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JET Program

  • Japan JET Program Travel

    Scaling Mt. Fuji with Ease

    As a sacred site, a source of inspiration, and the symbol of Japan, Mt. Fuji has welcomed over 300,000 visitors per year and was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although it’s common…

    February 26, 2018
  • Japan JET Program Travel

    Okinawa Bucketlist

    This is a quick, no b.s. list of places and events throughout Okinawa, Japan that you’ll want to see and attend — especially if you are a military spouse or are looking for stuff to…

    February 26, 2018
  • Inspirational Personal

    A Tiger’s Tale

    The other day, I told my coworker a story that broke his heart: On a random weekend in high school, I was on date at Jungle Island with my (then) boyfriend. As their final animal…

    October 5, 2016
  • Japan Travel

    Your Guide to Mastering Tokyo Like a Boss

    Since my friends are jet setting to the Far East, I’ve been frequently contacted for travel advice on Tokyo. It’s the usual: what to eat, where to go, what to do, and what to expect. Years ago, I…

    August 3, 2016
  • Japan Travel

    Ignorance or Racism: Blackness and Black Imagery in Japan

    Many moons ago, a participant of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program in Okinawa (OkiJET) posted a series of YouTube videos explaining racism in Japan. He addressed the issues concerning Okinawa-Japanese residents, Burakumin (those at the bottom of…

    January 10, 2016