Yabusame: An Ancient Tradition Has a New Face

Yabusame: An Ancient Tradition Has a New Face

by Hiroshi Fukushima An interview with Jon Hughes, the first foreigner to mount a horse at Kumamoto’s Takeda Ryu Shrine Jon was an Assistant Language teacher in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture . . .

The Photos of Fashion Week: Highlights and Behind the Scenes

The Photos of Fashion Week: Highlights and Behind the Scenes

Mercedes-Benz Tokyo Fashion Week is a huge event. We covered an overview of the week in our May issue, and featured some extra interviews with designers last week. If you . . .

Fashion Week Extras: Designer Interviews

Fashion Week Extras: Designer Interviews

While attending Tokyo Fashion Week for Connect magazine, editors Verity Townsend and Erica Grainger got the chance to speak with a few designers on the red carpet. Check out their . . .

Spotlight Interview: Oana’s DIY Activity Book

Spotlight Interview: Oana’s DIY Activity Book

Oana Marasescu, an elementary school JET alum from Okayama (2012-2014), spent her second JET year developing an entirely volunteer-made classroom activity book and video. Oana is currently finishing up a . . .

Run: For Fun and Fitness

Run: For Fun and Fitness

by Hiroshi Fukushima, Kumamoto Running is the easiest form of exercise that improves your ability in various sporting endeavours. It is an activity for everyone, and usually the first port . . .

SIG Spotlight: JET Christian Fellowship

3 August     
JET Christian Fellowship is an organization that seeks to glorify God in Japan. We help Christians get connected with other Christians and with local churches. We have retreats twice a . . . [ Read more ]

SIG Spotlight: Asian Pacific Islander (API) AJET

29 July     
What’s up, JETs! We are API AJET, a special interest group committed to provide peer support to the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community in Japan, as well as to raise local . . . [ Read more ]

SIG Spotlight: ALT Soccer Tournament

28 July     
We are the ALT Soccer Tournament, and since 2001 we have been injuring, entertaining, sunburning, drenching and causing untold laughs for thousands of ALTs the length of the country. Our . . . [ Read more ]

Announcing The First Annual Hiroshima JET Scholarship Fund

14 July     
As English teachers living and working in Japan, we benefit in countless ways from being immersed in a culture other than our own, and now it’s time we give our students . . . [ Read more ]

United Sports Foundation Looking for Group Leader Volunteers

2 July     
The United Sports Foundation is looking for Group Leader Volunteers for its upcoming sports camps in Tokushima (August 19~21), Shiga (September 20~22), Fukushima (November 21~23), and Shizuoka (March 23~25). Applications . . . [ Read more ]

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