Sayonara/Farewell Party (July)

August 14th, 2014

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How are our mikans holding up in this hot, sticky summer?!
This is well overdue, but we would like to say a big thank you to everyone for taking the time to come to the farewell party and for making it such a wonderful event. We hope everyone enjoyed the beach, BBQ, talking, awards, Jessica’s heart-meltingly delicious cookies, the rain and dancing!

Fortune Cookie on Make A Gif

Speaking of dancing, thanks to the lovely Natalya, we were able to learn and perform a small part of the AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie dance. We are happy to announce that we are officially a part of National AJET’s ‘Welcome to AJET’ video – yes, we made the cut!

Fortune Cookie on Make A Gif

Thanks to every one who danced with us to show the incoming JETs how active, positive, and supportive the JET community is (ESPECIALLY IN EHIME)!! So without further ado, here it is!!

*Special thanks to Megan for shooting/editing our video!*

It was great to be able to say a big good luck and farewell to all of the departing JETs. Ehime AJET wishes you all the best with your future endeavours and hopes that you come back to visit soon!

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2014-2015 AJET team

June 12th, 2014

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Another JET year is coming to a close, and once again we must bid farewell to the old and welcome in the new!

Ehime AJET is very happy to announce the new additions to your Ehime AJET team. As of August 2014, we are:


AJET  2014 – 2015

Eriko Stronach
Jessica Reid
Mbali Sexwale
Hannah Rennie
Megan Rowe
Michelle Yoon
Joy Peng


A big thank you to the 2013-2014 Ehime AJET team for all the hard work that they put in to make this an enjoyable year. All the best for the future, guys!

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The new 2014-2015 Ehime JET support team

April 8th, 2014

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We would like to introduce Ehime prefecture’s team of prefectural advisors and shiny new regional advisors for the 2014-2015 JET year.


Prefectural Advisors 2014 – 2015

Emily Johnson & Mark Schneider

Regional Advisors 2014 – 2015

Nanyo A RA: Erica Jensen
Nanyo B RA: Grey Cox
Chuyo RAs: Deandra Doyle & Catherine Khadabux
Toyo A RA: Martin Saito & Mbali Sexwale
Toyo B RA: John Wheeler


As of April 8th 2014, these lovely individuals are Ehime JETs’ go-to source for all of their prefectural and regional advisement needs.

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The Mikan – Winter 2014 Issue

April 1st, 2014

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Ehime JETs rejoice! The Mikan is upon us!

It’s that time of year again, the time when we begin to emerge from our frozen slumber and partake in the fruits of our winter labor. Some of them are literally fruit (dekopon!), and some of us have saved up for jaunts abroad, but bestowed upon ALL Ehimeans is the latest release of The Mikan, our very own humbl(y awesome) newsletter-cum-e-magazine.

Recipes and reflections, local traditions and workplace lifehacks — thanks to all of our contributors you’ll get quite the eyeful, and with a little time in the kitchen a mouthful to boot. We’ve even gotten a hold of another alum for this issue, a familiar face to many of us!

Thanks again a million times over to our many contributors and newly minted design guru, and happy e-reading!

The Mikan – Winter Issue 2014

*Harrison Fuerst, Mikan Harvester (Editor?)*

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The Mikan – Summer 2013 Issue

July 26th, 2013

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The Mikan – Summer 2013

Hello again Ehimeans!

Cicadas are buzzing, air conditioners are blasting, and summer festivals are nearly in full swing. That’s right, folks—it’s summer in Ehime and a new issue of The Mikan is rolling out once again!  Click here to check it out online, or simply download the attached PDF. For many of you this season is punctuated by a series of difficult final goodbyes to the land of mikans aplenty, and to you we wish you a safe return home and the best of luck in the years to come. For a chosen few, however, Ehime will be become a new home for any number of years, and to all arriving JETs in the 2013 cohort—WELCOME to gorgeous, verdant, and citrusy Ehime!  For the rest of us, another year will bring another round of both rituals and surprises (and enkais, lots of enkais). Let’s make the most of it.

And for EVERYONE equally? A new issue of the Mikan jam-packed with content! In this summer issue we have grown up a bit and are examining a couple mature topics in addition to some delicious vegan recipes, cycling and rainy season guides, and a bit of travel writing as well. You’ll be a multidisciplinary Japanese bodylore, Singapore, arson sociology and cycling expert in no time. Oh, and don’t forget to take a look at all of our lovely new PAs and RAs!

As usual, HUGE thanks to every one of you contributors who continue to make our community publication possible. For those of you interested in getting involved with the team, please shoot an email to isitatomic[at] We are especially looking to hand the reigns over to a new graphic designer!


Harrison Fuerst

Mikan Editor/Content Director



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