Higashikagura Halloween Party 2016 (re-post)

You may be wondering, “Why am I seeing event posts about Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. in mid-August..? You okay, Webmaster?” Don’t worry, I am A-okay. This post was originally on HAJET’s former website, and the new one’s looking a little empty. Use this event as a great example of what *you* can do with HAJET International Event Funding!


(Aaaand here’s that second dose of Higashikagura Halloween goodness!)


Higashikagura Halloween Party was held on 29 October, 2016, aimed at elementary school-aged children. We had a total of 135 participants and 26 volunteers spreading across 11 activity booths, including various games, face painting, and a large selection of crafts. Thanks for HAJET event funding, we were able to purchase Halloween decorations for the event and the event was considered very successful as it exceeded our expected maximum number of participants.


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Higashikagura Pumpkin Carving 2015 (re-post)

You may be wondering, “Why am I seeing event posts about Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. in mid-August..? You okay, Webmaster?” Don’t worry, I am A-okay. This post was originally on HAJET’s former website, and the new one’s looking a little empty. Use this event as a great example of what *you* can do with HAJET International Event Funding!


Hey y’all! Prepare for a double dose of Halloween good times brought to you by Jean Szu-Chuan Lien of Higashikagura and HAJET international event funding! (For real, don’t be shy about starting up a yearly tradition in your town!)


Higashikagura Pumpkin Carving was held on 24 October, 2015. Most participants have never carved a pumpkin before, therefore we invited three volunteers to come and show them how. Thanks to HAJET event funding, we were able to purchase pumpkin carving kits, which were much safer tools for beginners. Participants were able to carve at least one pumpkin each within the allocated time, and they were lit up with LED candles at the end.

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Rubeshibe High School’s First Annual Christmas Party (re-post from 2016)

You may be wondering, “Why am I seeing event posts about Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. in mid-August..? You okay, Webmaster?” Don’t worry, I am A-okay. This post was originally on HAJET’s former website, and the new one’s looking a little empty. Use this event as a great example of what *you* can do with HAJET International Event Funding!


Check out Rubeshibe’s first annual Christmas party, hosted by Stephanie Serres!


Rubeshibe High School held its first annual Christmas Party on December 22nd, 2016. The snowy afternoon was full of Christmas tree decorating, joyous caroling, candy munching, educational-yet fun-Power Point learning, and comfortable and casual conversing. All of this fun and cultural exchange would not have been made possible without the financial assistance of HAJET. Thanks to HAJET’s Event Funding, Rubeshibe High School was able to end the year with happiness and merriment.


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The Akabira Christmas Party (re-post from 2016)

You may be wondering, “Why am I seeing event posts about Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. in mid-August..? You okay, Webmaster?” Don’t worry, I am A-okay. This post was originally on HAJET’s former website, and the new one’s looking a little empty. Use this event as a great example of what *you* can do with HAJET International Event Funding!


Kids in Hokkaido love Christmas events! Check out Akabira’s annual Christmas party, hosted by Chan Naing!


The Akabira Christmas party has been going on in my town since the first ALT founded it, nearly 10 years ago.  With the shrinking population, attendance was lower than expected this year. Nonetheless, with the help of JET volunteers and the funding provided by HAJET, we were able to provide a very Merry Christmas full of hot chocolate, silly games, and crafts.  Especially popular was the photobooth, where kids can pose with holiday-themed props.  This is the first year the photos were taken on an instant camera, which I was worried couldn’t be done because of the cost, but luckily HAJET was able to cover that too.  The kids loved decorating their pictures and taking them home right away!  I hope that the people of Akabira can have more events to interact with people from all over the world.


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HAJET Website renovations underway!

Hello hello!

This is mostly a test post for things that I am testing. For to truly be a webmaster, I must pass the testing test.

Anyway, I can’t let this post be totally useless, so here’s an update: work on bringing the HAJET website back to its former glory is well underway! I’ll admit, it’s taken me much longer that it should have to get things rolling. I’m sorry about that.

Check out the progress so far! And keep an eye out for more to come. 🙂