The Mikan – Fall 2014 Issue

November 20th, 2014

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As the temperature falls, both mikan season and Mikan season are upon us!

The latest issue of The Mikan–the biannual magazine by Ehime JETs for Ehime JETs–is now online at the link below. Over 30 gorgeous pages packed full of travel tips, in-depth features, recipes and event info await your perusal.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all our contributors and to AJET for hosting us on this website.

If you have any questions or comments about The Mikan or are interested in contributing something to our for 2015 issue, get in touch with me at Happy reading!

The Mikan – Fall Issue 2014

John Wheeler, Editor



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2014 Ehime AJET Halloween Party and Fundraising Dinner

November 19th, 2014

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This year we teamed up with one of Matsuyama’s most popular foreigner bars, 14-1, for a seriously spooky Halloween Party.
But before the Halloween party, AJET planned a special fundraising dinner so that we could eat and be merry. AJET raised 6000 yen for the Ehime AJET scholarship fund, which will go towards our special ongoing fundraiser to help send a Japanese school student to a school of their choice in any English-speaking country that they want!

Here is us looking like our usual crazy selves in the restaurant!

We then moved on to 14-1, which was full of dancing people, Japanese and foreigners alike, in some pretty epic Halloween costumes.
Here are some of the best ones!

Kaonashi (No-Face) chilling with a beer, as you do.

Looks like someone got a fright (or a kancho)!

Sean (left), the guy who helped us collaborate with 14-1, as a dead DJ.

Dracula doing his thing.

Elsa, one of the winners of the costume contest!

Definitely one of the coolest costumes!

A massive thanks to 14-1 and Sean for making it such a great night!

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Ishizuchi Hike 2014

October 19th, 2014

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Getting ready for the hike!

Getting ready for the hike!

We had a wonderful turnout yesterday. On behalf of Ehime AJET, I would like to thank everyone who came out to the hike yesterday! Most importantly, I would like to thank Sontian for leading the group and reassuring everyone’s safety until the very end. I hope everyone enjoyed the hike just as much as I did and can finally say that they’ve completed something on their Japan bucket list!
For those of you who were unable to attend the event, do not fear! We will challenge Mount Ishizuchi again next year


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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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