Japanese Movie Weekend [FREE] Nov 3-5

JETAA Ottawa and The Japan Foundation, Toronto are very happy to welcome you to the free online screening of “The Restaurant in the Sky“. The movie will have japanese dialogue with english subtitles.

This online film screening is available for free from Friday, November 3, 5:59 PM (ET) to Sunday, November 5, 11:59PM (ET). After watching, please share your comments about the film in our short questionnaire.

Access your Free movie screening HERE!


理は、 妻のこと絵、一人娘の潮莉とのしあわせな家族 3 人暮らし。自然に寄り添った食
つく。それは、せたなの おいしいもの を広く届けるため、一日限定のレストランを開く

Wataru lives happily with his wife, Kotoe, and daughter , Shiori, in Setana, Hokkaido. He runs a cheese factory and raises cattle on a ranch with a view of the ocean that he inherited from his father. His cheese-making skills are still mediocre, so he is constantly getting scolded by his strict master. But Wataru enjoys a good life with a group of like -minded friends that are always there for each other.
Then Kanbe, a young shepherd from Tokyo, joins their circle, and the friends find pleasure in “good food” that they produce themselves and share with one another. Then one day, a chef from a famous restaurant in Sapporo, who is attracted by their food, pays them a visit.

They are ecstatic that their products are made even more delicious by this chef, and together they start planning a one -day-only restaurant to spread their joy to other people.

Live and Teach in Japan: Deadline Nov 14, 2023

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme seeks to enhance internationalisation and enhance foreign language education at the local level through the fostering of ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth alike.


The Japan Foundation is Japan’s only Institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs and aspires to the role of catalyst for international exchanges throughout the world.

JETAA Ottawa was founded in 1991 and is one of 52 JETAA chapters in 17 countries with over 60,000 members. Our main mission is to promote Canada-Japan relations within the Canadian societal landscape.

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Virtual Cooking Class – Daifuku (Sept 2)

Join the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association of Ottawa for a virtual cook-along cooking class. We’ll be making daifuku, or anko filled mochi – sweet bean paste filled gluttonous rice. Pick your favourite bean paste, some strawberries if you like, and follow along in your own kitchen.

We look forward to seeing you!

DATE: Saturday, September 2nd, 2023
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
WHERE: Online (Zoom)
PRICE: Free + Cost of Ingredients
REGISTRATION: Required via Eventbrite

If you have any questions or concerns, please email exec@jetaaottawa.ca.

What ingredients do I need?
Mochi: 115 g (¾ cup) mochiko glutinous rice flour 50 g (¼ cup) granulated sugar 180 ml (¾ cup) water
Filling: 480 g (1 ½ cup) anko red bean paste (optional) 10 – 15 strawberries For shaping: 1 cup or more cornstarch

There’s a few kinds of anko (bean paste) – which should I use?
That’s up to you! Koshi-an is smooth red bean paste. Tsubo-an is chunky. Shiro-an is white bean paste. The event picture is shiro-an strawberry daifuku.

What equipment do I need?
Microwave safe bowl
Mixing spoon or rice paddle
Saran wrap
Measuring cups and spoons
Plates (Optional)
Cookie sheet and parchment/silicon mat



Follow along with us on Monday, September 28th for our 4th workshop on shodo with sensei Johanne Léveillé! Ms. Léveillé started practicing shodo in 1985 while living in Japan. She received a teaching certificate from Tokyo Daito Shogakuin (東京大東署学院). She is now based in Ottawa where she has participated in several exhibitions, including at the Embassy of Japan.

The event is free! All you will need to pay for is the cost of materials which you can find here! To register for the event, please register on our Eventbrite! To view the materials needed for this workshop, please find them here!

We look forward to seeing you!

DATE: Monday, August 28th, 2023
TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET
WHERE: Online (Zoom)
PRICE: Free + Cost of Materials
REGISTRATION: Required via Eventbrite

If you have any questions or concerns, please email exec@jetaaottawa.ca.


JET Alumni Resume and Job Hunting Workshop: May 1, 6:30PM *RRSP Added!

Recently back from Japan? Been back for a while and looking for a new job? Fear not! Join this workshop run by Jillian Steele (Nayoro-shi ALT, 2007-2008) and learn some great tips to optimize your résumé and job hunting!

Jillian has applied to thousands of jobs and has successfully been hired at the University of Calgary, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, the Canadian Museum of Nature, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the University of Ottawa, and is currently with the City of Ottawa.

We’re sorry to say that our Resume and Job Hunting Workshop has been postponed to May 1st from the original March 18th date. 

This event will take place on Zoom on May 1st at 6:30 PM ET and will include an interactive presentation followed by a Q&A session. 

 The event is freeregister via Eventbrite.

If you have any questions please email: secretary@jetaaottawa.ca


JETAA Canada Virtual Social – March 18th 4PM ET

The first JETAA Canada Virtual Social of 2023 will be held on Saturday, March 18th. JET alumni from all seven Canadian chapters and beyond are invited to join.

Link to Register: https://forms.gle/VhBBmgdaCFHcDvQp7