Oct 5

JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail’

By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia Sub-Chapter, Rashaad currently studies responsible tourism management at Leeds Metropolitan University. For more on his life in the UK and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com. As mysterious as Japan seems to be, there are numerous occurrences in the country that […]


Aug 15

JET alum set to publish new book “Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail”

JET alum Kelly Luce (Kawasaki/Tokushima, 2002-04) will publish her debut collection of fiction this fall titled Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail.  The book is a collection of ten stories set in Japan, and many of her stories are characterized by magical realism. According to A Strange Object, the book’s indie publisher, “Hana […]


Mar 19

JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘Tomo: Friendship through Fiction: An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories’

  By Sharona Moskowitz (Fukuoka-ken, 2000-01) for JQ magazine. Sharona is interested in fresh, new voices in fiction and creative nonfiction. If you could know your future cause of death, would you choose to know? This is the question posed by “Yamada-san’s Toaster,” one of the short stories in the new fiction anthology Tomo: Friendship […]


Jul 19

JetWit Blog Beat by Crystal Wong

JetWit Blog Beat by Crystal Wong (Iwate-ken, 2002-04) is a recurring item featuring posts from the blogs of various JET alumni.  Crystal is a formerEnglish-language writer for Kyodo News. She now works as a media planner in Chelsea and sorely misses all her favorite midtown ramen joints. Hello, JET alumni! We trust you have all […]


May 17

JetWit Blog Beat by Crystal Wong

JetWit Blog Beat by Crystal Wong (Iwate-ken, 2002-04) is a recurring item featuring posts from the blogs of various JET alumni.  Crystal is a formerEnglish-language writer for Kyodo News. She now works as a media planner in Chelsea and sorely misses all her favorite midtown ramen joints. We’re well into spring, the flowers and trees […]


Sep 8

JetWit Blog Beat 9.8.09 by Crystal Wong

JetWit Blog Beat by Crystal Wong (Iwate-ken, 2002-04) is a recurring item featuring posts from the blogs of various JET alumni.  Crystal is a former English-language writer for Kyodo News. She is now a freelance writer and digital strategist in New York and relishes her constant hunt for the best cheap(ish) eats in the city. […]


Sep 21

*Newest Additions to the JetWit Blog Roll* Chow, Janice – Momoko Mashups Iwasaki, Marcia (Osaka-fu, 2001-06) – Based in Toronto, Ontario, Marcia does children’s book illustrations and graphic design.  Read her blog here:  http://web.me.com/miwasaki1/Art_of_Happiness/Blah_blah_blog/Blah_blah_blog.html Mel – (Aomori, 2008~) – Mel’s Adventures in Japan Rogers, Steve – Northern Tohoku Exposure Sakamoto, Sean – (Gifu-ken, 2008~) – […]


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