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Welcome to the NEW PNW JETAA Website!

We realized that our previous website was very old and limiting, so we decided to update our website with a nice new blog system called WordPress. It will allow us to upload articles and pictures faster since we have been very active lately. Also, we’d like to perhaps explore some other possibilities like articles or …

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SUIKA-WARI: It’s not a pinata, it’s a watermelon!!!

Some of you JETs may have been lucky enough to partake in this time honored Japanese tradition: Suika-wari. ????? Suika means ‘watermelon’, and wari means ‘to split’. It’s not smashing pumpkins, but close! Actually, I’ve only done suika-wari twice, and both times were over here in Seattle! Funny how that works. So, suikawari is very …

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New JET orientation and Happy Hour Recap

The NEW JETs are all smiles as they talk about what’s to come On June 30th/July 1st, the Consulate had a training session for the new JETs, who will leave in late July. They spent two days in preparation for their move to Japan. Several alumni participated in a panel to give advice to these …

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WALK FOR RICE was a success!

Hundreds gathered for the 17th annual Walk For Rice on June 16th at Seward Park in Seattle. The PNW JETAA team was out in full force with our bright red happi & musubi/sushi headbands! This year our team was 20 strong (including 2 new 2007 JETs Colin & Bin, Consulate staff, spouses and family members …

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