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Valentines Day in Japan, and White Day?

Valentines Day in Japan is a little different than the flurry of men in America searching for a way to get a girl or couples sweating over what to do for their spouse and worrying if their gifts will match … Continue reading

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How convenient are convenience stores in Japan.

Since coming to Japan I have slowly realized that convenience stores are a life line. Among all the convenience stores in Japan two names can be found just about anywhere you go, Lawson’s and 7/11. it took me by surprise … Continue reading

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Staying in a monastery part 2

Before the forty minutes of Zazen that was the prelude to bedtime, it was time to take a bath. As the time switched from women to men, my friend kindly pointed me in the right direction. As I entered, a … Continue reading

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When I leave Japan, What I will miss the most.

For those who know about the geography of the U.S., Japan in its entirety is roughly the size of Montana as far as square miles goes. This means a number of different things considering when many people think about Japan, … Continue reading

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Hanami ; Japan’s famous flowers.

Hanami is a special time of the year in Japan where the famous Sakura(cherry blossom) appears for not even a month. There are other flowers in abundance but the real delight is the Sakura as they are a symbol of … Continue reading

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Finally feels like a campus

Since starting college, I encountered the fact that Japan runs on a different system of semesters than the U.S. Conveniently though, Nanzan has a program that works with American college systems. However, the rest of the college is still on … Continue reading

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Himeji castle

Himeji castle is claimed to be the most visited castle in all of Japan and is classified as a national treasure. ┬áIt dates back to 1333 and survived through the Meiji period when it’s destruction was planned but never executed. … Continue reading

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