Sign-up for the yearly trip to Mt. Bandai in Fukushima is now live! This year's journey will take place on October 10-12 (Sat.-Mon.). Don't worry, Monday is Respect-for-the-Aged Day, so you don't have to take nenkyu! You can find all (or most) of the information you need as well as the sign-up form here:
Make sure to sign up by Tuesday, September 29 to join this wonderful adventure!
Now that we have said goodbye to the leavers, it is time to welcome new Sendai and Miyagi JETs to our lovely prefecture!
This year's Welcome Party will be on Saturday, August 22. Please sign up using the Google Doc form by Saturday, August 15.
Come get to know each other over food and drinks at 匠 (takumi) in Ichibancho and join us for karaoke and dancing later!
(Leavers remaining in Sendai/Miyagi Prefecture are also welcome!)
Sign-up form and more information here: http://www.miyagi-ajet.org/2015-majet-welcome-party.html
Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday!! It was our first event as the new MAJET Committee and it was a lot of fun!
After a successful journey to Sapporo for Yuki Matsuri, MAJET put on our first ever Izakaya Quiz in Sendai during March! (To be distinguished from prior pub quizzes.)
Four teams competed in a Jeopardy-style battle, and fortunately there were no casualties by the end of the night! In April, we had a less successful hanami event; however, we blame it on the weather!
Now that things have finally warmed up in Miyagi, we would like to announce the next round of events! In late May or early June, we will organize a Mt. Kurikoma climb - our first event of this kind. In late June, we will have our annual Leavers Party on Oshima Island. And in July, we will once again hold the Miyagi International Art & Culture Show! More details on these events can be found on their respective pages. Hope you can make it out!
With MAJET Halloween and MAJET Thanksgiving now successfully behind us, it is time to start getting ready for our next big event, the annual journey to Hokkaido for the Sapporo Snow Festival (or Yuki Matsuri)!
The basic details for the trip are now available here: http://www.ajetmiyagi.net/sapporo-snow-festival-2014.html, and the official sign-up form as well as furikomi details will be coming very soon! We will keep you posted!
That sad (or happy, depending on how you look at it) time of the year is coming when we must say goodbye to those who are leaving Miyagi.
Following tradition, this year's Leavers Party will take place on Oshima Island on Saturday, July 6.
For more information (and to sign up!), please check out: the Oshima Leavers Party page.
Hope to see you there whether you are leaving or staying!
We'd like to announce that MAJET along with SIRA, MIA, and the JET community will be putting together an art and culture show this summer. Please follow our blog for the latest updateshttp://artinmiyagi.wordpress.com/
July 12-14, 2013
Sendai Shimin Katsudo Theatre – Miyagi-ken, Japan
Admission to the event is FREE.
The purpose of this show is to highlight art from international artists living in the Miyagi and greater Tohoku area. The show will include a variety of art submissions including: paintings, sculpture, and craft work. There will also be culture workshops and performances throughout the show.
This show is being put on through a collaborative effort between (SIRA) Sendai International Relations Association, MIA (Miyagi International Association), MAJET (Miyagi Association of JET), and the Miyagi JET community.
If you are interested in submitting your own work to the show, conducting a workshop, or performing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome!
SPRING IS COMING.
You have survived. As ALTs across the country emerge from their kotatsus, wiping sembei crumbs from their clothes and blinking their eyes in the spring light, it becomes clear that finally, the season has changed.
Spring officially springs in Japan when the cherry blossoms arrive, at which point there is a frenzy of partying as everyone with a tarpaulin and a highball sets up in the park for a flower viewing (hanami or 花見) party. Far from being an event of reserved Zen calm, hanami is often an exciting and bustling event, with food, and booze being shared among friends, families and co-workers.
To celebrate Hanami, MAJET will be hosting a Hanami party! Tsutsujigaoka Park in Sendai contains the tree from which Sendai’s Hanami forecasts are made; when a certain percentage is covered, it’s hanami time.
This year’s party will be held at Tsutsujigaoka Park. We are aiming to host it on April 13th, although this can change depending on the weather, and whether Hanami will have been officially declared. Check out our Hanami page for the full details.
It's that time of year again. Yes, winter is coming. The time when most ALTs can be found hibernating inside of their respective Kotatsus.
Winter also means the Snow Festival in Sapporo, Hokkaido. MAJET annually hosts a trip to Sapporo for the festival. The time to sign up for the trip is upon us. So please check out our Sapporo Snow Festival page to get all the details on how to secure your place on this wonderful trip.
Keep in mind that the deadline to sign up, and pay your deposit, is December 28th. So if you are planning to head home for Christmas, it is advisable to take care of the sign up before hand.
Hello all! I hope you’re well.
We had a cracking time at Yakurai for Halloween, and decided we should carry the MAJET fun into November. So this month we have a real treat; a double whammy of events in fact! We have a used clothes swap, and a pub quiz. Awesome!
Please feel free to make a day of it! The food at Waterr is excellent, as is the beer, or there are plenty of places to catch lunch/dinner in the area. Bar Waterr is here -http://goo.gl/maps/C3i7z
Please RSVP using our form, that can be found here.
After the last, immensely successful venture, the clothes swap has returned. Come and grab free stuff, drop off some preloved (and prewashed…) clothing, and pick up some new goodies for the season. I can’t recommend this event enough, it’s a great chance to try on some goodies, and hang out. Anyone is welcome – that includes non-JETs, JTES, spouses, passers-by… and you don’t need to bring something – you are welcome to turn up and just take some new threads. An email has been forwarded to you with further details from the people organizing it, feel free to get in touch with them for any questions.
When - Saturday, 17 November, 3pm-5pm
Where - Bar Waterr
Bring - Clothes that are still in good condition, freshly washed and ironed. Accessories and shoes are welcome too!
Take - Free clothes!
MAJET Pub Quiz
In what has become a regular fixture of the MAJET calendar, we give you the opportunity to turn up and flex your grey matter, show off your know how, and catch up with friends. This year we will be offering some prizes and snacks too!
When – Saturday, 17 November, 7pm-9:30pm (ish)
Where – Bar Waterr
How much is it – FREE!
Greetings ghouls, ghosts, and witches!
It is once again time for the legendary MAJET spooky spectacular Halloween Party! Whoot! So gather your costumes and join us for a good time! The party this year will be held at the haunted Yakurai Cabins on Saturday October 27th, the scariest of nights.
Check our spooooky Halloween Party page for more info and the forum to RSVP, IF YOU DARE!!! muhahahaha
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