Community, Travel & Language

Love getting involved? Love exploring Japan? Want to know how others are living in Japan? Interested in learning the language? In Community, Travel and Language, this section is here to give you an insight on how to be apart of the community and show the travel destinations you love to explore..

 

The Life of an Olympic Ambassador

This article originally featured in the May 2021 issue of Connect. DeeDee Trotter interviewed by Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata 2008-2010, Kochi 2018-2020) DeeDee Trotter represented the United States at three Olympics (2004, 2008 and 2012) in track and field, ...
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From the Black Hills to Mt. Fuji

This article originally featured in the May 2021 issue of Connect. Billy Mills interviewed by Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata 2008-2010, Kochi 2018-2020) Prior to entering the 1964 Olympics, Billy Mills was rather unheralded, but the native of South Dakota went ...
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Omori Life: Connecting Through Sports

An Interview with George Borden This article originally featured in the April 2021 issue of Connect. George Borden (Ōsaka) interviewed by Kayla Francis (Tōkyō) Photos: Omoroi Life Here at CONNECT, we understand how difficult it can be to ...
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The True Cost of COVID-19 and the 2020 Summer Games

This article originally featured in the March 2021 issue of Connect. Joby Zhang (Tōkyō) How much trust is there in the officials? As the total number of COVID-19 cases surpasses 400,000 in Japan, Tōkyō accounting for about a ...
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My Wide Ride

This article originally featured in the December 2020 issue of Connect. Jonah Reid (Hokkaidō) I had spent a few years working at IBM, in the corporate Information Technology world, where there seems to be more theory than practice ...
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The Benefits of Peer Pressure

My Experience White Water Rafting in the Oboke George This article originally featured in the September 2020 issue of Connect. “Okay, who here is rafting for the first time?” I raised my hand apologetically. Fortunately, I wasn’t the ...
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The Rokko Mountain Cannonball Run

This article originally featured in the September 2020 issue of Connect. Sheila Mulherin (Hokkaido) The Mount Rokko Cannonball race in Kobe stands out as unique, unconventional and popular among trail runners in Japan. Japan seems like a very ...
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From 0 to 100K

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Rhema Baquero (Kobe) Ethan Wang rolled out of his hotel bed in the early morning for one of the biggest challenges of his life, the Okinawa 100K ...
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A Windy Adventure Around Rishiri Island

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Sheila Mulherin (Hokkaido) Rishiri Island is a beautiful place in Hokkaido with quaint fishing towns, two ports, historical sites, and a seal pool. Mount Rishiri, among the ...
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Rolling Through a Metropolis

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Skateboarding and Connection in Tokyo Hans Klein (Tokyo) At Komazawa Skateboard Park in the middle of a blistering Tokyo summer, groups of tired people took refuge in ...
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