Miyazaki’s only autumn colors belong to a variety of subtropical flowers which somehow manage to bloom, and to the trees and foliage which only become slightly less green even in the cold winter months. However, if you were to venture up into the mountains in the west of the prefecture, you would find vibrant patches of vermillion interspersed with swathes of gold gilding the mountainside—along with the usual vast expanse of deep forest greens. Continue reading
Heroes in Nejime–the 2015 Dragon Boat Races
Hey Miyazaki, it’s the middle of November already! (How did that happen!?)
It’s a little late now, but we hope everyone had a blast for Halloween–the MAJET Heroes certainly did! 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
A little bit of rain can’t stop us! MAJET’s barbecue at Aoshima
In true Miyazaki fashion, we didn’t let a bit of tricky weather prevent us from having a good time at this year’s Aoshima Beach Barbecue! (Though we did abandon the campout, just to avoid sogginess in the morning.)
In the afternoon of September 26, we began meeting at Aoshima Beach. The tide was super high, possibly due to that supermoon everyone was going on about… Continue reading
Gokase Mountain Retreat
Autumn is upon us, and what better way to enjoy the season than by spending time in nature? While fall colors can be hard to find in Miyazaki, there are some truly gorgeous gems if you know where to look. Sometimes a bit of exploring is all you need to discover someplace magical.
Lucky for you, MAJET has already done the scouting, and we’ve planned an amazing brand new event! See some of Miyazaki’s beautiful autumn leaves from a kayak and then visit a secluded mountain village for an ancient festival. Nature and culture—how can you go wrong?
The 2015 MAJET Welcome Party!
The annual MAJET Welcome Party is a great opportunity for JETs from all over the prefecture to get together and, in some cases, meet for the first time. Continue reading
Farewell to Summer Beach Bash
Hey, hey! School is back in session and the heat has begun to tone down. That means it’s time for the Annual MAJET Aoshima Beach Barbecue and Campout!
Join MAJET at Aoshima Beach on Saturday, September 26 as we gather for one last bit of summer fun! The party will begin at 3:00pm, and we’ll get the barbecue going around 6:00pm. In the morning, we can take a walk over to Aoshima Shrine. Continue reading
Show Your MAJET Pride!
We’ve got a super special surprise up our sleeves for you. 😉 For the first time since 2013, check out the all-new MAJET T-shirts!
“A year is more than the number of days within.” – The 2015 Farewell Party
All too quickly, summer has come and passed. The end of the rainy season brought not only Miyazaki’s abysmal summer heat, but a new wave of farewells as well. Saying goodbye is never easy. Everything seems to happen in a rush, all blurred together. Continue reading