Four Ex-Students Want to Keep JET – Yet we need to hear from more!

A few months ago, an article about the debate on the benefits of the JET Programme caught my eye. On July 27, 2010, The Japan Times published an article as part of the response to the JET Programme being called out as part of the massive budget review.  In this article, four students speak about … Continue reading

JET Update – JET Programme Safe… for Now!

It seems that for now, the JET Programme is safe, but the dialogue about JET and the benefits (or lack thereof) of JET continue.  If you are familiar with the JET Programme, you know that there are two main goals to the JET program.  The first is exchange; the program has a strong focus on … Continue reading

JET Programme Update – Still on Chopping Block

This is just a brief update on the status of the JET Programme in light of the recent Japanese evaluation of governmental waste in spending.  The current JET issue has recently come to the attention to many international news outlets and the JET alumni community has been taking steps to get the word out and … Continue reading

The JET Programme is in Trouble

It appears that the JET Programme is in trouble. The JET Programme, which took me to Japan for 3 years (2 on JET, and one year working for the Compulsory Education Division of the Board of Education in Gunma), is a valuable program that gives Japan vital exposure to international people from a large number … Continue reading

2008年4月2日: Japan News Update

Mutangfrog Travelblog finds report that 40% of Japan blogs are spam. Check out the pervert daikon in Shizuoka. Japan activist, Debito Arudou, writes about how forums promoting how Japanese and foreigners can live together are often not producing much success. The Japanese love eels. But what to do about the possible”eel crisis“? This review of … Continue reading