The Hokkaido Association for
Japan Exchange and Teaching

HAJET is a volunteer group of ALT's, CIR's, and others bringing both English and their cultures to Hokkaido.
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Northern Welcome Party 2019

This year’s northern welcome party was fun to say the least! Everyone started arriving around 5 pm to set up their tents and to start catching up and or meeting our new ALT’s in the region. Even if it was a little dark, they seemed to be enjoying themselves throughout the evening. The weather was […]

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HAJET’s first-ever photo competition!

HAJET’s first-ever PHOTO COMPETITION is now accepting entries! Members from all over Hokkaido can submit pictures that relate to the theme “Hidden Gems”. It’s based on an article from the July issue of Polestar (our monthly magazine) by HAJET President, Sonia Chand. Please check out the excerpt below: “In Yoichi, one such place is Fugoppe […]

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HAJET Northern Bike Relay

This year’s northern bike relay was the longest route with 80 kilometers, but the adventure was certainly worth the trip. After leaving Horonobe station, we made our way towards the coastline where we stopped along the way to take photos with Mt. Rishiri in the background. Once we made it to the ocean, we enjoyed […]

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Samani Easter 2019

My fellow JETs and I put on this event to share our culture with the children in our town and surrounding towns. Since doing this event last year, we have seen that there are more and more ‘Easter’-like things in stores: Easter eggs, chocolates, baskets, etc. Despite this, we felt like an event was still a […]

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Samani American Cooking Class

The fellow JETs in my town and I enjoy eating a variety of foods, not just typical ‘American’ food. During our previous cooking classes, we promoted food that we generally thought was considered ‘American,’ but after discussing what we wanted to cook for our final class of the financial year, we wanted to broaden the […]

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