JETAA Prairies J-Horror/Networking Night – Perfect Blue

Satoshi Kon's 1997 psychological thriller/horror, Perfect Blue.

For the 2023 edition of J-Horror/Networking Night, we will feature the 1997 critically acclaimed Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue. It’s about an idol, Mima, who leaves her idol group and singing career to pursue an acting career while being stalked by a radical fan. Unexplained murders follow Mima while her mental health deteriorates and she loses sense of reality. Roger Corman has said, “If Alfred Hitchcock partnered with Walt Disney, they’d make a picture like this.”

As per the Parents Guide on IMDB, it’s rated “R” or “Restricted” as it contains:

  • Sex & Nudity (10)
  • Violence & Gore (12)
  • Profanity (2)
  • Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking (1)
  • Frightening & Intense Scenes (3)

What: JETAA Prairies J-Horror/Networking Night – “Perfect Blue” (Japanese language with English Subtitles)

Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2023

Time: 6pm-8pm Central Daylight Standard Time (Manitoba); 5pm-7pm Central Standard Time (Saskatchewan)

Where: Cisco Web Ex (if you are part of our mailing list, the room number/password will be emailed to you). Otherwise, please email to get login info.

How: To be included in the snack cost-sharing, please RSVP to by November 3rd, 2023 10pm. It’s first come, first serve. For the movie alone, all JET alumni are welcome to attend this event without a RSVP.

Also: This event is open to all JET alumni. Cost-sharing is only applicable to JET alumni who reside in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Movie run time: 1 hr 21 min.

Virtual Shinnenkai! Saturday, January 28th, 2023, 7pm!

Hi, everyone!

Happy New Year to all of you! 

Are you craving to socialize with JET alumni and reminisce about your times in Japan? Do you want to play Japanese-themed games? We are holding our Virtual Shinnenkai on Saturday, January 28th, 2023 at 7pm on Cisco WebEx!

You will need to download Cisco WebEx. Please RSVP to if you are attending and help calculate cost-sharing.

What: JETAA Prairies’ Virtual Shinnenkai

When: Saturday, January 28th, 2023 from 7pm-9pm.

Where: Online (Cisco WebEx). Once you RSVP, we will email you the room number/password.

Manitoba/Saskwatchewan JET Programme Info Sessions

JET Programme Info Session, University of Winnipeg, October 3rd, 2018. Pre-Pandemic.
JET Programme Info Session, University of Winnipeg, October 3rd, 2018.

Hello, all! I know this website has been bare for months. We had moved web server providers and our alumni had been busy with other events, particularly the Canada National Conference which was held virtually.

It’s that time again. If you or anyone you know are interested in applying for next year’s JET Programme, here are the dates for the info sessions at various institutions. Our alumni will be sharing their experiences:

  • October 6th, 2021, 12pm-1pm: University of Winnipeg
  • October 8th, 2021, 1pm-2pm: Canadian Mennonite University
  • October 12th, 2021, 12pm-1pm: University of Regina
  • October 22nd, 2021, 10am-11am: University of Manitoba.

The room numbers/passwords for Zoom and full schedule for other dates can be found here at

Special thanks to the alumni who have volunteered their time to share their experiences on JET.