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Gallery: I Can Japan 2019

May 27, 2019 | GAJET Events, Gallery | No Comments

The GAJET community gathered in Maebashi this past Saturday for the eighth annual I Can Japan charity event. ALTs and locals alike gathered for an evening of great food, performances, and prizes. All the money raised at this event is given to the Komochiyama foster home in Shibukawa, Gunma. (more…)

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.

Kokeshi Painting & Haruna Illuminations

December 15, 2018 | | No Comments

Get over your Winter blues by gathering with your GAJET family this December. We will be meeting for Kokeshi painting on the afternoon of December 15. The painting event is a two hour course which will cost ¥1200 per person. For more information, please visit this site. Afterwards, we will head towards Lake Haruna for the illumination event held in the evenings. For more information, please visit this site.

Those who are interested in participating can sign up via this Google form (click here).

If you have questions or comments, please contact your Seibu reps, or visit the Facebook event page.


12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Meet at 卯三郎こけし
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Drive from 卯三郎こけし to Haruna Lake
4:30 PM
Meet at Haruna Illuminations


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.

Home is Gunma

July 31, 2018 | JET Life | No Comments

For leaving JETs, summer is often a time for closure. They come from all over the world, but for a brief moment – whether it be one year or five – they all shared the bond of calling Gunma home. (more…)