Cheryl Hou

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[Event] New JET Meet & Greet!

It’s June, it’s sunny, and in about a month and a half, we have several hundred new JETs departing the USA for Japan and the JET Program! Some of you are involved, some of you know who’s been accepted, and all of you have probably heard the rumblings and excited shrieks on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, …

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[Volunteer] Cherry Blossom Festival (April 24-26)

So, the cherry blossoms have bloomed and gone (or almost gone, I still see pretty trees everywhere!) since Seattle is being rather suspiciously warm. It makes my eyes dart around; is there a freak snowstorm coming in… MAY? But of course not! It’s sunny, it’s warm(er), it’s going to be a fantastic, blue sky weekend …

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2015 Annual Meeting and Shinnenkai ~ 新年会

It seems only a  year ago… oh wait. It was. A year ago! It’s time for us to celebrate the new year again for 2015! PNWJETAA will be hosting our Annual Meeting and Shinnenkai this year at a new location for the first time in three years! The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington has …

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Join Us for 2014 PNWJETAA Bonenkai ~ 忘年会!

      Lets say goodnight to 2014 with the annual PNWJETAA Bonenkai! We’re excited to be in the International District in Seattle again, for what should be a cold, awesome night!Location: Red Lantern, 520 S Jackson Street, Seattle Date: December 12th (Friday) Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM Cost: $25 per person Why: Because without a PNWJETAA Bonenkai, how …

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Reminder: November Welcome Back Nomikai!

The November Nomikai is welcoming back new returnees from Japan, new people in the Pacific Northwest area, and of course, all the ‘old’ alumni who are seriously awesome. Location: kushibar, 2319 2nd Ave, Seattle Time: November 14 (Friday), 7PM – 9PM Come out and join us for food, drinks, and everything cool! We’ve got a bigger …

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Volunteer for 2014 JETAAUSA National Conference

Dear PNWJETAA Members, PNWJETAA will be hosting (for the third time!) the annual JETAAUSA National Conference from 9/19 – 9/21. We’re excited to be the first Chapter to host three times in National Conference history, and we have an exciting slate of presentations and speakers! Some of you are new returners to the Seattle area; …

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JETAA Initiative Survey

Dear JET alumni, The US-Japan Bridging Foundation has been working on a JETAA Initiative examining the feasibility of creating a national JETAA organization to strengthen the network of JET alumni and JETAA chapters across the US.  We would like your input on the project and ask you to fill out the linked survey on Survey …

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