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Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2009/06/09 - 15:07.
2009/06/18 - 20:00
2009/06/19 - 04:00
One of New Zealand's top bands, Rhombus, is doing a 1 week tour of Japan and will be playing at Canyons in Minakami(Gunma) on Thursday June 18th!
Support DJ's: KOA (NZ), H(NZ), Spud (Ireland)
Come and hang out with the Minakami rafting crew!
Event Contact Information:
Submitted by lyle on Mon, 2009/06/08 - 19:07.
2009/06/12 - 00:00
2009/06/12 - 23:59
Have spare change? All you departing JETs, you know you have a bucket in your house filled with 1 and 5 yen coins. Bring them to the Summer Conference on Friday and dump them in the GAJET bucket! Like last year we're supporting Akai Hane, a Gunma local branch of a larger national charity that helps out needy kids in our school systems. Last year we were able to raise more than 30,000 yen thanks to all of your generosity. Let's kick it up a notch higher this year!
Your donations will go to help:
- Improvement of children's playground tools such as swings and slides.
Submitted by GAJET Pres on Mon, 2009/06/01 - 15:22.
2009/06/27 - 17:00
2009/06/27 - 21:00
It's that bittersweet time of year. As summer draws near, chasing the rain clouds away, it becomes time to say goodbye to some of our friends (bravely returning home/elsewhere to face the recession in all it's glory.)
WHO: you, and you and you
Rain Date: July 4th, 5~9pm
Takashimaya Department Store's Rooftop Beer Garden, Takasaki
West exit of Takasaki station. Head north toward Tower Records. Takashimaya is on the left, just before Tower Records.
Submitted by lyle on Sun, 2009/04/12 - 11:26.
2009/04/12 - 20:20
2009/05/12 - 20:20
It's time to vote! The nominees are:
President: Brooke Brown, Betsy Gottesman, Simon Creane
You'll notice there's a number of people nominated for multiple positions. I would suggest you pick which job you think they would be best for and vote for them for that, rather than just voting down the line. A big and diverse council is much better than a council of one. But, democracy must have its way - so send your votes in to me: gajet.admin [at] gmail.com where they will be tallied. Results will be announced next month!
(I'm not running, so I'm the independent 3rd party. Don't worry, your secret votes are safe with me)
Submitted by lyle on Wed, 2009/03/25 - 11:15.
2009/04/12 - 12:00
2009/04/12 - 20:00
Numata Kouen on Sunday 12th of April.
Enjoy the beautiful cherry blossom (hopefully) by coming to
Submitted by lyle on Thu, 2009/03/19 - 15:29.
2009/03/20 - 00:00
2009/03/31 - 23:59
It has come round to that time of year again for Gunma to choose it's new GAJET council, that will serve for 2009/2010. This is an annual, democratic event, which takes place in several stages:
1st - GAJET has an open call for candidates. (that's now until the end of March)
So, to begin - if you want to be a council member, the only obvious requirement is that you are recontracting. Beyond that, each position requires a differing set of skills. In order to nominate yourself for candidacy, you need to email gajetpres AT gmail.com, stating which position you would like stand for.
Possible positions on the GAJET council are:
The basic idea of each job is largely explained by the name, but detailed position descriptions are attached.
Please note that GAJET will NOT accept candidacy applications through any other means but email. The elections can involve a large volume of messages back and forth so it's necessary to have them all in one place.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2009/03/12 - 15:40.
2009/03/19 - 18:00
2009/03/20 - 00:00
Saint Patrick's Day will be celebrated on Thursday March 19 (March 20 is a national holiday)at Dickens (english pub in center Maebashi,Chiyoda machi) like every year. Irish alcohol (beer,whiskey..) will be sold at 500 yen (normally a pint of beer is 900 yen).If you don't know the place (how can it be?!),ask some gaijin and they will tell you where it is.
Submitted by Block3Rep on Mon, 2009/03/09 - 12:10.
2009/03/09 - 00:00
2009/03/12 - 23:59
Online Elections for the new National AJET Council are going on from now until Thursday, March 12, 2009.
In order to vote, got to ajet.net/2009Elections. You’ll need your JET Number, a longish number that starts with the year you joined the program.
Can’t find your JET number? Here are some places to look:
• On the CLAIR Japanese Language Course Materials
If you still can’t find it, then you can email your PA or ask your supervisor.
Why should you vote?
Well, for starters, both candidates for NAJET Chair are from our very own Block 3. The position of NAJET Chair is very important and I encourage you to read both candidates’ platforms before making your selection. The NAJET Chair is the chief representative of AJET in Japan — And with just a little click of your mouse, you have the power to choose who that will be. So go ahead, find your JET number and go to ajet.net/2009Elections.
Make today the day that you use your finger for something good.
Your soon-to-be-dethroned NAJET Representative,
AJET Peer Support Group, an anonymous listening and referral service
At yo' house, everywhere, JAPAN
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2009/02/21 - 11:38.
2009/02/21 - 18:00
2009/02/22 - 00:00
SNOW SPLASH '09
17:00 Doors Open
Snow Splash DJs spinning between all sets!
29:30 The curtain closes on another Snow Splash in Minakami
Hosted by DJ Muthafunka. Featuring Todd Wilkes, Abdou Bayefall, EKD, Osamu Okubo and accoustic sets by Volgrooma and other special guests!
Canyons Alpine Lodge - Minakami
Event Contact Information:
Submitted by lyle on Thu, 2009/02/12 - 16:21.
2009/03/07 - 00:00
2009/03/07 - 23:59
Want to go see monkeys tomorrow? Have a car? We need one more driver! It's not too late!
Good, now that you've admitted it you should sign up for this sweet trip to world famous Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano Prefecture. There you can see monkeys bathing in their own private onsen, playing around in the snow, and in general being cute and delightful.
http://www.jigokudani-yaenkoen.co.jp/english/top/english.html - check out the live monkey cam!
Monkey appetite satiated, the caravan will head down in to Nagano city to see the famous Zenkoji temple. Many of your schools probably have class trips out to it - that's how big of a deal it is! Temple appetite satiated, the caravan will return safely home.
To keep costs down, this will be a driving event - which means we need drivers! If you want to go and have a car, speak up as soon as possible! If we don't have drivers, we can't go! (or at least we can't go for cheap) Don't worry, it's not hard to get to and the roads aren't dangerous. It's just a bit up the expressway into Nagano.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the trip, it'll be cost variable as well. Expect around 10,000 (but probably less) for the whole day out - this will include meals, admission to the park, plus gas, tolls, and the all important omiyage. Depending on how full your car load is and how cheap you are, you might be able to spend half that.
Don't bring: anything in a plastic bag. The monkeys love them and will just tear them out of your hands, or at least tear the bag through and dump all its contents on the ground.
Meet at Takasaki station at 7:30a on March 7th.
Please e-mail gajet.admin[at]gmail.com if you'd like to come along and we'll organize car pools. Drivers! Please, please, please!