Read about Matthew Cook about his beginnings as an ALT in Osaka before becoming the 2012 AJET Chair.
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Benjamin Martin is a 4th year ALT in Kumejima-cho, Okinawa. During his free time, he writes plays about Western and Japanese culture. Read about his experiences in Japan and check out his blog ‘More Things Japanese’ here
Paul Yoo is a third year JET living in Yurihonjo, Akita. He laughingly calls himself ‘the 田舎 BABY’. He is the co-founder and director of volunteerAKITA, a grassroots charity organization that Akita JETs started up in response to the March 11th disaster in Tohoku. Read about his experiences here.
Estelle Hebert is a second year JET in Hiroshima City who recently visited Miyagi Prefecture as a tsunami-relief volunteer. Here, she stumbled upon Fukanoshi, a small, fishing village where locals were struggling to make a living after the natural disaster. Read about her experiences making a documentary to raise awareness and support the local fisherman.