2016 Miyazaki Amazing Race – Call for Volunteers!

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Hello fellow Miyazakians!

We are proud to announce the Fifth Annual Amazing Race! It will be held on Saturday, April 16th in Miyazaki City this year, so mark your calendars!  We are also excited to announce this year’s theme: video games!

The Amazing Race was started by a group of ambitious JETs who came together to create an event that would combine the knowledge and intellect of both English and Japanese speakers by combining Japanese culture and a yearly theme. It’s an exhilarating event that has people from Miyazaki (and even Kumamoto, Oita, and Kagoshima!) racing around the city for the chance to win fabulous prizes, serious bragging rights, and just have an awesome time!

Foreigners and locals team up to complete themed challenges around Miyazaki City just like on the TV show. It takes a lot of planning and creativity to make it fun for all, so we are looking for as many people as we can to help out!

We are looking for 25 volunteers at this time. Please note that volunteering to help means that you cannot participate in the race as a contestant.

The volunteers will be divided up into Planning Volunteers and Day-Of Volunteers. If you are interested, you can volunteer for one or both positions.

Planning Volunteers will be the masterminds behind the event. We are looking for creative and energetic individuals to help us develop everything from challenges and tasks to artwork, designs, and even props! The time commitment for those in the planning group will span for the weeks leading up to the race and can be very flexible depending on what you are able to manage. Even if you only have a little bit of time to give but still want to help, that’s absolutely ok!

Day-Of Volunteers will be the ones running the show on the day of the race, operating stations and ensuring that the contestants are completing their tasks. The race is anticipated to run from 09:00 to 17:00 with morning/afternoon shifts to choose from. As part of our friendship with the Miyazaki International Center, there is a possibility of earning daikyuu if you volunteer the day of the race. (However, it is ultimately up to your schools to decide if they will give you daikyuu or not.)

Volunteer Now!

If you would like to volunteer, please fill out this google form by Sunday, January 31st.

Remember, volunteering means that you will not be able to participate in the race, so please consider carefully before making your decision.

Cake, and grief counseling, will be available at the conclusion of the test,

Your humble MAJET Team

Volunteer Opportunities at the Miyazaki International Christmas Market 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year–when KFC just doesn’t cut it and homesickness sets in. Beat that blue Christmas with some volunteering! It’s the perfect way to jingle mingle in the true spirit of the season.

With the help of Sascha Klinger (former Miyazaki City CIR), the folks at Miyazaki City Hall, and your very own MAJET, Miyazaki Municipal University is hosting the 6th Annual Miyazaki International Christmas Market!

Sascha brought the European tradition to Miyazaki six years ago, and each year it gets better! Even if you come as a mere spectator, you can enjoy Christmas treats from around the world, fun workshops, and stage performances. Continue reading

Volunteers Needed for the Miyazaki International Festival!

Good morning everyone! Are you looking for ways to participate in local events? The Miyazaki International Foundation is looking for foreigners to participate in this year’s Miyazaki International Festival on Saturday, November 21st.

For this event, they are now collecting entries for Art festival (photography, paintings/drawings, calligraphy, handmade crafts, and others) and looking for participants to participate in the Japanese Speech Contest and/or to put on a Stage performance (dance, music, and so on). Continue reading

MAJET 2015 wants YOU!

Have you ever attended a MAJET event and had ideas on how to make it even better? Maybe you have an idea for an event that doesn’t exist yet and want to make it happen? Perhaps you’ve seen the MAJET website or perused the Facebook feed and had ideas for content that other JETs and foreigners living in Miyazaki would find interesting and helpful? Now’s your chance to make it all happen!

 It’s time for a new MAJET Board to take the reins for 2015-2016!

Whether you are interested in volunteering
or know someone that would make a great leader for the community,
write to us at miyazakiajet@gmail.com to let us know!

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Call for Volunteers!

We are proud to announce the Fourth Annual Amazing Race! It will be held on April 18th in Miyazaki City this year, so mark your calendars! (Please note that we originally had this planned for March, but have since changed the date to April!!)

The Amazing Race is an event based on the popular TV show (Japanese explanation here) of the same name. The yearly event was started by a group of ambitious JETs who came together to create an event that would combine the knowledge and intellect of both English and Japanese speakers by bringing together Japanese culture and a yearly theme. This year’s theme is still a secret (shhh! 😉 ), but past themes have been based on popular books, TV shows, and movies.

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Let’s Volunteer at the Miyazaki International Christmas Market!

Hey there! Are you sticking around the ‘Zak for the winter holidays and looking for a way to experience some holiday festivities? Do you enjoy volunteering and spending time with kids? Look no further than Miyazaki Municipal University!

With the help of Sascha Klinger (former Miyazaki City CIR), the folks at Miyazaki City Hall, and your very own MAJET, MMU is hosting the 5th Annual Miyazaki International Christmas Market!

Sascha began the tradition five years ago, and each year proves to be better and better. Much more than a mere market, this event boasts stage performances, special holiday workshops, festive treats, and more!

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However, to truly make this event the best it can be, we need YOUR help! If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please check out the details below. Continue reading