It’s that time of year once again. Many of our friends and coworkers will soon be heading off to their next stage and preparing to begin their next adventures. Before they go, however, join us for one last celebration, and send off our friends in style! Continue reading
Greetings and sincere apologies for the delay in posting our stories from November’s sumo adventure in Fukuoka!
Yokozuna is the title awarded to the champion of the sumo tournament. Before we tell you who this year’s champion was, check out how our weekend adventure began! Continue reading
Hakkeyoi はっけよい! *
Sumo is the national sport of Japan and there are six grand sumo tournaments each year. One of them is held here in Kyushu; specifically, in Fukuoka. While November may feel like it’s still a ways away, MAJET is extending you an invitation early to guarantee that we can get the best tickets possible to the tournament’s grand finale.
Here’s our invitation:
Let’s spend a weekend in Fukuoka!
On Saturday, November 22nd, we’ll meet in Fukuoka for dinner and a night on the town. MAJET is still finalizing the details of where we’ll be eating, but you can count on good food and drink, plus the excellent company.
Then, on Sunday the 23rd, we’ll attend the sumo tournament’s finale at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center from 1:00-6:00PM.
Each new year brings with it a slew of new JETs from far and wide. In honor of them, MAJET throws a big Welcome Party at the end of August. The occasion is generally grand and boisterous, and this year was no exception!
We held the event on August 22 at Barno2gatsu, on the second floor of the Miyazaki Art Center building downtown. The space was a bit cozy, but everyone had no problem mingling with each other.
The new JETs were identified with leis, though we suspect some may have migrated to other owners before night’s end. 😉 We also welcomed some non-JET foreigners to our lovely community and, of course, were happy to include our Japanese friends as well!
August 11 UPDATE: Due to the chance of rain, we’ve had to relocate the dinner to an indoor venue. Please note the changes in below in red.
The new JET year has started and there are many new faces to see throughout the prefecture. It’s about time we all got together to give our new JETs a great big ようこそ (welcome) and to have our new friends meet the rest of the JET participants. So, please join us for this year’s MAJET Welcome Party!
We’ll start the night off at Barno2Gatsu in the heart of downtown Miyazaki City for dinner, drinks, and mingling. Once we’re well fed and ‘hydrated,’ we’ll be off, Miyazaki-style, for a second round of evening adventures with a choice of karaoke downtown or a night of games at Round1 Stadium!