July, Volume I

The Juniko Lakes in Shirakami Sanchi, southwest Aomori. 📷: Peter Davies


Events: July 2019
Rouel shares events to get us out of the house on the less-rainy days of the season.

The Photo Diary: June 2019
Peter takes a trip down to UNESCO World Heritage Site Shirakami Sanchi.

Wabi-sabi: Avant-garde Calligraphy: Breaking the Boundaries
Maria takes us through the development of avant-garde calligraphy in Japan, examining its principles and philosophy.

Help Wanted

As August approaches, members of the GMA staff are beginning to retire their columns, meaning we need many new staff. All Aomori JETs are welcome!

Most of the content on the site is geared toward Japan-related topics, but you can write on basically any topic you’d like. If you need inspiration, take a look at the “columns” sidebar on the right side of this page and browse for a bit. You could even resurrect or reinvent a discontinued column. A brand new topic is equally welcome!

Most writers have a column in either Volume I (published on the 1st) or Volume II (published on the 15th), writing one article each month. There is no required word count or length. This is the usual format, but we can also set up a one-time article if you prefer.

If you’re interested, please send an email to and include your year on JET, placement town or city, and the idea for your column or article. The idea can be as vague or as detailed as you like.

We’re also interested in giving JETs a platform for content other than writing, so please reach out if you have anything you want to share on the blog!

Josh Dolphin
Head Editor

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