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By | 17th June 2018 | No Comments
GAJET 2018-2019 ELECTIONS!

Thank you so much to the big and outstanding group of people throwing their hats into the ring to join the next GAJET crew! You can vote right here from now until Thursday, June 21.
Devyn Couch (Tamamura), President
Hello, everyone! My name is Devyn Couch, a soon-to-be third year JET from Gunma’s very own Ball Village, Tamamura. 
Having served as Chubu Representative for the past year, I’m eager to continue building our community with you all, this time as GAJET’s president. Having worked with and learned from the amazing members of this year’s …

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By Rachael Lynn Howard | 15th February 2018 | 1 Comment

Hello! Seeing as this is my first post, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Rachael, and I am a first-year ALT living in Nakanojo, a small town with mountains on all sides. My hobbies are reading, writing, drawing, and eating; things that can all be conducted at my favorite sort of place in the world: a cafe. I love the productive atmosphere and the versatility of being alone or in a group. Furthermore, sitting down for a drink and a snack at a cafe provides a respite …

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By Charlie Hayes | 1st February 2018 | 1 Comment

So you need to get a background check, huh?
Maybe you’re moving out of the country, or maybe you just want a change of pace here when your contract is up, but either way, this is the place you need to go:
群馬県警察鑑識科学センター
〒371-0846 Gunma-ken, Maebashi-shi, Motosōjamachi, 535−1
 
They’re open from 8:30 to 5.
It’s 1.4 km from Shim-Maebashi station, so you might want to take a cab. If not, there’s an underground walkway, but it’s kinda hard to get to from the station. Go straight out the main exit, turn right at the main …

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By | 7th September 2017 | No Comments

50cc Life: Get Your Scooter License in Gunma
by Terry Dassow
If you’re new to Japan and have been asking around about how to get a Japanese driver’s license, you’ve probably heard some tales. There are some determined ALTs out there. Shrugging off the expenses and stress, they take the driving skills test over and over again until they finally pass.
If you’re looking for another way, a 50cc scooter license might be right up your alley. Getting one is actually very simple. No need to take a driving skills test. No …

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By Neal Beaver | 12th June 2017 | No Comments

 Climbing Mount Fuji Solo: the comprehensive guide!
GAJET organizes a group trip each year, but if you’re interested in climbing Mt. Fuji alone or you’re busy that particular day, this guide is for you! I’ve written as much as I know about the mountain and provided links for leftover questions. Afterwards, there’s a little photo-journal and story about my own hike to get you inspired!
Safety
When to climb:
Mount Fuji is open to climbers in July and August. Technically, you can climb the mountain any time, as there’s no patrol to stop you, …

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By BY DANIEL JONG | 11th December 2016 | No Comments

The inevitable is coming. Every year we complain and try to prepare, and yet every year we get knocked down a notch and are reminded we will never win winter. Winter in Gunma is just as dreaded as every sempai will tell you- the houses are ill-equipped at keeping in heat, the AC heaters work overtime to keep the drafty winds out, and the chill-to-the-bone winds that sweep through Gunma will make you feel like Frosty. Winter is not easy but we are all here to conquer it as best …

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By Pat Penny | 14th June 2016 | No Comments

Here are the nominations for your upcoming GAJET committee! Please read each platform carefully and vote by clicking the link below. If you are unsure of the tasks each role must fulfill then check out the nominations page. Voting is open from now until Friday June 17th at 8pm. 
Crystal Lamptey
President
Hello fellow Gunmanians!
My name is Crystal Lamptey, and I am running for GAJET President. I work as an ALT in Shibukawa City, and in August, I’ll become a “unicorn”! … That is to say, I will be a 5th-year JET participant, a …

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By | 3rd June 2016 | No Comments

As we roll into the summer months, it’s time to announce the end of the 2015–2016 GAJET term. We would like to thank you all for another amazing year!

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By Kristin Wilson | 20th May 2016 | No Comments

Working on JET or as an ALT can provide a pretty comfortable lifestyle for those of us in Gunma. We are afforded a decent salary along with many of the comforts of large cities (Takasaki, Maebashi) without paying Tokyo prices. Yet, I am sure all JETs would never turn down an opportunity to save a little more cash and enhance their savings for any future plans post-JET.

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By Harris Vu | 27th April 2016 | No Comments
I Can Japan [愛・感・ジャパン] 2016

Bigger, Better, Closer to Home!
Back for its 5th year, I Can Japan is happening on Saturday, May 21st starting from 4:30pm, again at the Maebashi Plaza Genki 21.