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 […]

Apr 27

JFNY Literary Series Episode #3

JFNY Literary Series invites notable writers in Japanese literature and their translators to discuss their work, speak on the art of translation, and touch upon the current literary scene in Japan.  This session features Kanako Nishi and her translator Allison Markin Powell, moderated by writer Kyoko Nakajima. Ginny Tapley Takemori from the collective Strong Women, Soft Power and interpreter Bethan Jones also joins […]

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