Akita is a vast prefecture, and blocks ensure that our JETs are safe and supported. Each block is tasked to put on events to foster a community within their blocks, and also encourage JETs to get to know their peers nearby. These are different than the block meetings. Though events are block-affiliated, all Akita JETs are welcome at any block event.
Please check the Akita Monthly Newsletter for regular Block news and event information.
If you're putting on an informal event and would like it added to the calendar, please contact your Block PA / Assistants.
- Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, any events that are planned should be on the local level or online. Please check with your PA about socially distanced and/or online events and activities.
List of Past Events
|Mt. Hooh Hike & Kiritanpo Festival||October 14th, 2019||Odate Shiei Naganeyamaundo Koen Parking Lot / Odate Jukai Dome||North||The hiking event will be on October 14th, starting at 9 AM at the Odate Shiei Naganeyamaundo Koen Parking Lot to climb the mountain in Odate. We will then relocate to the Kiritanpo Festival at around Noon and enjoy lunch there.|
|Welcome Party||September 14th-15th, 2019||Goshikiko Lodge||North||September 14th and 15th we will have an overnight party at Goshikiko Lodge in Odate. It will be 2700 yen a person. Check In starts at 3 PM, with the BBQ taking place nearby with setup starting around 4:30. Please food to share for those attending the BBQ portion. After, we will have a party back in the cabin!|
|Farewell Party||June 29-30, 2019||Goshikiko Lodge||North||We will be holding our annual Farewell Party on Saturday June 29th and Sunday June 30th. The location is Goshikiko Lodge which is where it has been held for the past 2 years. To stay the night is 2700 yen per person.|
|Komu Komu Board Games #4||Jan 27, 2019||Komu Komu Fureai Plaza||North||North Block Board Games Meeting, the fourth. 12PM to 6PM|
|Goodbye Cabin Party||Jul 14, 2018||Goshiki Lodge||North||No one wants to say goodbye, but if we do, might as well make something out of it. A goodbye party at scenic Goshiki lodge! We'll have a BBQ at night, and plenty of beds. Bed price is 2100 yen per person. email@example.com|
|Grill and Golf||Jun 2, 2018||Hokuonomori Park||North||Grill and Chill! Come join us for lunch. We will be setting up a grill at 11, and having a BBQ. Bring your own food! Afterwards, we will be enjoying either Park Golf or Disc Golf as a group!|
|Odate Rail Biking||Apr 28, 2018||Odate||North||Ride a bike attached to a mine cart through nature! Each bike has 3 to 4 seats. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org quickly if you want a spot!|
|Pink Flower park fun time||Apr 21, 2018||Senshu Park||South / All||South Block's 'All Prefecture Event'. Hanami party at Senshu park in Akita City.|
|Komu Komu Board Games #3||Mar 3, 2018||Komu Komu Fureai Plaza||North||You asked and we listened! More board games to fight off the cold months! 12PM to 8PM|
|Black Panther Premier||Mar 1, 2018||TOHO cinema Akita||South||Let's watch black panther together|
|Tis the Ski-son||Feb 24, 2018||Jeunesse Ski Slope||South||Casual Saturday ski day at Jeunesse|
|Harry Potter Quiz!||Jan 28, 2018||大仙市大曲交流センター Omagari Koryu Centre https://goo.gl/maps/xr3CFHYAaUn||South||Come flex your Harry Potter knowledge. Accio Fun! Event runs from 2 - 5. It isn't a walk away from the station in the snowy weather, so rides are being offered to pick up people from the station if needed.|
|A North Block Christmas||Dec 9, 2017||Fujisato Sansedai||North||We're watching Christmas movies! The movies voted were Home Alone and Die Hard|
|All Block Train Ride||Nov 11, 2017||Takanosu Station||North / All||Ride a sight seeing train with your fellow JETs! Ride from Takanosu to Kakunodate and back with Karaoke and more!|
|Let's GAO!||Nov 4, 2017||GAO Aquarium||Central||Let's GAO to GAO Aquarium!|
|Komu Komu Board Games #2||Oct 14, 2017||Komu Komu Fureai Plaza||North||A board game meet up! Bring your favorite games and come hang out!|
|North Block Welcome Party||Sep 23, 2017||Goshiki Lodge||North||A welcome party for all of the new North Block JETs!|
|Central Block Welcome Party||Sep 18, 2017||Round One||Central||Hey Central Block, let's go bowling!|
|South Block Welcome Party||Sep 16, 2017||Sanboen Park||South||The south block welcome BBQ|
|North Block Farewell Party||Jul 15, 2017||Goshiki Lodge||North||A goodbye party for all of the North Block JETs returning home. Located at a beautiful lodge in Odate.|
|North Block Picnic||Jun 24, 2017||Central Takanosu Park||North||Come hang out in the park!|
|Komu Komu Board Games #1||May 20, 2017||Komu Komu Fureai Plaza||North||A board game meet up! Bring your favorite games and come hang out!|