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With no Japanese or teaching experience to speak of, an Englishman attempts to teach English to high-school kids in Japan on the JET Programme. Chaos ensues.

Owner: bobsonthegreat

Listed in: Humor

Language: English

Tags: JET Programme, JET Program, TEFL, Japan, Shizuoka

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