After arriving in Japan, SHS ALTs won't have too long before they are reunited for three days of fun at Yashiro Orientation. Yashiro Orientation is held in Kato-shi (formerly Yashiro-cho) at the "Hyogo Prefectural Institute for Educational Research and In-Service Training." Even though they changed the name of the town, "Kato Orientation" didn't quite have the same ring. Yashiro Orientation for 2012 will be from August 15th to 17th.
This orientation is organized by Hyogo's Hyogo Board of Education (no CIRs work there), the PAs, and about half-a-dozen Volunteer ALTs. During the day there will be seminars about teaching, Japanese language, and life in Hyogo Prefecture, and in the evening you'll get to hang out with other members of the Hyogo JET community.
Yashiro Orientation always gets mixed feedback from JET Participants. The food is not so bad considering it's mass-produced (vegetarians, be ready for lots of french fries), and the kitchen staff double as a rock band for the party after the reception. Plus it'll be your first chance to see all of the people you met in Tokyo, and this time you might have phone numbers to share. On the other hand, the Teacher-Training Center has a very strict curfew: the cafeteria (the only place you're allowed to drink alcohol) closes at 9:00, the doors are locked at 10:00 (be inside by then), and lights-out is at 11:00. This is a very literal lights-out-the center turns them off for you. Also, since the center is in a residential area, the staff will urge you over and over to keep the noise down.
Where It's Held:
Hyogo Prefectural Institute for
Educational Research and In-Service Training
TEL 0795-42-3100(代) FAX 0795-42-5393
Institute for Educational Research and In-Service Training
Municipal orientation, for JHS JETs in Hyogo, is a one-day overview of life in Hyogo and advice for new JETs. It is put on by the Hyogo Prefectural Government and the PAs.
In 2012 it'll be on August 10th at the Hyogo Prefectural Government in Kobe.
The 10th is a Friday, so you'll all have time to go out for dinner and get to know each other after that!
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The Hiring Process ・ Buying From Your Predecessor ・ Japanese Customs ・ Bringing Medicine To Japan ・ Presents For Coworkers ・ Tokyo to Hyogo ・ Residence Card ・ Changes to the Alien Registration System, July 2012 ・ First Few Days ・ Pension Book ・ Settling In At Home ・ Letter of Appointment ・ Personal Seal
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