C – The Art Issue 2017 #61

C – The Art Issue was conceptualized as a means to display the varied talents of expats living in Japan.

They come from many different creative backgrounds and develop many others still while in Japan.

Enjoy their work, and check out each contributor’s links for more!

CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #60 May 2017

Spring, after months of cold up throughout most of Japan, the pink sight of the cherry blossoms welcome a new season of warmth and adventure.

What better way to welcome the warmer weather than with the May issue of Connect?

We’ve got articles galore of new Fashion, Running, Travel guide for your Golden Week, and the latest Releases in Entertainment.

But with summer comes the Farewell of Sweet Potatoes and Snow, so read on for our tribute to them. Note: reading our fresh content with a side of murasaki imo ice cream is the best way to enjoy your day.

CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #59 April 2017

Spring is finally in the air!

The beauty of the sakura blossoms remind Japanese people of new beginnings and to start fresh, why not join on in?

Connect’s bringing fresh new content for you this month on tips how to be healthy, active, and engaged! From Taiko Drumming to Salsa Dancing, we’ve got you covered for working up a sweat.

News has got you covered with how to establish Professional Networks and updates on the current News and Japanese Economy while Fashion brings you back to the 20th Century Fashion style and Beauty Tips for your daily life. Maybe you’re into immersing into the Japanese culture through Baseball or interested in the Yamagoya Mountain Huts?

Find out how life is like for Mixed Asians and other interesting articles this month!

CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #58 March 2017

Dust off those lingering powders of snow and welcome March with our latest issue! Social Media or latest events In the News got you in a roller coaster of emotions?

We’ve got some tips to help you with that, and easy Rice Cooker Recipes to keep it low-key for those days when you want to watch one of our Movie Recommendations and Releases or Switch on your favorite gaming console.

Feeling adventurous? The Snow Festivals may be over (we’ve got the Photos cause it did happen), but we’ve got exciting articles covering Sumo (did anybody get the Oosaka tickets?!?), Bellydancing (straight from our News editor herself!), and Rugby (see you in 2019, Sunwolves).

Make sure your allergies are kept at bay with our Health Spotlight and cozy wear while you check off events through our Event Calendar.

CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #57 February 2017

Welcome back from New Year and winter vacation everyone, we hope everyone had wonderful holidays!!

It’s February and that means it’s the season of love….and snow.

CONNECT is ready and rearing to get you started in this new year with stories and advice about love in all of it’s forms.

Or if you’re not into that we also have advice on beating the winter blues, reviews of winter food and descriptions and stories about huge and exciting events coming up!

You don’t want to miss this!

CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #56 January 2017

You are cordially invited to this, the 2016 Year-in-Review issue of AJET CONNECT Magazine!

The entire CONNECT team recalls their favorite articles this year and reveals their resolutions for 2017.

Look back with us and revisit old favorites or discover pieces you missed the first time around, and give a big hand to the 2016-2017 AJET CONNECT team!

See you next year for our February 2017 issue!

CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #55 December 2016

‘Tis the season to be a JET, fa la la la la, la la la la.

Happy holidays and cheers to everyone from around the world!

2016 is coming to a close, and CONNECT is here to help you through the chilly month and into the new year.

Plans for travel? Hermit-life under the kotatsu? Winter blues?

Not to worry, because our December issue is here to meet your needs.

We’ve got recommendations for anime, movies, and video games for those days when you just don’t want to trudge through a wall of snow, and a whole Calendar full of events for those days that you do.

Remember to take good care of yourself in the winter!

Yoga and meditation helps both the body and mind, or light jogging in the snow to catch your next train to warm your body.

Stay sane this month with our tips this holiday season.

“But what about after December?” you say? Fashion for the new year, new destinations, and…possibly more snow.

CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #54 November 2016

It’s another issue coming your way!

Hope you all had a spooky fabulous Halloween, and are getting ready for the cold season; kotatsus out, and cool weather coming in.

This month, we’ve got the Tokyo Game Show coverage, backpacking for the wanderlust souls, a special coverage on PTSD and volunteering at animal shelters, and Utada Hikaru’s comeback!

Climb on through with our feature on both mountain hiking and rock climbing for those adventurous thrill-seekers, or for those that just don’t want Halloween to end, curl up in the dark with some of our scary stories, submitted by readers like you!


CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #53 October 2016

​Some of us have been in Japan for only two months.

For others, it’s another beautiful October settling in: the Changing of the Leaves is on its way, an extra layer is being thrown on before rushing out the door,and the beauty of Japan is ceaseless.

With the cooler weather creeping in, you might find yourself wanting to curl up on the weekends reading a new book or watching your next anime binge.

Well, we’ve got you covered!

Find out what’s in store for you in October through our next publication of Connect; monthly Japanese releases, super fall foods, how to acclimate to a new country and your newfound travel bug, and the celebration of both Japanese historic and modern pop culture.

CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #52 September 2016

Now that we’re getting into the full swing of the new JET year, the beginning of the second semester, and finding the balance between work and play,  Connect’s got a new issue aimed at helping you get caught up with what’s been happening during the summer break until now and helping you to look forward to your future plans!

Find out how to be the best PokéMon trainer with the most fashionable threads (umm, being the very best can be time-consuming, right, Ash?); small talk about the future Japan Olympics 2020 with your co-workers as you while away at your desk; easy, no-excuse-to-your-concerned-mother, recipes to make; and magical memories from both newcomers and returners made at a treasured Japanese cultural event, Japanese matsuri.