Save the date: Ashikita Beach Party 2017!

ashikita2017We’re excited to announce the dates for one of KumAJET’s biggest events, the Ashikita Beach Party! This year’s party is September 9 and 10!

The Ashikita Beach Party is the premier event that brings JETs together. For incoming JETs, this is your chance to make new friends as you start your adventure in Japan!

More details will be forthcoming here and on our Facebook page. We’ll also stop by Kumamoto Orientation in August with more information, too. We’ll see you there!

The Masquerade and 2017 events

Happy New Year everyone! We here at Kumajet have a lot planned for 2017, so this post is going to be a long one. But first thing’s first, our next event, the Masquerade, will be held on Saturday January 21, 2017.

The Masquerade:

As always KumAJET will start the year off with some mystery and class by holding our Annual Winter Formal. This year’s theme is a classic masquerade ball for all you ballers. We can’t wait to see who’s behind the mask.
Prizes will be awarded for best dress!

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 7:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Figaro 5F (Managed by Bianco)

Cost: 3,500¥ All-you-can-drink and Italian dishes (if you are on the RSVP list)

4,000¥ All you can drink and Italian dishes (if you aren’t on the RSVP & pay at the door)

RSVP by January 14th, to

Be sure to tell us how many people will be in your party, and their names.

Enjoy an enchanted evening of fine dining, dancing, karaoke, and much more. Stay classy my friends.


Events for Spring and Summer 2017 :

January 28thThe Masquerade. This has already been mentioned in this post, so we will forgo the explanation. Please feel free to send an email or Facebook message to us with any questions.

February 25th – Stoplight Mixer. Single, complicated or taken? Wear a color representative of your relationship status. Red if you’re taken, yellow if it’s complicated and green if you are single and ready to mingle. Alternatively, if you are uncomfortable sharing such personal information, make something up! Most creative story that’s completely untrue wins 15 Kumajet points. (Not redeemable for money… Or anything, really.)

March – Nothing has been planned for March as of yet, we will update you if the schedule changes.

April – Picnic at the Castle. Enjoy eating lunch with all your friends under the beautiful spring cherry blossoms at Kumamoto Castle. Kumamoto has been through a lot since last year’s picnic, but even in spite of it’s damage from the 2016 earthquakes, Kumamoto Castle still holds a forlorn beauty that isn’t to be missed. The date will be announced at least one month prior to the event, so stay tuned!

May – We have no events for May, however as with March, stay tuned and we will update the calendar if anything changes.

June – It’s the end of our time as Kumajet! We will be recruiting the next generation of Kumajet, so keep your eyes peeled for details on this when summer is approaching.

That’s it! We’ll have the 2017 calendar posted in the calendar section for your convenience. It will be regularly updated as the event schedule becomes more clear, or if any changes need to be made. Let’s have a great year, and we’ll see you at our next event!


Myoukensai – November 2016

Hi everyone, Myoukensai happened just a few days ago in Yatsushiro City, and it was tons of fun. For those that went, please send us your pictures, we took a few, but we’d love to see more. For now, here’s what we have!

For those that didn’t come, Myoukensai is the festival celebrating a turtle god with the head of a snake. And there are also horses. Lots and lots of horses. We’ll probably do this event again next year, so don’t miss all the fun!