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Japan Day 8 - Tokyo Disneysea

Everything about Tokyo Disneyland or Disneysea is on their website, the transportation, the timetable, the map or the entrance fee. Since I’m staying at Shinjuku, I was planning to take their shuttle bus which located at JR Shinjuku Station. 399 more words


Pretz e Funasshī!

Pretz (o per chiamarli alla giapponese プリッツ (purittsu), sono degli snak lanciati sul mercato dalla  società Ezaki Glico (江崎グリコ株式会社).
E’ il 1963 quando la Glico, famosa casa dolciaria, decide di lasciare per un momento da parte il settore dolciario per concentrarsi sul lancio nel mercato di uno snack che prenderà il nome di Pretz.   281 more words


Japanese Crab Species 4: Japanese Mitten Crab/Mokuzugani (expanded)

This crab goes by the latin name of Eriocheir japonica (De Haan, 1835). It was first recorded outside Japan by a Dutch researcher.
It also goes under the name of 上海蟹 (Chuugo mokuzugani/チュウゴクモクズガニ) although this can also be read as “Shanghai kani” because such specimen come from China. 370 more words

Japanese Gastronomy

A Challenge to Myself

A friend of mine recently said

“Love where you are”

And I fully agree with that. It’s also something that I have been fighting with myself about for months. 302 more words


David Mitchell: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Another long novel. But this review, along with the two that follow, will be brief.

All this reading has taken place amidst quite large changes: the end of the teaching year, moving house; endings and beginnings that always seem to feature packing bags and assessment of the weight of belongings. 255 more words