JET Alumni Highlights – November 2021
Van Milton on Tourism in Kyoto
Get to Know Megan Doi (Yamanashi-ken, 2013-2017) of Great Lakes JETAA
Megan has a Master’s in International Education Management and is currently working at the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit. She is originally from California and was placed in Yamanashi as a high school ALT while on JET. Click here to learn about her family heritage trip, the hobbies she took up in Japan, and career advice.
Unpacking LinkedIn: Helping Students Grasp That Professional Success Takes Time
In this article by Alexis Tai, M.S. and Ned Khatrichettri, M.A. (Kobe, 2005-2010) they discuss what students need to know about LinkedIn and how to use it effectively. Read here.
Get to Know Kily Buta (Shiga-ken, 2017-2021) of Great Lakes JETAA
Kily has a Master’s of Public Health and recently returned from her time on JET, where she taught in a super science high school. Click here to hear her memories of festivals and the capstone project she completed in Japan.
JETwit Movers and Shakers Initiative Latest
- Mario Joseph Depeine (Hyogo, 2006-2008) is a Cicerone (beer sommelier) @pairmemaybe. Learn more about what he does on JETwit.
Yokai: The Hauntings of Japan ft. Hiroko Yoda & Matt AltDoug Tassin (Fukushima, 2007-2010) has a new Krewe of Japan Podcast.
In this spooky Halloween themed episode, the Krewe takes a journey into the supernatural and discusses the world of Yokai. On the journey, the Krewe are joined by authors Hiroko Yoda & Matt Alt, authors of the book “Yokai Attack: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide”. From the origins and its development through the years, to questions like “is cookie monster a Yokai?!” and important locations for Yokai pilgrimages in Japan, nothing is off the table in this episode. Happy Halloween!
The Krewe of Japan Podcast is a weekly episodic podcast sponsored by the Japan Society of New Orleans. Check them out every Friday afternoon around noon CT on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, and Stitcher.
よっぱれ英会話 English Nomikai Podcast
In this eikaiwa podcast targeted to Japanese English-learners, Emmalee Manes (Toyama-ken, 2016-19) talks to fellow JET alumni, current JETs, and Japanese English teachers and friends about cultural differences between Japan and their home countries (all while sharing some drinks!)
Emmalee and Domhnall talk about their various hobbies, the ways that hobbies give them energy, and the differences in hobby culture between the U.S., Ireland, and Japan.
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