JET30 Reunion: Enduring Connections

A few weeks ago I walked into the lobby of the Omni Shoreham hotel, a luxury hotel located nestled just off of Connecticut Ave NW in Woodley Park. I was there to attend the JET30 Reunion, a celebration of the JET Program’s 30th year. JET stands for Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, a Japanese governmental program … Continue reading

Japan Culture Day and Miami Reggae Festival for Japan Relief

The Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ) and FIU Asian Studies Department are planning a Japan Culture Day to raise money for the Japan relief effort on April 30th, which is this Saturday. Admission is $10 for a series of games, workshops, and entertainment. There will also be Japanese foods and goods such as … Continue reading