March 6: Live, Work, Study in Japan!

Enjoy Japanese food and drink while sharing your JET experience with members of the public to promote the JET Programme! The attendance of as many JET Alumni as possible is highly desired in order to share as much information about JET as possible with the public. This is your chance to mingle with potential applicants in an informal networking environment!

Alumni from the MEXT Scholarship Program and Working Holiday Visa will also be present. The event is free and complimentary food and drinks will be served!

Doors open at 5:30pm. Please arrive before 6pm, when the presentations about the programs will begin.

The Embassy of Japan does not have public parking available. If you require parking, you may check adjacent residential streets for space. The number 9 bus stops in front of the Embassy.

Feel free to be dressed comfortably; professional or formal attire is not required. 

**If you find you will be unavailable to attend this event, we kindly ask that you cancel your Eventbrite ticket so that others on our waitlist may be able to attend. Please note that each guest only requires one ticket (in one category) to attend the entire event.**

Date: March 6, 2020
Time: From 6 PM to 8 PM
Location: The Embassy of Japan (255 Sussex Drive)
RSVP: Register on Eventbrite HERE

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February 4 to March 24: JETAA Ottawa Japanese Classes


Due to the current public health situation, the JETAA Ottawa Japanese Classes for alumni are cancelled effective from March 16, 2020

For updates regarding the situation and the possible continuation of the classes, 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.

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 February 4 to March 24, 2020.

The format remains the same with a focus on Beginner to Intermediate skills from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Upper-Intermediate+ from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Who: Limited to JET Alumni
Date: Every Tuesday from February 4, 2020 to March 24, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Breather Room, 78 George St Ottawa (Byward Market)
Cost: Free
RSVP: Sign up below!


February 8: JETAA Board Game Day (And Karaoke Night!)

***Limited to JET alumni and plus-ones.***

Come escape the cold with us over board games at The Loft. With hundreds of games to choose from, including the very latest releases, you’re guaranteed to have a blast!

We’ll be taking a break for dinner and meeting up at Popstar Karaoke at 7 PM for another round of shenanigans. We’ve got the big room booked for two hours so everyone will have time to shine!

Board Game Day
Where: The Loft Board Game Lounge (2nd Floor, 14 Waller St)
When: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (or as late as they let us stay!)

Karaoke Night
Where: Popstar Karaoke (382 Rideau)
When: 7:00 – 10:00

RSVP: Register here!


December 14: Annual General Meeting (AGM)

UPDATE: For more detailed information about the current positions on the JETAA Ottawa Executive Committee, including the time commitment involved, check out this page! The 2020 platforms will be posted here. Email us at if you want to submit your platform ahead of the AGM!

JETAA Ottawa will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 14, 2019! As a volunteer-based registered not-for-profit organisation, JETAA Ottawa will soon be looking for new and excited individuals to help run the chapter. The AGM is where JETAA members vote for the next year’s Executive Committee as well as reminisce on the past year’s events while creating new memories in a Bounenkai vibe!

Date: December 14, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: C’est Japon à Suisha (208 Slater St, Ottawa)
Registration: RSVP on Eventbrite here! (JETAA members only)

Learn more about the 2019 Executive Committee here, read the descriptions of Committee positions here, and consult our By-Laws here.

The current list of positions for 2020 are:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Event Coordinator
  • Communications
  • Web Editor
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Translator
  • Newsletter Editor

Any willingness to help will be accommodated. You can submit a platform, a few sentences about yourself and what you’d like to do in your role, ahead of the event to be posted on the website. The platforms will be posted here.

*Note: a platform is not required to stand for election. Your platform can be submitted verbally at the AGM.


November 29: JETAA 日本語だけディナー // JETAA Nihongo Dake Dinner

Join our second Nihongo Dake (Japanese Only) Dinner of the year! Seeing the success of the last dinner, we invite you once again to join the group, enjoy a meal, and do your very best to only speak Japanese. All levels were welcome, from beginner to native.

As space is limited, and we’d like to know how many people at each Japanese ability level are attending. Please RSVP through our sign-up form below!

Date: November 29, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Izakaya Shingen (201 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1W7)