Thank you! *Easter Egg Hunt and Garbage Collecting Event* ありがとう!イースターエッグ・ハント&ゴミ拾い

On Saturday, April 22nd, JOMO JET held our first ever Easter egg hunt and trash collecting event. The event was to celebrate two Western holidays, Easter and Earth Day, which were less than a week apart this year.

4月22日(土)に、JOMO JETは初めてのイースターエッグ・ハントとごみ拾いのイベントを開催しました。イースターとアースデイという欧米の行事を祝うためのイベントでした。


It was a beautiful day to spend outdoors in cultural exchange. After meeting up at Takasaki Park, we split up into three groups to collect litter. Two groups went to clean up the nearby Karasu River, while the other one went trash hunting around downtown Takasaki.


After nearly an hour of trash collecting, we met back up in Takasaki Park. I think everyone was surprised at how much litter we were able to pick up in such a short amount of time. It certainly exceeded our expectations!



We had an awards ceremony, where awards were given out for the most total trash collected, the most cigarettes collected, and the most fast food trash collected. A special award for most interesting trash item was given to one of the groups for collecting a traffic cone from the river. Thank you everyone for your hard work!


The children seemed to notice upon returning to the park that while they were out, the Easter Bunny had visited! After learning about the spring holiday, the kids went around the park hunting for Easter eggs. They seemed to enjoy both the egg hunt and the candy.



And finally, as it was such a beautiful day, we finished with a picnic. It was a perfect way to relax and mingle after cleaning up the area.



We hope those who came to event had as great of a time as we did. We’ll see you again next time!



Thank you! *Kiryu Board Game Night* ありがとう!桐生のボードゲームナイト!

On January 20th, JOMO JET co-hosted Kiryu Board Game Night with the Kiryu International Exchange Association at the lovely Kiryu Shimin Bunkakaikan.

1月20日に、JOMO JETは桐生市国際交流協会とともに桐生ボードゲームナイトを共催しました。素敵な桐生市市民文化会館の中で行いました。


As always, there was great fun to be had. We had a great time playing board games with the locals, and we think they did as well.

今回もすごく楽しいイベントとなりました。JOMO JETメンバーは地元の人とボードゲームを楽しみましたし、彼らも楽しんでいたでしょう。


Unfortunately, there was a sudden snow storm right before the event started! While Kiryu looked beautiful in its coat of snow, many people were unable to attend because of the weather. It’s a shame that they couldn’t join us, but because of the lower number of participants we were able to connect better on a one-on-one level compared to the average board game night.



Thank you to those who braved the weather to join us for board game fun! We hope to see you again next time!