JET Alumni Highlights
Listen to Bruce Feiler (Tottori-ken, 1989-90) TED Talk on “How to Master a Life Transition“. Bruce is author of Learning to Bow, The Council of Dads, and several other books.
Listen to the latest episode Daniel Morales’ (Fukushima, 2005-2008) podcast How to Japanese as he talks with Mike Grant about “Learning by Ear, Craft Brewing in Japan“. Mike Grant is the co-founder of Devil Craft brewing and has been operating in Tokyo for 10 years as of this year. Devil Craft has four locations in the Tokyo area. See Craft Beer Professional’s interview with Mike here.
Ushiku, directed by Ian Thomas Ash, (Tochigi, 2000-2003) is a documentary on detainees at the infamous Ushiku immigration centre seeking asylum in Japan. Ushiku will be screening in the Electric Shadows Asian Film Festival in Antwerp, Belgium on September 5. The film was recently named one of Asian Film Festivals‘ eight films you shouldn’t miss. Ushiku can also be screened On Demand in the US from August 30-September 9 in the I Will Tell International Film Festival and in Korea from September 9-16 in DMZ 국제다큐멘터리영화제 DMZ International Documentary Film Festival.
Listen to this podcast by the Japan Society Boston featuring JET alum George Rose (Fukushima, 1989-1991) share how he went From JET to the New York Yankees.
Treat yourself to a glass of sake with these beautifully handcrafted cups by Laurel Lukaszewski (Kagoshima, 1990-1992). Each cup is decorated with intricate Japanese-inspired patterns that imitate rhythmic sounds in nature. Limited availability. Purchase here.
Laurel Lukaszewski / @laurellukaszewski is an artist based in Washington, DC, who creates ceramic installations and sculptures inspired by her study of Japan over the past three decades.
Laurel is the Secretary on the USJETAA Board of Directors and former Executive Director.
Micheal McVey (Saga-ken, 1991-1992) holds a Doctorate in Education, works at Eastern Michigan University, and was a JET in Saga-ken during the 90’s. Learn how JET has influenced the course of his career, from published work with international scholars, to book reviews, to work in global strategy development.