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 . . .

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 ]

Global Education Conference Opportunity for JETs

5 June     
The UK-Japan Forum on International Perspectives in Education is a series of conferences focusing on facilitating idea exchange between Japanese and British t eachers, encouraging a global outlook in the classroom, . . . [ Read more ]

Inaugural AJET Chair wins Goodwill Ambassador Award

26 May       Community
National AJET was honored to be able to present Dr. Charles Browne with this year’s AJET Goodwill Ambassador Award! We salute his contributions in the JET Programme and continued efforts . . . [ Read more ]

Join the Connect team!

25 May       AJET Connect Magazine
If you’ve ever looked at Connect and thought “That sure looks like a fun challenge, I’d really like to try working with a magazine,” you’re in luck! Applications to join . . . [ Read more ]

JET Up Fuji-san Fundraiser

18 May       Volunteering and Charity
Sign up to join AJET’s two-day fundraising event, JET Up Fuji-San! Take in the sounds and smells of a summery weekend in Tokyo to benefit the Tohoku Orphans’ Project, an . . . [ Read more ]

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