Travelling to Japan

Sorry for the lack of posts! I uploaded all of the previous blog posts before I actually came to Japan, so once I got here I had to wait to get my internet sorted out and didn’t finally get it until a few days ago, so my posts weren’t as consistent as I wanted.

Today I thought I’d cover the actual journey to Japan. I had planned to post about Tokyo Orientation in this post as well, but as it got a bit long before I even started that part I’ll leave it to another post.

My assigned flight was with Qatar Airways from Heathrow, stopping at Doha Hamad International Airport to change planes for Tokyo. From Heathrow to Doha was 6 hours, then from Doha to Tokyo was 10 hours(!)Read More »


Pre-Departure Orientation

I realise it’s been a week since I last posted, but it’s currently the week before I leave for Japan so things have been getting busy, and I changed my mind on what I was going to post about as well.

I thought I’d write a bit about the Pre-Departure Orientation so people can get a bit of an idea what it involves. I went to the one in London since I’m in England, so other Pre-Departure Orientations might be a bit different, I don’t know.Read More »

10 Days Before Departure

Hi there!

This will be my first post on this blog, so as a little introduction:

I’m a girl from England about to become a Co-Ordinator for International Relations (CIR for short) in Japan.

The CIR position is part of the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme. Unlike the Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) position, to become a CIR you need to have a good level of Japanese – they say ideally JLPT N2 level. To apply to the JET Programme, you also need to have a university degree.Read More »