Category Archives: Travel

The Battle of Kawanakajima in Yonezawa City– or How I Spent my GW

Japan is a country rich with a storied history. One of the most famous periods of Japanese history is the Sengoku period (戦国時代) or the Warring States Period. The Sengoku Period lasted from 1467 until 1603, when Japan’s political powers … Continue reading

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The Sapporo Snow Festival 2014: Retrospective

The Sapporo Snow Festival By Renata Janney The yearly trip to the Sapporo Snow Festival in February is the biggest trip organised by FuJET. Each year JETs head for the coldest prefecture in Japan for snow sculptures, skiing and various … Continue reading

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FuJET- An Inside Look to the 2014 Hokkaido Trip, Part 11- Ramen Alley

Japan is big on there “Top 3s” and “Best” places. Ask anyone where to find the best ramen and you’ll undoubtedly be told that you need to go to Sapporo. There you will find ramen alley, a narrow little passage … Continue reading

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FuJET- An Inside Look to the 2014 Hokkaido Trip, Part 10- Food

うまいッ! おいしい ! If you have turned on the TV even once during your time in Japan, you’ve heard these phrases uttered by Japanese TV personalities as they dine upon some local delicacy or another. Japan loves their food and Japanese … Continue reading

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FuJET- An Inside Look to the 2014 Hokkaido Trip, Part 9- Skiing&Snowboarding

Snow, snow, and more snow? What else is there to do with it besides make snowmen? Well, some folks long long ago decided to strap their feet to pieces of wood and slide down it. And so, we have skiing … Continue reading

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