JETs who are interested in running for an elected position on the AJET National Council (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Block/CIR Representative), are advised to read through the Application Rules and Guidelines carefully before submitting their applications.
Once the deadline for application submissions has passed, all candidates’ platforms will be posted on the AJET website. Online voting for elected positions will begin on Friday, April 5th at 12:00 until Friday, April 19th at 23:59.
CAMPAIGNING ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT PERMITTED UNTIL Friday, April 5th, 2019.
The National Council’s Election Committee will collate the votes and determine the winners of each election. The results of the election will be posted within two weeks of the end of the election.
Submissions made for Appointed Positions will be considered jointly by the outgoing holders of each position and the outgoing executive officers during the election period. Candidates for Appointed Positions will be informed of their application results by the end of April.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There is to be NO negative campaigning. Candidates should run on their merits and not attempt to create a negative environment for their competition. Any negative campaigning, even by third parties, can have consequences for candidates, possibly including disqualification from the election. If you have someone supporting you, make sure they do it in a positive and respectful manner.
The deadline for platforms to be submitted by email is 23:59 on Sunday, March 31st. NO EXCEPTIONS.
The National Council is not responsible for lost or misdirected platforms.
The Chair, , will confirm that AJET has received your platform.
As May dawns, we’re now well into springtime in Japan. The cherry blossoms might be fading, but you can relive those petal-filled moments by reading the stories of ALTs experiencing their first hanami across the country, or attending unique festivals ranging from big and famous to small and local. Another article reminds us that sakura aren’t the only beautiful seasonal flowers worth checking out. Apart from the beautiful nature of the season, spring is the perfect time to reinvigorate your hobbies. We also have articles on moviegoing, street fashion, and cooking, as well as writeups on returning to old JET placements and some insights into the LGBTQ experience in Japan. There’s all this and more in the newest issue of Connect. Enjoy!