Lifestyle

Do you look forward to the Health & Nutrition and Travel sections every month? Here you can find the tasty recipes, healthy living advice, and the travel destinations you love to explore.

 

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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Monkeying Around in Hell Valley

Carolyne Wilhelm (Niigata Prefecture) This article originally featured in the February 2019 issue of Connect. On a crisp early winter day, we set out towards Jigokudani Monkey Park. The beautiful Jigokudani valley led the way ...
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Kentucky Fried Christmas

Amanda Muller (Kyoto) This article originally featured in the December 2018 issue of Connect. There isn’t a lot that tastes like food back home in Japan. Even in a city like Kyoto, it’s hard to find ...
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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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