We're excited to announce our first beach clean-up event for the year! Much of the pollution is not only from Japan but a large amount that drifts from other countries and ends up on the beach. Let's help keep Akita beautiful! It will be in Yurihonjo at the Iwaki Shimashigyoko Park Rest Area (just minutes… Continue reading Yurihonjo Beach Clean-up!
Hello everyone! My name is June Kim, I'm the new Executive Director for Charity Akita, nice to meet you! I wanted to briefly talk about what Charity Akita is about and what are focus will be this upcoming year. Firstly a bit about me. I'm a second year ALT in Kitaakita City. My home is… Continue reading A word from our 2019-2020 Executive Director…
It's a new year for Charity Akita, and we were happy to welcome a new cohort of JET participants at the orientation at the Education Center with a sushi dinner. We would also like to formally announce our new board members! Please check out the "About Us" page for more details at the board members… Continue reading Welcoming 2019-2020 JETs!
Announcing our 15th Annual Sumo Tournament! Greetings! It’s starting to feel like summer, and we have a big event coming up... The 15th Akita International Sumo Tournament! This event will be held on June 8th 2019 at Akita Kenritsu Budokan from 11:30 a.m. **Note that the sumo area is at the back of the building.… Continue reading 15th Annual Sumo Tournament
The time has come to elect a new board for the 2019-2020 year. All members will be leaving Japan come July, excluding this tired old secretary, meaning all positions are open. Though our charter cites a preference toward folks who have regularly volunteered with Charity Akita, we will consider any and all applicants. If you have… Continue reading Join the Charity Akita Board for 2019-2020!