Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Taylor Anderson, a 3rd year ALT in Miyagi prefecture. The loss of a JET community member is a devastating one and she will not be forgotten. She was a valuable member in her community and was dearly loved. With the permission of Taylor’s sister, we are asking JETs and community members to honor Taylor’s memory by sending postcards, letters, or notes to us to be shared on a blog that will be open to everyone. Submissions can be anonymous, but please feel free to share memories, thoughts or wishes about Taylor. Please send postcards or letters to Apt. 111, Haitsu Poronia, Katase 44-28-1, Katsuyama-shi, Fukui-ken, 911-0811.
Taylor’s high school has established the Taylor Anderson ’04 Memorial Gift Fund. All money raised will be given in Taylor’s memory to benefit the relief efforts in Japan, hopefully to help with the rebuilding of the schools in the region where Taylor taught.
Our thoughts and prayers are also with Monty Dickson’s family and friends at this time. Please keep them in your thoughts.
Spring, after months of cold up throughout most of Japan, the pink sight of the cherry blossoms welcome a new season of warmth and adventure. What better way to welcome the warmer weather than with the May issue of Connect? We've got articles galore of new Fashion, Running, Travel guide for your Golden Week, and the latest Releases in Entertainment. But with summer comes the Farewell of Sweet Potatoes and Snow, so read on for our tribute to them. Note: reading our fresh content with a side of murasaki imo ice cream is the best way to enjoy your day.