This article was originally featured in the December 2023 issue […]
I’m Eden, and I’m from Sydney Australia (though originally born in Malaysia). I’m currently serving as the webmaster of both my local JETAANSW chapter and JETAAI (International). Before that, I served as a Chapter President, and Country Representative for Australia. So to call me a JET otaku (JET-taku?) wouldn’t be too inaccurate.
Hi there, I am Ashlie O’Neill, but almost everyone calls me Ash (unless I am in trouble). I am the child of a father in the Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) and as a result, I have grown up in multiple locations mainly Adelaide and Sydney. As a kid, sometimes it was hard to move schools but lucky for me, I am a twin so I never had to do it alone and also as a result of moving so much (I have lived in more than 14 houses/apartments), home is not a physical place but the people in a place which made my life in Japan much easier.