Tag Archives: the lucky island september 2013

お湯かけ祭り

by Cat Dinh As a new JET, I was really excited to get involved in some of the unique festivals in Japan. Higashiyama Onsen is one of the most popular onsen villages in Tohoku for its outdoor hot springs by … Continue reading

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Iwaki Odori 2013

On August 8th, the culmination to the Iwaki Tanabata Festival, the Iwaki Odori, was held in Taira. Last year, I watched the groups dance in the loop wishing I could join in – this year I got my wish. The … Continue reading

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A Message from API JET

Your first question might be, “What is API AJET?” API AJET stands for the Asian Pacific Islander Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching. Our mission is to provide peer support for the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community in Japan, as … Continue reading

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Aizu Festival 2013

Aizuwakamatsu is a fascinating place steeped in Japanese history. Also known as the Samurai City, Aizuwakamatsu brings out the big guns (literally!) for the Aizu Samurai Festival (会津祭り) held every year around September 21-23. The people of Aizu will take … Continue reading

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A Year in the Life…

by Erica Grainger Looking back at a first year on JET “Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: that is the ideal life” (Mark Twain).  Those words ring true when I reflect on my JET experience so far. Looking … Continue reading

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