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By Cece Chu | 13th January 2016 | No Comments
Leaving JET?

It’s been about four months since I’ve left Gunma after my year on JET. I’m currently working full-time at a private school teaching third grade as an aide, while also actively looking for the next step in my career. Finding a job is on everyone’s minds as they end their tenure in Gunma. I think about Japan pretty often, and came up with a list of things I wish I knew (and wish I did) while I was in Japan. Hopefully, this can help you in preparing to go back …

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By Joshua Andrews | 19th August 2015 | 1 Comment
Rugby in Japan

World Cup rugby is just around the corner and warm-up games are already being played. As this year’s World Cup is being held in my home country (England) I thought it was high time that my friends in Gunma get a lesson on rugby.

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By Pat Penny | 6th August 2015 | 1 Comment

Think back to that magical moment when you first arrived in Japan. Spirits high, you take your first step out of the plane on a beautiful summer evening into a brave new world. A world full of opportunity, new friendships, humidity, sweat, and pit stains… You realize that jeans were a bad idea, and you wish you knew just how hot Japan really is before getting here.

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By Samantha Corpuz | 28th March 2015 | No Comments

Warmer weather, longer days, and flowers in bloom… Spring is slowly making its way into Gunma! (Hallelujah!) Of all the flowers putting on a show this season, none quite compare in popularity to the sakura.

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By Chris De Borja | 5th September 2012 | 2 Comments

Tired of playing janken or too afraid to dive into the mayhem of pachinko? Want to learn a new game that can impress your staff? Then Koi-koi is the game for you!

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By Jessie Zanutig | 21st December 2011 | No Comments

If you have yet to make a trip up into the mountains of Minakami for an art-filled day, slap it near the top of your Gunma bucket list. Takumi-no-sato (たくみの里) is an entire village filled with far too many hands-on traditional Japanese art workshops to even consider doing every one in a day.

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By Allen Bo Agunday | 25th July 2011 | No Comments

One year ago, I wondered, with a mixture of excitement and trepidation, what adventures and stories lay in wait? For me, it all truly began the moment the plane touched down on the runway at Narita.

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By Robin Stafford | 28th June 2011 | 1 Comment

If a picture is worth a thousand words, seeing it in person is worth at least a million. Yet there were no words good enough to describe the devastation seen in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture.

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By Mark Daniels | 23rd June 2011 | 3 Comments

It’s close to two years since I arrived in Japan. Like many JETs, I’m now in preparation for the big kikoku. Of course, there are plenty of things to think about, to organise, and to clean! But between all of the practical considerations, there’s an equally important set of frankly quite distracting feelings regarding the end of this chapter… and the start of a new one.

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By Emma Evans | 9th June 2011 | 4 Comments

On a sunny Saturday in June, teams of ALTs made their way to Nagano hoping to be crowned winners of the bi-annual ALT Soccer Tournament.