New Resource: Studying Japanese

Trying to learn Japanese but don’t know where to start? We’ve prepared some tips and tricks for all levels of learners! Continue reading “New Resource: Studying Japanese”


Fireworks and Fun: Seihoku Summer Festivals

It’s that time of year again! Time to brave the sweltering heat for food stalls, fireworks, and festivals. There are many amazing festivals all across Nagano to look forward to in the next few months. Listed below are a few you might not know about. We hope you might be inspired to check some of them out. Bring some friends, or make new ones there, and experience the beauty and excitement of Seihoku block!

Check out the hyperlinks for more details. 

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Call for Rugby World Cup 2019 Volunteers

CLAIR is looking for current or former JET participants to volunteer for the 2019 Rugby World Cup! (Though anyone able to communicate in Japanese is welcome to apply.)

If you have always wanted to be involved in a huge, international event or want to share your love of rugby (or learn more about it), check out the details below!

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Tohoku Leavers: They Did Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

This year’s battle saw the very fabric of Hokushin permanently ruptured, as the divine realm of Hokushin splintered in two, with the low lands of Seihoku unfortunately falling into the lower planes of mortals. Tohoku lost its fair share of heroes as well. All those who are leaving us, will be sorely missed. From here on, life up in our snowy lands will be a lot different, and it is with a heavy heart that we bid goodbye to our leavers. Continue reading “Tohoku Leavers: They Did Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”

Shinnan Leavers: So Long and Thanks for all the McDonald’s

Another great year ends with yet another battle. Here in Shinnan, the losses have been great. Although Thanos only wiped 3 of our fellow ALTs from (JET) existence, another two will be leaving Shinnan to join other blocks in need of their power and support. Whether leaving Japan entirely or simply moving out of Shinnan to another block or another prefecture, it goes without saying, they will all be dearly missed. Continue reading “Shinnan Leavers: So Long and Thanks for all the McDonald’s”