Jan 12

****************** Thanks to Vancouver-based JET alum Alison Dacia Brown (Iwate-ken, Rikuzentakata-shi, 2005-08) for sharing this article she wrote with JETwit, which also appears (with photos) on page 8 of the latest issue of the JETAA British Columbia Newsletter.  It is a follow-up to a previous article she wrote titled “Rikuzentakata.” Rikuzentakata, Iwate:  9 months after the tsunami  […]

Jan 9

The latest issue of the JETAABC Newsletter is now available. The January issue includes a poignant article on Rikuzentakata by former  Alison Dacia Brown (Iwate-ken, Rikuzentakata-shi, 2005-08) as well as an article on Photohoku, hockey in Japan, and other JET-relevant topics.  JETAA BC is also one of the few remaining chapters to publish a print-layout newsletter, and they do a great job […]

Nov 25

Thanks to Vancouver-based JET alum Alison Dacia Brown (Iwate-ken, Rikuzentakata-shi, 2005-08) for posting about this to Facebook.  From a JET perspective, it seems to offer a communications model for Japanese local governments in which perhaps JETs and JET alumni could play a helpful role: Update:  Here’s the Rikuzentakata Facebook Page Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 Tsunami-hit city a hit on […]

May 6

Thank you to Vancouver-based JET alum Alison Dacia Brown (Iwate-ken, Rikuzentakata, 2005-2008) for sharing the below piece which she originally wrote for JETAA British Columbia: “Rikuzentakata” Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture is the best little town that you’ve never been to. I think I can safely assume that. I think Vancouverites in particular would have appreciated […]

Dec 8

JET-Popp: Yokohama Children`s Book Conference

************** Laura Popp (Mie-ken, 2009-Present) is a current JET who writes fantasy and science fiction for children and young adults, and is an occasional playwright/film maker.  Her short work includes a short story titled “In theShadow Realm” and a documentary she made in Malawi.  To read about her amazing adventures all over Japan, go to […]

Oct 7

Event: The World of Children’s Book Publishing with Alvina Ling (Yokohama)

Author Suzanne Kamata (Tokushima-ken, 1988-90) who also serves as the Publicity Assistant for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, shared the following, which she mentioned is, “a great opportunity for writers in Japan to meet one of the top editors in the world of children’s books.” The World of Children’s Book Publishing with […]

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