Lesson Four: Meet Your New Minister of Fun!

Lesson Four: Meet Your New Minister of Fun!

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

Our fourth lesson brings in the wonderful Kame Blair, taking up the renewed position of Minister of Fun! And what better a person to handle the role than Kame, who’s soon to become friend to all!

Kame, an American, is rolling into her 2nd Year with a smile down in Koriyama. When she’s not making school cool, she’s having a blast outdoors, keeping her cool with yoga, relieving stress with karaoke, or breaking bread with friends over some good food. Kame likes to keep the good times rolling no matter what she does: keep them rolling by checking out the Current Council page for more about her!

Kame got back to me the same day I asked her these questions, and gave me a bright smile. That was to be expected: it’s hard to feel bad when you’re around someone with “Fun” in their title. Let’s see how many points Kame can score when it comes to fun:

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Lesson Three: Meet Your New Treasurer

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!

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!

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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