It was a rainy, blustery morning much like the day Harry first discovered he was a wizard when Miyazakians from all over the prefecture gathered in Miyazaki City to challenge the Amazing Race. We didn’t let the rain get us down, though! Continue reading
The Wizarding World of Miyazaki!
The time has finally come for the 7th Annual Amazing Race Miyazaki! This is one of our biggest events of the year. Some of you may already be familiar with the American TV show, The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race Miyazaki is loosely based around this televised competition. In this event, teams race to solve clues, complete challenges, and earn points! Continue reading
Amazing Adventures in Aoshima!
While rain threatened most of the week, we had clear sunny skies all day long for this year’s Amazing Race, and an amazing event it was!
The participants arrived bright and early–all 74 of them!–eager and ready for a day of fun games and challenges. This was definitely our biggest race yet! We were very happy to see so many local college students participating and getting a chance to have some real-world encounters engaging with foreigners.
The Amazing Race 2017: Spirited Away to Aoshima, Hyuna’s Animated Adventure
The time has finally come for the Sixth Annual Amazing Race Miyazaki! This is one of our biggest events of the year. Some of you may already be familiar with the American TV show, The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race Miyazaki is loosely based around this televised competition. In this event, teams race to solve clues, complete challenges, and earn points!
Each year, MAJET chooses a new theme and different locations around Miyazaki City for their challenges to take place, giving participants the chance to discover new secrets about the city. This year, the race will be based in Aoshima, and each challenge and their clues will take you on a journey through the animated worlds of Studio Ghibli and Disney! Continue reading
花見 Hanami: Cherry Blossom Viewing in Miyazaki
Spring has sprung, and soon the cherry blossoms will be in full bloom! Sakura blossoms symbolize many things, especially for students and teachers. The bittersweet ending of a school year when graduates move on, students change classrooms, and teachers are transferred to new schools. The excitement of a new beginning or a fresh start in a new place. All overshadowed by the fleetingness of the sakura blossoms, reminding us to enjoy things while we can, for nothing lasts forever. Continue reading
Seeking Volunteers for MAJET’s Biggest Event!
Mark your calendars! The time has come to announce MAJET’s biggest intercultural event of the year– The 6th Annual Amazing Race!
MAJET’s Amazing Race was started by a group of ambitious JETs who came together to create an event that would combine the knowledge and experience of both English and Japanese speakers by bringing together Japanese and Western culture via a yearly theme. This year’s theme will be a Ghibli-Disney crossover! Continue reading
If Life Were a Videogame…
…it might be something like the 2016 Amazing Race!
This year marked our fifth year holding the race, and we had a great mix of Miyazaki residents (both native and foreign), as well as several guests from outside the prefecture! Continue reading
Let’s Support Kumamoto!
Good morning, MAJETers
As you all know, our neighbors in Kumamoto have been experiencing terrible earthquakes. We’ve felt the aftershocks ourselves, but we can’t begin to imagine what our friends near the epicenter are going through. Buildings have crumbled, roads have collapsed, even Kumamoto Castle has suffered damage as a result. But it’s not just the structures, it’s what they represent. Those buildings were homes; those roads were access to food, shelter, friends, and family; the castle is an important piece of cultural history. And none of these things can even compare to the loss loved ones and friends.
Let us all take a moment to think about those who have been affected. Continue reading
The Most Amazing of Races
After sorting through close to 400 photographs, as well as details and documents from our biggest event of the year, MAJET is proud to bring you the blog post for Miyazaki’s Amazing Race 2015. Enjoy the read below, and stay tuned for one more very special update coming to this page soon! Continue reading