PNWJETAA Bonenaki – 2019

皆様、今年もおせわになりました!Celebrate the end of another year with PNWJETAA on December 7th, 5:30 p.m.

Join us at Palace Korean Bar & Grill for the PNWJETAA Year-End Party in celebration of all the incredible events and activities we accomplished together. We could not have done it all without you!

This event is open to all ages/family-friendly. Please come prepared to pay at the door (cash and card accepted).

Event Details:


Early Bird prices end on November 30th!

What’s Your Next Move? Interested in Changing your Career Path or Expanding your Community? Join Transitions 2019 on November 9!

Where Do You Want to Go Next? Explore Your Options with PNWJETAA              
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Registration is required for Transitions 2019 – Join Us on November 9th!

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to explore your options & network!

Transitions: Opportunities Forum and Networking Expo is back!  Join PNWJETAA as we present one of our most important events for our members and those interested in exploring career, education and community involvement options.  Although this event was originally created for former JET Program participants who were either just returning from Japan or were interested in exploring new opporutnities, we have opened access to this event to anyone who has international working experience, especially related to Japan or those who wish to find out more about the opportunities presented at our event.  A special invitation is extended to those interested in learning more about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program or scholarships offered by the Japanese government, as there will be a special free information session held at Transitions with alumni of both programs!

Check out the TRANSITIONS homepage for more details! 

October Happy Hour: Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm!

Photo by Ben Hanson on Unsplash

Bring your family and friends and meet up with fellow alumni at Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm! Parking and admission is FREE! Pick out the perfect pumpkins to take home for pumpkin carving or some seasonal dishes. Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Patch opens at 10:00 am but feel free to come later and stay for as little or as long as you’d like. This outing will be a great opportunity to reunite with those sweet, sweet giant orange pumpkins that are so hard to come by (and expensive!) in Japan, get a little muddy, and warm up with some delicious foods like the farm’s famous cider donuts!

(Please leave your furry friends at home — pets are not allowed.)

PNWJETAA -mini-Welcome Back Event

Recent returnees, come meet other alumni and learn how to combat culture shock.

See the event page for more details and let us know you’re coming by filling out this quick survey.

Annual Picnic and Undokai 2019

Come join us at our annual summer picnic and undokai.  It’s on August 11th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Luther Burbank Park.

More information can be found on the event page: Summer Picnic Event

Fun, sun, food, games and friends! What a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. See you there!

Help PNWJETAA Fight Hunger at the Walk for Rice – Sat., 6/22!

2018 PNWJETAA Team
2018 PNWJETAA Team

The  PNW JET Alumni Association Team Page is now up and running, so please help us fight hunger one step at a time at the 2019 Walk for Rice!   
This event is a lot of fun and a great way to support an important cause and make a positive difference in our community!  Funds raised help provide sticky rice (the good stuff) & other needed groceries for the Asian Counseling and Referral Service Food Bank.  

Everyone is welcome to join our team, so please invite your friends and family to join the fun as well (this also includes well behaved pets) – the more the merrier! If this will be your first time participating, please  check out the event FAQs page, which should answer most of your questions!  

It’s super easy to join us! From our TEAM PAGE:   – Click on “JOIN TEAM” to register as either a runner or walker or   – Click on “DONATE NOW” to donate directly to our team or    – If you cant join us in person, sponsor one (or more) of the our team members listed on our “TEAM ROSTER” to become a Supporter in Spirit!

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DATE:  Saturday, June 22nd 
LOCATION: 5902 Lake Washington Blvd South / Seattle, WA 98118                                                                                                         


8:00 AM – Check-in begins

9:30 AM – Team photo – more details will be shared with registered team members

10:00 AM – Walk begins

12:00 PM – Optional but delicious post-event gathering at Tutta Bella in Columbia City
Thank you and we’ll look forward to seeing you on June 22nd at Seward Park!


Yuki2019 PNWJETAA Team Captain & LynnOfficial Leash Holder & Chauffeur

Questions about this event? Contact us @

Looking for Host Families for Japanese High School Students

Image courtesy of Megumi Kanzaki, North American Nippon Educational Services

North American Nippon Educational Services is looking for 12 ~ 14 host families for high school students from Japan this summer for four weeks. The boys and girls are attending classes at the Northwest School Summer Program in Seattle.

Desired location: Seattle or Eastside
Dates: July 20 – August 18, 2019
Students’ ages: 15 – 17 years old

We are looking for families who would enjoy:
• Learning about Japanese culture
• Dining together in the evening and providing breakfast (lunch is provided at the school)
• Including the students with family activities and providing some entertainment on weekends

Host families will receive:
• Gifts from Japan
• $700 stipend
• Memories of fun and friendship that will last a lifetime

If you are interested, please call North American Nippon Educational Services at 206-484-1972 or email at