May 14

Last week AND this week on the Krewe of Japan Podcast… Sometimes life catches up with you, but thank goodness we were prepared for that! Like a long running anime series with bonus filler content, the Krewe had a couple aces up their sleeve, a la Rapid Fire Question Challenges! Last week, we dropped the […]


Apr 16

This week on the Krewe of Japan Podcast… The Krewe is neck deep in travel nostalgia! Nigel, Jennifer & Doug talk about re-visiting Japan (one day…), reflecting on some traditional & non-traditional tourist destinations. Who wouldn’t want to zip line into Godzilla’s mouth?! They are joined by Kay Allen, Deputy Manager for the Japan National […]


Feb 7

The Story Pub: JET Alum’s new storytelling website wants your stories!

Everyone has stories. We believe those stories should be shared. The Story Pub is a place to share those stories. Co-created by JET Alum Jay Schneider (Hyogo, ’97-’00), The Story Pub is a new website looking for real stories from real people, and we know JETs have lots of great stories to share! Whether your […]


Nov 8

JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘I Want That Love’

By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub-Chapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a master’s degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. During your elementary school days, you surely read about the primordial creatures […]


Dec 26

WIT Life #144: Manga restrictions and contemporary art challenges

************************************************************************************ WITLife is a periodic series written by professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03). She starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she shares some of the interesting tidbits and trends together with her own observations. I hope everyone had a nice Christmas celebration, whether it was with a strawberry […]


Dec 12

James Kennedy (Nara-ken, 2004-06), author of The Order of Odd-Fish, has reviewed all haiku submissions containing the designated word “fewmets“ for Haiku Challenge #1 and has selected a winner. Read on for his decision and rationale. I was blown away by the quality of the fewmets haiku I received. I can state with absolute conviction […]


Nov 12

Translators Challenge – Fall 2008 “Politics” Issue (JETAA NY Newsletter)

Welcome to the second-ever JETAA NY Quarterly Translators Challenge, from the Fall 2008 “Politics” issue. We once again invited JET alums and Friends of JET (i.e., anyone who wants) to take their best shot at translating a selected text. Why? Well, mostly to entertain, but also to give the greater JET alum community a chance […]


Apr 10

JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Jazz Musician Meg Okura

By Allen Wan (Ishikawa-ken, 1990-92) for JQ magazine. Allen works as a foreign correspondent in Shanghai. He is also a lecturer in the executive MBA program at Jiao Tong University and currently serves as president of the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club. Allen would like to get in touch with other JET alumni in Shanghai who […]


Feb 25

JQ Magazine: Winter 2009 “New Issue” of JETAA NY Quarterly Magazine Now Online!

*********** Otsukare sama deshita to Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02), the new editor of JQ, JETAA NY’s Quarterly Magazine, for putting out the first issue of the Magazine.  And what an amazing issue it is. Go to http://jetaany.org/magazine to see the issue online. Here’s the table of contents: WINTER 2009 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page 3…..Letter […]


Oct 1

Posted by Tom Baker JET alum and prolific author and editor of fiction and nonfiction Suzanne Kamata will host a panel discussion on how the pandemic has changed the writing life and the publishing world at this year’s Japan Writers Conference. The conference, which is free, will take place in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Oct. 15-16, but participants […]


Sep 9

Job: Program Coordinator – The Asia Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (Washington, D.C., USA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. Position: Program CoordinatorPosted by: The Asia Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United StatesLocation: Washington, D.C., USAContract: Full-time The Asia Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States is seeking a Program Coordinator to work in its Washington […]


Jul 30

JQ Magazine: The Joy of Sake Returns to NYC

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe–shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here. A beverage that can be paired with foods as diverse as sushi, chocolate and even pizza, American sake lovers are eagerly awaiting the return of The Joy of Sake, the world’s largest sake tasting […]


Mar 1

Job: Director of Evaluation – Stanford University (Stanford, CA, USA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. Position: Director of Evaluation, The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE)Posted by: Stanford UniversityLocation: Stanford, CA, USAContract: Full-Time Thanks to JET alumna, Jennifer Hwang (Shizuoka-ken, 2008-2012) for re-sharing the following job opening at her institution: As VPGE’s Director of Evaluation, you will use […]


Feb 21

JETwit’s JET Alum Movers & Shakers: Annette Lee (Hyogo-ken, 2004-2005)

JETwit’s JET Alum Movers & Shakers is produced by Ryan Hata (Tottori-ken, 2014-2017), Margie Banin (Kochi-ken, 2005-2007), and Jim Walsh (Fukushima-ken, 2018-2020). Want to be featured next? Submit your information here. Accomplishment: The Eigo Ganbare Team-Teaching Resource Website About: I’m a former JET and a direct hired ALT who left Japan in 2020. I established Eigo Ganbare in 2010 to meet the unique challenges of team-teaching […]


Feb 15

Job: Director of Evaluation – Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA, USA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. Position: Director of EvaluationPosted by: Stanford UniversityLocation: Palo Alto, CA, USAContract: Full-Time Thanks to JET alumna, Jennifer Hwang (Shizuoka-ken, 2008-2012) for passing along the following job opening at her institution: My office is looking to hire a Director of Evaluation. This position would be great […]


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