Everett Kennedy Brown

For Everett Kennedy Brown's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Working with mentors to change the world

| Aug 14, 2003

Working with mentors to change the world

Former JET assistant language teacher Nicole Deutsch has an ideal job. She works with a dynamic team of people from all over the world. And at the end of the day she goes home feeling that she’s helped to make the world a better ...

Political scientist gained key perspective in Japan

| May 22, 2003

Political scientist gained key perspective in Japan

On March 19, just hours before U.S. forces began their raids on Baghdad, more than 50 U.S. government intelligence experts as well as scholars and embassy staff from several South Asian countries assembled in a top-floor room at John Hopkins University’s School of Advanced ...

Hitachi's friendly face

| Mar 27, 2003

Hitachi's friendly face

A 19th-century merry-go-round has been restored recently in the city of Orleans, 130 km south of Paris, thanks to the efforts of former JET Clarisse Carl. It is something her two children, ages 8 and 5, are proud of. But for Carl, an assistant ...

Speak Japanese? You've got yourself a job

| Feb 24, 2003

Speak Japanese? You've got yourself a job

What kind of work will I find after leaving Japan? This is a question nearly all language teachers in Japan ask themselves at some point. And it’s a question that’s being asked more frequently, given the present state of the economy and its dwindling ...

The god of small things

| Jan 27, 2003

The god of small things

Nanotechnology researcher Istvan Varga is unique among the more than 6,400 participants in this year’s JET program. While the majority work as assistant English teachers in Japanese public schools, the 34-year-old Hungarian-born electrical engineer spends his days exploring the secrets of magnetism. In his ...

An Ainu 'homecoming' for journeying Navajo

| Dec 30, 2002

An Ainu 'homecoming' for journeying Navajo

When Marcus Mose, a Native American from the Navajo Nation and an assistant language teacher in Gonohe, Aomori Prefecture, visited the popular Ainu musician Kano Oki in Hokkaido this November, it was like a journey home. Walking with Oki through the sacred Ainu land ...

Single mom, sons taste the expat life

| Dec 2, 2002

Single mom, sons taste the expat life

In August this year, Nhora Prieto, a native of Colombia, and her two sons arrived in the tiny town of Shichinohe, Aomori Prefecture — with a population little over 10,000 — where she now works as an assistant language teacher of English. Prieto, who ...

Perfectly at home with the local culture

| Nov 15, 2002

Perfectly at home with the local culture

Fame comes easy to Doug Brittain, a four-year resident of Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture. Last August, the 28-year-old assistant language teacher became the grand champion in the island’s annual Akadomari Sumo tournament. It was Brittain’s fourth year competing in the event. Toppling his ...

Dialogue building as a social service

| Nov 1, 2002

Dialogue building as a social service

Patricia Wakida — writer, editor, book producer and former JET teacher — was back in Japan last October doing what she does best: networking. Under the auspices of the Japan-U.S. Community Education and Exchange, Wakida was one of seven fellows selected from the United ...

Conducting a whole tradition of music

| Oct 18, 2002

Conducting a whole tradition of music

When symphony conductor Stefan Nedyalkov first visited Tokyo as a child in 1977, he had a premonition. He awoke in his hotel room one morning, convinced that he would return to Japan someday and live here. He was 11 years old at the time ...