Category Archives: Culture

Art and Tradition: FuJETs Practicing Japanese Culture — Kyudo

This is the first in a series of articles exploring Fukushima JETs who practice traditional Japanese arts as a hobby. Kyudo – The Art of Japanese Archery Kyudo is one of the many Japanese martial arts. It can be deceptively … 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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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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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 5- Getting out of Sapporo: Otaru

A bit closer to our home base of Sapporo is the port city of Otaru. Perhaps best known for the food and the canal, Otaru is a definite spot to add on to your ‘To Do’ list. Getting to Otaru … Continue reading

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