Community, Travel & Language

Love getting involved? Love exploring Japan? Want to know how others are living in Japan? Interested in learning the language? In Community, Travel and Language, this section is here to give you an insight on how to be apart of the community and show the travel destinations you love to explore..

 

Not just a JET Dependent — The SENPAI

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Rhema Baquero (Kobe) Between working the maximum 28 hours a week their dependent visa allows and spending time with their families, the factotum father, Franmar Mongcopa, and ...
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A Life After JET

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Laura Pollacco (Kanagawa 2017-2019) Life after JET is different for everybody. For some, JET is almost like a working gap year and after having had a jolly ...
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From 0 to 100K

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Rhema Baquero (Kobe) Ethan Wang rolled out of his hotel bed in the early morning for one of the biggest challenges of his life, the Okinawa 100K ...
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If You Can’t Find The Beach, Let it Find You

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. From the bustle of Tokyo, to the calm of Okinawa Angus Anderson (Tokyo) Let me preface this story by telling you, I am from a place filled ...
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Discovering the Ainu in Akan

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Krystin Pickering (Hokkaido) ‘Twas the season for welcome parties, and the Eastern HAJET welcome event just so happened to be in Akan, a place I had wanted ...
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A Windy Adventure Around Rishiri Island

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Sheila Mulherin (Hokkaido) Rishiri Island is a beautiful place in Hokkaido with quaint fishing towns, two ports, historical sites, and a seal pool. Mount Rishiri, among the ...
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Rolling Through a Metropolis

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Skateboarding and Connection in Tokyo Hans Klein (Tokyo) At Komazawa Skateboard Park in the middle of a blistering Tokyo summer, groups of tired people took refuge in ...
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Finding Your Throw

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. David Atti (Chiba) “I think I want to try judo.” I casually uttered those words to Mr. Sakai, the secretary at my elementary school. He was a ...
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Not Just a JET Dependent —The KŌHAI

This article originally featured in the April 2020 issue of Connect. Rhema Baquero (Kobe) They moved to Kobe, Japan with a spouse visa, but these partners are on their own journey. The city of Kobe, unofficially, is the ...
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COVID-19 Paper Masks, Politics, and Panic-Buying in Japan

This article originally featured in the April 2020 issue of Connect. Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has, in the space of a few short weeks, become an international problem. At the time of writing, the disease has been confirmed in ...
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