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Outlook: Claire Hajjaj

this evening (tuesday 29th), 10.06-10.30pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
outlook includes jo fidgen interviewing claire hajjaj about her childhood in kuwait, where it was necessary to conceal her jewish origin, though her mother made sure she and her brother did not lose their jewish roots … 83 more words

“For I Have Sinned” by Kathleen Irene Paterka

“For I Have Sinned” by Kathleen Irene Paterka was a book that I read in one day.  I was so engrossed in the story that I had to finish it.  198 more words

Book Review

In-laws as parents: adopting for marriage

When Hitoshi and I got engaged, I started thinking about changing my last name. I love Hitoshi’s family name. It includes some of my favorite natural objects. 584 more words


Stop kidding ourselves…children are not colour blind!

Yesterday I felt so sad when a friend who lives in the USA said her son was told that he has not been given a birthday party invitation because he is “dark skin”. 857 more words

Japanese Podcast #3: international in-laws & eyeglasses in Canada


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Japanese podcast 3 is out! Hitoshi talks about two topics. The first is maintaining the relationship between in-laws from different cultures living in different countries and speaking different languages. 75 more words


The Stranger in a strange land.

I never thought I would be a city worker in Japan. This of course adds another dimension to my blog. A whole different set of people to interact with. 503 more words


Another door

So now a whole new door of Japan life has opened. Back in the Autumn of last year I registered at a local Silver center. 648 more words