Category Archives: Wasabi : Nagoya

six month study abroad in Nagoya, JPN

Letters from Japan 2007-08

When the Elephants Dance

Here is footage of the Japanese man who set himself on fire in protest of Japan’s re-militarization; a pending decision that will irrevocably change Asia’s equilibrium. In my opinion, with the withdrawal of US influence globally we are entering a … Continue reading

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Entry 36: More Donations to Japan Relief Fund

The generosity just keeps on flowing! We have raised another 200$ for the Australian Red Cross’s Japan Relief Fund. This brings our grand total to 1,100$. We have done a great job helping those in need. Should tragedy ever strike … Continue reading

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Japan Video

Video from Japan

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About Japan Letters

These letter were written in Japan to my high school class. They were written in 2007 and early 2008. Before I had a blog I had a series of E-mails sent about my experience. I’m posting them here for my … Continue reading

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Japan Letter #1

September 9th 2007 Dear Friends, First and foremost I would like to tell you all that I wish I could have brought you all along and that we could share this amazing experience together. I will try my best to … Continue reading

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Japan Letter #2

October 17th 2007 Dear Friends, They cut down my rice field. I don’t know when or how, but last week I awoke from my troublesome sleep on a bed made of wooden planks and when I gazed out the living … Continue reading

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Japan Letter #3

November 21st 2007 Dear Class of 08, I realized that I haven’t told you much about Japan yet. I know you don’t want to do much learning outside of the classroom, but I promise to spice up this research essay … Continue reading

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Japan Letter #4

December 2007 If I haven’t told you or you didn’t already know, Japanese toilets are not seated thrones but bowl shaped cut outs in the floor that one struggles to straddle. There is however, by good graces, one western toilet … Continue reading

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Letter from Japan #5

January 6th 2008 Dear young adults I”ll describe the setting for you, it was a cold day, the sun was apt to set, snow lay across the earth. Night was soon to setting in. I sat with a relaxed posture day … Continue reading

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Donate to Japan

Dear Friends, I have decided to make a contribution to the Australian Red Cross’s Japan Relief Fund. I have modest means, however the law firm I work with will sponsor donation matching. Whatever amount of money I give the Australian … Continue reading

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