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Mount Fuji 3

09/21/2009

Mount Fuji 3

As for the previous years, we opted for the last friday of August to climb, in order to avoid the peak of the season and the weekend crowds. Our only concern was the weather but the day before the hike, we were relieved to hear that a beautiful sun was expected to last until saturday...

Categories: Travel - Hiking

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Virus and vacation

09/01/2009

My web hosting company has apparently been attacked twice, on Aug 28th and Sep 1st. Some of you, while surfing on my website, have probably been warned by their antivirus software of a worm/virus with the following message: "HTML:Iframe-inf"...

Category: Chit chat

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Smiley mania

08/27/2009

Smiley mania

In Japan, mobile phone communication is mostly based on emails. I guess it's cultural: email can indeed be seen as a less intrusive medium than the telephone, making it the ideal candidate in a country where manners are vital. As for me, I have adapted myself and become used to spending more time writing emails than actually talking on the phone. But emails wouldn't be emails...without smileys...

Category: Everyday life

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Japanese summer

08/10/2009

Japanese summer

Summer in Nagoya is especially hot and humid! This year however, clouds are quite frequent, making august much more bearable than usual. But if the weather changes, seasonal activities remain the same...

Categories: Leisure - Customs

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Sumo training

07/25/2009

Sumo training

Remember: two years ago, I wrote a post to introduce sumo. Fighters and fighters in the making live in Tokyo but, during the tournaments held outside of the capital, stay at temples that are equipped with training facilities. The training sessions are open to the public...

Categories: Leisure - Nagoya

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Kirishima

06/17/2009

Kirishima

After Sakurajima and Kagoshima, and before visiting my relatives in Hita for the New Year celebrations, I went to Kirishima national park to hike. It was risky because the weather was changing everyday, but also because the area is famous for...its fog...

Categories: Travel - Hiking

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