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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 Watching Video Art in Japan
Whenever I went to art galleries in Japan – the hole-in-the-walls, not the epic institutions – I would look at videos or photographs and become immensely bored. It just seemed like a bunch of people goofing off around the house. … Continue reading
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On Friendships in Japan
One of the challenges of living in Japan was a permanent, awkward sense of imbalance in my relationships. It seemed that I, and everyone around me, was simultaneously needy and aloof.
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On Getting Into the JET Program, Part 4: The Statement of Purpose
The centerpiece of your JET application is The Statement of Purpose, or SOP. It’s the one-page letter where you get to say everything you want JET to know. It’s also, shockingly, the only chance you’ll have to prove that you … 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 2: What does JET want?
When I started applying for JET in 2010, there was plenty of terrible advice about what JET wanted. Here are a couple of the rumors that, in hindsight, made absolutely no sense:
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