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!
Prepare your bodhráns and fiddles! We are happy to announce our annual St. Patrick's Day party will be held on March 16th from 9pm-2am at Tigermore Pub in Akita City. There will be a cover charge of 1,500 yen - a portion of proceeds will go to the Akita public "greening" promotion committee. (Their website… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Party!
Starting in February, Charity will be officially hosting free English Cafes for the general public. Our next cafe is Feb. 24 from 15:00-18:00 at the Asahikita District Community Center.