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Romance in a Cabbage Field

October 2, 2019 | Gunma Life | No Comments

Japan is a country of repressed emotion. It’s one of those stereotypes that are actually accurate. Younger generations are working to change this by doing crazy things like hugging their partners and actually telling them that they love them, but there are some events to help older people express their feelings too. (more…)

GAJET Climbs Mount Fuji: An Interview

September 10, 2019 | GAJET Events | No Comments

“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” — Ed Viesturs

This crucial lesson was learned by our group of fifteen fearless climbers as we all made our best attempt to conquer Mount Fuji in a revitalized GAJET event, spearheaded by Valerie and Alex. (more…)

Three Years a JET

June 21, 2019 | JET Life | 1 Comment

As many of us can testify, being on JET is a transformative experience. Every day, we’re pushing ourselves, growing, learning—struggling and thriving by turns. For some of us, JET is a first foray into the “real world” post-graduation. For some of us, it’s our first time living alone, or living abroad, or both. (more…)