The Rumoi Halloween Party started out as a small family and friend get together at the home of a JET alumna (a local mother), and with the involvement of current and local ALTs, has grown to become a small community event where local kids can come and experience a little taste of an American/Canadian Halloween […]
This year’s HNG is now available on our website. The older HNG is also archived if you still happen to need it. You can find both on the Hokkaido Newcomer’s Guide page!
Are you going to the Fall Meeting in Kushiro? HAJET Bookstore is available for special orders now! The books range from 100円 to 300円 and are a great way to pass the time in the winter! All funds raised go to international event funding in cities, towns and villages in Hokkaido! Please take a look […]
Cast your vote for the 2019 “Hidden Gems” Photo Contest at http://bit.ly/2019hajetphoto! Check out the amazing snapshots by HAJET members from across the island. If you have ideas for future themed photo contests or activities, feel free to send us a message.
The 6th Annual Higashikagura Halloween Party was held on 26 October, 2019, aimed at elementary school-aged children. We had a total of 175 participants and 37 volunteers spreading across 13 activity booths, including various games, face painting, crafts, and the haunted house. Thanks to HAJET event funding, we were able to purchase Halloween decorations to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]