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Unexpected Cherry Blossoms

Life is full of the unexpected.  Some surprises change your life for the better, while others are extremely painful. All of us in the JET Programme have different reasons for wanting to live in Japan.  Still, I am always surprised when I talk to someone who has dreamed of coming here since childhood.  I often […]

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The Grateful Crane

As I study more Japanese, I am trying to read old Japanese folk tales for children. Although English stories such as Peter Rabbit are popular here, so are several famous Japanese stories that I had never heard of prior to coming to Japan. The first story I picked up was 鶴の恩返し (tsuru no ongaeshi), which […]

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