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So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

It’s been a month since I returned to California from a three year spell in Japan, and I’m feeling nostalgic. In the weeks (and then days, and then hours) leading up to my departure from Minamiboso and the life I’d … Continue reading

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Kanto & Kansai: A Spring Break to Remember

I’ve mentioned before that there is a sort of rivalry between the Kanto region (where Tokyo is) and the Kansai region (where Kyoto and Osaka are). For no real reason, I think, which is usually the case in rivalries (see: … Continue reading

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Universal Studios Japan & The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

After a frankly depressing last day in Hiroshima, my friend and I decided to boost our spirits… with a trip to Hogsmeade! I love (love LOVE) all things Harry Potter, and I had been looking forward to this trip for … Continue reading

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Hiroshima: A City of Peace

Hiroshima has a longer history than we give it credit for. In the Western world, sometimes it seems like Hiroshima’s entire history started when the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on the city. But there is so much more to … Continue reading

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Okinawa: THIS IS BEACH!

Before I moved to Japan, I didn’t travel outside of the contiguous United States. A lot of people I meet in Japan are surprised by this, like it’s totally normal to have enough money to make international trips all the … Continue reading

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