With exactly six months left in Japan, the JWs are exhibiting all the worrisome signs of turning Japanese. Will they be able to escape before it’s too late to turn back?
Highlights from the JWs Christmas adventures in Japan and Korea: Kobe Port, Osaka German Christmas Market, Seoul Tower of Love, and a Snowy adventure to North Korea!
Ringing in Autumn with birthday festivities, a burning shrine, school festival and finding out where bacon comes from.
All about Jordan and Janelle’s new projects, and their exciting summer vacation adventures (or lack thereof). Also, news on their expected return to their homeland!
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The JWs spend their Easter Sunday at the annual Spring sumo exhibition in Ise, Mie. Much wrestling, cheering, laughing, salt-throwing, chest-pumping and wedgie-picking ensues.
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Flower fanatic alert! Nogyo Park, in the northern tip of Mie Prefecture, is bursting with plum blossoms for the viewing! As of my visit on Wednesday, March 20th, the majority of trees were just approaching mankai (満開 – bloom) and will likely be reaching their peak over the next few days,…
My students give a little window into their Japanese high school life through comics they made for me in English class.
The JWs visit Restaurant Fleur, where the chef creates local food at its best, by making all of his dishes from ingredients collected in the garden that morning, and Thousand Winds cafe at the nearby Fishing Sanctuary.
After months of deliberating, the JWs have finally decided whether to sign on for another year in Japan, or to seek new adventures elsewhere.
First, the JWs test the limits of their Japanese apartment by cramming everyone in for the holidays. Then, they test the limits of their travel endurance as they venture forth around Japan with their Canadian guests.
Japan is slowly warming up to Christmas, slowly discovering Christmas is about more than KFC chicken and strawberry cake, but there’s still a lot of confusion about the holiday. So when I asked my students what they wanted for Christmas from Santa, a lot of them had a hard time coming up with anything tangible …