Sep 22

JQ Magazine: JQ&A with The Inaka Founder Chris Allison

By Sarah Rogers-Tanner (Kyoto-fu, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Sarah hails from Afton, Minnesota and learned a thing or two about the inaka in her small town of Ujitawara, located in the mountains outside of Kyoto City. While there, Sarah taught students ages 2-15 and is now pursuing her master’s degree in elementary inclusive education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Chris Allison (Oita-ken, 2009-12) is a recent JET […]

Jun 30

Recently posted to the JETwit LinkedIn group by current JET Eliot Honda (Ehime-ken, Uwajima-shi): “I created a playlist of all four ALT Introduction videos. It’s finally finished. Hope this helps folks coming to Uwajima, and maybe helps new folks coming on JET.”  Great job, Eliot!  O-tsukare sama deshita! JETwit note:  It might also make for a […]

Jun 15

“The Inaka” project: A place for JETs to share their Inaka gems with the rest of the world

******************** JETwit would like to strongly encourage JETs and JET alumni to post pictures and other information to the website The Inaka (  The project is a very cool concept in and of itself.  However, it is also potentially a great example of the kind of local Return On JET-vestment that demonstrates the long-term value […]

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