Calling all denizens of Kumamoto!
First of all, our lovely online community manager Lewis, has created an awesome online community for Kumamoto JETs on Discord. Feel free to check it out here (note: sign-up required!). There’s great channels for discussing things like eating vegetarian in Japan, cool places to visit in Kumamoto, KumAJET events, studying for Japanese, and even CATS!!
According to the man himself:
Discord is a free online application for chatting, a little like a mix of Skype and Facebook but with an active community driven flare.
We’ve created this server in hopes of bringing together folks from all over the prefecture regardless of distance. If you want to find or interact with people in Kumamoto that share common interests, this is the space where you can do that.
We also plan to hold many online KumAJET events via the discord server, such as: monthly pub quizzes, TV and movie parties, gaming tournaments, Japanese study sessions, and anything else our amazing community can come up with!
Second of all, with the sad news of the Ashikita Beach Party’s cancellation, KumAJET has been mulling over how to create events that can bring people together in these *cough cough* unprecedented times. To that end, great minds at KumAJET have created a new event that is properly socially-distanced and enjoyable for one and all! It can be done in-person or you can play with anyone in (or out of) the prefecture through video-call! What could it be?
That’s right, it’s a virtual escape room! If you haven’t read our email, or are not yet (or are no longer) on our mailing list, we will be hosting an escape room on the Discord server! Woohoo!
Teams of 3-5 can sign up using the Google form. Sign-ups will only be open until next week, Aug. 31st, so please check the event details on the form and gather your team!
The theme will be revealed on Aug. 30th, while the event itself will take place from Sep. 1st – Sep. 8th.
All of this event is heavily Discord-dependent, so if you’re interested, check out Discord as well for event information. You can comment in the #looking-for-more and #looking-for-group to find other potential members of an escape room team. Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!