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“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” — Ed Viesturs This crucial lesson was learned by our group of fifteen fearless climbers as we all made our best attempt to conquer Mount Fuji in a revitalized GAJET event, spearheaded by Valerie and Alex. Thinking back on those two long August days, we’ve […]

Three Years a JET

June 21, 2019 | Blog, JET Life | 2 Comments

As many of us can testify, being on JET is a transformative experience. Every day, we’re pushing ourselves, growing, learning—struggling and thriving by turns. For some of us, JET is a first foray into the “real world” post-graduation. For some of us, it’s our first time living alone, or living abroad, or both. These are […]

GAJET 2019-2020 ELECTIONS!

June 5, 2019 | News and Announcements | No Comments

Thanks to everyone who submitted an application for the 2019-2020 GAJET Committee. You can vote by clicking here. Voting will end by the end of Wednesday, June 12. Ciara Lily Malone (Takasaki) Running for: President and Seibu Rep Happy Reiwa, Gunma! I’m Ciara from the UK, going into my third year as an Elementary School […]

The Muddy Battlefield

June 3, 2019 | Blog, JET Life | No Comments

The questions began popping into my head when I saw a poster of my predecessor, dressed in some form of make-shift wedding dress, sprinting for her life with a handful of others through a foot deep of mud. どろんこ祭り (doronko-matsuri). As to why my small town in the middle of nowhere had a mud and […]

Big thanks to everyone who submitted photos for the GAJET spring 2019 photo contest! You can see all the submissions down below. Vote for your favorite pictures via the Facebook photo gallery. One “like” equals a vote. Voting has closed and our winner has been decided. Congratulations to Paul for his amazing photo of a […]