Calling all Artists: Musical Poster Competition

Calling all Artists: Musical Poster Competition

Would you like to be involved in this year’s musical? How about helping us raise interest and money for charity? We‘re looking for people who are willing to volunteer poster designs for this year’s musical poster: The Three Musketeers! Your ideas need to be created for use on flyers and larger posters and will need space for information about the musical venue, times, etc. Feel free to use our wonderful past posters as an example! Design ideas can be sent to us in any format (a phone photo of pencil on paper is fine!) But the finished format will need Read more »

Niigata AJET Skills-giving!

Niigata AJET Skills-giving!

Saturday, November 25th, 6pm, Joetsu Workpal (ワークパル) It’s that time again. The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and pumpkin spice is back on the Starbucks menu. We will be celebrating the coming of autumn with the annual Thanksgiving Feast in Joetsu City. Its a great chance to ward off the homesick blues, and give thanks with your new JET family. You can either cook your favorite dish from home, or gorge yourself on the glorious feast. Cookers – ¥500 + a dish to serve at least four people. Eaters – ¥1500 To sign up to be a chef, Read more »

Summer Fireworks 2017

Summer Fireworks 2017

Photo By: Penny Woznicki Summer in Japan is synonymous with festivals, and with that comes fireworks! You’ll no doubt have heard of fireworks going on all over the prefecture, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best displays around. Gion Kashiwazaki Matsuri Launched over the ocean, these unique fireworks glisten off the sea in one of the larger displays in the south end of the prefecture. Date: Wednesday, July 26th Time: 7:30 pm – 9:10 pm Location: Minato Tomachi Beach Park Area Nagaoka Fireworks These fireworks memorialize the war efforts during WWII and are a massive display that Read more »

June 1st-22nd AJET Photo Drive Contest

June 1st-22nd AJET Photo Drive Contest

Hey everyone! In preparation for this year’s orientation, Niigata AJET is holding a Photo Drive and contest! We want you to show us some of your favorite memories and scenes here in Niigata, and we want to use these to show our incoming JETs what they have to look forward to. In addition, we want you to vote on your favorite photo. The winner will receive a ¥3,000 Amazon gift card and have their credited photo displayed on the AJET website and Facebook banner. The winner will be announced on the Facebook page. Timeline: June 1st – Announcement Made, Submissions Read more »

July 2nd Ojiya Bullfight

July 2nd Ojiya Bullfight

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/enZTMd5V4u42 Ticket Sale: 11:00pm at the location Start time: 12:00pm Website: http://www.tsunotsuki.com/ Price General Seat: ¥1000 Special Seat: ¥2000 More information to come~

June 24th AJET Outland Farewell Party

June 24th AJET Outland Farewell Party

It’s come around again, the time to celebrate and say farewell to those who are heading home this year! As usual, everyone and anyone is welcome: JETs, non-JETs, JTEs and friends. **CABIN SPACES** There is one space left until all 30 spaces are full! Please post on the event page if you’d like a cabin space. There are also 4 tents that are available for rent (2,500 yen each). ↓↓ TL;DR ↓↓ Start time: Saturday, June 24th, 5:30 P.M. End time: Sunday, June 25th, 9 A.M. Cost (includes some BBQ food + admission): 2000-yen; 3000-yen for cabin stayers ***Please RSVP Read more »

February 25th Dracula Musical in Niigata city

February 25th Dracula Musical in Niigata city

Where?  (click here) どこ  (クリック) Come and see the Niigata city show of this year’s AJET Niigata Charity English Musical, Dracula! This year’s show tells an unheard story of Dracula. It takes place in Niigata, where the evil Dracula sinks his teeth into a group of mangakas in desperate need of money. It’s a brand new adventure that nobody should miss! Following the recent fire in Itoigawa, the Niigata AJET Charity has decided to help the city by sending funds raised from the musical their way. Come along and support your local community! Entry to the show is free, but donations Read more »