ARI Open Campus!

For those who are interested in studying at ARI and want to know more about what we do, we are holding an open campus! It will be a valuable opportunity to meet the 2020 ARI participants. We hope to see you at the event! Period: November 27th (Fri) -28th (Sat), 2020 Participation fee: 5,000 yen per person (tax included) Reservations are required Schedule: <Day 1> 13:30 Arrival • Orientation 14:00 Campus Tour 16:00 Evening Farm Work 18:30 Supper 19:30 Free Time <Day 2> 6:30 Morning Exercise 7:00 Morning Farm Work 8:15 Breakfast 9:30 Class Experience “Food Life” 11:00 Making Indian Curry 12:30 Lunch (interact with ARI participants) 14:00 Departure Application … Read more…

ARI Webinars!

Join an ARI Webinar! “Connect with Nature, Connect with People, Change the Future. ”Throughout November we will be holding webinars featuring ARI staff and Japanese participants and Graduate Intern (GI) who are currently studying at ARI!  Are you interested in being a Japanese participant? Do you want to know more about ARI, or topics such as organic farming? Anyone is welcome to participate! Please take this opportunity to join us and learn more about ARI! Webinar Contents: ・ Learn about ARI’s curriculum ・ Hear first-hand about daily life at ARI, “What is the lifestyle like? What language do you speak? What kind of food do you eat?” ・ Hear the … Read more…

2020 Student Introduction Video

ARI proudly presents this short movie about the Class of 2020! Have you met this year’s ten participants from seven countries, who against all odds were able to come to ARI? For the 2020 academic year, due to the spread of the coronavirus, 19 of the candidates were not able to enroll as they were hindered by an array of factors such as city blockades, borders closing, and visas being canceled. In such a situation, 8 students from Asia and Africa and 2 students from Japan gathered and started their training. We are happy to now be able to introduce them and their dreams for the future to you in … Read more…

Schedule for the 48th HTC (Reservation Required)

48th Harvest Thanksgiving Celebration   Finally, our 48th Annual Harvest Thanksgiving Celebration (HTC) is this weekend! This year HTC is divided into morning and afternoon sessions and is limited to those who made reservations. We are looking forward to seeing everyone! Unfortunately, we have reached the maximum number of reservations and are no longer accepting new reservations. For those who were not able to reserve, we are looking forward to seeing you next year.   The following is the schedule for HTC. Please note, this year HTC will not be open to the public on the 11th (Sun).   Schedule for Saturday, October 10, 2020:   Morning Session 9:30    … Read more…

Update for the 48th HTC, Reservations are Now Closed

HTC Update (12:00am September 25, 2020) We regret to announce that reservations for the 48th Annual Harvest Thanksgiving Celebration (HTC) have now closed. Thank you for your interest in joining the event. However, we will also begin taking requests for a waiting list on Thursday, October 1 from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Reservations for the waiting list can be made by phone only: 0287-36-3111 Thank you for your continued support of ARI and our activities!

48th Harvest Thanksgiving Celebration!

It is nearing that time of year and we are now working towards the 2020 Harvest Thanksgiving Celebration (HTC)! HTC is the biggest event of its kind at ARI, a celebration to appreciate the blessings of nature and the harvest we have enjoyed. This year, we will be taking all possible countermeasures against COVID19, and HTC will only be held on October 10th with a reservation system (limited to a maximum of 100 people). -2020 Harvest Thanksgiving Celebration – October 10th (Sat) [Morning Session] 9:30-12:00 (Doors open at 9:00) [Afternoon Session] 13:00-15:30 (Doors open at 12:30) Limited to 50 adults in each session. Please bring a mask. Disinfectants will be … Read more…

2020 Used Book Market – Change of Opening Hours

The opening hours of the 2020 Used Book Market will change starting July 1st. From yesterday, the 2020 Used Book Market officially opened! We are looking forward to your visit. As countermeasures to help prevent the spread of COVID19, we ask all visitors to follow the requests below when enjoying the Used Book Market. ● From Wednesday, July 1st, we will change the opening time of the market to 11:00 in the morning in order to provide extra time for staff to thoroughly disinfect the venue each day. ● Please be sure to check and implement the requests you find written throughout the venue, such as wearing masks and gloves. … Read more…

Announcement for the 2020 ARI Used Book Market

Opening of ARI Used Book Market June 22 (Mon) – September 30 (Wed) ARI’s popular Used Book Market will be opening again this year! Usually the book market is held in April every year, but it was postponed this year due to the effects of COVID19. However, we are happy to announce that the Used Book Market will be held from June 22!   All the used books start from 100 yen. The books include bestsellers, paperback books, picture books, art books, and old books, coming from all over Japan.   ARI’s Used Book Market has more than 10,000 books and many books written in English as well. Enjoy reading … Read more…