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Christmas illuminations

12/30/2007

Christmas illuminations

Today, just a couple pictures of the Christmas illuminations in Nagoya...

Categories: Customs - Nagoya

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年賀状 - Wishes cards

12/28/2007

In Japan, one traditionally sends wishes cards for the New Year. I know it's not specific to Japan, but it's a well followed custom here with a strong meaning to it...

Category: Customs

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Merry Christmas!!!

12/25/2007

I'll make it short today, don't want to write too much on Christmas day. Christmas doesn't have any meaning in Japan, so quite naturally it is celebrated in a totally different way than in western countries. Instead of being an opportunity to gather the whole family, it is just another Valentine's day. Restaurants are filled with couples and it's tough to get a seat without a reservation...but we somehow managed to!

Besides I'm on vacation from the 28 to the 6, here are my plans:

  • get my new apartment in order
  • spend the new year with my relatives in Hita, on Kyushu
  • catch up with some of the posts I haven't had time to write yet

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Category: Chit chat

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After 6 weeks of work

12/20/2007

After a month and a half, I'm completely satisfied with my new job! The boss seems to particularly like me and I am not going to complain about it...

Categories: Chit chat - Job

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JLPT

12/01/2007

JLPT

The JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is to the Japanese language what the TOEIC is to English, a test to evaluate the ability for non native speakers to communicate in Japanese...

Category: Japanese language

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