I have finally got all of my omiyage sorted! For new JETs, it’s tradition to bring gifts for all your new colleagues and supervisors. The idea is to give a little keepsake from your home country, and typically edible gifts are the way to go. 317 more words
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On 3rd August, I shall board a flight that will inevitably change a lot things in my life.
That’s about 2 weeks from now. So life has become a mad rush to meet people, sending off last minute e-mails, packing, getting gifts and learning as much as I can about Singapore. 1,219 more words
Today marks the third anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and the subsequent Fukushima nuclear disaster.
I spoke to one of my good university friends who has lived in Koriyama, Fukushima (which is about 50 kilometres from the Daiichi nuclear power plant) for the past four years, and learned some interesting things about how life is going in Fukushima, three years on. 650 more words