Mt. Fuji Climb 2018 RSVP Instructions

This year FuJET is hosting another Mount Fuji Climb!
Mount Fuji is Japan’s tallest mountain, and a Japanese symbol as famous as the cherry blossom. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013, and is considered one of the three holy mountains of Japan. It is also an active volcano, which is due to erupt again at some point in our lifetime. Wouldn’t it be nice to one day be able to tell all your family and friends, “I climbed that!”?
WHAT: Climb Mt. Fuji at night and see the sunrise, followed by a relaxing stop at an onsen on the way home. We charter a bus and will have pick-ups at Fukushima City, Koriyama, and Iwaki!
DATE: Saturday, July 14 – Sunday, July 15
TIME: We will climb overnight, starting at around 7:00pm (so get plenty of rest beforehand!)

RSVP AND SIGNUPS: You can sign up now! Signups can be done here.


The bus seats 26 so get your RSVP in on time!

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The Lucky Island June 2018 Event Roundup!

The rainy season looms right around the corner, but there’s still plenty to enjoy as Summer warms Fukushima! Certainly here, in the capital, everyone’s looking to beat the humidity and heat. The rainy season will be a balm for us all before the dog days of summer really start to hit!
But, with an umbrella in hand, a ticket in your pocket, and an empty belly for every kind of treat you can imagine, you’ll find that June is packed with events from the start of the month to the very end!

Go out, seek adventure, and remember: have a good time!

This list, and all following event lists, will continuously be updated weekly throughout the month on Wednesdays until the month turns over to a new roundup. This list isn’t inclusive of all events, so please, feel free to contact the editors at if you have events you’d like to be included here.  

Now… let’s get to the main event! Here’s your continuously evolving list of June 2018 Events!
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Lesson Three: Meet Your New Treasurer

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

Wednesday comes and it’s time to hit the books. So, let’s kick off our third lesson with Matthew Askett, our Treasurer for the 2018-2019 year.

Matt hails from Canada, and lives in Koriyama City, teaching by day and accounting by night.

…Okay, so that’s a bit of a joke: when Matt’s free, he’s out in the community. He’s work and play, and tries, like all of us, to keep it everything balanced on the daily. I’ve got high hopes for Matt this year, and I expect you do too. Be sure to check out his goals for his time as Treasurer on the Current Council page

It was interesting posing these questions to Matt. It’s my first time getting to know him, so let’s see what he’s about.

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Lesson Two: Meet Your Vice-President!

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

Our second lesson brings us Michelle, the other part of the 2018-2019 Co-Presidency as our Vice President during this year.

Michelle is a 2nd Year ALT that comes from sunny Pretoria, South Africa, but now calls in Shirakawa her home abroad.

An always active ALT, Michelle finds herself in new places, whether that’s lost on a mountain or with friends. You can certainly look forward to an active Presidency this year, and once more, can find out more about Michelle on the Current Council page. I think that she’ll be bringing an interesting perspective this year.

Once more, I took a digital coffee break to ask Michelle a few questions so that you all can get to know her personally. Please read and review to learn more about your new Vice President.

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Lesson One: Meet Your Returning FuJET President!

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

As I mentioned before when you got your proverbial syllabus, the first person you’re going to be meeting is Cormac Ryan, returning as one of a two part Co-Presidency for 2018-2019.

Cormac, a soon to be 3rd Year ALT in Fukushima City, hails from Cork, Ireland and like myself, arrived in 2016. Last year, he carried on the duty of bringing everyone in JET together through dozens of different events with the help of the previous council. I’m certainly excited to be working with him more directly this year.

You can read up about him, along with all of the other wonderful folks I’ll be introducing over the course of the next few weeks, on the Current Council Page

I sat down with Cormac -as much as sitting down and emailing a person is sitting down, mind- to ask him some fun questions so that you can get to know him better.

 Our resident social butterfly had a lot of good replies, so let’s dive right in the thick of it, and see what Cormac had to say to my pop quiz of questions.

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