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    Message from the Japanese Ambassador to the UK

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    8th September 2017

    As the world gets ever smaller, effective communication across international borders is increasingly important.  Former JET Programme participants, having acquired a deep level of cultural sensitivity and understanding, are ideally placed to play a positive role in this regard.  The JET Alumni community therefore functions as an indispensable bridge between the UK and Japan, and JETAA provide [...]

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  • JETAA London: World Cup – Samurai Sunday! JETAA London: World Cup – Samurai Sunday!

    JETAA London: World Cup – Samurai Sunday!

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    19th July 2018

    On a scorching Sunday 24 June JETAA London met at Katzenjammers Bierkeller near London Bridge for a thrilling fun-filled afternoon of football. There were two second group matches: England v Panama and Japan v Senegal. Both teams could seal their progress into the knockout stage with wins, so all was to play for. A rowdy atmosphere with well-mannered football chants created an [...]

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  • The JET with his own TV show The JET with his own TV show

    The JET with his own TV show

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    12th July 2018

    A former JET broke major ground last year when he became the first non-Japanese person to have his own sitcom on NHK.  BJ Fox – a comedy alias – is the star of Home Sweet Tokyo. The show focuses on the lives of the British Bryan Jenkins (played by Fox), his Japanese wife Itsuki and their daughter Alice after the family move to Tokyo when Itsuki’s mother passes away. Br [...]

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  • Dojima: the first Japanese-owned sake brewery in the UK Dojima: the first Japanese-owned sake brewery in the UK

    Dojima: the first Japanese-owned sake brewery in the UK

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    12th July 2018

    The first Japanese-owned sake brewery in the UK is on the cusp of opening. Dojima’s purpose-built facility on the grounds of the Fordham Abbey estate in Cambridgeshire promises to be a 'taste of Japan in the heart of the English countryside'. It’s been nearly 200 years in the making. The Hashimoto family behind Dojima first started brewing sake at Kotobuki Shuzo in Tonda, Osaka pref [...]

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  • Europe's largest Japanese food hall opens Europe's largest Japanese food hall opens

    Europe's largest Japanese food hall opens

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    12th July 2018

    Europe’s largest Japanese food hall has just opened in Westfield London. Ichiba combines an array of food stations with retail space for Japanese culinary staples, sweets and treats, kitchenware and ceramics, sake, books and beauty products. All in all, 3000 Japanese products are reportedly on sale! Diners can choose between a noodle bar, sushi and a yakitori counter as well a [...]

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  • Harajuku Kitchen, Edinburgh: review Harajuku Kitchen, Edinburgh: review

    Harajuku Kitchen, Edinburgh: review

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    8th July 2018

    Submitted by a former JET: Hokkaido 2007-2009 The pitch: Award-winning, high quality Japanese food Review: I’ve actually visited this place a number of times over the years and have been constantly impressed with the high quality food offered. The menu does get refreshed every now and then and specials are on offer. The décor of the place is [...]

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