Sanbien Children’s Home: A Place where Magic Happens

Sanbien’s Children’s Home: A Place where Magic Happens By Joel Wilkinson Every month a group of JET ALTs head to the Sanbien Children’s Home for an afternoon of fun and interaction with disadvantaged children from the Onomichi area. We typically play games and do craft activities with the kids. It’s great soul food for the ALTs and more importantly an […]

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Nihon Poi!! Coping With Winter

  Note from the webtoon illustrator* Nihon-poi is a term in Japanese that basically translates to Japanese-ish, or something characteristically Japanese. Japonesque if you would. Every day that I spend living and working in Japan, I learn something new about it – culturally, socially, fundamentally… and especially working with kids, there are hilarious, adorable, eye-brow raising, confusing, and shocking moments […]

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Nihon Poi!: Thanks, Kids.

*Note from the webtoon illustrator* Nihon-poi is a term in Japanese that basically translates to Japanese-ish, or something characteristically Japanese. Japonesque if you would. Every day that I spend living and working in Japan, I learn something new about it – culturally, socially, fundamentally… and especially working with kids, there are hilarious, adorable, eye-brow raising, confusing, and shocking moments aplenty. […]

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From Novice to Professional-A JET Alum’s Journey

This year the JET programme celebrates its 30th anniversary.  As such a long standing institution, there have been many talented and promising individuals who have passed through the programme.  These former ALUM have some great insights and ideas that may be quite helpful to both current and former JETs- Mr. Aaron C. Sponseller is one such individual.   In early […]

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