Announcing the 2014-2015 Connect magazine team

 AJET Connect Magazine

Connect magazine is happy to announce its new team for the year. These men and women will be working hard to bring you useful, interesting content to help connect you to Japan and the community no matter where you are.

First off, our heartfelt thanks to everyone who took the time to reply and respond to the call for a new Connect team. It’s great to know how many of you want to be involved, and hearing all of your ideas and feedback was truly inspiring. This year, we received over 50 applications for 10 positions (20 of which were for Travel). Please know that, even if you were not selected to serve on the main Connect team this year, we appreciated and read everything you wrote, and hope that you will continue to support and contribute to Connect magazine throughout the year (and apply next year as well)!

Now, let us introduce the team that will be working to produce quality issues of Connect every month this year. You’ll notice a new structure of 4 main sections with small teams of editors working together. We hope that this will streamline Connect and raise the bar even higher on the content we bring you.


Erika Klein — News Editor
Lacey Lee — Events Editor


Verity Townsend — Culture Editor
Colin O’Neill — Entertainment Editor
Tom Legge — Travel Editor
Simon Griffin — Travel Editor


Nick Powers — Food Editor
Hiroshi Fukushima — Sports Editor
Erica Grainger — Fashion Editor


Nathan Berne — Volunteering Editor
Vicki Clark — Public Relations (community & social media)
Michelle Castro — Public Relations (AJET & JETAA liaison)


Patrick Finn — Head Designer
Sterling Diesel — Assistant Designer
Hannah Killoh — Assistant Designer
Ola Weber — Copy Editor

Please join us in congratulating them all and wishing them well on what’s set to be a busy, busy year. We all hope that you, the community, will continue to send in your stories, tips, reviews, photos, comics, poems, and anything else from you head and heart to share. We’ll see you in July for our special Tokyo Orientation edition.