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2014 Summer Photo Contest

The results for the 2014 Summer Photo Contest are in! Congratulations to newcomer Andres Oliver (Aomori City) on his winning photo! Please contact goodmorningaomori@gmail.com to redeem your prize! 131 more words

Photo Corner

"I live here now."

I keep having to remind myself that I live in Japan.  This is the country I’ve wanted to visit more than any other since I was about 12, and the thought of actually living here still hasn’t really sunk in!  867 more words

Aomori

Traditional Japanese Mugicha

When the heat and humidity get rough in this country, the Japanese make MUGICHA (roasted barely tea). Granted Aomori is pretty cool in comparison to the 70% humidity going on in Nagasaki during the summer (being this far North has its advantages and disadvantages) but for a good two weeks, the atmosphere gets muggy and gross. 553 more words

Travel

Settling in

The horrible typhoon weather has finally finished and it’s gonna be hot all week yaaaay!  Yesterday Mr Jinba and I drove round the town visiting the three junior high schools I’ll be teaching at, starting in a couple of weeks.  685 more words

Aomori

The Thing About Moving To Japan...

1. Your instructions for the basics are completely in a foreign language that you speak like a toddler. Ever tried reading instructions for how to wash your clothes and you’re not quite sure if that’s the kanji for whites only? 318 more words

Travel

Strong Quake Strikes NE Honshu Coast, Japan

HIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
JAPAN EARTHQUAKES
SCENARIOS 09, 08, 07
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M6.1 Earthquake Strikes OFF the Coast of AOMORI, JAPAN

Centered at 41.163°N, 142.176°E the quake struck at a depth of 41.0km (25.5mi), according to USGS/EHP. 130 more words

Earthquake