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Winter 2017 YOKA

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The Winter 2017 YOKA is here! This quarter’s YOKA features the following…
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  • How to Survive Winter in Japan by Zaynab Nakhid
  • A Winter’s Night Tale by Denise Wiley
  • Learning from Six-Year-Olds by Mary Ellen Greenwood
  • JHS: Japanese Horror Story by Jazmin Guerrero
  • Babies on a Plane: How to Deal with the Unknown by Jonny Cornish
  • Kumamoto, Kyushu’s Own Winter Wonderland by Zaynab Nakhid
  • Ode to Natto by Mary Ellen Greenwood
  • Photos by Richie Luu, Laura McGhee, Zaynab Nakhid, Susannah Roberts, Joyce Tan, Denise Wiley

This YOKA was designed by Richie Luu. A slightly more HQ Version (38 MB) of this issue is also available. Submissions are always accepted for future issues of the YOKA. If you want to contribute an article, photo, or creative piece to be part of a future issue, please e-mail your submission to kumamotopa@gmail.com.

Summer 2016 YOKA

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The Summer 2016 YOKA is out! This issue of the YOKA features:

  • Not What I Signed Up For by Julia GreenSummer2016YOKAcover
  • The Key to Communication: An Open Heart by Mana Haleem
  • Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice; Mourn with Those Who Mourn by Sharon Lo
  • Driving Woes: A Haiku by Katelyn DePalmer
  • New ALTs and Ghosts by Liam Nolan
  • The Stranger in Minamata by Zaynab Nakhid
  • Was It Enough? by Mana Haleem
  • A Farewell Message by Roland Carlos
  • Photos by Sue Chetty, Katelyn DePalmer, Jamie Jové-Viniegra, George Leach, Max Levitt-Campbell, Susannah Roberts, Denise Wiley

This YOKA was designed by George Leach. An HQ Version (74MB) of this issue is also available. Submissions are always accepted for future issues of the YOKA. If you want to contribute an article, photo, or creative piece to be part of a future issue, please e-mail your submission to kumamotopa@gmail.com.

Spring 2016 YOKA

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The Spring 2016 YOKA is out! This issue of the YOKA features:

  • A Thank You to Civil Servants by Liam NolanSpring2016YOKAcover
  • 5 Reasons to Love Kumamoto by Denise Wiley
  • Mood Maker by Brendan Amy
  • Explore Kumamoto’s Backyard by Kuma-Gun ALTs
  • Tampopo by Jazmin Guerrero
  • Road Trip to Oita by Denise Wiley
  • Photos by Jemma Gallagher, Jamie Jové-Viniegra, Olivia Lee, Zaynab Nakhid, Joleen Tomlinson

This YOKA was designed by Jemma Gallagher. An HQ Version (77MB) of this issue is also available.

Submissions are always accepted for future issues of the YOKA. If you want to contribute an article, photo, or creative piece to be part of a future issue, please e-mail your submission to kumamotopa@gmail.com.

Winter 2016 YOKA

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The Winter 2016 YOKA is out! This issue of the YOKA features:

  • Failure to Communicate by Liam NolanWinter2016YOKAcover
  • A Little of Ourselves: The Decision to Re-Contract by Sara Birnbaum
  • Japanese Residence and Income Tax by Dokken Nakamone
  • Samui Desu Ne! by Denise Wiley
  • Day Trips from Kumamoto by Olivia Lee
  • Bright Lights in Asagiri by Jamie Jové-Viniegra
  • Present Tense by Jessica Weinstein
  • Photos by Erika Egner, Chris Hester, Jamie Jové-Viniegra, Olivia Lee, Denise Wiley

This YOKA was designed by Denise Wiley.

Submissions are always accepted for future issues of the YOKA. If you want to contribute an article, photo, or creative piece to be part of a future issue, please e-mail your submission to kumamotopa@gmail.com.

Autumn 2015 YOKA

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The Autumn 2015 YOKA is out! This issue of the YOKA features:Autumn2015YOKAcover

  • A Whirlwind of Firsts for a First Year JET by Denise Wiley
  • Culture Shock Treatment by Jessica Weinstein
  • Advice from a 2nd Year JET  by Misato-K
  • Enso and Rituals by Rachel O’Hanlon
  • Photos by Katelyn DePalmer, Olivia Lee, Laura McGhee, Susannah Roberts, Joleen Tomlinson

This YOKA was designed by Rachel O’Hanlon.

Submissions are always accepted for future issues of the YOKA. If you want to contribute an article, photo, or creative piece to be part of a future issue, please e-mail your submission to kumamotopa@gmail.com.

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