Tag Archives: Jet Effect

January 2012 – Interview with Paul Yoo

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.

November 2011 – Interview with Estelle Hebert

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.