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13th All Japan Invitational 8-dan Kendo Championships (第13回 全日本選抜剣道八段優勝大会)

On April 19th, I watched the “13th All Japan Invitational 8-dan Kendo Championships”. Continue reading “13th All Japan Invitational 8-dan Kendo Championships (第13回 全日本選抜剣道八段優勝大会)”

“Fun and Games in Japanese 2015”

Today I went to the “Let’s learn and play in Japanese” event organized by the Tsukuba International Association. Continue reading ““Fun and Games in Japanese 2015””

How to save 1300 Yen going to Kobe and look smarter than some Japanese

Unintenionally, I got my train ticket to Kobe cheaper than my collegues. Continue reading “How to save 1300 Yen going to Kobe and look smarter than some Japanese”

Hinamatsuri in Makabe

On a Sunday in February, I went to the Hinamatsuri in Makabe, a village located north of Tsukuba. Continue reading “Hinamatsuri in Makabe”

Autumn: Yellow ginko leaves at AIST

The autumn foliage is undoubtedly stunning in Japan. Leaves turn their color to flaming red, deep orange or bright yellow. Excursions to enjoy “kouyou” is part of the autumn activities of many Japanese. Kyoto f.ex. is among the top destinations, the city is flodded with kouyou tourists. Continue reading “Autumn: Yellow ginko leaves at AIST”

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