Dungeons & Dragons Takes Over Aomori
Aomori Spotlight / Brief Interviews With Hideous JETs

Dungeons & Dragons Takes Over Aomori

By Lanie Olmo EXTRA EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! This month we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a special edition of Brief Interviews with Hideous JETs™ where we interview not one, but four hideous participants in Aomori, current and former! The topic of interest for this issue is none … Continue reading

Lauren Bird Likes Psychedelic Violence Crime of Visual Shock
Brief Interviews With Hideous JETs

Lauren Bird Likes Psychedelic Violence Crime of Visual Shock

By Lanie Olmo Also known as “visual kei.” “It was coined by Yoshiki of X Japan.” Lauren Bird, a first year ALT residing in Kazamaura of the Shimokita region, begins. “They’re kind of the very first band in Japan to really go with that term. They started in the 80s. Visual Kei is kind of … Continue reading

Clarissa Combe Makes Random Life Decisions On A Train Across Yamagata Prefecture
Brief Interviews With Hideous JETs

Clarissa Combe Makes Random Life Decisions On A Train Across Yamagata Prefecture

By Lanie Olmo This column has come full circle through all six regions of Aomori Prefecture. Now that we are back in East Tsugaru, I thought it’d be refreshing and long overdue to widen the demographic of JETs featured. That is why I asked Clarissa Combe, a first-year CIR from England, to grace us with … Continue reading

Muniba Mushtaq Finds the Best of Aomori
Aomori Spotlight / Brief Interviews With Hideous JETs

Muniba Mushtaq Finds the Best of Aomori

by Lanie Olmo When applying to the JET Program, we are constantly told not to get our hopes up in regards to our choices in placement. Although the application allows us to list our top three picks of areas or cities we’d like to live in, ultimately participants are placed where there is demand. More … Continue reading