The YOKA, Spring Edition
is HERE!  This YOKA includes:
          • Prose: Personal Musing on the Value of Experience by Aria Coveney
          • Photo: Takahashi Inari Shrine at Hatsuuma Festival by Hiroshi Fukushima
          • Full Bloom: Night and Day by Adele Jackson-Gibson
          • Photo: Sunset over the Cherry Blossom Trees at Tachioka Lake in Uto City by Inandi Roux
          • Photo: I Identify With by Zachary Johnson
          • Poem: Are humans not after all, just hope and desire made into flesh? by Aria Coveney
This YOKA was designed by Zachary Johnson.

 
Online JET Programme Publications

ALT Handbook, 2013 update
ALT Handbook (pdf)
"The British Council has engaged in an across-the-board collaboration with Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) to create and provide content for a new edition of MEXT's Team Teaching Handbook" Source: British Council (http://www.britishcouncil.jp/en/programmes/english-education/alt-handbook)

The After JET Guide
This JET Programme publication, passed out at the Leaver's Conference is available here (pdf).
 

                      Cows in Aso
The 2014 Guide for Non-reappointing JETS
aka "Leaver's Packet"
 
Is finally here!  This handy packet includes information for non-reappointing JETs on such fascinating topics as sending your stuff home, return airfare, visas, pension refunds, selling your car, saying goodbye, employment post-JET, and more.  
 
Please take the time to read through this packet sooner rather than later.  We recommend that you start planning now on how to do everything so you have time to spare at the end. Your last months on JET will fly by, and you don't want the last several weeks of your time on JET to be bogged down by paperwork or other details that can take away from other important things, such as saying goodbye to friends and colleagues.  
 
We have uploaded the information packet as a pdf and powerpoint.  Take your pick:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reminders....
・Applications for grants from CLAIR to get TEFL certified are due May 2.  For more information click here.  

・If you have been to a good English-speaking doctor, please email the PAs about it.

Important upcoming dates:
・July 4 (Friday) - Meeting for Non-Reappointing JETs at Suizenji Kaikan in Kumamoto City.  Information will be sent to you through your tantosha.  There will also be a farewell party in the evening following the meeting.  More information will be sent out in the following months.

・August 13-15 (Wed-Fri) - Kumamoto Orientation for new JETs at the International Center in Kumamoto City.

・December 4-5 (Thur-Fri) - 2014 Skills Development Conference at the Terrsa Hotel in Kumamoto City.

 
KumAJET
Upcoming Events:

Jiaien Volunteer Day
May (exact date TBD)
@Jiaien Children's Home

Talent Show
June 28, 7pm
Good Time Charlie's

kumajet@ajet.net
 
 
Area Guide

 

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