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Alumni Spotlight: Xander Peterson (Miyakonojo City, Miyazaki)

Please introduce yourself and where you're from! Hey everyone! I’m Xander Peterson, your friendly neighborhood JET alumnus. I’m originally from sunny Santa Cruz, California, and currently live and work in San Francisco. I’ve been pretty ...
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Eden Law

Alumni Spotlight: Eden Law (Iwaki, Fukushima)

Please introduce yourself and where you're from! Hi - I'm Eden, and I'm from Sydney Australia (though originally born in Malaysia). I'm currently serving as the webmaster of both my local JETAANSW chapter and JETAAI ...
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Ashlie O`Neill

Alumni Spotlight: Ashlie O`Neill (Hyogo)

Please introduce yourself and where you're from! Hi there, I am Ashlie O'Neill, but almost everyone calls me Ash (unless I am in trouble). I am the child of a father in the Royal Australian ...
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Ryan Hata

Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Hata (Tottori, 2014-2017)

Please introduce yourself and where you’re from! Hi everyone! My name is Ryan Hata. I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. I’ve also lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Tottori. I currently live ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Thuy Nguyen

Please introduce yourself and where you're from! Hi there! My name is Thuy Nguyen and I’m a California-raises Texan. I was born in Irving, Texas but I left there when I was 1. I grew ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Steven Horowitz

1. Please introduce yourself and where you're from! My name is Steven Horowitz. I currently live in Brooklyn, NY but I grew up in Princeton, NJ. And I love connecting dots in the JETAA-sphere, strengthening ...
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The Notebook Project: take part today!

What is the notebook project? The JET programme scatters citizens of over 50 countries across nearly 50 prefectures of a land whose language, culture and systems many are unfamiliar with. It’s hardly surprising that many ...
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10 Years After JET – A Return to the Furusato

Natalie Hamilton (Oita, 2004-2007) It has been 11 years since my official last day as an ALT in Nakatsu City in Oita Prefecture, Kyushu, my Japanese furusato — my former second home. The teachers had ...
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Spotlight: Bobby (Q2 Japan)

This article was written by Q2 Japan's Bobby, an ex-ALT from Nagoya who now works as a photographer and videographer in Okayama prefecture. “Hey what’s up everyone, it’s Bobby from Q2 Japan, comin’ at ya ...
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Steps to Bring YOUR Christmas to Japan: Making the holidays more like home

Talisha Vernon (Gunma) This article originally featured in the December 2018 issue of Connect. Christmas time is here. Happiness and cheer. Fun for all the children call. Their favorite time of the year. I always think ...
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