Ehime AJET Scholarship

January 31st, 2015

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This year, Ehime AJET formed the Ehime AJET Scholarship Committee to create a scholarship for 200,000 yen to provide one high school student in the prefecture an opportunity to study abroad this summer. The committee will evaluate applications based on academic merit, interest in cross-cultural exchange, and financial need.

The application process has two components: a written application and an interview. The written application requires the applicant’s background information, preferred study abroad program, school activity involvement, and a letter of recommendation. The interview provides an opportunity for the applicant to demonstrate his or her English speaking ability, to express motivations for studying abroad, and to share his or her hopes for the future. Any high school student in Ehime is eligible to apply.

The submission deadline for the 2015 Ehime AJET Scholarship is Friday, February 20th. The recipient will be chosen by the Ehime AJET Scholarship Committee.

Being an assistant language teacher of English in Japan affords an opportunity to positively influence students’ academic experience, development, and achievement. The Ehime AJET Scholarship Committee encourages students to speak and learn English in a foreign country; to interact with students of different ethnicities, races, and cultures; and to understand the concept of being a global citizen.

Ehime AJET Scholarship Fund – Spring Application 2015 (愛媛AJET海外奨学基金申込用紙) [.docx]

Letter to High School ALTs – AJET scholarship application timeline [.docx]


If you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact us at


Ehime AJET Scholarship Committee

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UPCOMING EVENT: Flea Market on February 21st

February 4th, 2015

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Ehime AJET will be doing a clothing drive! If you have any clothes you want to donate or get rid of before you leave Japan, let us know! We will pick up your clothes! We will be collecting any clothing donations until February 20th. The flea market in Uwa town on Feb. 21st for the scholarship fund!

What? An art/flea market/concert event!
When? 10:30 am to 5:30 pm on February 21st
Where? Ikedayama restaurant/barnhouse in Uwa town

Please contact the following JETs in your area for any donations:

  • Toyo = Joy/Mbali
  • Chuyo = Michelle
  • Nanyo A = Eriko, Elisa, Tyson
  • Nanyo B = Hannah

More information
There will be an art exhibition, food stalls, flea market and Dejambe from 10:30am- 4:30pm (free admission).
There’s a workshop for Dejambe (800 yen) and Taiko (500 yen) from 2pm-3:30pm.
There’s a concert from 5:30pm with Hidenori Koike w/ Amadou&Taiji, Blue Lagoon Stompers, Soyokaze Taxi, Los Condors, Kijotaiko.(Tickets: 1700 yen for reserved tickets and 2000 yen on the day. The tickets include one free drink).

To reserve a ticket, contact

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EHIME AJET and International Shimanami Kaido Cycling EXPO in IMABARI!

January 31st, 2015

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The Ehime AJET executive committee all dressed up at the Shimanami Cycling Expo to raise awareness about the Ehime AJET Scholarship! This was our very first scholarship fundraising event! Executive members in this photo (from left to right): Mbali Sexwale, Eriko Stronach, Hannah Rennie, and Joy Peng. (missing: Jessica Reid)

We held our first Ehime AJET booth at International Shimanami Kaido Cycling EXPO in Imabari on October 25th through 26th! Since it was late October, we decided to decorate the booth in a Halloween theme. We prepared international quiz games, face paint, sold packaged candy and homemade sweets which we spent all night buying, packaging and making them (brownies and rice krispies)!

Hannah packing candies into little gift bags! Someone is sugar high!

Hannah packing candies into little gift bags! Someone is sugar high!


Hannah prepping candies into little goodie bags, while Joy and Eriko (photographer) make brownies and rice krispies!

Look who came to support our cause!

Look who came to support our cause!

There were a stage with performances by jazz bands, Jpop bands, junior high school bands, Japanese entertainer talk show hosts, DJ and other performers.


Imabari bumping! Have you ever seen that many people in Imabari?!


Fellow Imabari JET came to encourage local kids to check out what Halloween is all about!

Thank you to those who came to support and help us! Otsukare to those who participated in the actual cycling!

Thanks for helping, Imabari JETs!

Thanks for helping, Imabari JETs!

Special thanks to Mr. Murakami and Mbali Sexwale for giving us the opportunity to participate in this festive event! For more information on the Shimanami Kaido Cyling EXPO in Imabari check out their website

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Ehime AJETs Fundraising Ceilidh

January 27th, 2015

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Group photo at Idekaya.


A massive thank you to everyone who came last night! I had the best time sharing my culture with you all and watching you dance! I hope you enjoyed yourselves too. Thanks to you all, we managed to raise a whopping 85,000円 last night! We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you!
We have now reached our initial goal of 150,000円, but we plan to continue fundraising to help cover as many costs as possible for the lucky Ehime high school student.


Hannah Rennie

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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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