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Maneki Neko figure

Today I want to introduce “Maneki neko figures” to you as they’re very popular in Japan. I love cats and it breaks my heart that I haven’t had one ever since moving to Japan. Most apartments don’t...

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Yufuin (Oita, Kyushu)

Hello! Let me introduce Yufuin to you today! It’s been snowing the past few days. Right now it’s raining. This makes me feel lucky about the weather I had during my winter vacation, although it was cloudy most of the...

Travel

Nakatsu City in Oita Prefecture

I guess it’s finally time to report about my awesome winter vacation in Kyushu! Let’s start with the first day of my winter vacation that I spent in Nakatsu City, Oita Prefecture. I stayed in Kyushu during the entire...

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Kyushu Winter Vacation 2012

For my winter vacation 2012 I decided to visit Kyushu again. I went to many places in 11 days. Among them were: Nakatsu and Yufuin (in Oita Prefecture), Takachiho, Nobeoka and Miyazaki (in Miyazaki Prefecture), Yakushima (in...

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Away Notice: Winter Vacation 2011/12

Hello. I just wanted to let you know quickly that I’ll be gone for winter vacation. I’m sorry that I haven’t posted at all recently, but there are a lot of things going on in my life recently. For the first time...

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Year of the Tiger figures

As we’re approaching the end of the year, it’s time to stock up on items for the new year here in Japan! All around me are dragon items as 2012 is the year of the dragon. Super cute New Year cards, dragon figures and...

Life in Japan

Japanese Driver’s License

Since yesterday I’m the proud owner of a Japanese driver’s license! Despite being in Japan for almost 4 years now, I didn’t have any until now. I thought it might be interesting to read about the process of...