News & Events

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Tokyo Passes Bill to Ban LGBT Discrimination

Tresha Barrett (Kyoto) This article originally featured in the November 2018 issue of Connect. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has passed a bill prohibiting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people, as well as those ...
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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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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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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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Sapporo or Bust: Fun and Ice up North

Bailey Jo Josie (Miyazaki) Even after more than a half century, the Sapporo Snow Festival is still going strong, and this year will be no exception.   As millions (yes, millions) of people flock to ...
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Naked and Unafraid: A Hadaka Matsuri Experience

Chris Golden (Miyazaki) Ah, winter: the bane of seemingly every Japanese person’s existence. Granted, there are worse things out there: earthquakes, tsunamis, freakishly large-but-harmless spiders, and the equally freakish-but-not-so-harmless centipedes immediately come to mind.  But ...
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February Events Calendar

Baily Jo Josie (Miyazaki) Block 1 69th Sapporo Snow Festival 1 February – 12 February Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture Website Oyasusukyo Shigakko Festival 3 February Yuzawa City, Akita Prefecture Website in Japanese only 59th Asahikawa ...
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In the News — February

Tresha Barrett (Kyoto) Japan’s Recruit Holdings to Join Forces with AirBnB Recruit Holdings Co., Japan’s largest provider of temporary staff, announced recently that it will team up with AirBnB, the leading U.S. source of vacation ...
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