Welcome to Tatami Timeshare!!
Have you ever wanted to travel somewhere in Block 1 (Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, and Akita), but just didn’t have the cash for a hotel? Tatami Timeshare is here to help!
Joining Tatami Timeshare is great way to make some new friends and travel cheaply around Block One :)
If you are interested in joining TT, please fill out this Google Docs form and we will send you an invitation to the map.
Please be respectful when using this service. Some people may live in housing provided by their boards of education, or have teachers for neighbors.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
Happy Monday! As Halloween week begins, I pass onto you something more treat than trick: October’s Polestar! This month, you can find the first segment of our new serial fiction piece, Inugami, a sobering look at one of the more somber sides of teaching, and a month-by-month guide on how to survive in Hokkaido this winter. You can read all that and more here(PDF)!
Voting begins October 26 and ends at 11:59pm on November 1st.
Go to http://vote.hajet.org during that time to place your vote. You will need a password that is sent by email. If you are a first year JET but did not receive an email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
And now for the candidates…
Check out the September issue of Polestar, the last minutes of any month that can still conceivably be called “summer.” Soon, the autumn winds of October will be upon us, bringing Halloween, first kotatsu uses, and the smell of snow…
Happy Fall! This year Fall Meeting will be held in the charming city of Otaru. Probably one of the cutest
towns in Hokkaido, Otaru has a lot of wonderful things to offer. Stroll alongside the Canal and eat
weirdly flavoured ice cream, ride up the lift at Mt. Tenguyama and take in the view, make your very own
music box, the list goes on and on. Check out the sightseeing section for all the deets!
We have some awesome seminars lined up for y’all! If you want to discuss the tricky task of teaching
phonics, prepare for the ever-creeping-closer big freeze that is Hokkaido winter, or learn more about
HAJET’s biggest program, Hokkaido English Challenge, then please RSVP for one of all of our seminars!
After you’ve filled your brain with all the information you can stand, come join us for the traditional
Costume Party Enkai and let the wild rumpus start!
All the information you will ever need to attend this years Fall Meeting is in this packet – so please give it a good look-over!
Accommodation: Friday, October 24th
RSVP Deadline: Friday, October 31st
Friday, November 7th
6:00 pm (onward) – Check-in (For those staying at Grand Park Hotel.)
7:00 – 8:00 pm – Workshop I: “The ABCs of Phonics” (TBD)
8:00 – 8:30pm – Welcome Kanpai
8:30 – 9:30 pm – PC Meeting
Saturday, November 8th
8:00 – 9:00 am – Breakfast*
9:00 – 10:00 am – General Meeting
10:00 am – 11:00 pm – Workshop II: “Surviving Hokkaido – Winter Edition” (Damian O’Kane and Charles Harries)
11:00 – 12:00 pm – Workshop III: “HEC and You” (Mike DeLue and Dagny Wise)
12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch*
– Free Time –
6:00 – 8:00 pm – Enkai at Asakusabashi Beer Hall (小樽運河食堂)
8:00 – 11:00 pm – 3rd Annual Pub Quiz at Otaru Beer Warehouse (小樽倉庫No.1)
Sunday, November 9th
8:00 – 9:00 am – Breakfast*
* Breakfast and lunch on either day are not provided.
Email Back Form – Fall Meeting
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