FuJET Election FAQs and Description

Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the beginning of the new Japanese business year – and to announce the election season for the 2019-2020 FuJET council!

Please click to get started, or continue reading for a description of FuJET and the various roles.

Q: What the heck is FuJET?

A: FuJET began as a local branch of AJET, which works to provide professional support to participants of the JET Program. It has since become an independent organization that strives to build connections and support networks for foreign residents of Fukushima Prefecture, as well as provide up-to-date information on the current state of affairs in the area. If you have a passion for your home in Fukushima, enjoy hosting events and have a desire to dive headfirst into adventure at the front of a group, then FuJET is right for you!

Q: Hey, that sounds pretty neat, but I’m not on the JET Program. Can I get involved with FuJET even though I work for Interac/Joytalk/Aeon/Any other ALT dispatch company?

A: Absolutely! FuJET seeks to provide resources to all ALTs, CIRs, and SEAs working in Fukushima Prefecture. If the above applies to you and you have an event in your area that you would like to promote, or if you are interested in joining the council and putting your skills to work, please reach out to us via fujetcouncil@gmail.com

Q: I don’t speak any Japanese. Can I still be of use to FuJET?

A: Of course you can! There is a variety of positions available, each of which carry an important role in the smooth operation of this organization. Continue reading for a description of each position and their duties.

Q: I’m interested/know someone who’s interested. How do I apply?

A: You can apply or nominate a friend by clicking here. If you intend on nominating someone, please inform that person before doing so! You wouldn’t want them to turn down your nomination out of shock, would you?

The following Elected Executive positions are available:

President

The President is responsible for the overall operation of FuJET. Some of the regular duties of the President are to plan and assign tasks to FuJET cabinet members, prepare for and execute the annual FuJET events, and announce regular council meetings.

Secretary or Vice President

The Secretary maintains records of council meetings and is responsible for the overall transparency of FuJET happenings, in addition to fulfilling the duties of the President when s/he is unable to do so.

Treasurer

The treasurer maintains the financial assets of FuJET and is responsible for collecting payments from members of the community who wish to attend events. The treasurer also handles payments to hotels and transportation services on behalf of FuJET.

The following Cabinet positions are available for your taking this year:

Volunteer Coordinator

The volunteer coordinator is responsible for researching volunteer opportunities in the prefecture, creating and announcing volunteer events. Some common volunteer opportunities include monthly volunteer event that happens in Minamisoma, as well as regular blood drive events throughout the prefecture.

News Editor

Do you like perusing the Interwebs? Do you keep a blog? Do you enjoy creative writing? Does this sloppy article that your poor webmaster wrote up make you cringe? If so, why not apply to become the news editor? If selected, you would be in charge of posting monthly event articles. You would also be in charge of scouting out talent to paint our pristine webpage with articles on various happenings around the prefecture – or even other parts of Japan, should that be your wish! Why do all that work yourself when you could have others do it on your behalf, write? (See, I made a funny!)

Minister of Fun

Being bored sucks, but having fun rocks. Do you remember when you first came to Japan? I remember it well… As a nervous derp who spoke minimal Japanese, I had the hardest time finding my way around or making friends in my area. The Minister or Fun is a relatively new position created for people to turn to in order to learn about the cool places to be – as well as plan regular events for people to get together and blow off some steam. Some past events include Fitness day, Book Club, and Thanksgiving Parties, and many more!

Webmaster

Do machines fascinate thee? posesseth thee an insatible hunger for knowledge of how to manipulate computers to bend to thy will? Does a broken hyperlink ignite a fury within you that the world has never known? doest thou hunger to minimize the number of clicks required to access a piece of information? If so, you might just be the one cut out to run this very website! As the webmaster, you will be responsible for the security and operation of fujet.org. You will bequeath your sacred knowledge of computer science to other council members who require your services.

Mt. Fuji Climb 2018 RSVP Instructions

Mt. Fuji Climb 2018 RSVP Instructions
This year FuJET is hosting another Mount Fuji Climb!
 
Mount Fuji is Japan’s tallest mountain, and a Japanese symbol as famous as the cherry blossom. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013, and is considered one of the three holy mountains of Japan. It is also an active volcano, which is due to erupt again at some point in our lifetime. Wouldn’t it be nice to one day be able to tell all your family and friends, “I climbed that!”?
 
THE BASICS:
 
WHAT: Climb Mt. Fuji at night and see the sunrise, followed by a relaxing stop at an onsen on the way home. We charter a bus and will have pick-ups at Fukushima City, Koriyama, and Iwaki!
 
DATE: Saturday, July 14 – Sunday, July 15
 
TIME: We will climb overnight, starting at around 7:00pm (so get plenty of rest beforehand!)

RSVP AND SIGNUPS: You can sign up now! Signups can be done here.

IF YOU PULL OUT OF THE EVENT AFTER THE 15TH OF JUNE YOU WILL BE LIABLE FOR PAYMENT ON YOUR BEHALF.

The bus seats 26 so get your RSVP in on time!

Welcome to FuJET and the Fukushima Community!

Welcome to FuJET and the Fukushima Community!

You seem to have stumbled across the FuJET community! You must be wondering who we are.

So, who are we?

Fukushima JET or FuJET is a volunteer organisation in Fukushima prefecture. FuJET supports ALTs and CIRs, both JET and independent ALT’s, a little closer to home, by providing the latest news around the prefecture, information on daily life and teaching in Japan, and is a close-knit community where everyone is welcome.

Amongst other things, FuJET is responsible for:

  • Organising FuJET trips and social events throughout the year in various parts of the prefecture as well as and other parts of Japan so that our participants have the opportunity to meet, greet, and tour the “lucky island” that they call home.
  • Working in collaboration with local charities aimed at promoting grassroots internationalization and devoted to improving the lives of those affected by the March 2011 Earthquake.
  • Sharing local events happening throughout Fukushima including monthly volunteer activities!
  • Providing a supportive social network for foreigners living in Fukushima.

Now that you know who we are, you might have some questions about Fukushima and radiation. Well, be at ease because we have all the information you might need right here!

You can find your latest FuJET council and members’ portfolios here.

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