■ Job Type：ALT（Assistant Language Teacher） ■ Prefecture：Fukuoka
■ Years on Programme：1990-1991
Being exposed directly to another culture helps to break down cultural barriers and misconceptions. It accomplishes this in a way that governments, textbooks and various media could never do. This is the single greatest benefit of the JET Programme. As years continue to pass, and my memories fade, the benefits of my year as a JET participant do not. The person that I am today is a direct result of my year in Japan. Although I am not teaching Japanese, nor working in a job with a Japanese connection, my ideas and opinions are affected today by that adventure years ago. My experience in Japan began a lifelong journey that has taken me all over the world and has given me the opportunity to meet people of all walks of life. I am forever changed!