Hello family, old friends, new friends, and anyone else who stumbles upon this page! My name is Erin (you can also call me Ern, Green Bean, or any other random nickname that no one else has come up with yet), and here I will be sharing my new life in Japan with you! I was selected as an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) with the JET program, and I was placed in Hyogo prefecture, if you can’t guess from the title of the blog! So, I will be using this blog to both keep up with family and friends as well as a resource for prospective JETs who don’t want to be as lost and confused as I was! はじめまして!