Natural Disasters Abroad

When tsunamis caused by a powerful earthquake caused serious damage to south and southeast Asia in December 2004, many JETs were spending their winter vacations abroad. More than a few were actually in Thailand, Indonesia, and other countries that were seriously affected by the calamity. When a disaster like this happens, your friends and family […]

Trains: Lines, Times, and Fares

With numerous different train companies in Japan, hundreds of train lines and heaps of people all trying to cram on the same train, public transit can be a little overwhelming at times. The following information should hopefully help make traveling on trains a little easier. There are three major train lines for travel in the […]