Hello everybody. I hope you are well and life is treating you fine as we head towards the end of the year. Well, today is my last day in Japan. I have been in Kyoto for the last 5 days where I participated in a Kyougi Karuta tournament at the 26th Japan National Cultural Festival. … More Kyoto, Kinkakuji and Combinis!
It has been almost two months since I last blogged! It has been a rather hectic time and the Rugby World Cup (RWC) has been a healthy distraction. What an amazing tournament it was! The next World Cup will be in England in 2015 and then in Japan in 2019! Here’s a few things Auckland … More Rugby World Cup 2011, Nostalgia and Planning for the Future
What a busy last few days! I hope you are all well. I wonder how are our 37 new Auckland JETs are getting on in Japan. If any of you new JETs in Japan are reading this, please get in contact and let us know how you’ve settled in and if there’s anything we can … More Building Community & Cross-cultural Reflections
It’s that time of the year again. 37 odd new JETS who have endured the excruciatingly long “8 month wait” are flying off to Japan tomorrow where they will go to “Tokyo Orientation” and some exciting times ahead in that incredible country that we all love and want to go back to!!! Today was an … More 37 new JETS, $40 of M&Ms, and Rights vs Responsibilities
Greetings to you all. 皆様オークランドJET同窓会会長のラスジンリントンと申します。どうぞよろしくお願いいたします。 My name is Linton Rathgen and I am the current President of the Auckland JET Alumni Association for 2011-2013. I was voted in last February at the AGM and since then have been involved with the JETAA committee in a wide range of activities and events. My first 6 months … More The President’s Blog