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Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

Where Are They Now? JET Alum Jason Letts

Hiroshima-ken JET alum Jason Letts answers some questions about what he’s been up to post-JET and how the JET experience has helped him.

Yen & You: Tips to save for your plane ticket home...

Are you hoping to make a trip home this summer, but suffering from sticker shock looking at international plane fares for August? Thinking about biting the bullet and putting the purchase on your credit card? If you think it's expensive now, wait 'til you see how much it really ads up to when you add it to the debt already on a credit card. Austin crunches the numbers for us, and gives us some handy tips to save money so you can afford that plane ticket home this summer - and pay for it up front.

Guidelines to Obtaining a Japanese Driver’s Licence

So, you want to drive a car in Japan, and you need to get a Japanese driver's license? Don't dismay? Here are some guidelines and tips to help you get on your way!

A commentary on Japan’s latest update to English education guidelines

This is the second part of a two-part series about how the Japanese government’s most recent update to its English education guidelines could change the way English is taught in Japan’s schools, and what those changes could mean to ALTs.

How to Become a School Yard Idol

Vaughn summarises the often hilarious way in which our students see us - make the most of it and become an idol!

The Ninja Files: Mission Kill Phil

We continue the Ninja Files with the tale of Mission Kill Phil, by Emily Wetterich. The Assassin Games continue, and may the spoon be with you.

Atomic bomb memorial: A confluence of emotions

Reflecting on Hiroshima’s Lantern Festival, Hiroshima City JET Michael Bacon shares his thoughts on the significance of this time both as the anniversary of the atomic bombing and as a time of change for JETs entering and leaving Japan.

Top 10 ways to not waste time

Do you often find yourself sitting bored at your desk bored, avoiding any number of important things? Jikan mottainai? The following 10 activities include ways to stay on schedule, better oneself, and break up the humdrum hours spent “organizing your desk.” If you’re not being productive, then you are wasting your time.

Onomichi: A city of hidden gems

Onomichi is a gorgeous little city surrounded by the mountains and the sea. It's a place with rich history, distinct character and it's well worth at least one visit. Actually quite a popular tourist destination among the Japanese, Onomichi remains relatively unknown abroad. This allows foreign travelers an opportunity to enjoy a perhaps more authentic “Japan” experience without having to fight through massive crowds of camera-toting tourists.

Falling for fall

Looking outside during a Japanese autumn, nobody can fail to be impressed by the exceptionally beautiful rainbow of colours seeping from the trees as the countryside prepares itself for the onset of winter. Japanese people, resident foreigners and tourists alike all look forward to this annual display of nature at its very best and many people travel great distances to see the leaves at their various stages of transformation.