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A typical Japanese Bow

June 18th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Daily Life, Typical

Picture a  little Japanese girl in a pretty flowered dress, not more that 3 years old, bowing to her sibling’s school bus as it departs for the day.  That is the sweet scene that my husband and I encountered as as we walked down our street one morning this week and I can’t get it […]

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Just Another Sunday Afternoon in Makuhari

May 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments · The sights

The plaza just outside the Kaihin Makuhari train station in Chiba is always a hive of activity, especially on the weekends, and this Sunday afternoon was no exception. I usually try to avoid the areas on the weekends because of all the crowds that gather to go one of the many events held at Makuhari […]

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Kid’s in the Park

April 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Kid’s in the Park · Daily Life

There’s not a lot new in my world lately. I haven’t been out and about very much this week for no particular reason except that the weather hasn’t been cooperating. It’ hasn’t been too cold or too rainy, just rather overcast and with a bit of an overall haze/smog which is a bit depressing and […]

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Sakura and Cement

April 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Sakura and Cement · Daily Life, The sights

   Where I live in Chiba there are two very contrasting places where you can view the Sakura Blossoms. Below is a very industrial looking park where all of the trees are aligned in perfect rows.  While the trees are still pretty the atmosphere is rather sterile.  I call this one Sakura and Cement. About […]

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Japanese Baseball – The Minors

February 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Japanese Baseball – The Minors · Baseball

This post is the second in my weekly series on Japanese baseball. The first post was an overview of the Nippon Professional Baseball League and this post will provide you with some information on the minor league system. We hear a lot about the major leagues in Japan but relatively little about the minor leagues […]

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Gearing up for Japan – About Chiba

December 4th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Gearing up for Japan

Starting this week I will be getting you up to speed on all of the things that I need to look into and get done before heading off into the land of the rising sun. I thought that I would start by giving you some information about where I will be living. The area is […]

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