Panama Hotel Cafe & Teahouse at 6pm.


PNWJETAA Career Day, November 3

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RESERVE NOW! SPACE IS LIMITED! Need some direction in finding a job? Want to leverage your interest in Japan or overseas job experience as a job skill? Looking for a change? Dress your best, bring your resume, and get your job searching started!

Reserve your spot for this year

Japan vs. Australia, Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub

Japan will take on a full-strength Australian team in their Rugby World Cup opener this Saturday!!! Come out to the Kangaroo and Kiwi Pub just north of Greenlake in Seattle to watch the game with PNWJETAA. We all hope to see you there too in the sea of Australian fans! The game starts at 1pm (delayed since the real game is on at 6:30am) There will two other games following the Japan / Australia game, including USA vs. England. Cover at the door is 10$ and includes all three games that day. For a full TV schedule of the 2007 Rugby World Cup and directions on how to get to the Kangaroo and Kiwi pub, go to the Kangaroo and Kiwi

THANK YOU TO PNWJETAA Aki Matsuri Volunteers

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A special thank you goes out to all our volunteers who made this year’s Aki Matsuri an overwhelming success. We had quite a few people stop by and enjoy writing where they have been on our map, playing our Japan Quiz game, snacking on some Japanese candy, watching our JETAA slideshow on our digital photo frames and even playing shogi with Vince!

Keep an eye on this space for an update with all the results tallied from our map. You’d be surprised how many different places people have been!

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Deadline for JET Essay Contest!

In coordination with JETAA USA, PNWJETAA is proud to announce the JETAA 20th Anniversary Essay Contest celebrating twenty years of JETs and the JET Programme! Fifteen Kintetsu Grand Prizes will be awarded to the top essays. Grand Prize recipients will win a trip to Japan, including an opportunity to visit their JET host prefecture courtesy of Kintetsu USA. Winners will travel as a group to Japan in early December 2007, winners unable to travel with the group will forfeit their prize.

Prize for all 15 winners:

  • Round trip airfare to Japan via West coast gateway
  • Reception and one-night hotel stay at West coast gateway
  • Transportation from Narita Airport to Tokyo hotel
  • Reception and three-night hotel stay in Tokyo
  • One-week JR pass
  • Assistance from CLAIR and AJET arranging home stays in host prefecture

JETAA USA is also coordinating with JETAA International to include some winning essays and runners-up in a compilation of international essays, details of which will be announced at a later date


We had a great Happy Hour at Yama Restaurant in Bellevue. Mark your calendars for our next Happy Hour at Wann Izakaya in Belltown, Seattle on October 5th. Come out and share your experiences in Japan as well as network with your peers!


Come celebrate with PNWJETAA as we kick off the Aki Matsuri weekend in Bellevue. Join us for a Happy Hour at Yama Restaurant in Bellevue in the Bellevue Galleria location (Taphouse, Theater, Gene Juarez, Rock Bottom.) Date Friday, September 7th. Time 5:30pm.


Japan in the 2007 Rugby World Cup!


2007 Rugby World Cup As the sun sets on our summer, fans in Seattle are gearing up for the Mariners making the playoffs and spending their weekends watching Seahawks football! But fans across the WORLD are gearing up for the 2007 Rugby World Cup! Continue reading