Starting from August of 2016, the Oita JETs website is now under the management of Oita AJET. We will continue to use the site to provide JETs the most current information and advice we can. On behalf of everyone, I would like to send a big thank you to the ORCs who put in a lot of effort and love into this site. I know that it has helped many people, myself included! Even though you all have moved on from the JET programme, we will continue to remember all of your contributions here! All the best~
~Mary S (President of Oita AJET 2016)
Who is the fantastic team creating and maintaining this website? That would be us! Meet the ORC (Online Resources Committee) team, with all our varied talents and quirks. If you'd like to join the ORC team or would like to become a contributor, please use our contact form or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ella D. (Oita Weebly Manager) 2019~present Born in the harbour town of Portsmouth, United Kingdom, I now work in the seaside onsen city of Beppu as their only CIR, translating information for events, forms for foreigners living in the city, and school information for families from foreign countries, as well as helping attend to foreign guests who visit city hall. When not working, I can often be found listening to music, playing videogames or drawing. I love Pokemon, kpop and rhythm games~
Caroline A. (Oita Weebly Manager) 2018~2019 While I hail from the United States, I currently live in Oita City as an elementary school and junior high school ALT. In university, I studied international relations and cultural anthropology, so I really enjoy being able to experience Japanese culture firsthand as a resident. On weekends, I can be found out and about exploring and trying out new restaurants and cafes.
Hannah B. ( Head Editor, Content manager: Lifehacks ) 2013~2016 Originally from the desert of New Mexico, USA, I currently call the beautiful seashore town of Saiki home. Passionate about food and cultures, most of my time is spent investigating both through cooking and searching for interesting spots where I can chat with the people in my community. When not in the kitchen or talking with others, you can find me reading or exploring
Tia A. ( Content manager: AJET and lifehacks.) 2014~2016 From Tampa Bay, Florida. I arrived in Oita in July 2014 and work as an SHS ALT. I studied environmental science in university and love working with young adults (17-20, especially). When I’m not teaching or organizing events I am reading, running or hiking!
Jess E. (Content manager: Maps and Regions) 2014~2016 Originally from Canberra, Australia, I am currently living in Hita ciy and am working as a High School ALT. I studied engineering at university, and have enjoying travelling around Japan and learning more about its rich culture. I love crafting and video games, and can often be found at the Pokemon center.
Roberta T. (Media manager, Content manager: Event calendar) 2014~2016 From Christchurch, NZ. I came to Oita in 2014 and work as a SHS ALT. At university I studied law and I am interested in indigenous cultures and languages. My dream is to travel to 100 countries. I love watching and playing sports, coffee and food!
Scott K. (ALT 2013~2015) After visiting Japan for the first time in 2010, and later working as a journalist in the Japanese Canadian community, I decided to return in 2013 for a more permanent visit. Living in Japan has not only afforded me an opportunity to delve deeper into my cultural background, but has also spoiled me with delicious food, an endless supply of photos, and the best convenience stores in the world.
Hannah B. (ALT 2013~2016) Originally from the desert of New Mexico, USA, I currently call the beautiful seashore town of Saiki home. Passionate about food and cultures, most of my time is spent investigating both through cooking and searching for interesting spots where I can chat with the people in my community. When not in the kitchen or talking with others, you can find me hiking and exploring. I was brought to Japan by a love for the language, culture and landscapes, and have been kept here by that plus the warmth of the people I have met.