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This page lists blogs and YouTube channels by JETs about their experiences of life in Japan. If you are a current JET or JET alumni and wish to list your blog or YouTube channel, please contact us here.

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Yagnya A

Yagnya A.


ALT in Toyama Prefecture

Every Situation is Different and I'm no exception. These are just the dreams and thoughts of a Singaporean Indian Vegetarian Theatre Girl on the JET Programme in Toyama City. Enjoy!
Emily Clanton

Emily Clanton



American JET-alum and creative-type explores ways to create traditional Japanese painting with affordable, sustainable materials made from plant dyes.
Emerson Easley

Emerson Easley


ALT in Saga Prefecture

Please enjoy all four seasons of Japan with me living, traveling, and teaching here in Kyushu!
HAJET

HAJET


Hokkaido AJET Chapter

HAJET is the Hokkaido chapter of AJET and we pride ourselves on being an large-scale, active, welcoming association that promotes international exchange through funding grassroots events, holding our own English camp and having our own volunteer outreach projects. We also bring JETs together from all over the prefecture and country by holding our annual meetings, welcome parties and nomikais, as well as our Snowcation tour for those who would like to visit Hokkaido in the winter for it's Snow Festivals and ski slopes. Please feel free to use our resources and come to any of our events if you're in the area!
Samantha McCalip

Samantha McCalip



I'll give you a rundown of the good times had as a blonde-haired, blue-eyed gal in the Blue Forest. If you're looking for smiles, lessons, or advice...look no further!
The True Japan

Dallen Nakamura


Former JET


I was a 5-year JET who taught in two different prefectures. I started a blog with other JETs a few years ago. We write posts about traveling in Japan, living in Japan, and even how to learn Japanese.
Caleb Perry

Caleb Perry



Photography and videography blog chronicling my adventures in Japan, whether from my year abroad with Kansai Gaidai University before JET or my ALT life in Kudoyama-cho, Wakayama-ken, with occasional throwbacks to my hometown, Louisville, KY, USA. Don’t be a stranger!
Away from Origin

Natasha Taliferro


4th Year ALT in Fukui Prefecture

Away From Origin is a travel and lifestyle blog of an American JET living in Fukui prefecture. Natasha is a ALT living in Fukui prefecture who attempts to experience not only Fukui's traditional culture, but also Fukui's local lifestyle and traditions. Through the blog, Natasha, explores travel, culture, eating and life as an expat abroad. If you are looking for an escape from daily life to enjoy life in Fukui, anecdotes about life as an expat, or even travel guides and tips for places inside and outside of Japan, check out the blog.
RSB

William Tjipto


5th Year JET in Obama City, Fukui Prefecture

My social media is focused around interesting things about Japan, primarily about food, cars, and culture. Quite a bit are of ramen restaurants and automobile-related photos. My website blog is strictly about cars at this time and features my current car projects in Japan.

Read the blog or find William on Instagram | Facebook: @readyseatbelt
Matt Vachon

Matt Vachon


2nd Year in Ushiku, Ibaraki

I'm a writer and photographer, based in Tokyo, Japan — but I'll take any opportunity to travel! When I'm not taking photos, I'm usually out exploring. Nothing beats the feeling of getting lost in a new place.

Find Matt's work at mattvachon.com
Tymofiy Zelenskyy

Tymofiy Zelenskyy



As a child, my parents taught me words in English. Multilingualism is an asset and I’m excited to help students gain the same advantage my parents provided to me. 
Jessica Ziegler

Jessica Ziegler


2nd Year Municipal JET in Hamamatsu city, Shizuoka

My hobby is shooting film photos so my instagram feed usually consists of the film photos taken during my daily life, events and travels in Japan while instagram stories include videos of the same but in real time.

Find Jessica on Instagram

Youtube Channels

Blogs | YouTube channels | Archived Blogs

Jonapan

Jonathan Amanatidis


1st year Municipal ALT JET in Yoshinogari Town, Saga Prefecture

My vlog is mostly about daily life as a small-town ALT, with a slight focus on cooking, eating, and travel! I'm also trying to start segments on Japanese history.

Visit Jonathan's Youtube channel
Experience Fukui

Odélie Bernard-Labelle


1st year CIR JET in Fukui

Hi! My name is Odélie and I'm a first-year JET from Canada. As a CIR in Fukui, I have the enviable job of promoting my home prefecture on social media! Through photographs and videos, I aim to share the many charms of Japan's happiest prefecture.

Visit Odélie's Youtube channel | Facebook | Instagram
Kim Carrero

Kim Carrero


2nd year JET in Echizen City, Fukui

I vlog about pretty much anything interesting that happens during my time in Japan. I have videos specific to life in Fukui, as well as my school life and my apartment life. But I often travel around Japan and make videos about those places as well. I just want to share interesting things to do in Japan and I hope everyone has a chance to experience them.

Visit Kim's Youtube channel
James Cowan

James Cowan


ALT in Oita Prefecture

Mini-documentary projects featuring the lives of individuals who are not necessarily part of the ‘collective’ Japan, but rather the ‘fringe’; however they create beautiful things and are the happiest of all.

Visit James' Youtube channel.
Mike DeLue

Mike DeLue


ALT in Hokkaido Prefecture

Mike DeLue teaches in Higashikagura-cho, Hokkaido. His videos mostly feature off-piste powder and motorcycle ramblings, with a bit of wanderlust-fodder from time to time.

Visit Mike's Youtube channel.
Culture Cafe

Joshua Fulkerson


ALT in Tottori Prefecture since 2013

The Culture Cafe Podcast is a place for people living in Japan to share stories of triumph, adversity, and everything in between! Send us yours and let's talk about it!

Visit our blog or follow us on Soundcloud.
Orrin Heath

Orrin Heath


4th Year ALT in Kyoto Prefecture

What kind of videos do I make? I make videos about Japan, duh! Ok, sorry. I show my local area. Ranging from fireworks to picking mikans and everything in-between. Sometimes I do vlogs but often I don’t. My favorite videos are when I am outside hiking. Thanks and I hope you enjoy DancesWithCranes!
HEC English Camp

HEC English Camp



The Hokkaido English Challenge is a yearly JET-organized oral English examination open to all Hokkaido JHS and HS first years. Top students get to attend the yearly HEC immersion camp! See camp highlights and the latest HEC updates on their youtube channel.
Naomi Jenkins

Naomi Jenkins



A series of Video’s and posts about my life in Japan as a Welsh ALT in Nagasaki. From Learning Japanese to Travel, to Vegetarianism and maybe even a bit of Welsh!
Emily Maitland

Emily Maitland


2nd Year Municipal ALT in Nagasaki Prefecture

Video’s introducing the weird and wacky side of Japan, Weekend Vlogs, Jet Life and Collabs with other YouTubers and JVloggers from all across Japan. You can expect to see a little bit of everything :D
Clare Nicholson

Clare Nicholson


CIR in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka

Hi! I'm Clare, a CIR in Hamamatsu City. I vlog about everything from daily life to travel to advice videos. Check out my channel if you want to know WhatSheepDo!
Thomas Simmons

Thomas Simmons



Fifth-year JET in Kagawa Prefecture. I upload travel videos related to Japan and abroad to help you make the most of your time here. Let's explore!
Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith


ALT in Iwaki, Fukushima

My videos are about my life (and anyone unfortunate enough to hang out with me) in Iwaki, Fukushima. I want to show how amazing life is here in a place which people think is a dead zone for life.
Brandon Yanari

Brandon Yanari


Prefectural SHS ALT in Gifu Prefecture since 2013

Initially a Vlog to keep those back home informed of Brandon's Japan life, this travel-loving Gifu-ian enjoys sharing everyday happenings, places to go, and experiences while on the JET program. #brandonsjetlife
Karen Zhu

Karen Zhu


ALT in Tokyo Prefecture since 2014

A series of videos mainly focused on studying languages (specifically Japanese) by an Asian-American ALT from NYC, living in Tokyo. Topics in education, health and travel are also covered.

Visit Karen's Youtube channel.

Archived Blogs

Blogs | YouTube channels | Archived Blogs

David Berg

David Berg


ALT in Hyogo Prefecture

Though not as frequently updated as other blogs, David writes about his travels in Japan, as well as some of his more interesting cultural encounters.
Allen Bo

Allen Bo



The Jet Coaster blog, podcast and YouTube channels were created by JETs Albo Agunday and Thomas Simmons to share their experiences in the Land of The Rising Sun and to inspire others to do the same. Now it has grown into the up-and-coming platform to share your unique story in Japan and beyond.

Whether you are a traveller, interested in living in Japan, or you already do and are searching for the next step, join a growing community of Japan enthusiasts, adventure-seekers and of course, JETs aboard The Jet Coaster to maximize your experience and have the adventure of a lifetime.
Kelly Butler

Kelly Butler


ALT in Nagasaki Prefecture

Hi guys, a blog which entails my thought process before arriving on JET and the challenges I have faced and overcome so far.. Hope you all enjoy :)
Rachel Davidson

Rachel Davidson


ALT in Hokkaido Prefecture

A picture-filled, bilingual blog by a Canadian ALT in Ishikari, Hokkaido, who loves discovering the sights, food, and cultural quirks of Japan.
Adam Douglas

Adam Douglas


ALT in Oita Prefecture

Being the adventures of a not-so young man whose chief interests are teaching English, writing and Japanese culture.
Thea Felmore

Thea Felmore


ALT in Hiroshima Prefecture

‘A Year in Japan’ covers the experiences and adventures of being on the JET Programme, and more to the point, what it is like to live and teach in the beautiful city of Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken, from a South African perspective.
Penny Fox

Penny Fox


Former ALT in Saga prefecture

Need some travel inspiration? Thinking about what to do post-JET? Join me on my epic road trip around Japan as I tour the country in a camping car. This blog details my adventures and experiences across Japan’s diverse regions and seasons.
Ellen Fraser

Ellen Fraser



Stories of rural life and teaching in northern Japan. Nestled between the sea and an abundance of trees; surrounded by obaa-san.
Kirsty-Lee Garson

Kirsty-Lee Garson



A reflective journey through teaching English and learning Japanese, in a lingual sense and in a cultural sense too. An exchange of words, ideas and ways of seeing the world.
Christina Pretty

Christina Pretty


ALT in Akita Prefecture

Christina is a Canadian ALT living in Akita. When she’s not baking, she’s (usually) enjoying her life and blogging about her adventures in the land of rice fields and mountains.
Rajeev Rahela

Rajeev Rahela


ALT in Gifu Prefecture

Experience life in Nippon-Koku from the inside out, with an outsider on the inside. Let’s go hand-in-hand on a cherry blossomed adventure with this British Indian man, living in Japan.
Gabriela Romeu

Gabriela Romeu



Packing your bags and moving to the other side of the world is not only difficult, but frightening. However, I am a firm believer that life is what you make it. Don’t Touch My Shisa! follows the course of my life as I try to find my niche in Okinawa, an island prefecture lavishly decorated by Shisa.
Jonathan Rummel

Jonathan Rummel



I'm Jon. I live for stories and get in different and dangerous situations just to acquire them. I've traveled all over the world and now searching for stories while I'm living as a JET in Nara prefecture.
Paul Schuble

Paul Schuble



A blog about Japan, spanning life as an ALT in Hyogo to post-JET. Anecdotes, language study, and tidbits of this and that.

Emma Sletteland



I am in a rare and unusual placement being in a Tokyo private school, and I think that my blog, Emma Takes Tokyo, could be helpful for other private school JETs. It focuses on my experiences teaching, traveling, and living in Tokyo.
Angela Southee

Angela Southee


ALT in Saga Prefecture

Blogs cover three years of travel, experiences, and events in Japan while living in Saga Prefecture with a little bit of reflection thrown in occasionally as well. 
Tierra Tank

Tierra Tank



A collection of discoveries, insights, and experiences gained while living and wandering around Japan. You never know what you'll learn and discover in this vast treasure trove of rich culture and natural beauty that I call home. These are my stories.
Mel Tee

​Mel Tee


Former ALT in Aomori Prefecture

Ramblings on food, travel, and life in rural Japan from a former ALT turned permanent resident.
Karen Zhu

Karen Zhu


ALT in Tokyo Prefecture

A blog dedicated to topics in education, health, and travel by an Asian-American ALT from NYC, living in Tokyo.
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