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  • Message from the Japanese Ambassador to the UK Message from the Japanese Ambassador to the UK

    Message from the Japanese Ambassador to the UK

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    8th September 2017

    As the world gets ever smaller, effective communication across international borders is increasingly important.  Former JET Programme participants, having acquired a deep level of cultural sensitivity and understanding, are ideally placed to play a positive role in this regard.  The JET Alumni community therefore functions as an indispensable bridge between the UK and Japan, and JETAA provide [...]

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  • JETAA North West: Woodblocks and Wine JETAA North West: Woodblocks and Wine

    JETAA North West: Woodblocks and Wine

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    17th January 2018

    JETAA NW Chair's Message Happy New Year from JETAA North West! We hope you had a very happy Christmas and 2017 ended with a fun celebration. We warmly welcomed back some JETs to the North West in the autumn months of last year and have been very happy to see them interested in joining our events since. We also collaborated with the University of Liverpool Japanese Socie [...]

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  • The UK's first sake brewery The UK's first sake brewery

    The UK's first sake brewery

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    17th January 2018

    Peckham, London might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of sake. But in 2017 it became ground zero of a budding ‘sake revolution’ when Tom and Lucy Wilson started Kanpai, the UK’s first brewery of Japan’s national drink.  Kanpai’s backstory is endearing. The couple first fell in love with sake – which contrary to misconception is little stronger tha [...]

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  • Umame: restaurant review Umame: restaurant review

    Umame: restaurant review

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    17th January 2018

    Restaurants in the UK can play pretty fast and loose with Japanese culinary terms – I’ve lost count of the number of ways I’ve seen yakitori spelt. So as I walked into ‘Pan-Asian Kitchen and Bar’ Umame (umami is a Japanese word for savouriness), I felt ready for surprises. Umame opened in Kingston, south west London, in October 2017 and locally, anyway, has b [...]

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  • JET Spotlight: Jenni Edwards JET Spotlight: Jenni Edwards

    JET Spotlight: Jenni Edwards

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    17th January 2018

    Jenni Edwards took two years out of a high-flying career in PR to participate in the JET Programme. She worked as an ALT in Nagasaki, as well as keeping busy as Director of Public Relations for AJET and editor of a local magazine.  Back in the UK, she has recently sat JLPT N2 and continues to travel extensively. She told JETLAG about her experience on JET and beyond.  [...]

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  • Second JETAA UK Academic Special Interest Group Second JETAA UK Academic Special Interest Group

    Second JETAA UK Academic Special Interest Group

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    17th January 2018

    JETAA UK held its second Academic Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures at the University of East Anglia in Norwich on Friday 8 December 2017. This event was organised by Dr. Simon Kaner, Director of the Centre for Japanese Studies at UEA and Head of the Centre for Archaeology and Heritage at the Sainsbury Institute, in coll [...]

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