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Light and Dark

I’m running a photo contest for GAJET (the local JET group) and the current theme is “Light and dark.” I’m not entering it since I’m running the thing, but if I was, I’d enter this photo πŸ™‚ By the way, … Continue reading

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Japan Blog Matsuri — Summer Lovin’!

Hey guys! Well, the excellent folk at Nihongo Up have posted the results of this month’s Japan Blog Matsuri–a fabulous collection of posts from a ton of excellent Japan Bloggers, all about Drinks in Japan. If you’re looking for some … Continue reading

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KFC’s One Piece Kiddie Meal

So as I mentioned before, the first night we went to the Tanabata Matsuri in my city, things were a bit quiet. The decorations were in full force, and there were girls running around in scandalously shoulder-baring yukata (shocking!) but … Continue reading

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Happy Tanabata!

Today is Tanabata here in Japan! It is also known as the Star Festival, 七倕 or simply 7/7, and is the holiday of star-crossed lovers. It’s a bit romantic and fun, with lots of great decorations. When we did holiday … Continue reading

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Meet Melon Bear…

Meet Melon Bear. Melon Bear is half melon/half bear, and when he comes to class, my students get so excited that I’ve seen them literally start vibrating in their seats. Even students who previously had been

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