GenkiJACS Zentai Kaigi

Posted on December 28, 2010 | evankirby

Japanese teachers

We had a meeting of GenkiJACS Japanese language school teachers last week, to mark the end of the year. Lovely to see everyone together!

We went out for dinner afterwards, to a restaurant that a former student works at. Thanks, Gorka-san!

Japanese language school bounenkai

Discount Airline comes to Japan!

Posted on December 14, 2010 | evankirby

Air Asia logo

Exciting news last week, as the first true discount airline started flights to and from Japan! Air Asia, based in Malaysia, started flights between Haneda and Kuala Lumpur. They’re offering flights for as little as 8000 yen one way. They plan to start offering flights from Fukuoka to Malaysia from later this year – we can’t wait! In the past, it’s been almost as expensive to travel to some parts of Asia as to travel to Europe or the US, so we look forward to what is hopefully the start of an era of inter-Asia low cost travel. GenkiJACS trip to Bali, anyone??

Tsugumi Sensei's farewell

Posted on December 12, 2010 | genkijacs

As previously covered in the GenkiJACS blog, Tsugumi Sensei is going to the Dominican Republic for two years to teach Japanese as participate of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). Last Friday Tsugumi Sensei bided GenkiJACS students, teachers and staff farewell at the weekly student graduation ceremony. She will be heading to Tokyo and Nagano for training before heading off to the Dominican Republic next year.

Best of luck Tsugumi sensei!