Have you yet to see the inside of a love hotel? Does the idea of dating a Japanese guy or girl fill you with just as much fear as it does excitement? Did you spend Valentine’s Day catching up with friends? If so, you need Carolina’s help to put you on the express train to rabu-rabu-rando!
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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!
Iwate-ken JET alum Carl Bradley answers some questions about what he’s been up to post-JET and how the JET experience has helped him. If you’re a JET alum and would like to answer this questionnaire, please email the editor at wideislandview (atto) gmail (dotto) com!
As the cherry blossoms began to bloom and the warmer, milder breezes of spring began to flow across the land of the Rising Sun, a new sun also began its ascent- the rise of consumption tax from 5% to 8%. But in what way does this tax increase affect us as JETs?
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.
On Friday, June 27th, Hiroshima’s JET Program ALTs will host their Third Annual Hiroshima AJET Fundraiser, in Hiroshima city at Southern Cross from 7:00- 9:00 pm. This year all proceeds and donations will be given directly to the Sanbien Children’s Home (子供の家三美園). In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be allocated to Sarah Hiscock, which will be used to fund ALT visits to Sanbien Children’s Home.
While Tottori is not the first thing that comes to peoples’ minds when they think of tourism in Japan, Kathy Rice shares her travels around the Tottori Sand Dunes, a destination gradually gaining popularity around Japan.
By Mark Morgan
With summer just around the corner, we will all soon be looking for some way to escape the oppressive Japanese summer heat! Japan is a country with 35,000 kilometres of coastline so one might imagine that finding a beach to relax on should not be too much of a challenge. Unfortunately, a large percentage of the coastline is encased in concrete, or is just downright manky. However, there are a few good spots to cool off at in Hiroshima-ken. Read on for the low-down on Hiroshima’s summer hotspots: