March 2015, Vol. 1

The weather can’t seem to decide if it wants to snow more, or let the spring sunshine in.  In the meantime, I hope that everyone has been able to find things to keep themselves busy as we await the coming of spring (and I promise it will come!)

We are still on the lookout for some volunteers for the following positions:

Publishing Manager:  We are looking for someone who will assist the Head Editor in organizing and scheduling the GMA blog.

Aomori Spotlight:  Do you enjoy getting to know your fellow JETs in Aomori?  We are looking for someone to interview JETs and share your findings in Aomori Spotlight.

If you are interested in the positions (or have an idea for a new column) please send an email to Jacqueline Laibinis at

In this issue:

OffRoute:  Amanda shares a way for you to travel back in time where lamps are your main source of light in Aoni Onsen: The Time-Warp Ryokan.

MediaBug:  Jade has gathered the movies that inspired y’all to make the journey to Japan!  Check them out to rejuvenate your love for this country, especially after a long, cold winter in Bring Back That Loving Feeling.

Voracious Vernacular:  Eric helps you understand the subtle differences in a very useful phrase in, Of Course, You Silly Horse!

NomNom Tabemono:  Bianca has just the trick to help you keep warm in this last stretch of winter with Veggie Packed Curries.

Wordslingin’:  Samantha brings us another story written by an anonymous JET in Paper Prompting: Part 2.

Photo Corner:  If you need a little extra warmth to fuel you for the rest of winter, enjoy a video compiled by Essa in Winter Warmth.

Aomori Spotlight:  Chris introduces us to Towada’s resident Auzzie, Simon Davis.


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