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Sayonara: Six Posts on Leaving

It’s been about a year since I left Japan, and I know many friends and readers (those in the JET Program) are coming up on saying goodbye to a country or to their friends who are headed home. Here’s a … Continue reading

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On Sexual Harassment in Japan (Part 2): For ALTs

In my previous post (part 1) I discussed the history of sexual harassment law in Japan, and the struggles women continue to face today. But in truth, this series was inspired by a report in The Japan Times about foreign workers in … Continue reading

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On Sexual Harassment in Japan (Part 1)

Last week, Ayaka Shiomura, a 35-year-old lawmaker in Tokyo, was raising questions about the role of working mothers in Japan when someone started jeering. “Why don’t you get married?” one voice shouted out. Then another: “Can’t you have a baby?”

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On Hunting Dolphins in Japan

“The memory of getting to Japan is hazy. One day I was an animal rights activist in Los Angeles, and the next I was on my way to Taiji to help save dolphins. But I believe I was meant to … Continue reading

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On Getting Into the JET Program, Part Three: The Application

So we’ve looked at what the JET Program is and what it basically is looking for. Now, let’s look at the application itself. 

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On Getting Into the JET Program, Part 1: What is it?

So, some of you are probably about to embark on the mysterious journey that is the JET application process. There’s no information anywhere, no one gives you straight answers, and when people do give you answers, they’re usually snarky.

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