Ski Trip 2019 with JETAABC!

Join PNWJETAA on January 26th & 27th, 2019 for a weekend of snow sports and fun with our JET neighbo(u)rs from across the border! Start the weekend off with a day of skiing at Grouse Mountain (see details below), followed by dinner and drinks in Vancouver. On Sunday, feel free to join us for some sightseeing around Vancouver led by the locals.

Whether you’re looking for fun in the snow or in the city, there’s something for everyone! This event is all-ages, and we welcome JETs and Friends of JET alike!

Registration is open NOW until 11:59 p.m. January 14th, 2019. Please contact with any questions or comments.

>> Register HERE <<


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November 2018 Happy Hour!


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Kick off the holiday season and welcome back the recent JET returnees! Alumni of all generations are welcome to join us for a casual mingler at The Sitting Room in Queen Anne on Thursday, Nov. 29th from 8:30pm onward.

This event will immediately follow the Official Welcome Back Reception held by the Consulate-General of Japan. Please drink responsibly!

PNWJETAA 2018 Bōnenkai!

皆様、今年もおせわになりました!Save the date to join us at The Box & Burger Eatery 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. All children under 10 are free with supervising adult.

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The Box is a lunch truck, restaurant, and catering company based in Kirkland, Washington specializing in creative, affordable, Asian fusion cuisine –
Gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options will be available.

Early-bird Adult admission: $20.00 (until 12/08, SAT)
Normal Adult admission: $25.00 (12/09 to event date)

Burger or Plate (with side) + Non-alcoholic Beverage/person.
All menu “small bites” appetizers included. Desserts will be provided separately. Alcoholic beverages available for purchase separately.

RSVP via Google Form by 12/08, SAT for Early-bird Admission!

>> Sign up HERE <<

Free parking at and around the restaurant.

Transitions: 2018 – Thanks to everyone who made it a success!


Big DOMO to all who made Transitions 2018 a big success!  We hope that you were able to gain valuable information to help you plan your next move, whether it’s finding a new job, considering an advanced degree or making new connections in the community!

Looking for employment?!?    Visit our Career Opportunities Page often for updates! 

New jobs just posted:


If you missed the event, check out our program notes (to be posted soon) and find out more about out Networking Partners via the Transition’s website!

Happy Hour @ Kozue — Sept. 8th

Calling all JET Alumni, friends & nihonshoku aficionados! This month’s Happy Hour will be at Kozue, which describes itself as a “Sushi & Authentic Japanese Restaurant”! Let’s put our taste buds to work and see if their menu can conjure up that old natsukashii feeling! Hope to see you there & if we’re lucky some of the newly returned JETs will be able to find us and join in the festivities!

Address and directions can be found here.

>> Click to RSVP on Facebook! <<

2018 New JET Send-Off! ✈️🎌

Auf wiedersehen, goodbye!

It’s nearly time to for the next generation of JET Participants to take off from the Pacific Northwest! Come join your fellow alumni in sending off the 2018 JETs in style! 😎

** Meet-up Details **

Location: Seatac Int’l Airport, near the Delta Airlines check-in counters (look for the PNWJETAA sign!)
Date/time: July 28th (Sat), 08:30 to approx. 11:00


Come when you can and stay for however long you are able! We’ll be handing out some swag to the newbies, but feel free to also bring tissues, hugs, advice, snacks, and well-wishes!

We will be heading to Southcenter Mall afterwards for brunch at Din Tai Fung (approx. 11:00 onward). If you can’t make it to the send-off at the airport, stop by for some xiaolongbao and say hi! 😊

PNWJETAA Annual Picnic and Undokai

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.