Last Updated: 30/03/08

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On this page...

Useful
Really REALLY pointless
JET (and non-JET) Japan Blogs
Websites of friends back home
JET
Japan
Jersey
Bristol
Travel
Airlines
Last Minute and Online Bookings
Work Related (Teaching)
Work Related (Engineering)
News and Weather, etc
Cooking
Other timewasters
Shopping On-line
Website links
e-mail
Search engines
General

 

 

Links to  other sites...

 

USEFUL
 

http://www.uknow.or.jp/index_e.htm
 
Links to the British Embassy in Japan, as well as the British Council, amongst others
 
XE.COM
http://www.xe.com/ucc/
 
Currency converter
 

http://www.maporama.com/share/
 
Find your latitude and longitude, where ever you are.  
 

http://www.deadoraliveinfo.com/
 
Ever wondered if a celebrity is dead or alive?  This is the website for you.
  
Internet Movie Database

http://www.imdb.com/
  
Possibly the most useful website on the internet.  Can't remember the name of an obscure (or not so obscure) actor?  Wonder what else he/she has been in?  Need details on a particular movie/sitcom/soap/drama/documentary?  Basically this site has it all. 

 

 

REALLY USELESS

  
ASPARAGUS
http://www.asparagus.com/
  

The Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board - everything you could ever want to know about asparagus...

 

 

JET (and non-JET) JAPAN BLOGS

 

http://cavemantom.co.uk
 

Caveman Tom's homepage - updated from time to time, and definitely worth keeping an eye on!
(2003-2005 Non-JET)

 
A REDHEAD IN JAPAN
http://www.duke.edu/~bhl/japan/
  

Bran's homepage 
(2003-2004 Fukui JET)
(A good account of Bran's experiences in Japan!)

 
The Funky Drummer
http://www.thefunkydrummer.blogspot.com/
 

Sam's homepage (2004 - 2006 Fukui JET)
(A very good blog, regularly updated)

 
An Englishman in Nyu-gun
http://anenglishmaninnyugun.blogspot.com/
 

Lewis' homepage (2004 - 2006 Fukui JET)
(another good blog, regularly updated)

 

 

FRIENDS BACK HOME
  
ANNIE'S HOMEPAGE
http://www.anneworkman.net/

   
Anne Workman's homepage
 
DIGITAL GILES
http://www.digitalgiles.co.uk/

  
Giles Moss' homepage
 
UNDAUNTED
http://www.undaunted.co.uk
  
Olly Ansell and Beth Fisher's homepage

 

 

JET

  

http://www.jetprogramme.org/
 

Official JET website
 

http://www.ajet.net
 
National Association of JETs (possibly one of the messiest and most difficult to navigate websites I've ever seen...)

 
FJET
http://www.fjet.org/
 

Fukui JET's Homepage

 

http://www.bigdaikon.com/
 

Fantastic website for JETs

 

http://www.ithinkimlost.com
 

"I Think I'M Lost" - a great resource for new JETs

 

http://www.jetsetjapan.com/
 

Great deals for JETs

 

 

JAPAN
 
Seismic Monitor
http://www.iris.edu/seismon/
 
Up to date details about seismic activity around the world
 
Weather Underground

http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/
 
Typhoon prediction/mapping
 
Japan Natural Disaster Warning Page
  
(in Japanese)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/saigai/index.html
 
 A very useful site - you can use Babelfish, etc, to translate and get the gist of what's going on.  Updated in the event of an emergency, with pages devoted to each region.
   
The Echizen English Centre (EEC)
http://www.eecfukui.jp/contact_e.htm
 
  
Specialise in English classes for all ages and abilities, as well as translation and interpretation projects.  (Plus, Tom works there...!)
   
(Jim Breen's) Japanese-English Dictionary Server 
  http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/wwwjdic.html
Not sure what your students (or JTE) have just said to you?  Check it out here.  A very good online Japanese-English dictionary.  (Allows romaji input)
  

http://www.japan-guide.com/
  
a really great guide for people living and travelling in Japan.

 

http://www.uknow.or.jp/be_e/
  

linking young people in Japan and the UK

   

http://japanvisitor.com/
  

Some useful info for tourists in Japan

  

http://www.itcj.jp/

 

International Tourist Centre of Japan - details of places to stay all over Japan

   

http://www.reggie.net/index.php/
  

good general Japan website, with some good ideas for activities and games for teaching kids English

  

http://www.thejapanesepage.com
  

A great resource for people trying to learn Japanese (including Kanji)

    

http://www.engrish.com
    

Enjoyed the Students' Words of Wisdom?  Want more?  Check out this extensive collection of genuine Engrish
  
FUKUI HOMEPAGE
http://www.pref.fukui.jp/english/
  
In English, with lovely graphics.  Honest.
 
To Live in Fukui

http://info.pref.fukui.jp/kokusai/tagengo/html_e/top.html
  
A useful resource if you're living in Fukui, including what to do in case of emergency.
  
Fukui International Club
http://www.international-club.org
  
The everyday comings and goings of Fukui City's very own International Club.  If you want to yosakoi, do power yoga, be involved in the rice harvest...this is the site for you (mostly in Japanese)
  
Movie Times in Fukui

http://urala.jp/pc/movie/
 
In Japanese, but very useful nonetheless!
  
FIA
http://www.f-i-a.or.jp/
  
Fukui International Activities Plaza homepage, with some useful info about living in Fukui
 

http://www2.tocoo.jp/english/
 
From hiring a car in Japan, to finding hotels, etc...check this site out.
  
Studio Shiki

http://www.maiko-henshin.com/index.html
  
Get dressed as a Maiko in Gion, Kyoto, and have a series of professional photos taken.
 
Mugenkyo

http://www.mugenkyo.com/
  
Mugenkyo is a professional British taiko group, who's two founding members lived (and learned taiko) in Fukui.  They now also have a taiko school.  I've seen Mugenkyo perform, and they are fantastic!

 

 

JERSEY

 

http://www.thisisjersey.co.uk
  

News and more from The Rock

 
  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/jersey
 

Jersey's official BBC website

 
  
http://www.jersey.com
  

Jersey Tourism's official website

 

http://www.jcg.jersey.sch.uk/
 

The JCG website (my old school)

 

http://www.jcoga.org.je
 

The JCG Old Girls Association website

 

http://www.jerseydairy.je
 

Informative site about Jersey Milk (you can also sort out your milk deliveries here, if you're in Jersey)

Can you believe we can actually get Jersey milk in Japan?!

 

 

BRISTOL

 

University of Bristol
http://www.bristol.ac.uk
 

My old uni

 

Faculty of Engineering
http://www.fen.bris.ac.uk/
 

My old faculty

 

Dept. of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
http://www.een.bris.ac.uk
 

My old department

 

http://www.whatsonbristol.co.uk/
 

Things to do and see in Bristol

 

http://www.thisisbristol.com
 

News and more, from Bristol

 

 

TRAVEL

 

http://www.statravel.com/
 

Good deals for young travellers

 

http://www.travelocity.co.uk/
 

Another useful resource...

 

http://www.octopustravel.co.uk
 

This site has some fab. hotel deals, etc.

 

http://www.thailand.com/travel/facts/fact_tips.htm
 

All about Thailand

  

http://www.asiahotels.com/
 

Need a hotel somewhere in Asia?  Check out this website

 

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/
  

Lonely Planet online.  A whole load of info about travelling - no matter where in the world you want to go.

 

The Thorn Tree
http://thorntree.lonelyplanet.com/
  

Lonely Planet discussion board...lots of useful info from fellow travellers.

 

http://roughguides.com
  

You know the travel books...well, check out the website

 
Practical Nomad
http://www.practicalnomad.com
  

Edward Hasbrouck is a trained travel agent with a lot of experience with round-the-world and budget travel.  His book is good, and the website is useful, too.

 
National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com
  

If you don't know about National Geographic...where have you been?!  (particularly good: Adventure and Exploration)

 
Monkey Business Shrine
http://www.monkeyshrine.com
  

For all your Trans-Siberian Train travelly needs.  The website isn't particularly user-friendly, but I (so far...) I highly recommend this company.

 

 

AIRLINES

 

http://www.ba.com
 

BA - should they be painting the tail fins back to the standard colours?  I kinda liked the modern art approach!

  

http://www.bmibaby.com
  

formerly British Midland (low cost airline)

 

http://www.flybe.com
 

British European (Flybe)  (low cost airline)

 

http://www.aurigny.com/
 

Another Channel Island company, linking the Channel Islands (and the south of England).  High prices, but interesting planes!

 

 

Last Minute and Online Bookings

 

http://www.1travel.com
 

Comprehensive flight searches, and more

 

http://www.cheaptickets.com
  

As above...

  

http://www.lastminutetravel.com
    

As above...

  

http://travel.priceline.com/
  

As above...

  
Smarter Travel
http://www.smartertravel.com/
  

As above...

 

 

WORK RELATED (TEACHING)

 

http://www.reggie.net/index.php/
 

good general Japan website, with some good ideas for activities and games for teaching kids English

  

http://www.japanetwork.org
  

Aids in Japan 
(AIDS education for the EFL Classroom)

  

ESL About
http://esl.about.com/
  

another good TEFL website

 

Three Wise Monkeys
http://www.edochan.com/teaching/
  

more lesson plans than you can shake a stick at!

  

http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/
 

has a word search maker amongst other things - a great resource for those difficult lessons!

  
Children's Book Characters
http://www.dltk-teach.com/books/index.htm
  

Quite a good resource if you want to funk up your handouts...especially for younger kids

 

 

WORK RELATED (ENGINEERING)

 

http://www.theiet.org/

  

The Institute of Engineering and Technology
(formerly the IEE)



http://www.wes.org.uk/

 

The Women's Engineering Society

 

http://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/
  

WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)

 

 

NEWS AND WEATHER

  

http://www.bbc.co.uk/
  

Where would we be without the BBC?!  

  

http://www.reuters.com/news.jhtml
  

A good world news site

  

http://www.ananova.com
 

Current news written in a very simple style.  Great for using with the students!

 

BBC WEATHER
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/
 

Weather for around the world, from the BBC

 

Weather Underground
http://www.wunderground.com/global/JP.html
 

Doesn't actually give the weather underneath the Earth...it is a really useful global weather forecast site, though.  

 

http://www.harpers.org/
 

"The website of Harper's Magazine, an American journal of literature, politics, culture, and the arts published continuously from 1850"

 

 

COOKING
Mince pies   (almond short crust pastry recipe)
The site was down last time I checked
Cornish Pasty recipe (to be tried)
Jersey Bean Crock recipe Very traditional Jersey recipe.  Works very well, even if you have to make a few substitutions (although I did manage to find pig trotters in Japan...)
Jersey Black Butter recipe NOTE:  not butter (to be tried)
A Chef's Help (might be useful?)
Boiled Fruit Cake Used this as my Christmas cake recipe in Japan (for two Christmases).  I made about 5 or 6 cakes in the end (but I have to admit, I adapted the recipe in include copious amounts of alcohol...)

 

 

OTHER TIMEWASTERS

 

http://www.excite.co.jp/world/text/
 

on-line translation service.
Hours of fun translating English to Japanese then back again! (it helps if you can read a few kanji so you can use the page...)

 

http://www.b3ta.com
 

some funny bits and pieces.  
The Caveman loves this website!

 

Radiskull
http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/spotlight/
series/radiskull/
 

funny cartoony type thing

 

Weebl and Bob
http://www.weebls-stuff.com/wab/
 

just the best online cartoon ever!

 

http://www.miniclip.com
 

Loads and loads of simple, fun online games

 
Mousebreaker
http://www.mousebreaker.com
 

More online games (but I have to admit...most are pretty rubbish)

 
Shroomz
http://www.shockwave.com/sw/content/shroomz

 

A scarily addictive game (I think, anyway).  A bit cutesy...but very good.  

 
Legend of Red Dragon (L.O.R.D.)
http://lord.nuklear.org/play.html
 

THE classic BBS game.  Fabulous!  (I used to play this on BBSs, before the internet even vaguely resembled what it is today!)

 
The Sheep Game
http://www.david-lewis.com/sheepgame/
 

Like sheep?  Or just bored?  Check this cool game!

 
I-Sketch

http://www.isketch.net/
 

An online version of Pictionary 

 
Copter Game

http://www.seethru.co.uk/zine/south_coast/
helicopter_game.htm 
  

A very addictive but very simple game

 

 

SHOPPING ON-LINE

  

http://www.bravissimo.com/

  

larger sized bras, pretty undies and more!

  
The Keeper
http://www.keeper.com
  

If you're a woman - buy one.  If you're a man - tell your bird to get one.  The Keeper is the best invention I have ever encountered - I can't recommend it highly enough.  Think of the reduced hassle, the savings, and the environment.  (Any questions, drop me a line!).  You may need to shop around for the best online deal. 

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk
 

books, DVDs, videos, etc

  

http://www.dabs.com
  

computery bits and other wonderful technology

  

http://www.scan.co.uk
  

good deals on computery bits

  

The British Export Grocer
  

Good Ol'  food from home!  (Expensive, but worth it from time to time!)

 

http://www.theflyingpig.com
  

just about everything (especially those hard-to-find western foods), delivered to your door.  Great for an occasional binge!

 

 

WEBSITE LINKS

 
ANIMATED .GIF NETWORK
http://animatedgif.net/index.html
 

Free online animated gifs (beware of pop-ups!)

 

Gif animations
http://www.gifanimations.com/
 

More free online animated gifs (beware of pop-ups!)

 

http://www.digits.com/
 

Need a counter for your website?  Look no further!

 

 

E-MAIL LINKS

 

Hotmail
http://www.hotmail.com
 

Yup...the infamous, annoying as hell web-based mail service

 

 

SEARCH ENGINES

  

http://www.google.co.uk
  

We've been Googled!

 

http://www.metacrawler.com/
 

Another useful search engine

 

 

GENERAL

 

http://www.radiotimes.beeb.com/
 

TV listings for GB, and more

 

http://www.scoot.co.uk
  

Need to know what's on and where in the UK...check this great site out!


http://www.facebook.com/

If you don't know what Facebook is, which cave have you been hiding in?

 

http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk
 

Get in touch with those long-lost buddies...or just check out what they're up to!

 
MY SPACE.COM
http://www.myspace.com
 

Another place to look up people you know...

 

 

    

 

any queries or suggestions, or do you just want to say 'hi'?

feel free to send me an e-mail (cavegirl@cavemantom.co.uk) and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.