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It's a scientific fact that most JET teachers spend at least 50% of
the day sitting around waiting for something to happen. Rather than
twiddle his thumbs, Lars Martinson started writing a comic... but it's
taken a bit longer than expected to finish. Four years after
completing the JET Programme, Martinson has finally released the
second volume of Tonoharu, the manga tales of a confidence-deficient
English teacher living in the Fukuoka countryside.
Nishinari, Osaka is home to yakuza, approximately 25,000 day-laborers
and Japan's highest concentration of homeless people. Nearby Tobita
boasts the city's oldest red-light district, while kitschy Shinsekai
is reminiscent of some of the more run-down parts of Coney Island. But
thanks largely to the internet, this post-apocalyptic neighborhood has
begun to attract a new sort of clientele–backpackers. Travelers from
the US, Europe and Asia now flock to Nishinari for the convenient
location and dirt-cheap accommodation offered at a variety of
|Mikan-peeling, Japan's new sport
Not exactly, but Hokkaido-based artist Yoshihiro Okada hopes to raise interest in the fruit with his new book Atarashii Mikan no Mukikata, or "New Ways of Peeling a Mikan." The book showcases different orange-peeling patterns including frogs, reindeer, bears, dragons and even the Loch Ness Monster. Each shape is ranked by difficulty–from the perspective of a fictional elementary-schooler named "Mukio."
If you have been considering setting up your own company, find out what it takes to make it successful.
Terrie Lloyd, founder of over 13 start-up companies in Japan, will be giving an English-language seminar and Q & A on starting up a company in Japan.
This is an ideal opportunity to find out what is involved, and to ask specific questions that are not normally answered in business books.
All materials are in English and are Japan-focused.