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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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  • Home Sweet Tokyo season 2 airs Home Sweet Tokyo season 2 airs

    Home Sweet Tokyo season 2 airs

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    13th January 2019

    Home Sweet Tokyo, NHK's first comedy led by a foreign writer, has aired for its second season. The show was created by former JET BJ Fox, who was interviewed by JETAA UK about his experiences and inspirations last year.  Another run of four episodes, shown throughout December in Japan on N [...]

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  • E-kagen Sushi & Noodle Café, Brighton: review E-kagen Sushi & Noodle Café, Brighton: review

    E-kagen Sushi & Noodle Café, Brighton: review

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    13th January 2019

    The pitch: Japanese comfort food in an authentic no-frills café setting. Review: E-Kagen is a great-value, no-frills café set above an Asian supermarket in the centre of Brighton. Don’t expect high-end, delicately flavoured works of art here: E-Kagen gives you a big, robust punch of flavour and you even have to collect your own chopsticks. Those wh [...]

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  • JET Spotlight: Stuart Drinkwater JET Spotlight: Stuart Drinkwater

    JET Spotlight: Stuart Drinkwater

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    12th January 2019

    Having fallen into studying Japanese himself as a teenager Stuart Drinkwater, a Senior Associate at PwC, now helps run the Birmingham Japanese Conversation Exchange (BJCE) group.  JETLAG talked to him about his experiences on JET and how working for PwC facilitated a return to Japan as a salaryman, and YouTube fame! [...]

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  • Calling Hiroshima ALTs – Cities of Peace project Calling Hiroshima ALTs – Cities of Peace project

    Calling Hiroshima ALTs – Cities of Peace project

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    12th January 2019

    Photo credit: ©Clive Barda photography Calling former Hiroshima JETs – help needed with a UK-Japan Season of Culture project: Five Primary Schools in Coventry, UK are seeking a partnership with five schools in Hiroshima city, Japan to support our Cities of Peace project which was launched in September this year. As part of the UK-Japan Season of Culture from September 2019-2 [...]

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  • JLPT Bootcamp – Edinburgh 2018 JLPT Bootcamp – Edinburgh 2018

    JLPT Bootcamp – Edinburgh 2018

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    2nd January 2019

    Overview Nihongo Scotland is a JETAA Scotland member-organized Japanese language group which has been operating since the summer of 2014. The group began as a small weekly study group for ex-JETs and has since grown to welcome students of Japanese from the wider community.  Nihongo Scotland has, to date, performed a play in Japanese at an event hosted by the Co [...]

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