The JET Programme Video Contest

“The JET Programme Video Contest’s aim is to promote the charms and appeal of Japan’s local communities as seen through the eyes of JET participants.  The JET Programme will mark its 30th anniversary in 2016. This video contest is being held as a pre-event to the anniversary celebration.” (The JET Programme Video Contest Page)

Silver Week (Pt 2): Shingu, Wakayama

If you read my very first post, you would know that the road to the closest city where I could do grocery shopping (an hour away) had been blocked off and closed due to a landslide that occurred before my arrival in Totsukawa. Before we left on our mini vacation to Osaka, my JTE from the…

Silver Week (Pt.1): Namba and Tennoji (Picture Heavy!!)

What is Silver Week you ask? Good question, because I had no idea what it was either. All I knew was that it meant “holiday!!!” for me and the other teachers and staff in school. So I googled it and learned quite a bit of interesting information about the Japanese holiday system, especially in regards…