June 30th – Two Great Events: Walk for Rice & Pizza JET-Together!

Hey Ari, let’s take a bite out of hunger by leading the PNWJETAA Team for this year’s Walk for Rice!  Did you know that PNWJETAA has been participating in this event for 20 years ?!?  Wow!That’s over a century in dog years!”

Please help  PNWJETAA reach our goal of raising $2000 and recruiting at least 15 team members to celebrate our 20th year at the Walk for Rice!

Join PNWJETAA in fighting  hunger in our community one step at a time at the 2018 Walk for Rice!   Visit our PNW JET Alumni Association Team Page ( http://acrs.walkforrice.org/goto/2018-team-pnwjetaa)  and register TODAY!

The Walk for Rice is one of the most visible public outreach activities that PNW JETAA supports during the year. This event is a lot of fun and it is a great way to make a positive and immediate impact within our community!  Funds raised help provide sticky rice (the good stuff for making musubi!) & other culturally familiar groceries for the Asian Counseling and Referral Service Food Bank.

We also hope that some of the new 2018 JETs will join us, so it would be great to have a lot of JETAA members to answer questions and share advice with the new JETs, as they prepare for their new adventure in Japan!

Please lend your support to the PNW JET Alumni Association Team as either a runner, walker or team contributor! All JET alumni,  2018 JET Program participants, family members and friends are welcome to join our team – the more the merrier!


Calling all puppies & puppies at heart! To celebrate the YEAR OF THE DOG, we are inviting all of our team members to bring their well-behaved, canine companions to join our furry Co-Captains Ari and Yuki!

Event Details: (First timers are encouraged to check out the Walk for Rice FAQs page)

WHEN: Saturday, June 30th

WHERE: Seward Park (5902 Lake Washington Blvd. South / Seattle, WA 98118)


            8:00 AM – Check-In Booth Opens – just FYI, you can arrive later than 8 AM

            9:30 AM – Team Photo (details will be sent to all team members)

           10:00 AM – Walk Begins

 QUESTIONS about our Walk for Rice Team? Contact Co-Captain Yuki at:  walk4rice[at]pnwjetaa[dot]org Please note: Until Yuki’s paws become more proficient on the keyboard, her assistant Lynn will be responding to your messages on her behalf.

We’ll look forward to seeing you at Seward Park bright and early! Find us when you arrive!


Ari The Dog (Senpai Co-Captian) & Yuki The Dog (Kohai Co-Captain)


Pizza JET-Together!

Inviting all PNWJETAA alumni and 2018 New JET Program Participants (JETs) to join our annual Pizza JET-Together mixer!


Alumni – we need you to share your JET stories and advice with the newest members of the “JET Crew”, who have a lot of questions about the amazing year in Japan that awaits them! This traditional gathering will be a follow-up to the alumni led JET Training Session held on June 16th & 17th and allows the new JETs an opportunity to chat one-on-one with alumni and ask any questions they may have prior to their departure to Japan.

WHEN: June 30th from NOON – 2 PM

WHERE: Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) – Dojo

1414 South Weller Street, Seattle, WA 98144

COST: $5 per person (cash preferred, but cards accepted at the door) –  New 2018 JETs are FREE!

WHO: All PNW JET Alumni & 2018 JETs*  

*PLEASE NOTE: The Pizza JET-Together although informal (T-shirts & jeans or shorts are A-OK!), this gathering is still considered a JET Program training focused event, thus we are limiting participation to PNWJETAA Members & 2018 JETs; however, JETAA and JET spouses are welcome to join at the $5 event price.  

Please RSVP for the Pizza JET-Together by messaging our Organizer Extraordinaire Cheryl via Facebook here or by email to: Cheryl[at]pnwjetaa[dot]org.

Looking forward to seeing you at one or hopefully both events!!!