Tropical Storm Nepartak

Tropical Storm Nepartak (台風第1号 taifuu dai ichi gou) is currently approaching Okinawa from the southeast. It is forecasted to pass over Ishigaki and Miyako area from tomorrow night, July 6th to Thursday morning, July 7th bringing rain and strong winds.

If you are in the affected regions, please take all precautions to secure your own safety. Secure or clear your balcony of any loose items or objects that may be blown away by the storm.

You can keep track of the Typhoon at:

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/1601.html

https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/western-pacific/2016/Tropical-Depression-Nepartak

 

 

KenJET Reappointment and Returning JET Ceremonies

Date: Friday, July 8th

 

Time & Location: Ken ALT Reappointment Ceremony: 10:30 – 11:30 in the Prefectural Office, 13th Floor Conference Rooms #1 & #2

Ken ALT Returners Ceremony: 13:15 – 14:15 in the Prefectural Office, 13th Floor Conference Room #1

Address: Okinawa Prefectural Office 沖縄県庁(Okinawa kenchou) 〒900-8570 沖縄県那覇市泉崎1丁目2番2号 098-866-2715

Please park in the basement parking at the office and get the parking validated. If you park at the public parking structure, we will not be able to validate your parking. You can visit the OkiJET website for a more detailed step-by-step set of directions to the Prefectural Office.

Attire: Formal business event, so formal business attire is required. Kariyushi is also okay.

Other Reminders: For Reappointing JETs, please bring your inkan for your contracts. After the ceremony, those who need to renew their working visas have a chance to go to the Immigration Office in Naha. For Returning JETs, you will need to prepare a short speech (in Japanese) about your experience on JET. You will also be receiving your flight tickets at this time, so be sure to bring your inkan.