I've been searching for information that will keep me up to date with language teaching (in English) in case I get placed in an isolated area of nagasaki and I think this website is quite interesting:

http://www.eltnews.com/home.shtml

The news is updated regularly and there are a lot of resources on the site which might be useful. There is a special section for JETs that goes through some of the basic stuff it's useful to know before heading to Japan (what to bring for gifts etc).

If you're like me and have no teaching experience it might give you some ideas for activities and there are recommendations for books about ELT. Hope this can be of help to someone.

Lesley :P