GAJET is your local Gunma JET community and support group. We are here to help make your time in Gunma the best it can be by bringing you information, resources, and connecting you to the community!
GAJET is the local chapter of AJET, the Association of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program run by elected JETs (just like you!). We are an independent, self-supporting volunteer organization that promotes and supports exchange and teaching in Japan in cooperation with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.
We also run the ultra-useful Gunma ALTs Facebook Page, which is perhaps the best way to stay up-to-date on local happenings, events, and news.
Don’t be a stranger, unless you are a wild Gunma bear or monkey- in which case, please do stay away.
Ash is a 5th year ALT in Maebashi. She was your GAJET President last year, but she’ll be returning to the Chubu Rep position this year! She’s from Birmingham, Alabama, one of Maebashi’s sister cities, and she makes a mean cornbread. She has a lot of places in Gunma she’s found that she wants to share with you!
Ben graduated from Rhodes College in 2020 with a degree in English Literature. In the same year he moved to Arizona to teach English at a college preparatory school. He is currently an ALT in Maebashi. Ben enjoys running, and a good bowl of ramen.
social media / seibu rep
Evie is a second-year ALT from New Zealand. Passionate about website design and coding since her days editing Neopets petpages, she also finds joy in exploring the captivating worlds of books during her spare moments. If you have 16 hours to kill, ask her about her D&D characters.
Holly is the GAJET Newsletter Editor, giving you the breakdown of the monthly goings-on in GAJET! She is also the Fashion Editor for AJET CONNECT. She studied Japanese at university and continues to study the language. Her current language goal is reading a full fantasy novel in Japanese. In her free time, enjoys capturing her travel experiences in Japan on photography trips. You can follow her photography on instagram @ phoebefay-photography. She is also writing a fantasy novel about pirates.
Bio coming soon.
Taylor is a second year jet and the Agatsuma Tone representative residing in Minakami. This Floridian enjoys art, playing the piano, studying Japanese, drinking coffee, dancing, exploring unique places, and loves cute things such as Gunma-chan, Sumikko Gurashi, capybaras, gnomes, and plushies. She majored in Graphic design working on logos, advertisements, and so forth. If you’re interested in her dancing and travels @_travelingtay_
and for her-designs please check out @_tayloredmade_designs