Lauren Handlon (Hokkaido)
On February 10th, 2018, 140 current JETs from all around the country, as well as a few worldwide alumni, gathered in the snowy capital of Hokkaido for an enkai following one of the most famous winter festivals in the world, the Sapporo Snow Festival.
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21 years of bringing the community together for song and dance
By Samantha Haley (Niigata)
The Niigata Charity Musical has a long history of connecting the diverse cultures and foreigners living in Japan to their local community through song and dance.
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Time to crawl out of your kotatsu – though maybe not quiiite time to pack it away – because Spring has sprung!
This month’s issue of Connect has all the features you know and love – the latest news, a jam-packed events calendar and our pick of March’s most anticipated releases (and the platforms to stream them on)!
It’s the perfect time of year to take up something new, and if you’re looking for inspiration you won’t want to miss this month’s look at veganism in Japan (plus vegan peanut butter brownies!), a West Tokyo blood donation collective, and our guide to Japanese thrift stores.
Need a dose of culture? Get stuck into the myths of Miyazaki, and top it off with one JET’s unforgettable experience of volunteering at a Thai orphanage.