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PNWJETAA February 2020 Newsletter

Before we get into all the good stuff, please take a moment to help us out:
So, the results from shinnenkai were inconclusive so we're going to open it up to all members and try a better voting system! Here's our new logo, but we need your help to decide the shade of green!

Since this directly relates to the PNWJETAA chapter, we can only count votes from currently registered JET alumni in the pacific northwest region. We're only collecting email addresses on the form to confirm your membership. If you aren't registered or your info is old please up date:
JET Ski: Seattle!
Saturday, February 15 - Monday, February 17 (President's Day)
Presented by PNWJETAA, JETAABC, & JETAA Portland
Registration is now OPEN for JET Ski: Seattle! 
Happy Hour & JET Ski: Seattle Welcome Dinner
February 15, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  |  The Pike Pub at Pike Brewing Co.
Join us for Happy Hour this Saturday (Feb. 15) at Pike Brewing! Make friends with your neighbo(u)rs over some shared appies — JETAABC and Portland JETAA will also be joining in as we kick off our 2nd Annual Ski Trip, JET Ski: Seattle! Nijikai to follow at Moonwalk Karaoke in the ID-C. RSVP on the Facebook page, or email Let's celebrate some Pacific Northwest pride!
>>Click here to register for JET Ski!: <<
Head to our website or Facebook page for more details & daily activities.
Day of Remembrance
February 19, 2020 - Seattle University
Sponsored by the Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee and Seattle University
*Picture & blurb from the Facebook event page.

Executive Order 9066 was signed on February 19, 1942, allowing the incarceration of approximately 120,000 Japanese and Americans of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast of the United States. Join us in this year’s Day of Remembrance, the 78th anniversary of this moment in history to learn, reflect, and support the ongoing efforts of the Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee.

For more Info: · · 206.296.6260
Image from JASSW website
JASSW Event Opportunity: Empowering Women in Japan & the US
February 25, 2020 - 12:00pm, Washington Athletic Center
Curious about the Japan America Society of the State of Washington? PNWJETAA & JASSW share a great relationship & as a registered member of PNWJETAA you have the chance to take advantage of our Associate Membership status to join interesting programs like "Empowering Women in Japan & the US" at the reduced "membership" rate! 

It's a great way to learn more about JASSW!  Hopefully you'll decide to step up to become an individual member to support their programs and become part of their vast network of professionals! JASSW also offers a special new member rate  for registered PNWJETAA members!
Joint event!  The space is limited, so please contact!
Or go to the JASSW website and register!

"Network in the best possible way- through song! Join PNWJETAA and JASNET as we cut loose with our favorite songs. All skill levels are welcome, but please note that RockBox is a bar and requires all patrons to be over 21 years old and have valid photo ID."  (From JASSW - JASNET)
Takarazuka in Seattle...need we say more?
PNWJETAA Website Update:
Please check out our newly revamped website if you haven't already! We would love to feature more photos of Washington, Northern Idaho and Montana. If you have awesome photos and are willing to have them featured on the website, please email them to
Job opportunities:

Marketing, Communication and Program Manager
Global Business Center, University of Washington

"This position will have substantial responsibility for the development, direction and implementation of marketing and communications strategies as well as community and faculty program management at the Global Business Center (GBC)."
If you have anything you'd like to post on this newsletter related to the Japanese, Japanese-American or JET community, please contact
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