Welcome to the NEW PNW JETAA Website!

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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 editorials from alumni. This site allows for commenting as well, so it will be great for discussions and brainstorming.

  • See Events using the Calendar by clicking on dates that are colored. Or, you can see the same events by clicking ‘Upcoming Events’ under Article Categories.

  • You can import the JETAA iCalendar by saving the .ics file. (I’ve never done it but I read you can.) You can do this by clicking on that icon button inbetween the months.

  • Also, you can check out a comprehensive list of events on the EVENTS LIST page

  • Sort articles by Article Categories. For example, if you want to see articles with pictures, click the ‘pictures’ category.

  • To comment on an article, please register and log in first.

  • Click on pictures and thumbnails to see the full sized version.

  • Affiliated links are under BLOG ROLL in the sidebar.

  • Register today!

 

And, if you have any suggestions or ideas, please tell us! Thanks. – Shun

DEADLINE EXPIRED: JET Alumni Association 20th Anniversary Essay Contest!

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The deadline for the JET Alumni Association 20th Anniversary Essary Contest has officially expired. Good luck to all those who entered!

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

Tsukimi at the Japanese Garden

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JOIN PNWJETAA at Seattle’s Japanese Garden THIS SATURDAY for Tsukimi (Moon Viewing) to celebrate the autumn moon. On Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m., there is a full schedule of Japanese performances. The garden will be lit with luminaria, lanterns, and boats afloat on the ponds.

Admission is $15, but all your money is going to a good cause – the maintenance and upkeep of one of our community’s Japanese gardens. This is the garden’s largest event of the year and it is very popular.

PNWJETAA member, Vince Kessler, is planning on being there early (6:40-45ish) to stake out a spot in front of the stage so we can see the Japanese performances. Parking is free next to the garden entrance, but is at a premium considering how popular this event is. We encourage you to plan accordingly or take Metro bus.

Summer is almost over, so come celebrate with PNWJETAA while the weather is still nice~!

More information on the performance schedule is available from the Seattle Parks & Recreation website: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/JapaneseGarden/japanesegardenevents.htm.

Pike’s Market 100 Year Celebration

One of our members, Kirsten Henning at Pyramid Communications, is helping organize the 100 Year Celebration of Pike’s Market that will go down this Friday, August 17 in Victor Steinbrueck Park just north of the market. Admission is free and the party starts at 6:30pm. If you are free, help support fellow JETs and have a good time doing it!

Pikes Market Party August 17

CANCELLED: PNWJETAA Summer Picnic

ATTENTION: WE ARE VERY SORRY BUT THE SUMMER PICNIC SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND (August 18) AT GOLDEN GARDENS STATE PARK HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Not to worry though, we will be having another picnic type of get together by the end of the year, so please stay tuned for further information.

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Pike’s Market 100 Year Celebration

One of our members, Kirsten Henning at Pyramid Communications, is helping organize the 100 Year Celebration of Pike’s Market that will go down this Friday, August 17 in Victor Steinbrueck Park just north of the market. Admission is free and the party starts at 6:30pm. If you are free, help support fellow JETs and have a good time doing it!

Pikes Market Party August 17

Seattle Bon-Odori This Weekend!

Come celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Bon-Odori with PNW JETAA. On July 21st and 22nd, there will be Taiko and martial arts performances, and Japanese music and dancing at the Seattle Budhist Temple. PNW JETAA will be gathering in the beer garden on Sunday at 5pm to enjoy the festivities. JETs and friends are welcome, just email pnwjetaa.social@hotmail.com. Look for the group in red at the back of the temple.

http://www.seattlebetsuin.com/