Author Archives: Sarah Elisabeth Chaney

A Fun Way To Get Involved in Your Community

Looking for a way to get out into the community? Considering how small the foreign population is in Japan, it is surprisingly easy for us to spend almost all of our time with our foreign friends. JET is a great … Continue reading

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April 2016 – The Lucky Island Events (Cherry Blossom Viewing Locations Included!)

  Welcome back the spring with new teachers, new students and blooming cherry blossoms! This month cherry blossom events are happening in various locations across the Prefecture. While you can see cherry blossoms just about anywhere, there is something special … Continue reading

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2016 February JET Study Tour

I am happy to report that my second study tour was just as incredible as the first, and high on my list of recommendations for JETs. Who wouldn’t want an opportunity to stuff yourself so full of strawberries you feel … Continue reading

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FuJET Sapporo Snow Festival 2016 – Jeni Bloomfield

In early February, a small group of Fukushima ALTs left from Sendai on an overnight ferry bound for Hokkaido. This was the start of FuJET’s annual trip to the Sapporo Snow Festival. Not being the best at travelling, I was a little unsure … Continue reading

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March 2016 – The Lucky Island Events

Name: Tsutsuko-hiki Festival Date: Sunday, March 6th Area: Date City, at Ikutsushima Shrine (厳島神社) Address: 1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture 739-0588 Details: In this annual festival, a group of men clothed in fundoshi brave the cold winds to compete in a … Continue reading

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