mike Ramirez






Aug 29

日本語能力試験 – It’s JLPT Time Again! Registration Deadline: 10/3/16

Registration for the 2016 Japanese Language Proficiency Exam in the United States is now open!  The JLPT in the US will be hosted again by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016

US Testing Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016

Local Testing Site: The University of Washington (Seattle Campus)

See the Official JLPT POSTER & BROCHURE for more details.

Aug 29

Japan Fair – Bellevue’s newest Japan-Related Event Debuts This Labor Day Weekend!

unnamedCheck out the newest Japan-related event to debut on the “Eastside” this weekend in Bellevue!  Carrying on the legacy set by “Aki Matsuri”, Japan Fair 2016 promises to showcase traditional and new Japanese arts and culture.  Explore the “Market Place” and information booths to learn about the newest products and technology from Japan.

Pre-order the great selection of food and drink options before the deadline on August 31st for a chance to win great prizes including Iwakuma & Aoki signed memorabilia, gift certificates and more!

Saturday, Sept. 3 – 10 am – 6 pm & Sunday, Sept. 4 – 10 am – 5 pm @ the Meydenbauer Center Hall A&B

Admission & parking are free!


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