HAJET Blog

September 2021 Polestar

Welcome the autumn colors with the latest issue of Polestar! This time around, we have some articles introducing beginners to hiking in Hokkaido; a tour of the island’s Michi no Eki by someone who’s seen them all; reminiscences from a former ALT; an interview with the new prefectural advisor; a spotlight on the town of […]

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February 2021 Polestar

Plow into the wintry February edition of Polestar on the joys to experience this season – snow sports and onsen! This month also features farewells to the wonderful HAJET team of 2020-2021. Head on over to the Polestar page and check it out!

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January 2021 Polestar

Kick start 2021 with a journey down the cuisine and history of Hokkaido – our first issue of the year is filled with recommendations for ramen, and an exploration of the place names of Hokkaido. Head on over to the Polestar page and check it out!

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December 2020 Polestar

Polestar’s last issue of the year is now available! Dive down into events and some weather essentials in our last edition of Polestar for the year – exciting moments from our Central Regional Event and a local Disco Dance Club, as well as tips for surviving the Hokkaido winter, and more! Head on over to […]

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November 2020 Polestar

The October 2020 issue of Polestar is now available! Get into the heart of Hokkaido and Japan with Polestar November – engaging reads from the new Ainu cultural texts and a heartfelt personal reflection on body positivity in Japan. Traverse deep into the wonders of mountain passes as we bring you to some of the […]

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October 2020 Polestar

The October 2020 issue of Polestar is now available! Go spooky with our Halloween edition of Polestar this October. Expect plenty of bewitching and terrifying stories and illustrations that will get you right into the Halloween mood. Have a frightfully good read, and Happy Halloween! Head on over to the Polestar page and check it […]

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September 2020 Polestar

The September 2020 issue of Polestar is now available! Look forward to a great variety of content in this issue, featuring topics on first-year JET reflections and the dating culture in Japan. Get a glimpse into Muroran and Okinawa with our travel articles and photolog. What’s more, our photo gallery is also here to transport […]

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August 2020 Polestar

The August 2020 issue of Polestar is now available! From hiking trails to our culture agenda, this August issue is full of engaging reads! Revel in the mersmerising art of Butoh, get transported up north to Rishiri and Rebun, and read more about the origins of Obon. Head on over to the Polestar page and […]

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July 2020 Polestar

The July 2020 issue of Polestar is now available! A fun-filled summer issue awaits you for this month’s Polestar – there’s plenty to do and explore in our articles on gardening and camping. Read insights about trying a vegan diet in the countryside, and bid farewell to our First Year Rep with her last letter […]

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HAJET Food Drive

HAJET is hosting a Food Drive between July 7th and July 25th, 2020. We will be collecting canned and dry goods to donate to struggling foreigners in our community. Financial donations are also accepted and encouraged. Our food drive will help feed those who are facing financial difficulties due to COVID-19.  Worldwide travel bans due […]

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