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..

 

A Fun Time to do Absolutely Nothing

This article originally featured in the January 2020 issue of Connect. Sports Editor: Rashaad Jorden (Kochi) The end of the year is frequently a time for reflection, but it is also a chance to look ahead ...
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Dreaming of a White Christmas

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. Christmas in Nojiri Siobhan Fahy (Wakayama) Sad, sitting in a cinema watching Star Wars and eating undercooked kushikatsu (deep-fried skewers). Those were the ingredients for ...
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The Unexpected Path of Life After JET

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. An Interview with JET Alumni Lillian Hanako Rowlatt Community editor Clare Braganza interviews Lillian Hanako Rowlatt (Niigata 2003-2005) What now? This question will probably ...
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Winter Wonderland

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of of Connect. Hoong Shao Ting (Nagano) While delicate snow crystals float down gently, I want to be soaking in an outdoor bath with a view of ...
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Ramen for the Soul

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. JETs’ Advice for a Winter Away From Home Reid Bartholomew (Aomori) As winter rolls around and the holiday season begins to pick up speed, ...
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Typhoon Hagibis: Before, During and After

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. Clare Braganza (Fukushima) For many of us foreign residents in Japan, we are unused to extreme weather. We hear about natural disasters in other ...
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Become A Better Language Teacher Through JALT

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. An Interview With Armando Duarte, President of Kobe JALT Rebecca Ruth (Hyogo) About the Japan Association of Language Teachers Why does JALT exist? It ...
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Photo: Rhema Baquero

Finding Community Against the Odds

This article originally featured in the November 2019 issue of Connect. Rhema Baquero (Kobe) The train slows to a stop and fresh passengers step through the opening doors. The car is crowded during rush hour and ...
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Photo: Sophie McCarthy

Bathing Bare in Hot Spring Heaven

This article originally featured in the November 2019 issue of Connect. Hoong Shao Ting (Nagano) Autumn’s finally here, and as the temperatures drop, what better way to fight the cold than a steaming hot bath? This ...
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Photos: Damien Levi

Planty To Do In Japan

This article originally featured in the November 2019 issue of Connect. Natalie Andrews (Tokyo), Sarah Breault (Yamaguchi), Ezra Fleisch (Mie), Damien Levi (Tokyo) edited by Eli Ferster (Kyoto) Three expat gardeners share their experiences. When it ...
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