• Japan
  • JET Programme

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    What is the JET Programme? The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is one of the largest exchange programmes in the world. It invites people from around the world to participate in international exchange work and be involved in foreign language education at Japan’s local government offices, Boards of Education, elementary schools, junior high schools, […]

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  • 5 things to do in Okinawa during Summer

    5 things to do in summer

    Okinawa’s summer is scorching hot – but who can blame the sun when she beautifies the island with her splendid rays? The blue sky, ocean and pristine sand!  Enjoy your summer in Okinawa by indulging in some of the things on this list!   1. Festivals and everything fabulous that comes with it! Eisa! Fireworks! […]

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  • Survival Guide to Summer Music Festivals in Japan

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    I was lucky to attend many fantastic music festivals in Japan. With some crazy JETs, I flew to Miyako in June 2014 for the famous “Miyako Island Rock Festival”. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the festival featured an impressive line-up of rock bands that included two popular Okinawan bands, かりゆし58 and Mongol800, and various mainland […]

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  • Top 10 things to eat in Okinawa

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    ln 1940, when John Goddard, an American anthropologist, explorer and writer and lecturer, was 15, he made a list of everything he wanted to achieve. His famous bucket list was filled with 127 goals. When he died at the age of 88, he completed most of his goals except for a few such as a trip […]