Hey there Beautiful People, Fergal here,
If you are reading this then you are either a current JET (or ALT with another company) in Japan, or you have been accepted to the JET programme and will be joining us shortly ^_^
If you are coming to Japan you are probably worrying about the sensible things to bring with you and while I am sure there will be a post going up on that soon, this is a post about the nice small fun things you could bring with you.
Money from your country. Its nice to bring a selection of the different coins and notes they use in your country to show students.
You can also bring a few dollars/euros/pounds etc worth of pennies
If you come from a country that sells penny stamps, bring those too.
Also buying stickers from your home country, something that won’t be available in japan. Thats also a lot of fun.
Its a nice way to reward students who win games in class or volunteer.
(if you are already in japan, ask a friend from home to send you stuff.)
This is great because it is a very cheap way to reward students, and foreign coins are always interesting.
I hope you try this out.