FuJET Presidential Platforms
Below, you will find the platforms for our three presidential candidates for the 2014-2015 FuJET Council. Please read the platforms carefully before casting your vote. You will be able to select two candidates for the position of FuJET president. The nominee with the most votes will win the seat of FuJET president with the second highest votes will win the seat of vice-president. Please click on the names below to expand and read an individual’s platform.
Hello, friends! :) Second-year ALT Merran here, hailing from sunny southern Iwaki. I’m one of your candidates for next year’s FuJET council leadership, and I’m going to tell you why you should consider casting a ballot for me! One of the best things about Fukushima is the incredibly vibrant JET community here. I want to help you tap into that as much as possible. You guys have many different interests, so I will make sure that we do our best to create events that will be fun for everyone. How? Ever since I arrived, I’ve made a real effort to get out into the community, meet new people, and explore new places; while FuJET already hosts a variety of official events and trips, I think that we could all really benefit from more extensive promoting of the great unofficial stuff that happens in and around Fukushima. This applies to regular Fukushima ALT-run meet-ups, things happening in our neighbouring prefectures, and also to all of the myriad local specialties peculiar to each of our towns. If I am able to represent you on the council next year, I will actively work to promote the showcasing of all of these. In the end, what I hope for the most for next year’s FuJET crowd is the creation of a close-knit community that is always willing to open its doors to friends passing through. Naturally, I’ll also listen eagerly to any ideas you have! I’m always up for trying new things, and can bring both event-planning skills and enthusiasm to the table to make it happen. So, if there’s something that you want to do, I want to know – after all, chances are you aren’t the only one who’d be down to try! Ultimately, the FuJET council is all about you guys: helping you to connect with each other, giving you the chance to reach out to the community around you, and just plain doing our best to ensure that you have a rockin’ time during your stint in Fuku. And I want to be a part of making that happen! Cheers! :)
Felicitations!! Felicity here. I think voting for me would be a most felicitous thing to do. Ha ha ha. :D
What to say? How to compete with the other people who are running for FuJET President – my
friends and people I think would do a fantastic job?
Here are some dot-points for the to-the-point kind of people:-
As a person:
– I’m a leader-type (i.e. shepherd not sheep)
– I’m organised and I’ve always been good at balancing things ( I had five jobs at one point in
– I’m friendly
– I like to get involved
– I speak good Japanese
What I want to achieve:
– To continue the awesome FuJET events we have already
– To be open and responsive to ideas from FuJETs (and FuJET friends)
– To give people more opportunities to visit local events or to get involved, by publicising such
events and helping to organise transport and places to stay
– To help promote events held by JETs (and JET friends) around the prefecture (and beyond!!!)
I spent the last year as News Editor on the FuJET Council and it was a lot of fun, balancing all of my
commitments and networking with people around the prefecture. I want to use the skills I refined as
News Editor and put them to work as President (or Vice President or Co-President ;) )
One criticism of FuJET I’ve heard is that the events simply “aren’t for them”, that most of the events
seemed to be geared towards the same sort of people. But FuJET is for all Fukushima JETs, and if
there is an event out there that you’re interested in, I’m sure that there are other FuJETs who are
interested and wanna give it a go too. Whether it’s a local festival, a trip to the beach, a hike, an
anime convention – there is no limit! With such a varied group of people, with such varied interests,
an equally varied event calendar seems to make sense. So if you decide to vote for me and I am
elected, please feel free to tell me about any event and I will try my best to research and promote it,
and make it easier for FuJETs to attend.
I’m not going to promise the world, but I do want to make sure that FuJET belongs to all FuJETs and
that the aims of the group reflect that. Not just with events, but with anything else I or you or they
can think of.
Thanks for listening,
Hello, my name is Robert Vidal. I am an ALT in Fukushima-Shi. I teach Elementary and Junior High School at a total of seven different schools. I believe I would be successful as the FuJET president because I have a history of working with people and have managed similar groups before. My most recent experience was the president of the Japanese club at my University. In that club we held multiple events such as; Food sales, anime events, maid cafes, lake parties, rock climbing, and so on. I have a passion for doing new things and always work well with others. I also strive to do what is right despite my own personal opinion. I hope to bring more diverse activities to the FuJET group in the hopes of attracting more participants. I want to make a group that people can turn to when they are looking for something fun to do without any stress or demanding requirements. I believe FuJET should be a fun and easy group to be part of, along with resourceful. Some of my more specific goals for FuJET include monument visits, lake or beach gatherings, pot luck parties, international trips, anime and game conventions, city tours, and competitive activities. I hope to add at least one or two cheap or free activities a month to the already diverse list of events. FuJET is an amazing, fun, and interesting group, but I think we can be even greater. If you are hoping for more fun options, vote for me. Viva Vidal!