July, Volume I
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July, Volume I

Columns Aomori AJET’s Towada Lake Party and BBQ has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 1st! Details here! Events: On hiatus due to Covid-19. While Aomori seems relatively safe compared to the rest of the country, many events for the month are still off. Please stay safe! Fiction Fix: love letter to an old flameThis month … Continue reading

June, Volume II
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June, Volume II

Columns Special Feature: Black Lives MatterElaina provides a long list of links to ways you can get involved and support Black Lives Matter even from Aomori. BALLS: BALLS and BLMVictor focuses on the protests against police brutality that are sweeping the US and the globe. Media Bug: Fishing, Aliens, and Social AnxietyPokere reviews a colorful … Continue reading

June, Volume I
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June, Volume I

Columns Thanks to Elaina Olmo for her work editing this issue. Events: On hiatusAs many cancellations due to Covid-19 are still in effect, the Events column will continue its hiatus. Cafe’d Away: Episode 6: A FlashbackDoes social distancing have you thinking about all the cafes you used to visit? Zee reminisces about their favorite cafe … Continue reading

May, Volume II
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May, Volume II

Retiring Writer: Yoshika Wason Today is marked by Yoshika Wason’s last article for Good Morning Aomori. Yoshika has written about teaching techniques and provided lesson plans for the site since October 2018. You can find all of her articles to date here in the archives. Thank you for all of your hard work Yoshika! I’m … Continue reading

May, Volume I
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May, Volume I

Columns EventsDue to widespread cancellations and government advisories to refrain from inessential excursions, the Events column is on hiatus. Here is a link to the WHO website on advice to the public.  Fiction Fix: The Diena KingA photographer treks into sacred woods in order to photograph their master in this short story from Kahlan Dunn. … Continue reading

April, Volume II
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April, Volume II

New Column Asthrea Camilon, a fourth-year JET living in Hirosaki City, has launched her new column, Negative Space! Negative Space is an introduction — or perhaps a refresher — on fundamental art concepts you can use to make stylish life design choices. You can see some of her artwork here. Her first article, Some Space … Continue reading

April, Volume I
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April, Volume I

New Column A new column by Kahlan Dunn, a second-year JET placed in Aomori City, begins today! In Fiction Fix Kahlan will share writing each month, including her poetry, fantasy, romance, and general fiction. Read her first piece, Extraordinary, right now! New Events Writer Our Events writer, Rouel Nepomuceno, will be leaving the JET Program … Continue reading

March, Volume II
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March, Volume II

Columns BALLS: Purchasing PanicVictor takes a closer look at misconceptions surrounding the current “shortages” of toilet paper in Aomori due to Covid-19 fears. Brief Interviews With Hideous JETs: Yoshika Wason ReflectsLanie covers a wide range of topics with Yoshika, a writer of lesson plans, poetry, and articles. From the One Man Station: Sanriku Coast: 9 … Continue reading

March Volume I
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March Volume I

New Series Today marks the first entry in Penny Pincher, a series about handling money while living in Aomori by an anonymous JET, who will also be referred to as “The Penny Pincher” or simply “PP.” Join PP periodically for their thoughts and tips on managing 万. Columns Events: March 2020Rouel lists the snow events … Continue reading

February, Volume I
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February, Volume I

New Column We’re opening the new year with another brand new column, What Would Anthony Bourdain Do? by Jane Yandel. Anthony Bourdain is an inspirational figure for Jane, someone whose work and principles have informed her life for over six years, ultimately leading her here, to Aomori. Join her as she explores the significance of … Continue reading

December Volume I
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December Volume I

New Column Katerina Kuzel, a first-year in Hirosaki city, begins her new column today! In Obakepedia, Katerina will relate strange tales and ghost stories from Japanese folklore, profiling the many creatures that appear therein. Read her first article on the mysterious Yuki Onna (雪女) now! Columns Events: December 2019Rouel supplies us with a slew of … Continue reading

November Volume II
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November Volume II

New Column Today, Kas Hamilton, a first-year ALT based in Sannohe, launches her new column: Tales From the Desk(warmer)! Each month Kas will share a short horror story cooked up during dark hours of desk-warming. Her first story is available now: Wanna Check It Out? Columns Brief Interviews With Hideous JETs: From Lanie, With Love“This … Continue reading

November Volume I
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November Volume I

Columns Events: November 2019Rouel brings us details for the end of fall foliage and festivals, plus everything from an organized “lake-walk” to barehanded salmon-catching. Cafe’d Away: Treasure Your UniquenessZee visits a homey restaurant with her JTE and receives a refreshing compliment. Every Situation is Similar: The LittleA spooky short story about a former ALT and … Continue reading

October Volume I
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October Volume I

Column Debut: Cafe’d Away Today marks the publication of Zee Ncube’s first article in her new column, Cafe’d Away, in which she will relate anecdotes of her time spent in cafes and elsewhere. See her column in Volume I each month, starting with Tully’s Coffee right now! Return of Already Eddy Our anonymous contributor, Already … Continue reading

September Volume II
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September Volume II

Columns Special Feature: Volunteer Opportunity! Aomori Cultural Exchange (ACE) Scholarship AnnouncementACES is a scholarship created by JETs in Aomori in order to fund study-abroad opportunities for junior and senior high students in Aomori. Get the details on how to apply, how to help out, and how the members of the committee have changed with the … Continue reading