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GAJET Halloween photo contest

November 7, 2018 | GAJET Events, Gallery | No Comments

Thanks for everyone who came out to celebrate Halloween in Takasaki. Check out the gallery to see some of the awesome costumes which were seen that night!

GAJET Myogi Hike

November 4, 2018 | | No Comments

Join GAJET as they hike one of Gunma’s most challenging mountains… Miyogi! Planned for November 4, this hike is  timed perfectly with the autumn leaves. Two hikes will be available, each one hosted by a Seibu rep. The beginner hike, SEKIMON, will be lead by Ciara. The advanced hike, KANDOU-SAN will be lead by Maja. Both paths are sure to offer excellent views of nature and changing leaves.

As per hiking tradition, an optional stop at the onsen is available afterwards.

If you are interested, please fill out the Google document (click here).

Remember to bring:

  • comfortable clothes and shoes for hiking (it may get colder, so extra layers may be needed)
  • water!!
  • lunch
  • The optional onsen will be 600 yen (bring a towel and a change of clothes!)

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

Orihime Park and Shrine

October 20, 2018 | | No Comments

Join GAJET on October 20, as we host a scenic trek at the Ashikaga Prefectural National Park.

Hosted by the your amazing Tobu Rep, this is an opportunity to take in some of Japan’s natural beauty. The casual 3.8 miles walk will take approximately three hours.

The plan is to meet at Ashikaga Station at noon, and then taxi/carpool to the park.

For more information please contact your Tobu Rep, or check out the Facebook event page.

Mount Akagi Hike

September 16, 2018 | | No Comments

Looking to check out Gunma’s beautiful nature? Want to do that while getting a solid workout while accompanied by friends? GAJET’s first hike of the year may be what you are looking for.

Join us on September 16, as we hike one of Gunma’s most iconic mountains – Mount Akagi!  We will be carpooling to Akagi Shrine & Akagi Visitor’s Center, then walking to the trails together from there!

And of course, no Japanese hike is complete without a trip to the onsen afterwards (510 yen).

Anyone is welcome to participate, please register with the sign up sheet (click here)

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

Gunma Games and Welcome Beer Garden

September 1, 2018 | | No Comments

Looking for a way to meet new people in Gunma while having fun and competing? Say no more! It’s almost time for the sixth annual Gunma Games!

Never heard of the Gunma Games? The Gunma Games is usually the first large GAJET event after the new JETs arrive in Gunma. Come on out and represent your region in this Olympic-style sporting event! Events can range from trivia, paper crane folding, relay-race, and of course the ever-popular Ultimate Cabbage!

Athletes and non-athletes alike are welcome to participate. Regardless of your abilities, you’ll be sure to have a fun time.

The Gunma Games will be held on September 1st at Takasaki Ishihara Green Space. Please arrive by 11:30 as the opening ceremonies will commence at noon.

The Gunma Games wouldn’t be complete without the following Welcome Beer Garden. There’s no better way to end off a day in the sun than with drinking with your fellow competitors. Everyone is welcome to join us as the Takasaki Takashiyama Rooftop Beer Garden after the festivities.

Please sign up via the google document (click here), and remember to wear your region appropriate color to the event (PS. Speak to your regional representative if you don’t know what color you are)!

Time: Gunma Games (11:30 – 16:00) and Welcome Beer Garden (17:00 – 21:00)

Fee: Gunma Games (free) and Welcome Beer Garden (3,000 for males and 2,600 for females)

For more information, please check out the Facebook event or contact a GAJET member.

Seibu Welcome Party

August 17, 2018 | | No Comments

Welcome to Gunma! You’ve just arrived in Japan (more specifically, Gunma), and have spent the past few days trying to get acclimated to your new home. Perhaps you’ve been fighting the sweltering heat, navigating the soy-sauce aisle at your local grocery store, and facing off against other daily challenges which would not be a problem back in your home country.

Regardless of how your new adventures in Gunma have been, it’s definitely time for a proper welcome for the new JETs. GAJET is hosting a Welcome Party on Friday, August 17. Hosted by your lovely GAJET Seibu Reps, the party is aimed towards new JETs living in Gunma’s Seibu region (Takasaki, Kanra, Tomioka, Shimonita, Kanna, Uenomura, Nanmoku, Annaka, and Fujioka). Of course, everyone – new, old, and non-Seibu JETs – is welcome to come!

The party will be hosted at Gru Cafe and Restaurant in Takasaki City, and festivities will be from 6 PM to 9 PM. The cost for the event will be ¥2,700 per person, and will cover two drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) as well as a buffet-style pasta menu. Registration is mandatory via Google Documents (click here). Please confirm your attendence by August 13th (those who cancel after this date will still be charged). For more information, please visit the Facebook event page or contact your Seibu Reps.