One misconception about teaching in Japan is that if you’re super genki or energetic, you’ll automatically be an excellent teacher. In fact, many JTEs (Japanese Teachers of English) expect ALTs to be genki all the time. Nothing is wrong with genkiness per se but just being the foreign clown in the classroom will not help […]
Suzanne Bhagan Writer
Hello! I’m a travel writer and journalist whose stories on travel, food, art and culture have appeared in Japanese publications such as Savvy Tokyo and AJET Connect as well as in Caribbean publications such as Ins and Outs of Trinidad and Tobago and the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. I’ve also worked with Nishinoshima Tourism Association in Shimane Prefecture, Japan.
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If you ask the average Japanese person a question about the Oki Islands, they might say, “Where?” However, the Oki Islands of Shimane Prefecture have plenty more to offer to anyone who seeks them. Located only a two hour ferry ride from Matsue and Sakaiminato, Oki’s four inhabited and 180 uninhabited islands are like no […]
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