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Life of a Foreign Warrior

April 3, 2019 | Gunma Life | No Comments

Hanami, flowering viewing, is a popular event each year during spring time to witness the beautiful, pink return of spring to Gunma’s mountains and valleys. However, the Kanra Castle Town Obata Sakura Festival is not your ordinary hanami experience. (more…)

Gallery: March 30 BBQ

March 30, 2019 | GAJET Events, Gallery | No Comments

Thanks to everyone who came out to the barbecue today. The weather was chilly, but the people (and food) were warm.

Check out some of the photos below!

Photos taken by Gavin Au-Yeung and Haydn Zimmer (as noted in individual photo captions).

Jikoshokai: An Evolutionary Timeline

March 13, 2019 | Teaching | No Comments

“Hello, my name is Jansen, and I’ll be your new ALT!”

Teaching at two senior high schools for almost four years, I’ve greeted my share of new students. With April just around the corner, it’ll once again be time for the self-introduction, or jikoshokai, lesson. (more…)

Thanks to everyone who submitted their photos for the 2019 winter photo contest. Congratulations to Daniels Simmons for submitting the winning photo!

Stay tuned for the next photo contest.