A Vegetarian’s Guide to Hyogo

So you’ve just received your placement and your vegetarian belly has called out to you “But what am I gonna eat there?” Don’t worry! This guide will show you typical Japanese dishes you can order, useful vocabulary, and a few restaurant recommendations. Helpful Vocabulary 肉 にく(niku) This is the kanji for meat and all kinds […]

The Hyogo Times: April & May

The Hyogo Times has double the fun this month! Check out the April issue for a review of Kansai’s Cat Cafes, 5 album recommendations, and an exclusive interview with JET alum and author Kevin Lang. The May issue features highlights of the AJET Block 6 Kinosaki Car Rally, what you need to know about the […]

The Hyogo Times: March

Check out the March issue of the Hyogo Times for reviews on Hokkaido’s Yuki Matsuri, four incredible concerts, and travel reviews of Malaysia, Myanmar, and Singapore, the latest installment of The Durants, and more. As always, head over to the Hyogo Times Website for more articles and past issues.

The Hyogo Times: February

Check out the February issue of the Hyogo Times for a preview of the PunkSpring concert line-up, travel reviews of Malaysia and Thailand, the latest installment of The Durants, and more. As always, head over to the Hyogo Times Website for more articles and past issues.

The Hyogo Times: January

Check out the January issue of the Hyogo Times for an interview with Tokyo band DYGL, a review on the Serial podcast, Kobe Luminarie and Ako Gishi-sai photospreads, and more. As always, head over to the Hyogo Times Website for more articles and past issues.

The Hyogo Times: November

Check out the November issue of the Hyogo Times for classroom management and lesson ideas, autumn leaves off the beaten path in Kyoto, music reviews and previews, and more. As always, head over to the Hyogo Times Website for more articles and past issues.

The Hyogo Times: October

Check out the October issue of the Hyogo Times for reviews on live concerts and travel, inside info on Osaka’s Koreatown, the October event calendar, photo spreads, and much more! As always, head over to the Hyogo Times Website for more articles and past issues.

Undercover Boardom

We have another guest post from Chi, a senior high school ALT living in Ikuno. She does something a little sneaky with her boards! Check it out! Chi says… I’ve been doing posters about the school clubs. I basically infiltrate clubs and experience training/activity with them for a few sessions and then interview the students. […]

Exam Boardom

Hi boarders! I’m Erika, another crafting-obsessed ALT. I often have downtime in between lessons and planning, and use it to work on my English board. Here’s what my board usually looks like: I have a few regular features: ☆ Mailbox My school is pretty low level, and many students are too shy to speak with […]

The Pension Refund

During our time on JET, we have been paying into the Japanese pension system. After we leave JET, we are eligible to receive a portion of this money back. There are two payments we are eligible for: the Pension Refund and the Pension Tax Refund. Although we are eligible for these, you will not receive […]