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I Can Japan 2019

May 25, 2019 | | No Comments

GAJET’s annual charity pot-luck dinner will be returning again. This will be the eighth annual fundraiser event. This year’s event is scheduled for May 25. 100% of proceeds from the event will be donated to Komochiyama Foster Home in Shibukawa.

We will be looking for donations and volunteers in the coming months.

Event entry is 500 yen plus a potluck dish to serve five people. Participants without potluck dishes will be asked to pay 1500 yen.

For more details and information, please consult a GAJET member or the Facebook event page.

Movie Night: Avengers Endgame

April 26, 2019 | | No Comments

Join your fellow Gunma ALTs as we embark on a mission to see how it all ends.

Avengers: Endgame is set to be released on Friday April 29, and we want to be the first ones to watch it (but since we are all responsible ALTs, we will have to wait to after work)!

Showtimes have yet to be released, but the venue will be The United Cinemas in the Keyaki Walk shopping mall in Maebashi (map here).

For more information, please contact your Chubu rep or the Facebook event page.

Gallery: GAJET Art Share 2019

April 14, 2019 | GAJET Events, Gallery, JET Life | No Comments

A big thanks to everyone who performed and showed up to last week’s Art Share. Check out some of the photos below!

Photos by Jansen Magarro, Valerie Landers, and Josh Frankle.

GAJET Art Share

April 13, 2019 | | No Comments

GAJET Art Share is back again! Featuring live music, readings, artwork, and many others, this annual event is inspired and hosted by the very creative ALTs of Gunma, showcasing local talent as we gather together in a celebration of friendship, art, and expression. Whether you have talent to share or would just like to experience the beautiful creations of other artists around you, Art Share makes the perfect laid-back night out at the start of spring!

This year’s Art Share will be on Saturday, April 13 from 5PM – 9PM. We will be gathering at the Maebashi Red Brick House (map here). Entrance to the event is 500 yen.

Those interested in attending (or performing) should sign up with the Google Docs form (click here).

For more information, please see the Facebook event page, or contact a member of GAJET.

Castle Lockheart Visit

April 6, 2019 | | No Comments

Come check out Gunma’s very own Scottish Castle! Castle Lockheart, originally built in Scotland in 1829. The castle was loved so much by a Japanese actor in the 80s that he decided to ship the entire castle to Gunma (map here)!

Join us on April 6 as we visit this very castle. Beyond the magnificent views, there is a chance to dress up as royalty and eat delicious foods.

For more information, please contact your GAJET VP (Valerie) or Secretary (Alex), or check out the Facebook event page.

Entrance fee is 1000 yen per adult, time has yet to be decided.

Gallery: March 30 BBQ

March 30, 2019 | GAJET Events, Gallery, JET Life | 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).

Hanami BBQ

March 30, 2019 | | No Comments

Out of the cold and into the park!

Spring is just around the corner, and with that means, cherry blossoms! Join GAJET (and many others awaking from winter hibernation) on Saturday March 30, for the first event of the spring. Feel free to join anytime from 11:30 in the morning. We will be gathering at Kannonyama Family Park (more info can be found here).

Cost of the BBQ is 1000 yen per person (500 yen if vegetarian). Drinking is possible, but remember to BYOB.

For more information, please check out the Facebook event page, or contact your Seibu reps.


Kiryu Board Game Day – JOMO JET

March 16, 2019 | | No Comments

Edit: the event is at maximum capacity, please keep an eye out for the next board game event.

Join JOMO JET in playing board games from around the world! Come speak in English with local ALTs while we play all kinds of games. It’ll be a lot of fun!

The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 16 from 2PM – 4PM at the Kiryu Performing Arts Center, Kaigi Kenshuu Room 2 (4F). The event is free, but prior registration is required.

For more information, please check out the Facebook event page, or contact a JOMO JET member.

Gunma at the Movies – Captain Marvel

March 15, 2019 | | No Comments

Join GAJET on Friday, March 15, as we watch the latest Marvel movie – Captain Marvel. The tentative meetup location will be the United Cinemas at Keyaki Walk, Maebashi. Specific showtimes will be revealed closer to the date. Expect to pay around 1000 yen for movie tickets.

For more information, please see the Facebook event page, or contact your Chubu rep!

Takaragawa Onsen visit

March 2, 2019 | | No Comments

GAJET will once again be venturing to Minakami to experience the famous Takaragawa Onsen (map here). This will be a great opportunity for those who missed the first exercusion (or to return for round two). The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd.

Those who can arrive on their own accord should meet around noon at the onsen. Those who wish to get a ride should contact our Chubu rep or leave a comment on the Facebook event page. More information is also available on the event page.

Please note that Takaragawa is a mixed-gender onsen. People are able to use towels to cover up while in the onsen.