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Too Tall for Japan

// By Christina Gunning // Thursday started out like all the other days this week. It’s my first official week of class at the junior high so every lesson centers on, well, me. I have my fancy powerpoint with all the pictures of my family and my hometown. By now, I’ve got my confidence up, … Continue reading

Fighting to Understand Tohoku

// By Jessie Fast // I came to Japan in July 2011, about four months after the East Japan Earthquake. We had been warned that electricity use had been cut in an attempt to compensate for the shortages in the northeast, and the Tokyo nightscape was scattered with patches of darkness where signs hung unlit, the … Continue reading

New photo contest!

Be on the lookout for a new photo theme! It will be announced here and on the Akita JET Facebook group after Christmas vacation! Get your cameras clicking!