Upcoming Events


Please note that due to the public health situation and following the City of Ottawa’s recommendations, all events will be held online (e.g. on Zoom) until further notice. Events are still in the works and we hope to be able to offer something exciting to our members during these extraordinary times! Stay tuned on our website and social media!

If you want to have an idea of what kind of fun events might be coming up this year, have a look at our Past Events! Do you have any questions or suggestions? Contact us!


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 our 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)!

*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 will be hosting its second Trivia Night! The theme is SUMMER!

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!

Up to $150 in food prizes to be given out! 

The rules will be announced at the event, but we encourage team participation. Teams with up to 3 teammates can join. But fear not! If you do not have a team, we will match you to one of the existing groups!

Who: JET Alumni + Community friends
Date: Friday July 31, 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 July 29, 11 p.m.)

We’ve heard you and for this Summer Trivia Night, some of the categories will be:

Music, Pokemon, 90s Nostalgia, summer blockbusters, Japanese summer and more!!