Group C Welcome Shindig, Volunteering and a Trip to the Asahi Beer Hall! (September 2011)

Group C Welcome Shindig, Volunteering and a Trip to the Asahi Beer Hall! (September 2011)

So as many of you know we are getting a lot of new people in Group C this year. We want to welcome them properly to the prefecture and get them out and involved early!

We are in the process of working out a volunteering opportunity during the day on Saturday, September 3rd. It will be around Fukushima-shi but the exact details are still being worked on. Updates will appear here once we have them. Read more

Nagano ALT Soccer Tournament (October 2011)

Nagano ALT Soccer Tournament (October 2011)

When: September 30th (after work) – October 2nd (evening)

It’s that time of year again where FuJET laces up their cleats and goes head to head against ALT teams from all over Japan (ok, just Eastern). You can choose to come as either an actual player or a spectator/cheerleader. We will have both a girls team and a guys team. Last year our girls team kicked serious ass and our guys team…well, yay guys team! Read more

Deep Thoughts, by Gene Lyu

Deep Thoughts, by Gene Lyu

I’m amazed at the fact that it’s already been a year since I first came to Fukushima.  Yet sometimes, I find it difficult to believe that it’s only been a year.  What does that even mean, you ask?  I have no idea.  But what I do know is that my experience so far on the JET Program has been, for lack of a better word, unforgettable.  I’ve been asked to share my experiences here with you, so let me break you off a little jikoshokai action and get things started.  My name is Gene Lyu and I’m from Los Angeles, California.  I’m a first year ALT in Fukushima prefecture.  I like potatoes.  I hate natto.  I’m also not a big fan of squatter toilets.  Yoroshiku onegaishimasu. Read more