Tottori: All or Nashing

There is no better to way to bond and become closer with fellow JETs than taking part in activities together. The AJET paragliding trip to Tottori, earlier this year was one such experience. Take a look at JET alum, Omrum Bozdogan’s take on the trip here in her article “Tottori: All or Nashing.”

A Brief Guide to Yamaguchi Prefecture

Yamaguchi. We know it as our neighbour to the south, the southernmost tip of Honshu, and a great place to grab a bite of Mexican food (at least in Iwakuni). But this southern prefecture has so much more to offer. Lowell Bell, a Yamaguchi insider, gives us a snap look at his adopted home prefecture. Be sure to give it a read! Who knows? You may just choose to make it your next weekend getaway.

Lighting My Way: Lantern Festival in Beautiful Onomichi

By Fiona Dwinger
There are memorable experiences to be made, positive impressions to be gained, bizarre occurrences to be remembered in my new home – quaint, beautiful, bohemian, heart-warming Onomichi. One in particular however, stood out even amongst the outstanding, and that was the Onomichi Lantern Festival.

Get to Know Your Hiroshima Block

To welcome the batch of incoming Hiroshima JETs, the new 2013-2014 Block Leaders have kindly written a little something introducing themselves and their regions. Take a look to learn more about all of the amazing things our Wide Island has to offer!

Megijima: More Than Meets the Eye

On a recent Saturday morning I found myself on a ferry bound for Megijima, a tiny island off the coast of Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku.

Welcome to Akitsu

Perhaps the best time to visit Akitsu would be during spring to enjoy some hanami in the town’s biggest and best park, Shoufukujiyama kouen.