AFTER JET PODCAST

The After JET podcast features a series of discussions with the JET alumni community, on things such as careers after JET, projects and life in general.

Our stories begin with "This one time in Japan..." - our best, our silliest and our fondest.

 

The After JET is hosted by Eden Law (and occassionally David Reiling), both ex-JETs located in Sydney, Australia. If you have a story, please get in touch! Find us and subscribe on Soundcloud and iTunes. Below is a selection of stories - from the funny, the bizarre and inspiring.


Disclaimer: All opinions expressed in podcast are not representative of any organisation or company and are solely the views of the speakers.

Film and Politics

Episode 26

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We head to the arts for our next theme, with our guest, filmmaker Gavin Hugh. In addition, we'll be getting into some political discussions, as Gavin also works for a member of the Scottish parliament, making this episode feel totally like, real grown-up and stuff. Film, politics and Scottish independence - what more could you want?
Footnotes
- Find Gavin on LinkedIn
- Midgiebite Media is Gavin's film production company
- Check out the Creative Film Fife Network
- Gavin's podcast on filmmaking
- Also, Dick Dynamite 1944 - a Nazi-and-zombies film project that Gavin is involved in
Music adapted for this episode: "Clear Progress" by Scott Holmes from the album Inspiring & Upbeat Music and is licensed under a Attribution-nonCommercial License, available on freemusicarchive.org





A Life's Journey: Life in the Arctic

Episode 25

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What's it like working in the Japanese public sector? We'll spend several episodes talking to guests who work in different government and non-profit organisations. Our guest Rafael Villadiego worked for several years at the Consulate of Japan in Sydney, and gives us a look at working at a diplomatic office, learning on the job, how to "read the air", and the importance of counting steps. Music for this episode: " Working for the County" (from the Good Graces album) by Derek Clegg is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License, and available on freemusicarchive.org





A Life's Journey: Living at the Temple

Episode 24

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What's it like working in the Japanese public sector? We'll spend several episodes talking to guests who work in different government and non-profit organisations. Our guest Rafael Villadiego worked for several years at the Consulate of Japan in Sydney, and gives us a look at working at a diplomatic office, learning on the job, how to "read the air", and the importance of counting steps. Music for this episode: " Working for the County" (from the Good Graces album) by Derek Clegg is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License, and available on freemusicarchive.org





Choices in Life and Work: Recruiting

Episode 23

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Our guest Amanda Chau works as a recruiter and HR consultant in Japan, and recently was a speaker/mentor at the After JET Conference for JET leavers in 2020. So she is in a unique position of knowing what it's like on both sides of the job seeking process. While this episode is about her work, in another way, what we're really talking about is choice - making it, stressing about it and learning to live with it. Footnotes:

Music for this episode: " Decisions | Illusions | Confusions" by The Kyoto Connection from the album The Middle Way is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License, and is available on freemusicarchive.org





After JET... More JET

Episode 22

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Our guest Amanda Chau works as a recruiter and HR consultant in Japan, and recently was a speaker/mentor at the After JET Conference for JET leavers in 2020. So she is in a unique position of knowing what it's like on both sides of the job seeking process. While this episode is about her work, in another way, what we're really talking about is choice - making it, stressing about it and learning to live with it. Footnotes:

Music for this episode: " Decisions | Illusions | Confusions" by The Kyoto Connection from the album The Middle Way is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License, and is available on freemusicarchive.org





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Tourism is one of those careers that is a good fit for JETs - after all, we are passionate advocates for our second homes in Japan, and have explored every nook and cranny, probably more so than locals who have lived there all their lives. Continuing with the theme of ex-JETs who now work in the Japanese public sector, we'll be speaking to our guest, Andy Coombs, who currently works for the Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Association. He'll talk about what's involved, the challenges, his ambitions for Fukushima tourism, the benefits of selectively and softly applying the gaijin-smash approach, and of course, since we're both ex-JETs from Fukushima, we'll be shamelesly flying the flag and showing much rabu-rabu (love) for the best little prefecture in Japan. A mild language advisory warning since we (ok me) will be swearing just a teeny-tiny bit. Andy manages the following official Fukushima Tourism social media channels - website, Facebook and Instagram.
We mentioned several places of interest on the podcast:

  • Iwaki, because it rocks
For the translating accreditation and other associations mentioned in this podcast: Music for this episode: " Coming Home" (from Step by Step) by Stefano Vita is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License, and available on freemusicarchive.org





Be Our Guest: Promoting Tourism

Episode 21

Reading the Air: Working at the Consulate

Episode 20

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What's it like working in the Japanese public sector? We'll spend several episodes talking to guests who work in different government and non-profit organisations. Our guest Rafael Villadiego worked for several years at the Consulate of Japan in Sydney, and gives us a look at working at a diplomatic office, learning on the job, how to "read the air", and the importance of counting steps. Music for this episode: " Working for the County" (from the Good Graces album) by Derek Clegg is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License, and available on freemusicarchive.org





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