Mar 19

L.M. Zoller (CIR Ishikawa-ken, Anamizu, 2009-11) is the editor of The Ishikawa JET Kitchen: Cooking in Japan Without a Fight. A writer and web administrator for The Art of Travel, ze also writes I’ll Make It Myself!, a blog about food culture in Japan, and curates The Rice Cooker Chronicles, a series of essays by JETs and JET alumni on the theme of cooking/eating and being alone in Japan, and The JET Alumni Culinary Group in LinkedIn.

New Rice Cooker Chronicles submissions always welcome. Just e-mail it to jetwit [at]


The set-up for this cake: Blanton’s Bourbon, of Kentucky, is actually sold in Japan but some varieties are only sold in international markets: Black, Silver, Gold, Special Reserve, Straight from the Barrel; Original Single Barrel are sold in the US and abroad.

Click HERE to read more.

Nov 23

Apparently I.B.M. is making progress on a fairly revolutionary translation project called n.Fluent.  They’re taking advantage of their international employee base to “teach” a system that has the capacity to learn.  See the article in the New York Times:

A Translator Tool with a Human Touch:

Any translators out there have an opinion or perspective to share?  How does this compare to Google’s Rosy Etta (see previous JetWit post on Rosy Etta)?

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