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Shinkansen (Bullet Train) – 新幹線

  I know one of the things that many foreign tourists want to do in Japan is to take the Shinkansen I often used to take Shinkansen, known as bullet train, when I lived...

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Children’s day (こどもの日)

Children’s day Now Japan has long holidays from April 27th to May 6th. This week is called “Golden week”. In this golden week, we have holiday for children. May 5th is national holiday in...

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令和-Reiwa- New Imperial Era in Japan

令和れいわ-Reiwa- New Imperial Era in Japan Japanese government announced on April 1st that Japan will change imperial era from 平成へいせい(Heisei) to 令和れいわ(Reiwa). New era will start from one month later, May. In other words....

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Preparation for natural disasters

March 11th March 11th is memorable date. Big earth quake hit in Japan on March 11th, 2011. You might watch many tragedy scenes on TV such as tsunami, melt-down nuclear power plant. But not...

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Sakura season (Cherry Blossoms)

Sakura Season In Japan, Cherry blossom(桜さくら, Sakura) will be full bloom this month. Earth communication Provider(日本気象株式会社) announced cherry blossom forecast on March 7th. This is latest forecast when cherry blossoms will be fully open...

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Working for Japanese companies

Work for Japanese company Hi, this is Leo sensei. I directly teach Japanese language to some “students” on face to face. I often ask them “Why do you want to study Japanese?” Some answers...

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To pass interview for entering to Japanese company

To pass interview for entering to Japanese company Hi. I had teaching session on interview for entering Japanese company to my non-Japanese friends in Jakarta. They will have job interviews at job fair. I...

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Earthquake and hometown

Earthquake and hometown Hi, how are you doing? I stay in Oita in Kyushu Island in Japan now. Oita is my hometown. I came back to Oita City from Jakarta last Tuesday.   As...

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(J & E) Cherry Blossom Viewing-花見(Hanami)

(J & E) Cherry Blossom Viewing-花見(Hanami) (Japanese bellow) In Japan, Cherry blossom is about to be full bloom now. My sister said now is fifty-percent bloom(五分咲き,gobuzaki) in Tokyo. Japanese like cherry blossom and hold...

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Moving from Indonesia to Singapore

Moving from Indonesia to Singapore Hi. Season for Sakura is approaching! March and April is farewell and new life season in Japan since our school and company usually start new period in April and...

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Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! How do you spend Valentine’s day?   Valentine’s Day is a special day for some women in Japan. You might have same day today in your country. I wanna introduce Japanese...

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Announcement in Train

Announcement in Train I am back to Jakarta from Japan. I went back to Japan to see my new-born son.   sponsored link   My and My wife’s hometowns are Oita and Nagasaki in...

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Graceful Monkey

Graceful Monkey Do you know Charlotte? New princess in UK?? Nooo. It’s her. Female monkey.   She was born last May in Takasakiyama Monkey Park in Oita and her name was selected by public...

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My recommended reasonable restaurant in Japan

My recommended reasonable restaurant in Japan Hi, how do you spend weekend? I posted article about Michelin guide book in Tokyo. Previous post about Three starred restaurants by Michelin in Tokyo . The restaurant...

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How Japanese Spend New Year holidays

How Japanese Spend New Year holidays Hi, Happy new year! Most Japanese have long holidays from end of December to January 3rd. Instead, we Japan do not have Christmas holiday like other countries. This...