Category Archives: Archives

The Lucky Island May 2015 Events

Sweet Strawberry Paradise (Strawberry picking) Date: April 1st– May 31st Area: Soma Time: 10am – 4pm Address: 94 Shimoshibasaku Wada、Sōma-shi, Fukushima-ken 976-0023 福島県相馬市和田字下柴迫94 Details:Nothing says spring more than fruit-picking! Take a weekend and enjoy strawberry picking in Soma. Make sure … Continue reading

Posted in News, The Lucky Island, Past Events | Tagged , , | Comments Off on The Lucky Island May 2015 Events

Art and Tradition: JETs Practicing Japanese Culture — Judo

Judo is a sport that is recognized worldwide as quintessentially Japanese. It has been an Olympic sport starting with the Tokyo 1965 games, and is practiced in many countries all over the world. It is also commonly taught in schools … Continue reading

Posted in Lifestyle, The Lucky Island, Culture, Newsletters, Sports | Comments Off on Art and Tradition: JETs Practicing Japanese Culture — Judo

International Efforts For Fukushima Coast Clean Up!

By Ben Brandau In the early morning hours of June 21, 2014, some Fukushima JETS and other members of the international community gathered together in the coastal town of Odaka with the intent to help out those whose lives were … Continue reading

Posted in News, The Lucky Island, Newsletters, Volunteering | Tagged , , | Comments Off on International Efforts For Fukushima Coast Clean Up!

Art and Tradition: JETs Practicing Japanese Culture: Taiko Drumming

One of the coolest Japanese instruments has got to be the taiko drum. Just watching a group of taiko players leaping around hitting drums in unison is an amazing experience in and of itself, but some of our local Fukushima … Continue reading

Posted in Lifestyle, News, The Lucky Island, Culture, Japan, Music, Newsletters | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Art and Tradition: JETs Practicing Japanese Culture: Taiko Drumming

Save Minamisoma Project: Helping Hands and Helping Hearts

By Kate O’Berg “It’s been over three years and there are people that still need our help. We will help them until they don’t need us.” That is what’s running through the mind of August Hergesheimer, founder and chairperson of … Continue reading

Posted in News, The Lucky Island, Newsletters, Volunteering | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Save Minamisoma Project: Helping Hands and Helping Hearts