JETAA Ottawa is once again co-hosting a Career Fair with the Embassy of Japan. The fair will be held on Tuesday, October 8 and will be followed by the official Welcome Back Reception. 


Career Fair
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 8, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy of Japan (255 Sussex Dr.)
Participating companies: Uniqlo, MUFG, Kintetsu International Express, Assent Compliance, Invest Canada, LRO Staffing, Autonomous ID, Gastops
Format: Each company will set up a booth. Guests will visit booths which they’re interested in. Each company will give a brief presentation at the beginning of the career fair. Bring your resume and meishi (business cards)!
Attire: Business
RSVP: Required – Please email:

Welcome Back Networking Reception
Date & Time: Tuesday October 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Residence of the H.E. Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane
Description: The annual Welcome Back JET Reception will welcome the 2019 JET Returnees back to Canada. Also present will be a maximum of 40 JET alumni, supporters of the JET Programme (professors, government officials, etc.), diplomats, etc. Food and drink will be served.
RSVP: Required – up to 40 on a first-come-first-serve basis, with priority given to Career Fair Attendees. Please email:

Interested in attending? Let us know as soon as possible!


In celebration of historic year and the new Reiwa era, JETAA Toronto is planning a Yukata Summer Sunset Cruise in Toronto Harbour. 

Let us know if you’re interested in carpooling by sending us an email at

When: September 14th, 2019
Where: Toronto Harbour – keep an eye on JETAA Toronto for further details
Ticket Price:  $50 for a Regular Ticket. 
How to RSVP: Purchase your ticket on Eventbrite: Get your tickets here!

Tickets will not be sold at the door and final ticket sales will end September 10th.

Who can come: JETAA, Japanese community members, Friends and Family of JETAA
What’s included: Being on a boat, finger foods, DJ and good company
What’s extra: Drinks



Join JETAA Ottawa for our first Nihongo Dake (Japanese Only) Dinner, where we get together, enjoy a meal, and do our best to only speak Japanese. All levels are welcome, from beginner to native.

We’ll be holding the dinner at Ottawa’s premier izakaya, Shingen.

As space is limited at Shingen and we’d like to know how many people at each Japanese ability level are attending, an RSVP through our sign-up formed is required.

Event Information

Date: March 22, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM – sometime after that
Location: Izakaya Shingen (201 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1W7)

RSVP here!


Loft has HUNDREDS of amazing games to choose from!

For our second event, we’d thought we’d mix things up with a dice roll or two at Ottawa’s own THE LOFT Board Game lounge! Come join us Saturday afternoon for some fun and games with friends.

This event is limited to JET alumni and plus-ones. 

After playing the afternoon away, we’ll also be having a nijikai (after party) in the classic Japan fashion: karaoke! 

Only interested in one or the other? That’s fine – just RSVP for the activity you like.

If this sounds like something you’d want in on, please RSVP here and fill out the form to let us know who all will be coming!

The details:

Cozy up with us over board games at The Loft Board Game Lounge. With hundreds of games to choose from, including the very latest releases, you’re in for an action-packed afternoon.

The Loft also offers drinks and food, so don’t worry that we’ll be playing through lunch.

Where: The Loft Board Game Lounge (2nd Floor, 14 Waller St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9C4)

When: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

We’ll be taking a break for dinner and meeting up at for another round of shenanigans. We’ve got the big room booked for THREE HOURS so if you missed out last time, now’s your chance to shine!

Where: Popstar Karaoke (382 Rideau)

When: 7:00 – 10:00