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Teaching in the Age of Social Distancing

This article originally featured in the October 2020 issue of Connect. by Rishma Hansil (Tokyo)   For many ALT teachers across Japan, there have been massive changes to our language learning lessons post COVID-19 lockdown. Students have returned to schools with a strict list of measures in place

Community Hero Spotlight

This article originally featured in the September 2020 issue of Connect. Simon Yates (Osaka) WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN YOUR COMMUNITY? My name is Simon Yates, I’m from the UK. I came to Japan straight out of university at the age of 23 and went to Japan thinking

Volunteer Teaching During the Pandemic

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. By Rachel Boellstorff (Okayama) My world right now is small. I’ve been isolated in my apartment for weeks now. When I began to feel the first twinges of illness, I confined myself to my apartment. Even though

Staying Sane in The Time of Coronavirus

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. How to Keep Safe and Sane at this Uncertain Time Caroline Allen (Tottori) We’re living in historic and unpredictable times. Our newsfeeds are full of anxiety-inducing facts about the spread of a virus with no cure, invisible

Meeting Up Without Meeting Up

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. The Landscape of Meetups in Stay-at-Home Japan By Eli Ferster (Kyoto) The community centers are closed, cafes and other meeting spots vacant, but for many, online Meetups keep them connected to the events they’ve come to count