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Mid-Year Skills Development Conference

Each year around the mid-year mark of our contract, participants of the JET Program have to go to a mandatory skills development conference. Depending on where you are placed, and your prefectural BoE, the conference will last one to three days. 254 more words

January 25, 2005 - Exploring Numazu

A bridge over the Kano river

I have been living in Numazu for almost 3 months. It seemed like a good time to get out of the house and explore the city on my… 252 more words

Life In Japan

Alternatives to JET. What to do when you get rejected.

It’s over, you should just quit while you’re ahead. I mean, let’s face it, you couldn’t even get into JET, the most popular and prestigious program in the country… is what I’d say if that were reality and if I was a jerk. 518 more words

Abroad In Japan

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I have some pictures I’ve taken of stuff I’ve been up to recently, but for whatever reason I didn’t feel like they were each worth their own blog post, so I thought I’d go through and say a few words about a few of them. 245 more words


Social Anxiety in Japan: A Vignette

I think people will just always make me nervous, no matter how old I get or how often I do public speaking or stage performing (I was a drama/theater kid in middle and high school), it’s just a fact of my life- that’s just how I’m wired. 860 more words

Selling a car in Japan

I want to do this post to hopefully provide others living here some insight and advice if you ever sell a car in Japan.

Car salesman are a special breed and Japan is no different. 1,154 more words


Reflections on my first semester at Waseda

I’m wrapping up my first semester at Waseda and I thought I’d take some time to reflect on how things have been going so far. I finished all my classes and just have one final exam left next Wednesday, which is for my hardest class but I feel like the difficulty is manageable and I’ve given myself enough time to study. 759 more words