July 2017 – The Lucky Island Events

Name: Fuku-ing Fabulous Drag Ball

Date: Saturday, July 1st

Area: Fukushima City

Time: 18:00

Address: Fukushima Daiyu Max Bldg., AOZ: 〒960-8051 Fukushima-ken, Fukushima-shi, Sonedachō, 1 曽根田町1−10 4F

Details: A fundraiser event aimed at raising awareness of the LGBT presence in Fukushima and Japan. Drag will be used as medium to educate and entertain. Entrance ticket is ¥1000  

Facebook Event

Name: ゲレンデ逆走マラソン2017 (Ski Slope Reverse Marathon)

Date: Sunday, July 2nd  

Area: Minowa ski area

Time: Registration starts at 8:30, Opening Ceremony at 10:20cd

Price: 3,300

Address: 〒969-2751 Fukushima Prefecture, Yama District, 猪苗代町横向

Details: Do you like running? How about skiing? Well now you can run up a ski slope in a reverse race. Starting point is about 1,050 m above sea level and the goal is 1,500 m


Name: BeerFes Fukushima (English Website)

Date: Friday July 14th to Sunday July 15th

Area: Fukushima City 街中広場

Time: Fri 15:00-20:00, Sat/Sun 10:00-20:00

Price: 500 per drink/ 10,000 for 21 drink set

Address: 〒960-8035 Fukushima Prefecture, Fukushima, Motomachi, 2−3

Details: Try out a variety of beers from different brewers, some crafts and some the flavors you’re used to.

Japanese Website 

 Name: Summer Festa IN KORIYAMA 2017 Beer Festival

Date: 7/19 – 7/23

Area: Koriyama

Time: Wed – Fri 17:00~21:00 ・Sat/Sun 14:00~21:00

Price: 2000 in advance / 2500 the day of.

Address: 〒963-8851 福島県郡山市開成1-5

Details: Koriyama’s version of Octoberfest of Germany. You can enjoy an arrange of draft beer while listening to live performances. There is classic fair open space and anyone from child to adult can enjoy.


FuJET Leaver’s Party 2017

Date: Saturday, July 22nd

Area: Tenjinhama Auto Camping Grounds

Time: 10:00

Price: Free, but we will be collecting donations for the JCN.

Address: 〒969-2271 福島県耶麻郡猪苗代町大字中小松字四百刈乙1959−2

Details: It is with a single tear that we say “see you later” to our departing JETs, but not before having a party! FuJET will provide the meat but feel free to bring dishes to share. It is BYO alcohol.

Facebook Event 

Name: Aizu Tajima Gion Festival

Date: Saturday July 22nd – Monday July 24th

Area: Minami Aizu

Price: free

Address: 〒967-0004 福島県南会津郡南会津町田島字中町地内

Details: This is the Aizu Tajima Gion Festival having a history of 800 years. The highlight of the festival is the Nanahokai Procession held in the early morning on July 23. A total of 100 people, men in Hakama and women in Japanese wedding dress, walk to the shrine. Four big Yatai floats are carried from the evening on July 22 and 23, and Children’s Kabuki plays are performed on the floats.


Name: Soma Nomaoi

Date: 7/29 – 7/31

Area: Minamisoma

Time: 9:30

Price: 1000 per seat (?)

Address: 〒975-8686福島県南相馬市原町区本町二丁目27番地

Details: Experience a tradition that spans over 1000 years. In the Soma District of Fukushima Prefecture, which is a famous horse-breeding region, a festive event called Soma-Nomaoi has been held since ancient times. See how the locals of the area have been taming wild horses for years and experience an intense battle to capture flags falling from the air, among others.


Questions, comments, or assistance with attending upcoming events? Contact Felipe at newseditor@fujet.org!

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FuJET Charity Pub Quiz Vol. 2!

pub_quizOn June 17, 2017, we will be hosting a second Charity Pub Quiz for Kumamoto Earthquake Relief. You can read up more on the event here and you can pre-register yourself and your team using this form! Teams of up to four-members are permitted. Don’t have a team? Don’t worry! You can still register a team and we’ll help you find one!

Fun, friends, and facts– and all for a good cause! What more can you ask for?

Kumamoto Charity Pub Quiz Team Registration
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2017-2018 FuJET Council Elections

Voting will be open for one week, until May 15th.

There are two nominees for the FuJET president for the 2017-18 council. The candidate with the most votes will win the presidential seat with the other party eligible for the vice-presidential seat. Before voting, here are their introductions.

Cormac Ryan

Hey everyone! I’m Cormac and I’m hoping to be next year’s FuJET president. Why should you vote for me, you say? Well, I come from Cork in Ireland which is famous for the craic and banter and that’s something I will definitely bring with me to FuJET. I’m a social kind of guy and I love to meet friends new and old and make them feel welcomed. Also, I have a looong history of being involved with stuff that stretches all the way back to my school days so I am well prepared for the ins and outs of committee life. There’s no task too big or problem too small, let’s organising!

Please consider me for your #1 vote this election season 😄

Joseph Schiltz

My name is Joseph Schlitz. I am not good at selling myself, but I am pretty cool. In the future I want to be a physicist and work for NASA. In my free time I like to program and cycle. I am easy going, and I approach issues with logic and reason. Also I like memes.

Voting has concluded!

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May 2017 – The Lucky Island Events

Yumoto Onsen festivalName: Yumoto Onsen Satsuki Festival

Area: Yumoto, Iwaki

Date: May 2nd (Tuesday) and 3rd (Wednesday)

Address: 〒972-8321 福島県いわき市常磐湯本町三函322 (〒 972 – 8321 Fukushima-ken Iwaki-shi Jōban-yumoto-chō san-hako 322)

Details: This two-day festival in Iwaki’s Yumoto Onsen will be held to give thanks for the water that feeds the hot springs. The main festival takes place on the 3rd and will feature six mikoshi that will be carried around the town.

Website: http://www.tif.ne.jp/jp/event/event_disp.php?id=2314&year=2017&mon=5&day=0&area=&keyword=


Nihonmatsu Children's FestivalName: Children’s Festival

Area: Nihonmatsu City

Date: May 3rd (Wednesday) – 5th (Friday)

Address: 二本松市小浜字反町地内 (Nihonmatsu-shi Ohama-ji Sori-machi chi-nai)

Details: This is a traditional festival held to celebrate the healthy growth of children. The festival honors the guardian deity of children in the hopes that it will keep the children healthy in the coming year.

Website: http://www.tif.ne.jp/jp/event/event_disp.php?id=3698&year=2017&mon=5&day=0&area=&keyword=

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FuJET Council 2017-2018 Nominations



It’s time for everyone to start thinking about who you want running the FuJET show for the coming year! If someone you know would be great for the job (yourself included!), now’s the chance to get involved!

Candidates wishing to run for the executive positions of president/vice-president (or co-presidents!) are encouraged to find a running mate and campaign together as a team.


  • You may nominate yourself, or nominate a friend (with their permission!) by sending an submission with the name of the nominee and the desired position via the form below.
  • You must be a current member of the JET Programme who is re-contracting for the 2017-2018 year to run for the president position.
  •  You may only run for one council position. If a candidate is nominated for two positions, they must choose which position they wish to run for, and may not change their minds once the full list of candidates is announced.

Available council positions are as follows:

  • PRESIDENT: Working with the FuJET Council, the President oversees the distribution of information to Fukushima ALTs and CIRs, organises trips and social events throughout the year in order to foster friendships and connections within the local community, and welcomes new JETs at both the Tokyo Orientation and Fukushima Orientation. 
  • VICE-PRESIDENT/(SECRETARY): Works with the president in the smooth running of FuJET, and assists with all associated duties. (Depending on conditions/needs, there is sometimes a secretary position instead of/in addition to the vice-president to help ease the load of the FuJET team)
  • TREASURER: The FuJET Treasurer works with the FuJET Council to administer and supervise the FuJET budget, including all financial transactions. Payments made to FuJET for trips and social events are handled by the Treasurer through the FuJET bank account. The Treasurer also has a supervisory role in FuJET on matter pertaining to the function and productivity of the current council.
  • WEBMASTER/MISTRESS: The Webmaster designs, manages and updates all of the FuJET-related websites. Other duties include IT support for the FuJET Council, database backups and finding web, hardware and software solutions for FuJET. The webmaster will need skills in HTML, CSS, SQL, and wiki markup.
  • NEWS EDITOR: The News Editor manages the FuJET social media accounts in addition to sharing local events via the monthly article series, the Lucky Island. In addition, the News Editor also writes and edits articles for the the FuJET sites.
  • VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: The Volunteer Coordinator communicates with volunteer organisations and coordinates fundraising and volunteer activities in and around Fukushima prefecture. To encourage grassroots internationalisation opportunities for Fukushima ALTs and CIRs and their Japanese communities, the Volunteer Coordinator is the main source of information for local volunteering opportunities.

As always, we welcome any questions you may have. Just direct your emails to the FuJET team at <fujet.council@gmail.com> or PM me, and I’ll do our best to fill you in on anything you want to know! Remember, FuJET council can be a huge commitment of time and money (and sometimes sanity) but it’s part of the reason the Fuku-Family is so great. ^^-kris

*Nominations are now closed!*

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