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GAJET 2018-2019 ELECTIONS!

June 17, 2018 | News and Announcements | No Comments

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 […]

Cafe Spotlight #1: Piece Cafe

February 15, 2018 | Blog, Food and Drink | 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 […]

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. […]

50cc Life: Get Your Scooter License in Gunma

September 7, 2017 | Blog, Guides | 1 Comment

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 […]

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 […]

2017-2018 GAJET Crew

June 10, 2017 | News and Announcements | No Comments

  My name is Mikhail Ryan Pinyo, but most people call me Misha. I’m originally from the west coast of the USA, but I currently live in Maebashi. I want to contribute to a thriving and supportive community wherever I go, and so far GAJET has allowed me to do just that, so I’m really excited […]

GAJET Elections 2017-2018

June 6, 2017 | News and Announcements | 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 now until Friday, June 9th at 8 p.m.!!! Misha Pinyo (Maebashi) – President Hello […]

First, all current members would like to give our gratitude for another amazing year of support and participation at the many exciting events we’ve had this year: Beer Gardens, Karaoke, Gunma Games, Canyons, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Skibo & Chill, Art Share Night, and our big, annual fundraiser I*Can*Japan (愛・感・ジャパン)! I’m happy to announce that we raised […]

~Osusume Café Series~ written by Tamara Schoenberger ___________________________________________________ This week’s café review is for anyone who appreciates a hot coffee paired with some cool jazz. Concert Café in Takasaki I almost didn’t notice this café as I walked past. But from the inside, deep and earthy tones of a double bass found their way through seams and […]

~Osusume Café Series~ written by Tamara Schoenberger ___________________________________________________ Warming your hands with a steamy mug of house coffee as you look around in awe of the cozy, contemporary and themed atmospheres of Japan’s coolest cafes doesn’t have to be limited to weekend ventures to Tokyo! With these articles, I aim to bring the spotlight to the […]