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JET Blogs

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.

Disclaimer: AJET neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy and reliability of any information provided in the blogs below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the listing of a blog, 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!
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.
Leenard Benologa

Leenard Benologa


ALT in Nara Prefecture

I was born in the Philippines and emigrated to the United States when I was 3 years old. Japan has always been on my list of places to travel to and now that I'm here, I do my best to experience as much of it as I can. Between work and my travels, I try to maintain this blog as much as I can, but it can be challenging at times. None-the-less, I try to blog about my experiences, various sites, scenes, the culture (and culture shock), and (not as frequently as I'd like to) the gay community in Japan.

At any rate, if my blog sounds interesting or strikes a chord with you, please feel free to check it out!
Suzanne Bhagan

Suzanne Bhagan


ALT in Tottori Prefecture

Follow this "hot foot trini" Caribbean gal as she navigates life, teaching and culture shock in the inaka.
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 :)
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.
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.
Emerson Easley

Emerson Easley


ALT in Saga Prefecture

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

Samuel Inman



This blog features photographs taken by Sam in Japan, articles about his experiences, an educational series about the Hokkaido dialect of Japanese and English translations of interesting Japanese news.
Maia Martucci

Maia Martucci



Maia is an American ALT living next to one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations. In her blog, she documents her adventures in teaching, surviving in Japan with limited Japanese and cooking.
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!
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!
Vi Phan

Vi Phan



Vi is an American ALT living in the countryside of Yamagata. Here, you'll find snippets of her life in Japan as an English teacher, along with some travel stories and personal episodes. Come venture with me!
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.
Jessica Rosa

Jessica Rosa


ALT in Miyagi Prefecture

A Latina who managed to become a US citizen 30 days before the JET program deadline. I didn’t get in the first time but second times the charm! This is my blog chronicling my life as a JET in Miyagi prefecture.
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.
Andrew Scherffius

Andrew Scherffius



Hi everyone. My name is Andrew Scherffius. As a Kobe ALT in the Kansai region, my JET experience will include a lot of bonsai shows, Japanese literature, and outdoor sports. Read my wishlist, comment with suggestions, and enjoy!
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.
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. 
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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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.