Author Archives: AngelaS

Eating (and cooking) in season

I come from a large family of packrats, so it’s not surprising that I have mastered the art of buying in bulk and stocking the shelves. When I realized that standard kitchens in Japan — or at least in JET … Continue reading

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2010 Conference for Returning JETs (March 2010)

It’s a new year, which means not only pondering resolutions, but also deciding whether or not to re-contract. For those destined to leave us all in a teary wake, there’s the 2010 Conference for Returning JETs. This conference is optional … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season: Online shopping resources

Autumn has arrived with its cooler weather and colorful foliage, but that’s not all — fall also heralds the start of the holiday season. From bright orange Halloween pumpkins to Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas celebrations around the world to ringing in … Continue reading

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The art of the bento

There was an interesting article in the New York Times recently about the growing popularity of the bento in America. Why all the rage? For dieters, they are an eye-popping form of portion control. Artistic preparation of ingredients can act … Continue reading

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Fukushima CIR Wins Essay Competition

Billy McMichael, 2nd-year Fukushima CIR, was recently awarded the Grand Jury Prize in the 17th Annual JET Programme Essay Competition, Japanese Language Division. Congratulations Billy! If you haven’t received the 2009 JET Journal yet, you can read Billy’s essay, “Katsu … Continue reading

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