Ohisashiburi Jr. High Schools! August 25th 2011 Another early morning for me, but I'm already getting used to this routine! Today was the day I went to visit 2 of my junior high schools; First Jr. High and Tamagawa Jr. High.
As soon as I walked into the staffroom I could tell this was going to be another busy day. All the teachers were busy so it was a bit hard to get my schedule from them. Essentially, they told me to talk to the Englis ... read more
Asia » Japan » Miyagi » Shiogama In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
I am a JET program Alum who has been given the chance to return to my former city, Shiogama, and surrounding areas, which were damaged by the earthquake and tsunami that occurred March 11, 2011. This blog will follow my week-long trip in Japan as I visit former schools and reconstruction sites.... full info