Japan · JET Programme

Dusting off the cobwebs…

Would you believe that I’m still around? It’s been a while, but not a day goes by when something about the JET Programme, or Japan, pops into my mind and I find myself fondly remembering those years spent in that incredible country. And every now and again fleeting thoughts of applying once again cross my…… Continue reading Dusting off the cobwebs…

JET Programme · Random

It’s been a while…

Hi everyone, Just to let you know that I am still around – even though it’s been quite some time since my last post. For aspiring JETs who have come across my blog, have a look at the ‘JET Programme Resource Page’ for all the posts I have covered about the programme – it covers…… Continue reading It’s been a while…

Japan · Life in Japan

Your Quick Guide to Shopping in Japan

There are many electronic, international food and drink, clothing, general day-to-day accessories, and furniture stores in Japan. So much so that it can get all quite overwhelming when you need to buy something in particular but have no clue where to look first. During my time living in Japan as an ALT on the JET…… Continue reading Your Quick Guide to Shopping in Japan

Japan · JET Programme

Incoming JETs: What to Pack and Omiyage

In this first post – out of a two-post series – I will cover the basics of what you should keep in mind when packing for Japan if you’re an incoming JET on the JET Programme. The second post will provide an extensive list of shops, department stores, and online sites where you can buy…… Continue reading Incoming JETs: What to Pack and Omiyage

Japan · JET Programme · Random

Fancy Voting in a Quick Poll?

Update [21/04]: Thanks to everyone who has voted in the poll! I will now start working on new posts in order of the topics that received the most votes. Keep an eye on my blog as I’ll be starting with ideas and suggestions on what incoming JETs should (and should not) pack for Japan! Hi…… Continue reading Fancy Voting in a Quick Poll?

Japan · JET Programme · Life in Japan

JET Programme: Money Matters for Incoming JETs

Not the most riveting of posts, but since a number of shortlisted JETs have been asking about how much money they should take to Japan, or examples of expenses in the first few months, I thought I would write about exactly that! As a short-listed JET (or an upgraded alternate) knowing how much money to…… Continue reading JET Programme: Money Matters for Incoming JETs

Japan · JET Programme

To all 2017 JET Interview Applicants

Interview results for the 2017 JET Programme intake are slowly starting to make their way around the globe. It may be a while before some countries receive those results, but in the meantime, I just want to give my heartfelt congratulations to all those 2017 applicants who have been (or will be) shortlisted! And a…… Continue reading To all 2017 JET Interview Applicants

Japan · JET Programme

JET Programme: Post-Interview Anxiety

After a job interview, feelings like anxiety and uncertainty as to how you did are usually experienced. Normally you don’t have to wait too long before finding out if you’ve got the job. However, in the case of the JET Programme interview results, the waiting period, along with those feelings of apprehension, hang around for…… Continue reading JET Programme: Post-Interview Anxiety

Japan · Life in Japan

Eating Out: Conveyor Belt Sushi

I love sushi. I didn’t realise sushi could taste so good until going to Japan. And boy, do I miss it! There’s just something not quite right when eating sushi back home. Even though it can taste pretty delicious, I still miss the whole experience of eating sushi in Japan, that authentic vibe and well,…… Continue reading Eating Out: Conveyor Belt Sushi

Japan · JET Programme

JET Programme: Application Timeline

The path to teaching English in Japan through the JET Programme is a long one, and sometimes the dates at which certain things happen (like interviews, finding out the results, leaving for Japan, etc.) can become a bit confusing as Japanese embassies around the world operate slightly differently when it comes to the schedule of…… Continue reading JET Programme: Application Timeline