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The First Ever Fukushima ALT Blood Drive

by Steven Thompson Last November, 15 brave souls gathered in Koriyama to give their lives to save others. Well, maybe not exactly their lives, but they did sign up to give blood. Donated blood is life for the people it … Continue reading

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Yanaizu Naked Man Festival

By Danielle Markewicz and Tito Santare This is a yearly festival that occurs in Yanaizu, Oku Aizu. All men are welcome to participate (usually a JET helps with organising for non-Japanese) and anyone is of course welcome to watch! Danielle … Continue reading

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Iris Gakuen International Day

by David Tacoronte Iris Gakuen in Fukushima has over 30 to 40 orphaned children who they house, feed, and provide basic services, education, and activities for on a daily basis. On November 17th, “Eyes for Fukushima”, along with several ALTs, … Continue reading

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Taimatsu Akashi Fire Festival: Burn your fears down

By Erica Grainger  “I did mostly good things, except light things on fire” (Mark Hoppus, Blink-182)  When: Saturday night, 9th November Where: Sukagawa I have a confession to make. I have always, always been afraid of fire. When I say … Continue reading

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FuJET Midyear Conference Beer Hall Dinner Recap

by Tiffany Thiessen On November 5th the Fukushima JET community met in Fukushima-shi for the Mid-Year Skill Development Conference. Although we learned a lot at the conference, the highlight of the gathering came that evening at the Asahi Beer Hall. … Continue reading

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