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 »

February 26th Dracula Musical in Gosen

February 26th Dracula Musical in Gosen

Where?  (click here) どこ  (クリック) 日本語は英語の後に書いてあります。 Come and see the Gosen 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 Read more »

March 11th Sake no Jin

March 11th Sake no Jin

Hey everybody! Sake no Jin is almost here. Have you decided on what you’ll be doing? tl;dr Sake no Jin – March 11 & 12 (tickets 2000 in advance, 2500 at the door) English Sake Seminar (free with Sake no Jin ticket) – March 11 Niigata AJET will be hosting a dinner following Sake no Jin on the 11th at an onsen ryokan. There will also be spaces available for people to stay the night. The after-dinner will be 5000Y/pp. Going to the dinner *and* staying overnight (breakfast included) is 15000Y total. More details are below. RSVP HERE – – Read more »