Blogs I Follow
If you can’t afford a trip to Japan, perhaps you can manage a trip via film. This just entailed a drive to my library. The first noir crime film in Japan, in Kurosawa’s Stray Dog (1949) rookie detective, Murakami, gets … Continue reading
Let’s take a little arm chair trip to Japan. Hakone is a good day trip from Tokyo. I’ve just discovered these Life Where I’m From videos and love them. Check them out and subscribe on YouTube.
I don’t even like fish, but I found Simon and Martin’s enjoyment of this Iron Chef’s sushi restaurant so absorbing that I’m tempted to break my piggy bank and go here. I can’t remember having a meal that was that … Continue reading
If you can’t get yourself to Asia to live the fabulous life of, say an English teacher, just check out one of the over 1000 videos Simon and Martina have made in which they share their discoveries of their old … Continue reading
I arrived in Japan tonight! My vacation has begun. For my first night I decided to stay by the airport at the Hotel Nikko. The service was so efficient at check in (and through the customs process) that I was … Continue reading
Akira Kurasawa’s second movie was a propaganda film for World War II called The Most Beautiful. He tells the story of a group of young women, teens most likely, who leave their hometowns to support the war effort by working … Continue reading
Last Friday I went to a dinner for JET Programme participants departing for their first year in Japan. They’ll spend a year team teaching English as a foreign language in Japanese schools. Ahh, in so many ways I wish I … Continue reading
A celebration of Japanese culture.
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By University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana, iSchool Students
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A blog of the U.S. National Archives