10 Things to Know About Being Placed in a Tokyo Private School on the JET Program

One of the most important things to understand about the JET Program is that you don’t get to choose your placement. You can request your top three picks, but ultimately it is up to the program to decide where you will go and which school(s) you will work at. Rural or urban, elementary or high… Read More 10 Things to Know About Being Placed in a Tokyo Private School on the JET Program

Choir Competition and Individuality in Japanese and American Schools

Last week, it was my school’s choir competition. Choir competitions are a big deal at schools in Japan, and almost all schools, public and private, host them annually. The students prepare and practice for months, and on the day of, classes are canceled, parents come to show their support, and the students show off all… Read More Choir Competition and Individuality in Japanese and American Schools