2021 Seasonal School at HIS Niseko

APPLICATION FORM : https://forms.gle/yc6Fm7rwfauxSnEj6

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. When is Seasonal School 2021?

  • Week 1 July 19 (Mon) to July 24 (Fri)

  • Week 2 July 26 (Mon) to July 30 (Fri)

  • Week 3 Aug 2 (Mon) to August 7 (Fri)

  • Week 4 August 9 (Mon) to August 14 (Fri)

2. What are the school fees?

Fees are set for ¥20,000 JPY per child/week.

3. What are the age requirements?

We are open to elementary-aged students from ages 4-12. Students must be age 4 by July 1, 2021.

4. Can I send my child for 1 day only?

We request that each student enrolls on a weekly basis. Bookings need to be made in advance by July 5, 2021. Invoices and confirmations will be sent on July 5, 2021.

5. How do I pay?

We will accept bank transfers only. All payments can be transferred to our school’s bank account.

Your bank transfer payment is refundable in the event of a closure due to low demand or COVID-19.  *

Fees will be refunded for any complete week that your child was not able to attend seasonal school.

Refund payments will be made in late August 2021.

6. Bank Transfer Info:

Hokuyo Bank

Kutchan Branch

Futsuu

Account Number: 3615895

7. Would my payment be refundable due to COVID-19?

If HIS Niseko has to cancel seasonal school due to COVID-19, the weekly tuition payments are refundable. HIS Niseko will follow Niseko Public Schools' advice on closure.

8. Is there an English level requirement?

All instruction is in English. We have two native Japanese speakers on campus.

9. What is the class size?

25 students maximum. 10 Early Years students maximum (Age 4-6)

10. Is there a waiting list?

As of this writing, we currently have no waiting list.

11. Is there a due date for enrolling?

We ask that all families enroll by July 5, 2021.

*Should elevated circumstances occur, such as special government announcements/advisories or the declaration of a State of Emergency, the school may add additional measures regarding campus access and use in order to safeguard staff while ensuring continuity of operations.

More info HERE: https://www.his.ac.jp/

Email: [email protected]is.ac.jp
Phone: +81 (0)136-55-5252


H2 Group - Marketing and Communications Coordinator/Manager

"Join the most exciting new lifestyle real estate platform in Niseko.  Challenge your mind.  Innovate with passion.  Make a difference."

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Business heads, and Head of Branding, key responsibilities lie in 2 areas :
    1. localization of main English campaigns where appropriate, into appropriate messaging appealing for the Japanese market
    2. take leadership in generating ideas and messaging for local Japanese market
  • Create various compelling marketing materials to be used across various media platforms – offline and online. Materials include but are not limited to: brochures, EDMs, online banners, advertisements, pull up banners, gift cards, corporate gifts, in-house collaterals etc
  • For the social media platform, develop and execute social media strategies including content development with local nuances.  Feed into master content calendar for the brand and each business unit with objective to increase awareness for the H2 brand and to build up followers community.
  • Recommend and execute Public Relations strategies & activities to build awareness for,  and enhance the brand value of H2 Group. Activities include but are not limited to: media familiarization, media enquiries, media giveaways, media events, media engagement etc.
  • Provide Marketing Communications and Public Relations support
  • Be principal driver of marketing to domestic Japanese market
  • Contribute to strategic direction and execution of all communication materials for H2 Group.
  • Ensure consistent adherence to Corporate Identity guidelines.
  • Work closely with Assistant General Manager, Sales & Marketing, and Corporate leadership to develop new campaigns for the respective market segments.
  • Recommend, use and optimize various communication platforms to engage with various audiences and market segment.
  • Develop and execute social media strategies include content management to promote the Hotel in increased awareness and build up the followers’ community.
  • Develop Public Relations strategies & activities to build and enhance the brand values of H2 Group. Activities include but not limited to; media familiarization, media enquiries, media giveaways, media events, media engagement etc.

 

Requirements

  • Minimum University Degree in Marketing and Communications or equivalent.
  • Minimum work experience of 5 years’ experience in Marketing Communications preferably in hospitality industry.
    • a good understanding of Japanese culture, needs and wants in areas of hospitality
  • Professional business fluency in English and Japanese, verbal and written.
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Proficient in office automation software such as Microsoft Excel, Power point and Word.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight timelines.

Seniority Level

Mid- level

Industry

  • Hospitality

Employment Type

Full-time

Job Functions

  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Writing/Editing

If interested, please send you CV to: [email protected]

 


HOKKAIDian Homestead Events

Check out all the different events here.

4/20(Tuesday)&24(Saturday): 11am〜2pm

Homemade bacon workshop ¥3,500

4/25(Sunday) : 11am〜2pm
Cafe

4/25(Sunday): 5pm~

Spring Jazz by Fujikawa Chiaki ¥2,500(1 drink included)

4/29(Thursday): 11am〜5pm
Cafe

4/30(Friday)&5/4(Tuesday): 11am〜2pm
Slider Making Workshop ¥3,500

5/1(Saturday)〜2(Sunday): 11am〜5pm
Cafe

5/5(Wednesday) 10am〜12pm&2pm〜4pm時
Chocolate Chips Cookie Workshop¥2,000

Everyone is welcome, including dogs!

Click HERE for more details and book


Pow Bar - Staff Wanted

OCCUPATION : [Barista, Kitchen, Bake)
Basic salary 900-l 000 yen per hour (depending on ability) Training period available
JOB DESCRIPTION : Barista, baked goods and bread making, kitchen work
We are looking for people who are motivated to create, who like to think about menus, who are active, and who will expand the enjoyment of food through The POW BAR.
EMPLOMENT FORM : part-time job
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD : No fixed employment period
WORK PLACE: [The POW BAR cafe) 77-16 Motomachi, Niseko Town
NECESSARY SKILLS: Barista, baking, kitchen work, ordinary car license, those who can speak Japanese and English. It doesn't matter if you have the necessary qualifications and skills
WORKING HOURS: 6:00 to 18:00 (6 to 8 hours shift system, time-based consultation)
3-5 days per weeks (negotiable)
WAGE DEADLINE: at the end of the month
WAGE PAYMENT DATE: l 0th of the following month
BENEFITS : Employee discounts for in-house products (inlcuding Pow Bars)
REQUIRED : Resume/ Photographs of dishes and baked goods made by yourself. You will be asked to make latte art at the time of the interview.

Contact:

MEGUMI SCOTT

[email protected]

090-6266-4500

Niseko Wow Summer Golf Academy

Membership starts from April 1st to November 30th, 2021

Hanazono Golf Course

Niseko Wow Summer Golf Academy Membership is now released! In partnership with Hanazono Golf and Niseko Village, the membership includes reduced play fees for one afternoon walking round per week (Tuesday’s) and one afternoon walking around at Niseko Golf Course (Fukui) from June 5 (Saturday’s) with rental push carts available.

See more details below:

The Membership fee will be ¥45,000 for our local golfers (Terms and Conditions apply) and Outside the Niseko Area will be ¥60,000. Availability limited.
Contact [email protected] to book.

Niseko Village Nominated in the 8th World Golf Awards

Vote and support your favorite golf course and hotel in Japan Now!

Fore!! Niseko Village is selected as a nominee in the 8th annual World Golf Awards for:

  • Japan's Best Golf Hotel 2021: Hilton Niseko Village
  • Japan's Best Golf Course 2021: Niseko Village Golf Course

Following the links below and cast your votes/support:
https://worldgolfawards.com/.../japan-best-golf-course/2021
https://worldgolfawards.com/award/japan-best-golf-hotel/2021

Voting runs from 23rd February until 1st September 2021.


2021 Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival Drive-in Cinema Wins Big!

The new event arises from COVID-19 crisis and showcases the unique spirit of Niseko to the audience around the world.

The Niseko Shootout organisers have done it again! The third annual Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival was projected on a 10m x 8m screen made of snow by local volunteers and was also broadcast internationally via YouTube Live on Saturday night, March 13th, 2021.

In all, there were 20 films entered from all over the world including U.S.A., Canada, Australia, Estonia, France, Scotland, etc and 18 films were shown during the fun-filled 2hr show hosted by Niseko Tourism Director John Barton and DMO Assistant Lily Vivas. Local filmers, judges, media and winners were able to join as guests, carpool style and shared their experience with the audience.

Only a limited number of people and cars were able to attend due to COVID-19 safety precautions.  Over 120 live viewers joined the event online during the night and over 1300 viewers have rewatched of the show since it aired.

The Niseko Shootout is now officially partnered with the Mountain Film Awards at Tigne, Verbier and Morzine. The winners and a few special films will be handpicked by Mountain Film Awards organizers and will be showcased on their website.

This year’s winning film was “What’s Your Name in Japan”, a 5-minute-long film directed by Julien Mazard showcasing all the excitement Japan has to offer: driving Mario kart on the street in Tokyo or dressed up as “Powder” Rangers and riding the Niseko Powder.

Taking second place was “Meaning of Snow” by Erica Tripp.

And in third place was “I am Niseko” by Darren Teasdale & Elsie Nielson from Niseko Photography.

The live show and all the films can be watched on the Niseko Tourism YouTube channel.

The Niseko Shootout Photography competition winners were also announced during the live event. The contest is a season long photography competition with entries made via the hashtag #nisekoshootout on Instagram. This winter there were over 1,200 photo entries in the three categories – Ski, Snowboard, Landscape.

2020-21 Niseko Shootout Winners (View all photos on Nisekoshoot Instagram)

Skiing Category Snowboarding Category Landscape Category
1st Place:@alister.buckingham 1st Place:@vivividedede 1st Place: @thejameswinfield
2nd Place: @mac_jp 2nd Place: @toshi_pander 2nd Place: @rujigallery
3rd Place: @ruairidhs 3rd Place: @96_taka 3rd Place: @applejak_jo

1st Place Landscape

@thejameswinfield

1st Place Skiing

@alister.buckingham

1st Place Snowboarding

@vivividedede

Make sure to follow Niseko Shootout Instagram Account & Niseko Tourism SNS Platforms (FacebookInstagram & YouTube) to find out more about the Niseko Shootout Summer contest.

Thanks again to all our sponsors & partners and until next year!

Sponsors/Partners: Niseko United, Powderlife ,Roko Skis, Gentemstick, Oyuki Japan, Rhythm Japan, Niseko 343, Boots Solution, Yama Plus, Iwanai Resort & Icelandic Skis


Michelin-starred KAMIMURA Restaurant in Niseko, Hokkaido Official Launch of Online Sales in Response to Truffle Butter Requests

Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation, please enjoy the delicious bread and butter from Hokkaido at home.

KAMIMURA Restaurant (Location: Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Chef: Yuichi Kamimura), is a 1-star French restaurant in Niseko, an international resort that boasts some of the best nature in Hokkaido. KAMIMURA team is proud to launch the online sales of their Truffle Butter, which has been loved by customers ever since they first opened.

KAMIMURA team has decided to sell their products online this year in response to requests from guests saying that "I can't go to a restaurant, but I want to enjoy the memorable taste at home”.

KAMIMURA Truffle Butter - 3 features

1. The unique scent that cannot be replaced with any ingredients is the individuality of truffles. A well balanced blend of fresh French black truffles and Italian black/white truffle oils so that you can enjoy the lingering taste.

2. Our focus is on "eating bread deliciously." The butter has a smooth texture that is enhanced with the taste of fresh mushrooms, the depth and strength of aged cheese and the elegant flavor of truffle.

3. All ingredients except truffles are from Hokkaido. Using unsalted butter from "Yotsuba Hokkaido" made from Tokachi's raw milk, Tokachi's high-quality mushrooms "Tokachi Mush", and hard Tantaka cheese from "Shiranuka Daikeisha" in Shiranuka Town.

Background of launching online sales

KAMIMURA Restaurant has been providing Truffle Butter as table butter since opening, and it has been so popular that many domestic and foreign customers who visited the restaurant have requested "I want to take it home", as a memory of Niseko. We have not previously sold the butter outside the restaurant, as we wanted to keep it unique to the dining experience. However, as the number of tourists has decreased due to the ongoing influence of COVID-19, many guests have told us "I can't go to restaurants, but I want to enjoy the memorable taste at home. I want to give it as a gift to my family and friends”. Chef Kamimura decided to sell it online for the first time in response to such requests from our quests. With restrictions placed on going out, we hope that everyone can enjoy eating our bread and butter at home, reminded of the charms of Niseko and Hokkaido. And we hope that our guests are able to visit Niseko again someday soon!