Get to know your 2018-2019 Council in FuJet 101!

 Stand, sit, bow: it’s time to take your seats, everyone because class is in session!

Welcome to a new year with your newly elected council!

Thank you to everyone who played a role in the process of voting. I hope that as your News Editor, I can do the role justice and help make this community a welcoming, accessible group for all.

Ah, and by the way, my name is Mercedez, and I’ll be serving the community as the News Editor this year with Kris. I’m really looking forward to helping everyone in Fukushima get connected and explore the riches in every corner of the prefecture.

We’re going to kick this new council year off with my first of many special article series: FuJET Council 101. I’ll be dedicating a super special article to each of our eight council members so that everyone, new and old, can really get to know us.

And hey, if you’re a new member to the FuJET community, Fukushima, or Japan in general, I think I can speak on behalf of the council by saying we’re so glad to meet you! Come in, take a seat, get your proverbial notebook and pen out, and get ready for an amazing year in the hidden gem of Japan!

This article series will have a little bit of a long run: look forward to biweekly posts on every Wednesday and Friday from May 23rd to June 20th. Over the next few weeks, you’ll be able to get some more insight past our introductions, and can even leave a comment for each of our council members to answer on their respective articles.


A community isn’t just its leaders, after all: it’s all of us. Feel free to interact and reach out to learn more about us any time.


Now that you’ve got your syllabus as it were, let’s jump right in with the first of our introductions: Cormac Ryan, returning President for the 2018-2019 year!