OkiAJET Pension Party 2019 (Farewell Party) [Registration OPEN]

istockphoto-835562422-612x612When: When: Friday, July 5th 2019, 6pm – 2am
Where: Miyagi Island in Uruma
Cost: Leavers/ Outer Islanders 2000; Re-contractors: 2500; at the door: 3000
Food: snacks and breakfast provided (for overnighters)
Alcohol: BYOB
Sleeping Arrangements: You can stay over for the evening (BYOfuton)


As the JET year comes to a close, we bring you our (second) most anticipated event of the year, the Farewell Pension Party! Now many of you new JETs have not experienced a pension party yet as we usually have it right after SDC in November, however due to scheduling conflicts, we decided to forego the fall pension party. 

As previously done, this Pension Party will be located on Miyagi Island in Uruma. Please see the pin for directions. This is the same pension we have used in the past. At the pension (read: beach house) you can relax and unwind. Feel free to chat about how great air conditioning is, have a few beverages, chill with like-minded people, or just party the night away.

Online Registration Available:


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Food: 
We will provide snacks for the night and breakfast the next morning for those who stay the night. We recommend eating dinner before you arrive. If you have any dietary needs please shoot your reps, Shuaib or Chris Bell, a message.

Alcohol: 
BYOB. OKIAJET will provide some non-alcoholic beverages

Sleeping Arrangements: 
There are some futons at the pension but please bring one if you have one. We want to leave the futons at the pension for outer islanders and anyone who doesn’t have one.

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PAYMENT AND FURIKOMI (bank transfer) について:
Leavers / Outer Islanders: 2000円
Re-contractors: 2500円
At the door: 3000円

If for some reason you can’t furikomi, please contact Petra by June 30th and we can work something out.

Please use the links below if you need help furikomi-ing:

Okinawa Ginko
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzP1P3SatKMnMTg0NUcyTGlsRnM/view?ths=true

Ryukyu Ginko
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzP1P3SatKMneXBoZzRVcHAwbm8/view

JP Post
https://okiajet.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/jp-bank-furikomi-money-transfer.pdf

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Lastly, if you drink, absolutely DON’T drive.

Hope to see you all there!

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OkiAJET Election Nominations 2019 [Ended]

Here are our nominees and their bios for this years OkiAJET elections

Position: OkiAJET Chair

Nominee 1: Petra Harrypersad

Nominee 2: Samantha Kwok

Position: Treasurer

Nominee: Jase Stewart

Positions: Event Coordinators (2)

Nominee: Monica Aguilar-Scion

Nominee: Cheyenne Vaughn

Positions: Representatives (2)

Nominee: Harshvir Bali

Nominee (Outer Island): Ashley DeLuca

OkiAJET Elections 2019 – 2020 [Nominations CLOSED]

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In early June, OkiAJET will be holding elections for the 2019-2020 year. Start thinking about running if you are interested! You can learn more about the different roles and responsibilities you can check it out on this website. Also, if you know someone would be a good candidate for a position, think about nominating them! Nominations will begin in mid-May. Nominations and voting for the Representative positions are open to all!

Election Structures and Timelines

OkiAJET elections are held in May/June for the forthcoming OkiAJET year. The Representatives are responsible for overseeing both the internal and external election.

The elected positions of Chairperson, Treasurer and Event Coordinators are held internally within the OkiAJET council. Interested candidates must write a short statement stating how they would best fill the role of the position they are running for.

The election for the Representative positions is open to all OkiJETs. Prior experience volunteering with OkiAJET is not required. Candidates are required to write a short bio about themselves and what they hope to bring to OkiAJET if they are elected. All current JETS are encouraged to vote for two Representatives from the pool of candidates they feel would best serve the community. This year we are hoping to include more outer island representation so we encourage outer islanders to apply.

Party & Adventure OkiJET Style! [JUNE Event]

Tataki+FallsWhen: Saturday, June 15th, 2019
Where: Orion Happy Park (Start)
Cost: Free

Haisai OKiJETs!

An adventure awaits you in the North of the South. Bring your smiling faces to our June event!  Our adventure begins with a tour of the Orion Beer Factory in Nago. Afterwards, we’ll drive even further north to go explore Taataki, a beautiful waterfall nestled in Ogimi that’s is absolutely worth the watery hike. To bring our adventure full circle, we’ll all meet up again in Nago at Seikinomori beach, to enjoy a festive bonfire and drink cold ones underneath the clear starry skies.

Come out and make some great memories with us this June before our final otsukare!! RSVP on the facebook page.

Schedule
1:00PM: Orion Beer Factory tour
2:00PM: Carpool to Taataki:
2:30PM~4:30PM: explore Taataki falls
~4:30PM: Grab Dinner
~6:00PM: Bonfire at beach (BYOB)

 

**In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled or another event will be in place instead**

Ice Skating in Summer?! [Finished]

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What: Ice Skating and other fun
When: Saturday, May 18th
Where
: Southern Hill Sports World
Cost:
[Admission Fees+rental skates]
Adult: 1700 yen
Observing (watching but not skating): 300 yen
Group of 10~: 1500 yen
Group of 20 w/reservation: 1400 yen
Gloves: 500 yen (mandatory to wear, so bring your own or buy cheaper ones beforehand)

May’s OkiAJET event has been decided: Ice skating at Southern Hill Sports World!

[Tentative Schedule]
12:00 Meet up at Southern Hill Sports World for ice skating, and if time allows, bowling, batting cage, table tennis, billiards, bedrock bath, etc.
2:00 Go eat lunch together somewhere nearby

Whether it’s your first time skating, or you’re aspiring to be the next Yuzuru Hanyu, come out and have fun with us in the cold!

Here is the event’s tentative schedule:

All prices and info on ice skating and other facilities can be found on their English and Japanese website, but generally for ICE SKATING:

[Admission Fees+rental skates] 
Adult: 1700 yen
Observing (watching but not skating): 300 yen
Group of 10~: 1500 yen
Group of 20 w/reservation: 1400 yen
Gloves: 500 yen (mandatory to wear, so bring your own or buy cheaper ones beforehand)

Safety wise, they ask that you wear long sleeve shirts and pants. Wearing gloves is mandatory.
Helmets are free to rent and is recommended for first time skaters.

For those who are itching to go BOWLING before or after lunch:

400 yen per game
300 yen for rental shoes

For info on the other facilities (batting cage, table tennis, billiards, bedrock bath), check out their website.

http://southern-hill.com/home_e/

Gumball Rally 2019!!! [Finished]

With the Gumball finished, we are pleased to announce the winners this year!

Gumball Winners 2019

1st place: The Juicy Fruit Detectives
Charity of choice: Hearts for Okinawa

In first place this year, with two defending champions on the team, The Juicy Fruit Detectives have secured their place in OkiAJET history!

GUmball 2nd place 2019

2nd place: Gumbi Gumbos

With amazing efforts and spirit, the Gumbi Gumbos came in close!

Gumball 3rd place 2019

3rd place: Ryukyu Park

And finally, in third place are the amazing Ryukyu Park!

Thank you for coming out and making this event successful!!

 

When: 09:45 – 17:00, Saturday (土), April 13th, 2019
Where (start): Starbucks in American Village
Who: groups of 2-4 people (min. 2/ max. 4) [registration information coming soon]
Cost: ¥1000/ person
*All proceeds from this rally will be donated to charity of winner’s choice*

Looking for teams? Check out the official OkiJETs Facebook Page

 

Sakura Viewing & Cabin Retreat [Finished]

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Haisai OkiJETs!

Cherry blossom season is upon us and in Okinawa, they bloom the earliest in January. Every year, Nago kicks off the season with the Nago Cherry Blossom Festival. Normally, we gather a group of y’all for a day trip to the festival but this year, we are doing a cabin retreat.

When: Saturday, January 26th, 2019 – Sunday January 27th, 2019
Where: Nakijin, Okinawa
Cost (SPECIAL OkiAJET DISCOUNT): ¥700 for Cabin/ per person

Itoman Peace Illumination [Finished]

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Hello OkiFam! Winter is here, and what better way to celebrate the season than by going to see illuminations!

Important Information about venue

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 – Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
Time: Opens at 17:30; illumination 18:00-22:00 (until 24:30 on Dec. 31)
Place: Uchina Farm (1018 Mabuni, Itoman City)
Admission: 500 yen for high school students and over; free for junior high school students and under

Website Source 

Instagram OkiAJET Pin Giveaway [Finished]

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Congratulations to our winner ReBekha at lulu.lullabies!

OkiAJET PinThe rules are simple:
1. Make sure you are following the OkiAJET Instagram page
2. Like the pin photo
3. Tag 2 friends in the comments to increase your chances to win

Winners will be announced Friday, December 21st, 5pm JST

Thank you to all those who have followed and liked our photos!!