Author Archives: The AJET Crew


Yō oideta namoshi! Welcome to Ehime!
Everyone here at Ehime AJET hopes to provide you with helpful and useful information to aid in your transition in our beautiful-citrus filled corner of Japan.
Please check out our different tabs to find out more about life in Ehime.

If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to contact us here at Ehime AJET anytime.

– Your AJET team!


Ehime AJET Scholarship 2017

The Ehime AJET Scholarship Committee opened applications for the 2017 Scholarship on 28th November 2016. Any high school student in to prefecture is eligible to apply, and we rely on the help and cooperation of high school ALTs and JTEs to make the project successful. The deadline is 10th February 2017 (Friday).

Please contact the committee if you have any questions:

Ehime AJET Scholarship 2017

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Ehime Guidebook 2016

Hello JETs new and old.

The current guidebook on the front page has been outdated for a while, so now we present to you the new guidebook. We hope it is a useful resource to you, worked on each year by the PAs and RAs all around Ehime.

Ehime Guidebook 2016

If you find anything that needs adding to the book, or have further questions, please email the PAs at

AJET Niihama Beach Party 2015

Thank you to everyone who came all the way to Niihama’s token beach at the Marine Park on Saturday! The annual AJET beach party was a lot of fun, with antics involving (but not limited to) some intense flip cup games, a not-so-intense game of beer pong, frisbee, s`mores, a mass after-dark swim, fireworks, and a drone (yes, really). After concerns that the approaching typhoon would cause the event to be cancelled, I’m glad that we were all able to make it to the beach for what will probably be the last barbecue of the year. A HUGE otsukare to everyone who also made it to school sports days on the Sunday! Thanks guys, hope you had a good time! Keep tuned for the next event in AJET event in Toyo, and join us to conquer Mt Ishizuchi next month.





EHIME AJET and International Shimanami Kaido Cycling EXPO in IMABARI!


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

Ehime AJET Scholarship

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

Ehime AJETs Fundraising Ceilidh


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

2014 Ehime AJET Halloween Party and Fundraising Dinner

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!

Ishizuchi Hike 2014

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