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Sunset Journeys

I feel sad that I haven’t had time to write as much as I would liked to this year.  My job keeps me quite busy everyday, and when I’m not working, I am trying to explore Ehime (and Japan) as much as possible.  Thanks to the help of my gracious students, I recently had the […]

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My Second Year in Japan – A Photo Essay

Per my blogging tradition, below is a collection of 12 photos representing my 2012.  In general, it was a good year, but also a challenging and emotional one, where I said many goodbyes, changed jobs and moved to a different part of Japan.  I wish everyone a very prosperous and healthy 2013. あけましておめでとうございます! JANUARY Toyama is […]

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Train Stories #10: The Girl Who Looked Up

The Girl Who Looked Up With a challenging new job and new city in Japan to establish myself in, it’s been a tough few months. I like many things about Matsuyama City and Shikoku, but some days, I find myself thinking about Toyama and all that I left behind ( friends, people who I genuinely […]

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My New Home

For the next year, I will call Matsuyama City, on Japan’s Shikoku Island, home.  One of the city’s main attractions is Matsuyama Castle, which is often considered one of Japan’s most beautiful original castles.  Constructed in the early 17th Century, the castle sits a top of a large hill, offering serene views of Matsuyama City […]

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