Nov 17

Bonenkai – December 10th, 2016

Historic Japanese village Shirakawa-go at winter, travel landmark of Japan

Let’s say goodbye to 2016 at the annual PNWJETAA Bonenkai and hello to the year long JET 30th Anniversary celebration. It’s going to be a big one!


Event details:

Where:  Nagomi Tea House
              519 6th Ave S #200
              Seattle, WA 98104

When:  December 10th, 6pm – 8pm


The Tea House in the International District is open again and we’ve got it reserved! A wonderful venue for the event! Please note that parking can be difficult in the International District on a Saturday night. There is a pay lot next to Nagomi Tea House but please allow extra time to find parking so you don’t miss any of the festivities!

Come celebrate with food, drink, and a very merry bunch of JETAA Alumni! There is plenty of space and there’s going to be a wonderful spread of delicious food and beverages!

This is going to be a big event so the more the merrier! Your ticket includes a buffet style catered spread and for $5 extra it will include 2 alcoholic drinks. Non-alcoholic drinks are of course free.

Children and families are definitely welcome, we would love to see everyone and celebrate together. And to help with that, children 12 and under are free!

Tickets may be purchased here:


See you there!!

Nov 04

November Nomikai & Networking – JET and General Assembly joint happy hour!


Come celebrate the end of the work week at this joint happy hour between JET and General Assembly. Drinks will be hosted by GA, so stop by for a refreshment, play a game of corn hole, and learn how others are leveling up their careers after living and working abroad.

Who: PNW JETAA and friends of JET welcome!

When: Friday, November 11 at 5:00pm-6:30pm

Where: General Assembly Seattle – 1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor

Register here.

Oct 18

Transitions 2016 – Career Event: 11/5/16




Are you looking for a job or thinking about exploring new career options?

Are you interested in getting more involved in the community?

Are you thinking about graduate school or continuing education programs?

Do you want to expand your network?

If any or all of these apply to you, then you need to attend PNWJETAA’s annual career/networking event: Transitions: Opportunities Forum & Networking Expo!

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the JET Alumni Association will be hosting its annual fall event, “Transitions 2016: Opportunities Forum & Networking Expo“. This program was created specifically to serve our members by providing guidance and support to returning JETs as they acclimate to life back home.  However, over the years as our alumni chapter has grown and matured, Transitions has likewise evolved in order to offer valuable programing for all of our members who may be seeking new opportunities or exploring new career options.

Event Details:

Saturday, November 5th from 9:00am – 4:30pm

University of Washington, Waterfront Activities Center

3710 Montlake Blvd., Seattle, Washington 98195

Please visit the Transitions Site for updates and full details!

 Tickets are $12 ($10 for registered PNWJETAA members*)

* If you are a former JET Program participant but not a registered PNWJETAA member yet? Sign up HERE)

 Admission price includes:

  • Key Note Presentation on “How to Parlay The JET Experience In the Real World”
  • Presentation on “Being Competitive in the Japan-Related Job Market” – from a recruiter’s perspective
  • Small group discussions: LinkedIn Tips & Best Practices; Careers using Japanese Language Skills, Creating Balance, Continuing Education Options
  • Individual resume reviews
  • Profile headshots by professional photographer
  • Networking Expo: Meet one-on-one with Transitions presenters as well as local community, grad school program & business representatives.

Whether you have recently returned from Japan, are new to the Pacific Northwest, or just curious about pursuing a graduate degree, thinking about switching careers, or wanting to learn more about connecting with the community through volunteering, Transitions is an event you won’t want to miss! Although this event is geared towards JET alumni, this event is open to anyone interested in careers and opportunities related to Japan, so feel free to invite your friends to join us on November 5th!

Your just 2 quick steps away from discovering your new path or making some amazing connections! 

  1. Purchase your ticket 
  2. Fill out the Participant Survey  

See you on November 5th!

Oct 07

October Nomikai and Networking – Halloween Edition!


Please join us at a very spooky edition of Nomikai & Networking! This month we’ll be gathering in South Lake Union at Hurry Curry of Tokyo, so come indulge in some tasty Japanese comfort food. As usual, friends of JET are welcome, too!

Dress code: Costume attire strongly encouraged!

Date: Friday, October 28 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Hurry Curry of Tokyo – 825 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

Sep 28

October 5th: OPM Webinar – Writing Your Federal Resume



The Washington DC JETAA chapter is holding a webinar with the help from the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on applying to the federal government for employment. The webinar is to be held this coming Wednesday October 5th from 12pm to 1:30pm EST.

This is a great opportunity to learn the steps for applying for a federal job and it is 100 percent free! This is not limited to JET alumni, so feel free to share the information with friends and family.

Please see the link here for details and registration.

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

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