Oct 02

Fukuokajet.com back up and running!

Hello, World!

I’m happy to announce that fukuokajet.com is back up and running!  Thanks to everyone for your patience while the PA team looked in to this issue.  Now that we’re back in business, and things have started to get back to normal in the JET calendar, the PA team will be reevaluating the website and considering changes both aesthetic and functional.  If you have any comments, or would like to help out on the technical or artistic side of things, please don’t hesitate to email your PA!

Jul 04

Typhoon Season

Hello fellow JETs!

As you know, a typhoon has passed by the Fukuoka area today. As we are approaching the midst of the typhoon season, it would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with what you should do before and during a typhoon.

A typhoon is a tropical cyclone. During a typhoon you can expect strong wind and heavy rain. Before a typhoon hits, it is wise to secure outdoor belongings (e.g. plants on your balcony). In the event of a strong typhoon with very strong wind and heavy rain, it is recommended that you stay indoors and wait for the typhoon to pass.

For those of you who will be travelling this summer, please be aware of the chance of typhoon, which often causes delay and cancellation of flights and boat rides, etc.

Click here for useful weather forecast websites and more information on what to do in natural diasters.

 

Apr 25

Update: Getting a Japanese Driver’s License

Hello JETs, I hope you are all having a wonderful week!

The “Getting a Japanese Driver’s License” page on the website has been updated.

As of March 2017, Fukuoka and Kitakyushu City Driver’s License Centers no longer administer driver’s license converstion practical skills test (driving test). They only handle license conversions that do not require a driving test. To take the test, you must now go to Chikuho or Chikugo Driver’s License Centers. (See the Fukuoka Prefectural Police website for more information in Japanese)

Please be aware of this when you are preparing to convert your driver’s license.

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