JETAA Ottawa will be hosting its first Trivia Night! Join us and test your knowledge in a variety of fields with fun quizzes! You may even have the chance to win one of our awesome prizes

The rules will be announced at the event.

Who: JET Alumni, friends, family, anyone can join!
Date: Friday June 19, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: online over Zoom (link will be sent to participant on the day of the event)
Cost: Free
RSVP: Required. Register here on Eventbrite (registration open until June 19, 1 p.m.)


Are you a JETAA member looking to continue your Japanese language learning journey? Come join your fellow JETAA members and study with us with a professional, native Japanese teacher.

The next period will be from June 9 to July 28, 2020.

The classes will be held online on Tuesdays. The format remains the same with a focus on Beginner to Intermediate skills from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Upper-Intermediate+ from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT ALUMNI WHO DO NOT SUBSCRIBE USING THIS FORM WILL NOT BE CONTACTED, AND THEREFORE WILL BE UNABLE TO JOIN. Please register only if you intend to attend. If you are unsure about your willingness or ability to attend, please refrain from registering. You can contact us later if you change your mind.

Who: Limited to JET Alumni
Date: Every Tuesday from June 9, 2020 to July 28, 2020
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Google Hangouts OR Google Classroom (you will be contacted prior to the first lesson)
Cost: Free
RSVP: You must register below to be able to attend.



JETAA Ottawa is hosting its 2nd Virtual Book Club via Zoom.

We will be reading and discussing Yoshimoto Banana’s highly acclaimed novella “Kitchen.” Friends and family of JET Programme Alumni are encouraged to join (regardless of location in the world)!

Feel free to read the book in any language or format, but the discussions will be held in English. 

*Should there be excessive interest groups will be capped and other date(s)/time(s) may be arranged.

Date: Sunday July 26, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Digitally on Zoom (link to be shared at a later date)

Register on Eventbrite to join!

About the book and how to read it:

More about the book: here!

Ottawa Public Library Availability: here!

Chapters/Indigo: here!

Amazon: here!


JETAA Ottawa is hosting its first ever virtual book club!

Join this physical distancing-friendly event where we’ll be reading Haruki Murakami’s classic novel “Kafka on the Shore”. You can feel free to read it in any language or format, but the discussions will be held in English. 

This book club will be hosted on Zoom and led by veteran book-club alumnus and JETAA Ottawa Vice-President Brandon Wallace (Hyogo 2011-2013). This event is open to all JET alumni as well as friends and family of alumni! 

Date: Saturday May 9, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Digitally on Zoom (link to be shared at a later date) 

Check out the Facebook event page for the latest details!


Due to the current public health situation, the JETAA Ottawa Japanese Classes for alumni are cancelled effective immediately.

For updates regarding the situation and the possible continuation of the classes once the situation changes, be sure to check our social media pages or our website. Please rest assured that we place the health and safety of our members and community first.

Thank you for your understanding.