Category Archives: Outdoor

Camping in Aizu: A Chance of Rain

by Erica Grainger&Tony Villa Through Erica’s eyes: Good weather, good friends, good food and good wine. What else does one need?  The day began innocently enough, I remember feeling quite cheerful and excited, seeing old faces and new faces and … Continue reading

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FuJET Canyoning Trip 2013– A Retrospective

by Suzanne Fish “FUKU-!”… “CANYONING!” Wait, what?! There was once a time that if someone asked me, “Hey, do you want to jump down waterfalls and use rapids as a genuine mode of transport down a canyoning course this weekend?” … Continue reading

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FuJET Nagano Soccer Tournament 2013

Twice a year, ALTs from across Japan gather to compete in the All Japan ALT soccer tournament.  The eastern division of the tournament is held at Sania Sports Park in Sugadaira, Nagano. With verdant pitches nestled in between the mountains, … Continue reading

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FuJET Canyoning 2013

Ready to get your canyoning on? The weekedend of September 13th, FuJET will head out down to Gunma, the crane-shaped prefecture famous for cabbages and konyaku. Gunma is also home to a myriad of outdoor activities and scenic spots. FuJET … Continue reading

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Mt. Fuji Torture Climb 2013

by Erica Grainger “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….”  – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859).  That pretty much sums up our epic adventure climbing Mt. Fuji.   So where and when did this take … Continue reading

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