近海る (Kin Kairu)

JET, Japan, Journalism and other J words

Archive for the month “October, 2013”

The Judo Club

I had mentioned in an earlier post that one of my goals throughout this whole gig was that I was going to get active, in or outside of the school. This meant checking out as many school clubs I could, but there was one in particular that took no time and forced me to participate: the Judo club.

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Randomly Picked Manga: Some Background

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Randomly Picked Manga: キリキリ (Kirikiri)

Note: To get some background on RPM, check out my post here

Sometimes it feels the only way kids in anime and manga can get into High School is by having some sort of mystical or supernatural power. And I’d be damned if one couldn’t make up several districts by gathering and enrolling all of them. The main characters in Kirikiri are no different in this aspect, except their hallways are going to contain a lot more blood stains.

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Taste Test: KitKats vol. 1 (Pumpkin Pudding and Wasabi)

The Photographer’s Dilemma

When I first arrived at my placement, I was handed a list of rules regarding my new occupation. Many of them simple, but still needed to be stated: no extra pay from other institutions because I’m a government worker, how many vacation days I had and when my work hours are. However there was one rule in particular that struck me, which was rule number 8: “No photography of the school nor the students may be uploaded onto the internet, even with any person’s permission.”

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Mechs in every classroom

As surprising as it may seem, there is an “Incoming JETs” group that is still pretty active on the Facebook scene. While questions range from “what activities would be good for so-and-so” to general updates on people’s lives, the most common post I’ve encountered is the “why is my life like this, please console” post. The following is a recent example that particularly caught my attention.

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