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We are ecstatic to announce the launch of the new Kobe JET website!

The new site provides a host of improvements, including a more streamlined and user-friendly lesson search page, easier content management and contribution process, and a modern, mobile-first experience.

Current users are encouraged to help test and provide feedback in our updated ticket system. And of course new users can register to participate, access our full libraries of content, and add new lessons, blogs, and more!

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Our brand new media system is up and running! You will now find it even easier to browse and upload images, audio, and documents.

Please take a moment to review our new Image policy & guidelines as well, to understand web standards for using appropriately sourced images, and help us keep KobeJET as an amazing and open, free online resource for all educators and students.

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All teachers and educators - even retired or returned from living in Japan - are welcome to participate and get involved with KobeJET's online resources and community tools.

You don't need to be an ALT to contribute; if you're interested in supporting language and culture exchange or another resource, contact us.

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