January 19, 2018

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Dispatches From Japan

  • In Love with the Japanese Train System

    Ana Vigueras I am in love with the Japanese train system. My favorite trains to ride are the JR lines because I can see everything as we zip past the high rise buildings of Tokyo.…

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  • Childhood​ ​Dream​ ​Made​ ​Reality

    By​ ​Ana​ ​Nicole​ ​Vigueras​ ​LaRochelle My​ ​name​ ​is​ ​Ana​ ​Nicole​ ​Vigueras,​ ​I​ ​am​ ​a​ ​20​ ​years​ ​old​ ​Mexican-American​ ​sophomore undergrad​ ​studying​ ​at​ ​Temple​ ​University​ ​Japan​ ​Campus​ ​(TUJ).​ ​​ ​TUJ​ ​is​ ​an​ ​American university​ ​based​ ​in​…

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  • Taiyaki

    By Ana Nicole Vigueras LaRochelle  My university campus is about a ten minute walk from Naniwaya, the famous taiyaki shop located in Azabu Juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo. For those of you who do not know, taiyaki…

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  • Britons Don’t Say Goodbye

    By Gabriel Phillips Well this is it. It has been a fantastic 10 months but my time has come to an end. When I first arrived in Japan, I was filled with a self-doubt about…

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  • Matsuyama’s Golden Water

    By Gabriel Phillips Pulling into the city of Matsuyama I was immediately struck by both the heat and the crowds. Admittedly, it was the beginning of Golden Week and so I should have seen it…

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  • Takao-san Trek

    By Brent Olian While Mt. Fuji reigns supreme in the mountain arena in Japan, there exist many worthwhile challengers. One such is merely an hour’s train ride from central Tokyo – Takao-san (Mt. Takao). An avid mountain…

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  • Powdered Happiness

    By Gabriel Phillips If you were to ask a Briton what links Japan and the United Kingdom, the answer would be we’re both island nations with a fondness for seaside resorts and tea. Tea forms…

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  • Small Waves and Big Buddhas in Kamakura

    By Brent Olian During the weekend leading up to Golden Week, I took a short trip to one of Japan’s most famed temple towns -Kamakura. This coastal town south of Yokohama is home to many Shinto shrines…

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  • The Sweet Babboo and Snoopy

      By Gabriel Phillips If an alien creature devoid of emotions came down to Earth tomorrow and demanded that humanity provided him with the greatest example of happiness, for me, I would show him a…

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