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Art and Tradition: JETs Practicing Japanese Culture — Judo

Judo is a sport that is recognized worldwide as quintessentially Japanese. It has been an Olympic sport starting with the Tokyo 1965 games, and is practiced in many countries all over the world. It is also commonly taught in schools … Continue reading

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International Efforts For Fukushima Coast Clean Up!

By Ben Brandau In the early morning hours of June 21, 2014, some Fukushima JETS and other members of the international community gathered together in the coastal town of Odaka with the intent to help out those whose lives were … Continue reading

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Art and Tradition: JETs Practicing Japanese Culture: Taiko Drumming

One of the coolest Japanese instruments has got to be the taiko drum. Just watching a group of taiko players leaping around hitting drums in unison is an amazing experience in and of itself, but some of our local Fukushima … Continue reading

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Save Minamisoma Project: Helping Hands and Helping Hearts

By Kate O’Berg “It’s been over three years and there are people that still need our help. We will help them until they don’t need us.” That is what’s running through the mind of August Hergesheimer, founder and chairperson of … Continue reading

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Art and Tradition: JETs Practicing Japanese Culture — Tea Ceremony

Sado: The Japanese Way of Tea This is the second in a series of articles exploring Fukushima JETs who practice traditional Japanese arts as a hobby. Tea ceremony is one of those unique traditions that is iconic of Japanese culture. … Continue reading

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