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The JETAA Chicago Leadership is committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for everyone in our community. To learn more review our Community Conduct & Agreements.

JETAA Chicago received the following request for volunteers from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago.

We are excited to announce 2024 Japan Festival will be held on Sunday, June 16th at Millennium Park!

We are currently looking for volunteers to build a wonderful team for a successful event. We need your help assisting attendees at the festival as well as assisting performers, exhibitors, and vendors!

Currently, volunteers will be provided with a food ticket and water. Volunteers are asked to participate for the entirety of the event from as early as 9 AM to 5 PM - times depending on the duty you are assigned.

Sign up here.

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You shall not pass...our Lord of the Rings trivia challenge!

On June 15th, 5-7 pm CST, join us virtually on Zoom for a JETAA Chicago trivia night! Compete against your fellow alumni to find out who deserves the title of One Ring to Rule Them All...

Whether you're a fan of the books, movies, or both, there will be something for everyone! We'll also have some fun icebreakers sprinkled throughout. Family and friends are welcome to join.

Not feeling competitive but still want to hang out with us cool nerds? Feel free to join as a spectator as we go head to head.

Sign up here!

This event is open to JET alumni, current JETs and Friends/Family of JET.

Questions? Contact Sara at or Alexis at

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Join us on Friday, May 24 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, CST,  for the first event of JETAA Chicago's '24 Survival Series, JETogether, for outgoing '24 JETs ! This event will be an informal meet and greet for outgoing JETs to get the chance to learn about different areas in Japan, showcased by JET Alumni, as well as the opportunity to meet other JETs departing for the same area. Save the date and come join us in kicking off the Survival Series!

Sign up here!

This event is for Outgoing JETs and JET alumni.

Questions? Contact Constance at

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Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Alumni Association of Chicago
Connecting JET alumni in the Midwest - Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana
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