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 […]
Interested in helping out HAJET? A handful of positions are open, or are soon to be open, and we could use your assistance! Read the descriptions below and, if they interest you, be sure to contact us! Social Coordinator Responsibilities Plan and run the annual Snowcation fundraiser, which brings JETs from across Japan to Sapporo […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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!
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 […]
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 […]