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Love getting involved? Love reading how to get involved? How others are living in Japan? Community and Sports are here to give you an insight on how to stay active both in the community and in sports.

 

CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #76 November 2018

Whether the impending chill is making you want to curl up at home with a book or video game, or whether it’s making you want to go out into nature and seize the day before ...
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Uchinaaguchi: Writing Songs in an Endangered Language

Trevor Slevin (Oita) Umi nu mii warain Nzoo yunugutu sun Kuri nnjun tuchi Chimu, ufuʻiichi This is a poem I wrote sometime during my second year at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, which I ...
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Being Half-Japanese

Alex Furukawa (Oita) Two of my American friends here in Oita prefecture received a grant from the American embassy to put on a cultural event in Beppu. The event was called "Two Worlds: Japanese and ...
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CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #75 October 2018

Fall has finally arrived in Japan, bringing with it a chill in the air as well as the October issue of Connect! Want to enjoy all the autumn cuisine without breaking the bank? We have ...
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CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #74 September 2018

Are you a brand-new ALT looking for some advice for your time in Japan, or are you a seasoned JET veteran looking for something new to catch your eye? Whichever category you fall into, you ...
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Everyday life after a disaster

Camilo A. Guerra-Tejo (Mihara) There is no question that disasters alter our lives.  Homes and cherished personal items are destroyed, places are closed, roads become impassable, and sadly lives are lost. But, after the initial ...
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Life as a Muslim in Japan

Aisha Bibi (Hiroshima) “Muslims are spied on in Japan”—this was the statement that I had read online when I searched about Muslims in Japan. I wasn’t sure if it was true or not but it ...
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Donations and Volunteering for West Japan Floods

Callum Hull (Hiroshima) As many of you may know, on the 6th and 7th of July 2018, West Japan was hit with record rainfall as—three times the expected rainfall for July. The Chugoku region of ...
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Family Spotlight: Winter Holiday Fun!

JET Couples and Families share about their winter holiday adventures Shantel Dickerson (Oita) This month’s Family Spotlight features winter holiday highlights from four JET families. Take a peek to see what they were up to! ...
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Are You a Dancer?

Emily Bisset (Tokyo) I have had an on-off love affair with dance my whole life. After renouncing ballet at the age of four when asked to wear a pink tutu, I did a bit of ...
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