Category Archives: Lifestyle

Suit Up for the 2015 Snowboarding and Skiing Season

Winter is upon us! Although the snow may be a little late this year, that doesn’t mean the ski slopes aren’t already ready and waiting for you. I started my snowboarding last weekend at Grandeco, how about you? Considering how … Continue reading

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The Battle of Kawanakajima in Yonezawa City– or How I Spent my GW

Japan is a country rich with a storied history. One of the most famous periods of Japanese history is the Sengoku period (戦国時代) or the Warring States Period. The Sengoku Period lasted from 1467 until 1603, when Japan’s political powers … Continue reading

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Let the 2015 Hiking Season Commence~!

Spring is in the air! And despite Japan’s claims of it’s four unique seasons… we all know thtat spring lasts all of a month before the bugs and the humidity and the heat of summer is upon us. Let’s make … Continue reading

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Stonewall Japan by Cat Dinh

Stonewall Japan, formerly Stonewall AJET, is a special interest group for JETs who identify as LGBTQ, as well as their allies. Stonewall AJET grew to be a support network and safe zone not only for JETs, but also for other … Continue reading

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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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