30 episodes

Featuring the lives, stories and careers from the global JET Programme alumni community. And usually, our stories begin with "This one time in Japan..." - our best, our silliest and our fondest.

Life After JET After JET

    • Government
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Featuring the lives, stories and careers from the global JET Programme alumni community. And usually, our stories begin with "This one time in Japan..." - our best, our silliest and our fondest.

    Making a Difference: Humanitarian Work and Education

    Making a Difference: Humanitarian Work and Education

    After JET, many would continue on in careers in education, community building or public service. For my guest, he has managed to combine all of these into an international career that has covered areas such as health, disaster relief, gender inequality and the empowerment of minorities in the community. Mark Flanigan's career has always been about affect positive societal change.

    - Mark Flanigan on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrmarkflanigan/
    - Imago Dei's THREADS project: https://tinyurl.com/y4maw8pb
    - Americorps (USA): https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista
    - Rotary Peace Fellowship (global): https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships
    - Japan ICU Foundation (New York): https://www.jicuf.org/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Good PR: Marketing and Public Relations

    Good PR: Marketing and Public Relations

    Does the marketing and PR industry have, well, bad PR? My guest, Alex Varney, and I discuss this in a deep-dive into the industry. It may be a question of semantics, and a fine line between positive promotion and outright propaganda, but it does make for a fascinating discussion as Alex discusses the nuances of what he does for a living. Also, we'll be having fun talking about that most precious of creatures, the social media influencer.

    Alex Varney on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-f-varney/

    Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in this episode are not representative of any organisation or company and are solely the views of the speakers in this episode.

    "Let's sell some cars" by Steve Combs and is licensed under a Attribution License, available on freemusicarchive.org

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Performance Art: The Actor

    Performance Art: The Actor

    If you've ever laughed at a Youtube clip, or played a video game, then chances are you've come across the work of my guest for this episode - Michael T Coleman. He's helped write and/or performed on some of the funniest online content, such as School of Thrones, and is the voice actor for Cody, a character from Capcom's Street Fighter. This is a pretty geek-heavy episode, so apologies if that's not your thing (not sorry) and also, language-advisory warning if that's also not your thing (kinda sorry).

    - Michael Coleman on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1731754/
    - Tales of the Extraordinary podcast: http://www.emptysea.net/tote/
    - Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cometocoleman/
    - Harimaya Bridge, the film made by a JET and in which Michael had a part in: imdb.com/title/tt0902982/

    This podcast is generously supported by CLAIR, the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations, however it is otherwise an independant work by me, Eden Law. All opinions expressed in this podcast are solely the private opinions of individuals and do not represent any organisation that they work for.

    Music adapted for this episode: "Intro For A Nonexisting Video Game" by Captive Portal and is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License, available on freemusicarchive.org

    • 39 min
    Film and Politics

    Film and Politics

    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, Nazi zombies, and Scottish independence - what more could you want?

    - Find Gavin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavin-hugh-09b3424a/
    - Midgiebite Media is Gavin's film production company: https://midgiebitemedia.scot/
    - Check out the Creative Film Fife Network: https://creativefilmfifenetwork.scot/
    - Gavin's podcast on filmmaking: https://www.spreaker.com/show/creative-film-fife-network
    - Also, Dick Dynamite 1944 - a Nazi-and-zombies film project that Gavin is involved in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiskLxCCo14

    "Clear Progress" by Scott Holmes from the album Inspiring & Upbeat Music and is licensed under a Attribution-nonCommercial License, available on freemusicarchive.org

    • 54 min
    A Life's Journey: Life in the Arctic

    A Life's Journey: Life in the Arctic

    Continuing with the theme about the meandering path of life, our guest has certainly done her fair share of travelling and career paths (diving instructor, tour manager and marketing director, recruitment) and now currently runs a non-profit greenhouse program in a converted ice hockey stadium in Canada, in a town located in the Arctic Circle - making her the northern-most guest to appear on this podcast. She also tells some pretty funny stories about navigating the health system in Japan, so brace yourself.

    You can donate to help Inuvik Greenhouse continue it's program, or follow their work online:
    - Website: https://inuvikgreenhouse.com/
    - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inuvikcommunitygreenhouse/

    UPDATE: Read about Ray's work! https://tinyurl.com/yblu55uq

    Music adapted for this episode: "Bloom" by Jahzzar from the album #handmade and is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License, available on freemusicarchive.org
    - https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/handmade/Bloom

    • 51 min
    A Life's Journey: Living at the Temple

    A Life's Journey: Living at the Temple

    If there's a theme for the next couple of episodes, it will be about the meandering journey of life, ending up in unexpected but wonderful places. Our guest went back on JET the second time, and with her husband and children, stayed on to build a life in Japan, start up a non-profit... and find a home living in the grounds of an ancient temple right in the heart of modern Kyoto.

    - LEGACy, the NPO exchange program founded by Erin: https://www.facebook.com/LEGACy.NPO/
    - LEGACy site: https://sites.google.com/noxon.us/legacynonprofit/
    - Shinnyo-ji Temple's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kashikirimomiji/
    - A description of the temple from a tourism site: http://slowtourism.jp/product/shinnyoji-temple/
    - English site to rent accommodation at the temple: https://sites.google.com/view/shinnyoji-dormitory/
    - Japanese site for the temple: https://shinnyo-ji.com/

    Music adapted for this episode: "For Beautiful Human Life" by Acreil from the album Shapes With and Without Corners is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License, and is available on freemusicarchive.org

    • 49 min

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