HAJET Blog

Foodie Feast 2019

This year’s HAJET Foodie Fundraiser gave participants a taste of the Indian subcontinent, with foods, fun, and music to match. A family-friendly night of cultural exchange and good eats included buffet-style dining consisting of Indian curries and desserts Bollywood music henna tattooing, fortune-telling, photo booth silliness and traditional Indian festival games. Take a peek at […]

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PC Retreat 2019

Prefectural council members met on April 20th to discuss a wide variety of topics related to all things HAJET. This included planning for this year’s incoming ALT’s and CIR’s, upcoming events/meetings, and a whole host of other topics. If you’re interested, consider becoming involved in HAJET and running for any of the positions as they […]

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Website Redesign

In preparation of new arrivals, and just to do some spring cleaning, our website will be undergoing a rather large redesign this week! Please don’t be alarmed if something isn’t where it should, or you come to an empty page, it’s to be expected for a short while. Thanks for your patience!

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HAJET at Sapporo’s First Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

HAJET was present at Sapporo’s first Saint Patrick’s Day Parade! A small concert featuring the music of Ireland was held, followed by a parade through Odori Park. Everyone’s favorite melon-headed bear was there as well. The event concluded with a relaxing lunch at Sapporo station complete with green beer!

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Higashikagura Halloween Party 2018

5th Annual Higashikagura Halloween Party was held on 27 October, 2018, aimed at elementary school-aged children. We had a total of 195 participants and 43 volunteers spreading across 11 activity booths, including various games, face painting, and crafts, as well as a brand-new haunted house. Thanks to HAJET event funding, we were able to purchase […]

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Canadian Cooking Class – Hanna Callen-Wicks

The purpose of this event was to give students an opportunity to make a food from another culture which is not often heard of or eaten in Japan. This was also an opportunity for me, as a Canadian, to share with my students part of my culture; especially something as iconic as poutine. During a […]

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Higashikagura Halloween Party 2017

Higashikagura Halloween Party was held on 28 October, 2017, aimed at elementary school-aged children. We had a total of 146 participants and 34 volunteers spreading across 11 activity booths, including various games, face painting, and crafts. Thanks to HAJET event funding, we were able to purchase Halloween decorations to create a scary corridor. The event […]

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Uryu Happy Easter Event hosted by MariTi Lovell!

The Uryu Happy Easter Event is something that was started nearly 3 ALTs ago, possibly more. For the Event, students ranging from preschool to Elementary school were invited to the town BOE to create Easter baskets and learn the rules of Easter Egg Hunt. After being helped by ALT volunteers the students were shuffled onto […]

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Japanese Traditional Children’s Play Event in Higashikagura hosted by Jean Szu-Chuan Lien!

Higashikagura hosted a “Japanese Cultural Experience Program” as part of the international exchange with Jingxing Junior High School from Taipei, Taiwan. Volunteers from local groups, HOC and Ayame Senior Community College, came to help and teach participants about Japanese children’s play. The participants rotated through booths of menko, wanage (ring-toss), taketonbo (bamboo-copter), kendama, mangekyo (kaleidoscope), as well as getting dressed […]

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Takinoue Easter Event 2017 hosted by Jordan Frazier!

When the kids showed up to the Easter event, they were really shy, and some are a bit worried about hanging around new foreigners! This year there were about 20 kids, with a mix of preschool and elementary students. We started off with introductions- all the ALTs introduced themselves, where they’re from, and where they […]

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