Tag Archives: the lucky island december 2013

Iris Gakuen International Day

by David Tacoronte Iris Gakuen in Fukushima has over 30 to 40 orphaned children who they house, feed, and provide basic services, education, and activities for on a daily basis. On November 17th, “Eyes for Fukushima”, along with several ALTs, … Continue reading

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Taimatsu Akashi Fire Festival: Burn your fears down

By Erica Grainger  “I did mostly good things, except light things on fire” (Mark Hoppus, Blink-182)  When: Saturday night, 9th November Where: Sukagawa I have a confession to make. I have always, always been afraid of fire. When I say … Continue reading

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FuJET Midyear Conference Beer Hall Dinner Recap

by Tiffany Thiessen On November 5th the Fukushima JET community met in Fukushima-shi for the Mid-Year Skill Development Conference. Although we learned a lot at the conference, the highlight of the gathering came that evening at the Asahi Beer Hall. … Continue reading

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JET Study Tour: Iwaki

The JET Study Tour to Iwaki took place on November 16th to 17th, and it was a very worthwhile experience. Although I have lived in Iwaki for over a year now, it made the severity of the disaster and the … Continue reading

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Autumn Train Ride in Aizu

by Mary Torricke-Barton Photos by Phillip Torricke-Barton On Sunday 11th November, Hiroshi, Felicity, Phil and I went on the “Oza Toro Tenbo Train”.  It is a special train trip from Aizu-Wakamatsu to Tajima run by Aizu Tetsudo during autumn. On … Continue reading

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