JET Life Category

Transition Japan: The JET Interview (Part 2)

This is the second article in a series about the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) and about life in Japan in general.  Read Transition Japan: The JET Interview (Part 1) here. I interviewed for JET four years ago, and while my memory of the day becomes less strong every year, I still remember walking […]

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Transition Japan: The JET Interview (Part 1)

This is the third article in a series about the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) and about life in Japan in general.  My goal is to “demystify” Japan and encourage anyone with an interest in teaching abroad to consider JET.  Read my first post, Transition Japan: Your Apartment, here, and my second post, Transition […]

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Remembering Dreams: An Interview with Filmmaker Regge Life

I wrote an article for Japan Today about a new documentary on the two American victims killed in the tsunami two years ago.  The film, Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story, is directed by Regge Life, who was recently in Tokyo premiering the story. Anderson, an American teacher living in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, was the […]

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Top 3 Reasons the JET Program is Worthwhile

This article is the second in a series of reflections about my time spent in Japan with the JET Program.  You can read my first article, about how the JET Program changed me, here. Top 3 Reasons the JET Program is Worthwhile The JET Program occasionally comes under scrutiny – both from officials in Japan worried […]

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