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Japanisms Part 5: The Toilet Princess

If you’d like to remain under the illusion that women (especially Japanese women) don’t pee, poop, or fart, stop reading.

Japanese women are very beautiful and modest creatures. 2,034 more words

Aomori Life

April 1: Aomori

Aomori is a port town on the northern tip of Honshu. I arrived in the early afternoon, and the Ryokan I was staying at was only ~200m from the train station. 1,095 more words


#TodayInHistory: Marveling at construction: Seikan Tunnel (青函トンネル) Longest in the world, completed on this day

Today, on March 13, 1988 (Japan):

Normally bridges are built to connect two land masses together across a body of water; however, the ingenuity of the Japanese was displayed when they completed their Seikan Tunnel — a 53.85 kilometer (33.46 mile) railway tunnel connecting the two–of which 23.3 km (14.5 mi) is within the seabed of the Tsugaru Strait. 96 more words

Northeast Asia

We'll call him 'K'

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity OR it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.” 1,292 more words

JET Life

Introducing your NEW AJET Executive Council!

Good morning Aomori JETs!! Thank you all for taking the time to read through the elected and appointed positions for the AJET 2014/2015 year. Many of you have showed interest in helping support and volunteer for AJET. 110 more words


High School Survival Guide

By Michael Jason Warren
Edited by Ivonne Diaz

For this issue of quality class we got Michael Jason Warren- 3rd year ALT, musician and superstar in Gonohe machi. 287 more words

Quality Class

MASSAC Meeting Minutes 2/11/14

Hello Friends!

The Maine-Aomori Sister-State Advisory Council’s Meeting Minutes for 2/11/14 are in PDF form below.   Please read and keep up to date on the groups’ activities! 41 more words