Jul 26

This helpful info was recently posted to the Nagasaki JET yahoogroup by a JET alum for the benefit of current JETs, though it contains a great deal of potentially helpful info and perspective for the JET alum community as well.  Have a comment or perspective on volunteering in Tohoku to share?  Post to the comments […]

Jun 11

Essay: JET alum volunteers for Tsunami Relief in Northeastern Japan

Posted by JET alum Mark Flanigan to the JETwit Facebook wall: Hello from Tokyo! I wrote this article (see pages 14-15) for the Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC. I focused on my recent volunteer experiences as a former JET (Nagasaki 2000-04) working on Tsunami Relief in Northeastern Japan. Please consider sharing this article with […]

Jan 23

Rotary Peace Fellowship now accepting applications

via JET alum Mark Flanigan. Posted by Dipika Soni (Ishikawa-ken, 2003-06). Dipika currently works as an in-house translator for PFU (a Fujitsu company) in Kahoku-shi, Ishikawa-ken. She is also the vocalist for the Japanese hardcore punk band DEGRADE. *Note: If you apply, please let them know you learned of it from JetWit. Thanks. —————————————————————————————————————– The […]

Jan 7

JET alum shares perspectives of Japan in Metropolis magazine

JET alum Mark Flanigan (Nagasaki 2000-04) wrote to JetWit to share his writing “debut” in Tokyo, featured in Metropolis Magazine. Following his stint in Nagasaki, Mark returned to Japan as a Rotary International World Peace Fellow at International Christian University (ICU) / 国際基督教大学 in Tokyo. He says: I am very happy and also humbled to […]

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