Mar 23

JetWit and the JET alum community want to know how JETs in all parts of Japan are doing in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami and radiation issues.

  • Has your life been uprooted?
  • Have things returned to some sort of normality?  Are you still teaching every day?
  • Has the radiation issue affected you or influenced any of your decisions?
  • Have you moved to another part of Japan?  Or left Japan?
  • Are you involved in volunteering, fundraising or other disaster support activities?
  • Are you housing JETs or evacuees?
  • What’s next?

Whether dramatic or mundane or something in between, we want to hear about it.  Please share any responses in the comments section of this post.  Or feel free to email jetwit [at]

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu and hope everyone is getting on ok.

Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, Kariya-shi, 1992-94)
Brooklyn, NY


one comment so far...

  • Beck Said on March 23rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm:

    Sad about the tragedy, but completely normal days. Not a teacher (CIR).
    As a PA the radiation issue forced me to study a lot about radiation and answer questions, but it hasn’t affected my decisions in any way.
    No and NO!
    Yes. In addition to donating to the red cross, I’ve offered some of my writing for a book that will be published to raise money for the victims, and helped with a clothing drive.
    No. I would offer but my apartment is far far away from the disaster and tiny.
    After JET (this is my last year) I am looking in to volunteering in Tohoku.
    You asked for mundane. You get mundane.

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