JET Application for CIRs 国際交流員

So. The application for the 2018 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is now open. It seems only yesterday that I stepped into Japan myself. Actually, I have only been in Japan for a month and a half. Yet in this short period of time, so many things happened. I have been blessed that my position as a Coordinator for International Relations is exactly what has been promised to me. I get to do translations, interpretations and help out with events. A little sad that I don’t have a time slot on the radio though 😛

The time has come now and ALT / CIR / SEA hopefuls are starting to piece together their applications and doing their best to polish up their SOPs (statement of purpose).

If anyone needs help with their SOP or advice about anything related, leave a comment on this post and I’ll get in touch with you 🙂



First Business Trip

Today is my very first 出張 (business trip), and I am extremely 緊張 (nervous).
Boarded the plane and flew down to Tokyo – then boarded the bus to Chiba.
We were having a meeting with a passenger cruise captain, to discuss the fender issues at my prefecture’s port. I am tasked with the role of an interpreter.

We exchanged name cards and got down to business. Both parties had → Read more