Advantage of Learning Japanese

Some say there's no point in learning Japanese. To me, those who say that there's no point in learning a new language have narrow...

Meeting Other Jets

Meeting other JETs on the JET program brings a wealth of information and advantages. If I could say this over and over, it has...

Why Learn Japanese?

If you really want to enjoy your time in Japan, learning how to communicate in Japanese (or any other languages) enables you to open...

First Day of School as an ALT JET

The first day of school was interesting but boring. It was interesting because I got to meet more of my co-workers but boring because...

Meeting My School

As we stepped off the bus at the entrance of the prefectural office (the Kencho), we headed into a large conference room with our...

Arriving in Japan (Beginning the Jet Program)

I remember my plane ride to Japan was on a Boeing 747. It was pretty packed. When we touched down at Narita, got my...

Before Arrival (JET Program)

This is where all the excitement begins. After getting my placement in Japan, I had to attend an orientation some weeks later to work on...

Aikido with Aikikai at Iwama

I must have been quite fortunate to be situated near a famous Aikido dojo during my stay in Japan. The Aikido dojo located in...

About

I figured, why keep my experience all to myself when I can share what I learned in Japan with the whole world! You will read...

How it all began

As a 20 year-old college student at the time, attending a public Ivy league school, one starts to wonder what to do after graduation....