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New Term New School

This past Tuesday was the opening ceremony for the new school year at Inagakuen. Since it was the first day of school, us ALts did not have to teach any classes, although after the opening ceremony we were still busy finalizing our class schedules, and preparing materials for our first lessons of this week. 1,661 more words


2014 World Figure Skating Championships Revisited

The 2013-2014 Figure Skating Season has ended weeks ago with the conclusion of the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships. If you have missed the events or want to revisit some of the most beautiful programs this season, this Sunday is your last chance America.

Figure Skating

Omiya Bonsai Village

While I was in Omiya for hanami, I also took the opportunity to visit the Omiya Bonsai Village. It is an area north of Omiya Park known as one of the most outstanding… 50 more words


Cherry blossoms at Omiya Park

Omiya Park (大宮公園) is a public park in Omiya, Saitama Prefecture, about 30min north of Tokyo. The park contains many cherry trees, a zoo and a museum. 67 more words


Love & Laughter

Nach den, rückblickend, doch anstrengenden Ausflügen dieser Woche, gab´s heute mal´ne Auszeit von dem ganzen was-haben-wir-noch-nicht-gesehen-und-müssen-wir-noch-unbedingt-machen Rummel. Vor einigen Tagen hat uns eine liebe Bekannte zu sich nach Hause zum Lunch eingeladen. 138 more words

Kinder, Kinder

Tsch, tsch, tsch, die Eisenbahn!

Das mir wieder wohl gesonnene Wetter und die Tatsache, dass Linus diese Woche frei (Spring Break) hat, nahm ich zum Anlass, um mit den Jungs heute ins Eisenbahnmuseum zu tingeln. 461 more words

Kinder, Kinder

“Japanese Only” and fascist aesthetics at Saitama Stadium

Any translator will tell you that a source text depends considerably, if not entirely, on context. I think this also applies when deciphering the meaning of the “Japanese Only” banner hung at Saitama Stadium during an Urawa Reds football match against Sagan Tosu on March 8. 609 more words