Final Goodbyes

Here are some pictures from the Leaver's Conference on June 28th courtesy of Jon Hughes.  Thank you again to all the non-reappointing JETs, and good luck on your final preparations before leaving JET.  We'll miss you!!!

Doing the Kumamon Taiso with Kumamon!


Learn more about each area in the prefecture. 

Also check out this guide to Kuma-ben in English.  The grammar is very similar to Kumamoto-ben. 

Looking for something to do?  Check out this fantastic list of recommendations by Kumamoto City JET Chris Ott.  Thank you Chris! 

Kumamoto Prefecture records the level of PM 2.5 throughout the prefecture and gives hourly updates on their website:

Hello Incoming JETs!!!
Welcome to the unofficial Kumamoto JET website.  This website is run by the PAs - Marie and Jason.  What's a PA?  Good question! Click here to find out.  This website has a ton of information, so please feel free to peruse the website and learn more about your soon-to-be home.

If you are an incoming JET, you should already be in contact with your predecessor.  If your predecessor has yet to contact you, please let us know at
If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us about those as well.  

We are super excited to meet you.  See you soon!

2013-2014 KumAJET Reps
This year's KumAJET Reps have been decided!  Click here to learn more about them and what KumAJET does.  

・If you have been to a good English-speaking doctor, please email the PAs about it.

・Good luck with the new semester of classes! 

Important upcoming dates:

・Starting in October - New ES/JHS ALT School Visits  
Upcoming Events:

・September 5 - Taco Night, 7PM at Tortacos, Kumamoto City
・September 26 & 27 - Ashikita Beach Party, Otachimisaki Park, Ashikita, check-in starts at 4PM
Area Guide


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