The YOKA Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 YOKA is available now! This quarter’s YOKA features the following…

  • Yakushima by Melissa WrightThe YOKA Winter 2020
  • Eco Park Minamata by Ryn Kaestner
  • 橋上手 by Khair Ali
  • Monitor Tour to Yamato Town by Ruth Madden
  • What I Wish I’d Known Earlier about Kato Kiyomasa by Adam Pool
  • Kikuchi-kun by Steven Swanson
  • A Couple Notes from Junior High School Teachers and Japanese Bamboo Pancake by Kelley Gathright
  • Socks Magic by Catherine Burke
  • Extra Time in Kuma Gun by Raleigh Hooks
  • Sakura Viewing Guide by Chase Sutherland
  • Photos by Tiffany Chin, Josie Dennis, Quinlan Fletcher, Kira-Ann Hayashi, Alicia Lim, Eva Marie Olson, Chase Sutherland, Jenifer Vosper

This YOKA was designed by Kira-Ann Hayashi. An HQ version (213 MB) of this issue is also available.

Not sure what the YOKA is? The YOKA is a quarterly English-language newsletter written and designed by Kumamoto JETs. For more information and past YOKAs, visit this page.

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