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Starbucks Japan’s Holidays: Snow Maple Toffee and Cranberry Bliss White Mocha

Usually when Halloween is over, I feel a bit sad. I’ve always been a purist that the Christmas season shouldn’t start until Thanksgiving, but it’s not a holiday that requires much prep outside of the week of the event. There’s … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Gunma-chan!!!

Gunma-chan won the Yuru-Kyara Gran Prix!! It’s official, he’s the cutest character in Japan 😀 http://www.yurugp.jp/ranking2014/

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Happy Halloween!

Another great Halloween at school! I went all out, bringing even more candy than usual to hand out at lunch. This year saw a noticeable uptick in the number of kids that insisted on returning the favor, including a few … Continue reading

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Gunma-chan macaron at my School Festival in Japan!

I had a great time at my school’s Big Huge Once-Every-Three-Years Festival today! Because it’s a commercial school, our festival is different from the usual High School cultural festivals. This one is focused on SELLING. Some classes make things, and … Continue reading

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Hiking the Oze Highland Marsh

Over the weekend I finally got a chance to visit the Oze National park, one of the most famous natural spots in a prefecture known for it’s nature. Officially opened in 2007, the park actually extends across not only Gunma … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Halloween Witchy Black Burger & Ghostly Camembert Chicken!

A few weeks ago, the news of Burger King’s Black Burger hit the internet like a hammer. Reported far and wide, the news was the perfect touch of wacky Japan, with just blend of the light-heartedness and funny oddness. Visually … Continue reading

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The Tokyo Art Book Fair!

Last weekend my friend Julia and I went down to Tokyo to check out the annual Tokyo Art Book Fair (thought not before stopping for Black Burgers at Burger King. My video’s now up to 26,000+ views, how bonkers is … Continue reading

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