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January Update: Back to School and Snow!

Happy Belated New Year and δΉ…γ—γΆγ‚Š (hisashiburi) ~ long time no see! It’s been a month since I last posted. Not intentional, mind you, it’s just that things got a bit busy – what with going home for Christmas, coming back to Japan and straight into lessons, and most recently attending a 3-day Skills Development…… Continue reading January Update: Back to School and Snow!

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Evangelion Shinkansen

This year marks the 40th year that the Sanyo Shinkansen (bullet train) line has been in operation in Japan, as well as the 20th anniversary of the anime, Evangelion. And what happens when you put the two together? You get the 500 Type Eva! A screen capture of the official 500 Type EVA Project website:…… Continue reading Evangelion Shinkansen

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Saturday Morning in Hiroshima City: Pics

Today I found myself in the big city with time to spare before visiting my dentist for a check-up (fun times). So, I decided to be a tourist and take a whole lot of random pictures – because why not? πŸ™‚ Looking over to the Peace Memorial Park you can see how the leaves are…… Continue reading Saturday Morning in Hiroshima City: Pics

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Hiroshima: 70 Years On

This year, on August 6th, marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I was determined, like everyone else, to visit the Peace Park and the A-bomb Dome last week Thursday to pay my respects. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the morning ceremony in time due to all the trains…… Continue reading Hiroshima: 70 Years On

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Hiroshima Flower Festival: Part II

To continue from my first post on the festival, I will now share with you pictures of the time I spent walking around the Hiroshima Flower Festival during the latter half of the day. After lunch I decided to do a second lap of the Peace Memorial Park and Boulevard as there was always something…… Continue reading Hiroshima Flower Festival: Part II

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ONE OK ROCK Concert

In February, a long-time favourite Japanese rock band of mine, ONE OK ROCK, announced their nationwide tour of Japan. To my delight they were coming to Hiroshima City on the 30th and 31st of May. As soon as tickets became available I went with my partner in crime, Karin, to the nearest Lawson combini and…… Continue reading ONE OK ROCK Concert

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January Highlights: Hiroshima, Creepy Scarecrows, and Big Decisions

January is almost over and I have just passed the 6 month mark of living in Japan. January ended up flying by, but for the most part it has been quite fun. I spent two different occasions in the city (Hiroshima City, that is), and ate way too much good food while there. Here are…… Continue reading January Highlights: Hiroshima, Creepy Scarecrows, and Big Decisions