Sheila Burt

Sheila Burt is an English teacher and journalist currently living in Toyama-ken. She loves exploring the inaka life and chatting it up with obaasans. Read more of her writing at

  • The Man in Rainbow
    August 24th, 2012By Category: Culture, Travel
    Osaka, the third largest city in Japan with a population of more than 17 million in the greater metropolitan area, has the reputation of being one of the rougher cities in Japan.  Compared to Tokyo, where millions of businessmen and woman in ubiquitous black suits and s ... » Continue Reading
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    How the JET Program Changed Me
    July 13th, 2012By Category: Teaching in Japan
    My time with the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) is coming to an end in three weeks (sniffles!) and I have been spending a lot of time contemplating how my two years with the program has changed me. If you’re not familiar with JET, it is one of the large ... » Continue Reading