May 28

Last week on the Krewe of Japan Podcast… Did you know Japan has 4 seasons? In this episode, Doug & Jenn take you on an audio journey through Japan’s four seasons. From the top cultural events and natural phenomena that you must see, to the weather and must try seasonal food and drinks, this episode […]


Dec 8

JQ Magazine: LuminoCity Festival Lights Up New York

By Vlad Baranenko (Saitama-ken, 2000-02) for JQ magazine. Vlad is an avid photographer. Returning for its second year, the New York City-based holiday light show LuminoCity Festival brings outdoor family-friendly fun to Randall’s Island Park now through January 10. This walking journey takes visitors to distinctly themed sets and dreamlike worlds through a wonderland of fantastical ancient civilizations, lush luminated […]


Nov 14

Hokkaido milk bread and Wolf Children

By Jack McDonough, 2021 prospective JET Have you ever had Hokkaido milk bread? If you’ve ever watched the Youtuber Emmy Cho, who runs the channel emmymadeinjapan, you might be aware of this Japanese bread. My sister is a fan of Cho, and so we decided to try our hand at baking the bread. Not being […]


Aug 24

Panel discussion on MFAs at 2020 Japan Writers Conference

Posted by Tom Baker Many JETs are writers before coming to Japan, while others find that Japan give them something to write about. If you’re thinking about furthering your writing career by getting an MFA, then you might want to listen to what JET alums Percival Constantine and Warren Decker have to say about. The […]


Aug 17

JETwit’s JET Alum Movers & Shakers: James McKnight, Gunma-ken, 2001-2004

************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. James McKnight, Gunma-ken, 2001-2004 Accomplishment: James McKnight wrote Yellow & Black Fever: Life, Love and Baseball in the Land of the Rising Sun, a memoir of the first three years […]


Apr 29

Post-JET Jobs: Using Your Bilingual/Bicultural Skills

Guest blog post by Kasia Lynch, Founder of Ikigai Connections, who supports job-seekers with her blog, job board and online training programs. Although not a former JET, she’s a big supporter of the Great Lakes JETAA and previously lived in Shiga-ken, Kobe, Kyoto, Saitama-ken and Tokyo (total 8 years). She also studied on the same […]


Apr 28

JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Issei Baseball’

By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-10; Kochi-ken, 2018-present) for JQ magazine. A former head of JETAA Philadelphia’s 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. The first professional baseball game involving a […]


Dec 1

JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Hello Panda Festival, J-COLLABO Party, ‘Promare’ Returns

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. With Thanksgiving (and the hopes of sensible eating) now just a memory, we turn to colder weather, falling snow, and the new year to come. Fortunately for Japanese culture fans, December is just as […]


Nov 8

Job: Customer Services and Support Assistant – Walk Japan (Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email Job Title: Customer Services and Support AssistantPosted by: Walk Japan   Location: Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo Contract: Full-Time Here’s a job received directly from the employer: Full-time customer services based role which will mainly involve communicating with new and booked customers via Email and telephone in […]


Sep 17

Life After JET: Podcast interview with Stephen Horowitz, Director of Legal English Programs

******* ******* Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, Kariya-shi, 1992-94) is the founder of JETwit, a member of the JETAA USA Board of Advisors, and Director of Legal English Programs at St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, NYC, “the most ethnically diverse urban place on the planet.” He also writes for the St. John’s Legal English […]


Sep 15

  Posted by Tom Baker A trio of current JETs – Micah Tasaka, Yoshika Wason, and Michael Frazier – will be among nearly 50 published writers making presentations at this year’s Japan Writers Conference (Oct. 12-13 in Tokyo). Here’s the official description of what they’ll do: Beyond Borders: Creating Connective Writing Communities Reading, Panel, and […]


Jul 29

JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Director Shinya Tsukamoto at JAPAN CUTS

    By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle used to work in New York City for Merchant Ivory Productions and the National Geographic Channel. He currently teaches history, international relations and film at an international high school in Shanghai, China. Shinya Tsukamoto is a Japanese filmmaker most famous for his Tetsuo trilogy of horror/sci-fi films: Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989), Tetsuo II: […]


Jul 17

Job: Customer Service Specialist – InsideJapan Tours Ltd. (Nagoya, Aichi)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email Job Title: Customer Service Specialist Posted by: InsideJapan Tours Ltd. Location: Nagoya, Aichi Contract: Full-Time Here’s a job sent to us directly from the company:   DESCRIPTION  Customer support is at the heart of what we do. IAT is founded upon principles of […]


Jul 11

Job: Customer Service Specialist – InsideJapan Tours Ltd. (Nagoya, Aichi)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email Job Title: Customer Service Specialist Posted by: InsideJapan Tours Ltd. Location: Nagoya, Aichi Contract: Full-Time Here’s a job sent to us directly from the company: DESCRIPTION  Customer support is at the heart of what we do. IAT is founded upon principles of excellence […]


Jul 10

Job Burnout Worksheet

Emily Frank (Hokkaido, 1993-1996) is a professional career counselor and coach who has worked with and helped JET alumni all over the world. Her website is www.DenverCareerCatalyst.com. Job Burnout Worksheet Are you struggling with a decision about whether it’s time to leave your job or not?  This worksheet will help you decide if you’re really […]


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