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July 2018

Sunday at the Cat Cafe

July 22, 2018 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Neko Ngeru, 291 Jackson Street
Petone, 5012 New Zealand
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JETAA Wellington is headed to the region's only cat cafe, Neko Ngeru in Petone, this month! We'll pay your entry fee for an hour ($12). You cover your food and drinks - the menu's here. Bus is the easiest way to get there from Wellington - it's a short walk from the stop in Petone. We'll coordinate transport once we've confirmed numbers. Please confirm your attendance by Thursday, 19 July, so we can make a booking!

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October 2018

Japan Film Festival and brunch with JETAA Wellington

October 28, 2018 @ 09:30 - 13:00
Hannah Playhouse, 12 Cambridge Terrace
Te Aro, Wellington, 6011 Japan
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To celebrate the Japan Film Festival being in Wellington we've put an event together for our fantastic JETAA Wellington members! We've booked 10 tickets for the first film on Sunday morning, which is TEIICHI -Battle of Supreme High- 帝一の國. Get your ticket for the film from us for FREE! In addition to the film, it would be great to go for brunch beforehand with those that are available to catch up and find out what everyone's been up to! We'll…

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December 2018

JETAA Mini-Bonenkai

December 8, 2018 @ 16:00 - 19:00
Fork & Brewer, 20 Bond St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Free

Let JETAA buy you a drink! To celebrate the end of another busy year we're putting on a mini-JETAA Wellington 忘年会 and want to shout you a drink (of any persuasion) and some food! Even if this is your first event in a while (or ever), or if you're a new, or not-so-new member, it would be great to see you for a bit on Saturday. Come and have a chat, drink, and snack while we all catch up. We'll be…

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Japan Photo Contest Prize-Giving

December 11, 2018 @ 18:00 - 18:45
Japan Information and Cultural Centre, Level 18, Majestic Centre, 100 Willis St.
Wellington, New Zealand
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Free

After all the submissions and voting are finished, we'll have a small, casual prize-giving ceremony at the JICC with food and drinks. Details will be announced closer to the date, but the winner of each main category (Pop Culture, Places, Pets) will receive a printed canvas of their winning photo, plus a $50 restaurant voucher. The runner up for each main category will receive is a $30 restaurant voucher, and the winner of the Postcards from JETs category will receive…

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Jkaiwa Japan Quiz Night

December 11, 2018 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Meow, 9 Edward Street, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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$5

As is tradition, the next Wellington JKaiWa of the year will be a Bounenkai (忘年会) or "forget the year party"! Instead of the usual format, we will have a Japanese-themed quiz night during which you will get to test your knowledge of Japan(ese) for prizes! Entry is $5 for everyone, in exchange for which we will make sure there will be plenty of nibbles! As this is a bar, please remember to bring your ID, and drinks are your responsibility!…

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November 2019

Hutt Japan Day 2019

November 17, 2019 @ 11:00 - 15:00
Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Road
Lower Hutt, 5010 New Zealand
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Free

Hutt Japan Day is back for another wonderful celebration of Japanese food, culture, arts, and more! Of course, you can expect to find JETAA Wellington there again with our trusty taiyaki machine. If you're interested in helping out (and getting a free taiyaki or two for your time), you can put yourself down on our volunteer sheet here. For more information about the event itself, check out the Hutt Minoh House Friendship Trust's Facebook event and Eventfinda listing. What exactly…

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Q&A Evening with JET Alumni

November 19, 2019 @ 17:00 - 19:00
Yoshi Sushi and Bento, Press Hall, Press Hall, 80 Willis Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Free

Do you know someone who has applied for JET or might be interested in applying? With 2020 applications now open and to support the more formal Embassy and university-based JET Q+A sessions, we're hosting a casual event for prospective applicants from 5PM on Tuesday 19 November at Yoshi Press Hall. This will be a chance for them to to ask questions, hear some stories from alumni, and enjoy some free Japanese snacks (drinks, including a range of Japanese beers and sake,…

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Brewkaiwa #7 – The Bond

November 30, 2019 @ 16:00 - 18:00
The Bond, 12 Bond Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Free

It's our last Brewkaiwa of 2019 - this time at The Bond! If it's nice we'll be out on the deck or if not inside by the couches. Drinks, pizza, nibbles and betting/gambling facilities all available. If you're planning to swing by, hit Going on our Facebook event so we can make sure to grab enough seats! Brewkaiwa is our regular monthly casual meetup for JET alumni, the wider Wellington-Japan community, or anyone with an interest in Japan. Held on…

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December 2019

Jkaiwa Japan Quiz Night

December 4, 2019 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Meow, 9 Edward Street, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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$5

As is tradition, the last Wellington JKaiWa of the year will be a Bounenkai (忘年会) or "forget the year party"! Instead of the usual format, we will have a Japanese-themed quiz night during which you will get to test your knowledge on Japanese + New Zealand culture and language, Sakai, food, pop culture, politics, fashion, sports, and more. Nibbles provided, and Meow's lovely lineup of drinks available for purchase. As this is a bar, please remember to bring your ID!…

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Japan Photo Contest Prize-Giving

December 10, 2019 @ 17:30 - 19:00
Japan Information and Cultural Centre, Level 18, Majestic Centre, 100 Willis St.
Wellington, New Zealand
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Free

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2019 PHOTO CONTEST ARE OPEN UNTIL WEDNESDAY, 20 NOVEMBER: Rules & Entry Forms Here ------------------------------------------------------- Once all the submissions and voting are done and dusted, join us for our 2019 Japan Photo Contest prize giving + nibbles evening where will we announce the winners of each category. This is JETAA Wellington's last event for 2019, so come along and enjoy some food from our favourite local Japanese places as we celebrate our amazing finalists and congratulate our…

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