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【For students in Saitama city】Friendship Event ”What’s the Manju?”


Do you have interests to making Japanese sweets”Manju”?
This is an Event to know Saitama’s wheat culture and deepen international exchange through the activities for making Japanese sweets(Manju) together with Japanese students and foreign students.

Required qualifications for application are only for “students” (a minimum of a junior high school) who are living and studying at Saitama city.
It is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from craftsmen, so we are waiting for your participation.

Please contact us by email( or TEL (048-813-8500).
Application will be by Nov 16th, 2018.

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Fujino: A Place for Artists, Lovers and Eco-Warriors

Source: Tokyo Cheapo

Ever seen that strange giant envelope on the mountain as you drive on the highway toward Mount Fuji from Tokyo? Ever wonder what it is? It’s a love letter, to you, from a little town called Fujino.

An unlikely tourist destination
When it comes to tourism, Fujino lives very much in the shadow of nearby Mount Takao. Takao, around an hour outside of Tokyo, is a beloved spot for Japanese, expats and tourists alike to soak up some of Japan’s rustic, charm. I’m told more people (roughly 2.6 million) climb Takao than any other mountain in the world each year. And that makes perfect sense—there’s some serious cultural heritage, it’s an easy climb, and the views can be spectacular.
That’s why there are already so many great

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Hakuba Valley First Day of the season competition 2018/19

Source: Hakuba Blog
First day 2017

First day last season was the 21st of November. I remember it well.

It’s on again. Each year we run a competition to pick the first day of the season. The rules are simple

  • The first day the lifts open for skiers and boarders at any one of the resorts in Hakuba.
  • One date per person. If 2 or more people choose the same date then we will have a draw out of a hat to choose the winner.
  • The date must be chosen at least one week in advance
  • If a date isn’t chosen then it’s the closest date before.

The prizes are

So go to the bottom of this blog and put your date in the comments section or message me HERE and I will add it. Good luck. Remember that the resorts will open as soon as there is enough snow on the ground so it’s pretty much any time now. Just patiently waiting for THAT storm.

The list so far.

TJ – 22nd November

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Contribute to Japan’s Diversity and Gender Equality Playbook at ‘Deepen the Dialogue’

Tired of the actionless discussions that play into the docile version of “feminism” in Japan? #MeToo

Enter Deepen the Dialogue (DTD), a refreshing take on gender equality in Japan focusing on leveling the playing field in the workplace. The quarterly event continues to include real diversity: Japanese and foreigners, corporate executives and new hires, and men and women.

About half of the attendees at one of the Deepen the Dialogue events, including new leader of the initiative Legion Richardson.

A playbook for success

Deepen the Dialogue’s upcoming fourth event — a night of round-table discussion and empowering speakers — will be held next Wednesday evening in Shinjuku at McDonald’s Japan. The last event was in June, where nearly 100 attendees worked together to brainstorm ideas for a diversity and gender equality “playbook” that will eventually become a downloadable resource for anyone working in Japan.

DTD4’s guest speaker will be Sarah Casanova, CEO and President of McDonald’s Japan, who will speak on some of the success she has experienced here in Japan.

The event, which is free and open to all, is currently centered around small-group discussions that help complete a workable “playbook” for any size company or worker from new hire, to mid-level management to CEO. Organizers consider the playbook their first milestone, which can act as a model for individuals and companies in Japan to address and improve workplace conditions.

In gathering Deepen the Dialogue attendee’s ideas and successes to create said model, the hope is that the playbook will eventually become a comprehensive guide to success. In the past, small groups discussed how to implement on-site childcare and remote work policies. But that’s just the beginning.

New leadership

Legion Richardson, Head of HR for McDonald’s Japan, is leading Deepen the Dialogue.

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Zombieland Saga Episode 6 Impression

Source: Supaku Blog

On this episode, Ai and the idols browse the internet for idol info. Later, they participate in a photo shoot and got into a problem.

So it’s interesting to see Junko isn’t exactly adapting to the current time because of her past when she was alive. Although, Ai and Yuugiri are surprisingly cool to quickly adapt. Other than that, they revealed some of their deaths which is a tragedy comparable to Sakura’s. Now what’s going to happen next? I hope they’ll be able to resolve Yuugiri’s views. Overall, more nice character development and interesting photo shoot plot.

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