Tag Archives: JET Programme

Eternally (Cool) Japan

A stack of unopened textbooks sit besides me, willing me to open them. They go unnoticed as I play with the teabag dangling from my rapidly cooling cup of green tea mixed with Australian honey, and dash of freshly squeezed lemon at … Continue reading

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Leaving on a JET plane (JET飛行機で旅立つ)

There are many appropriate ironies in me listening to John Denver’s “Leaving on a Jet Plane“. In less than six short months I will reluctantly be saying a sad farewell to Toyama, my home for more than four years. On … Continue reading

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Four Years Later

My first night in Japan, I stepped out of the grandiose Keio Plaza, walked the streets of Shinjuku, devouring everything around me with child-like innocence. And then I saw it!…a devastatingly beautiful Japanese woman, with an unpretentious air of sophistication … Continue reading

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