Events and Entertainment

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Meeting Up Without Meeting Up

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. The Landscape of Meetups in Stay-at-Home Japan By Eli Ferster (Kyoto) The community centers are closed, cafes and other meeting spots vacant, but for many, online Meetups ...
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Ohara Gozaimasu

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. by Mike Clapis Dogenzaka. Whether or not you've heard the name, you have most certainly seen it in pictures and videos. This shopping district is home to ...
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A Venture into a World of Ice

This article originally featured in the April 2020 issue of Connect. Elsie Tay (Hokkaido) Hello from the snowy north! While you lucky southerners herald in spring and sakura, Hokkaido will remain under the cold spell for a while ...
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Ice Age at the Fukuoka City Science Museum

This article originally featured in the March 2020 issue of Connect. Mark Christensen (Fukuoka) The Ice Age. For many of us, this phrase brings images of cavemen battling sabertooth tigers, giant mammoths, or even the tragic ...
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Getting My Winter Snow Fix

This article originally featured in the March 2020 issue of Connect. Abbie Philpott, Nagasaki I’m very lucky to live in vibrant Nagasaki, where the locals are as warm as the weather. Apart from the snowmageddon that ...
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Events Calendar: March 2020

This article originally featured in the March 2020 issue of Connect. Please note that events may cancel and check with organizers directly. Block 1 40th Vasaloppet Japan March 7 - March 8 Asahikawa City, Hokkaido Prefecture ...
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Events Calendar: January 2020

This article originally featured in the January 2020 issue of Connect. Block 1 Souunkyo Onsen Icefall Festival January 23 - March 15 Kamikawa, Hokkaido Prefecture Website in Japanese only Shikaribetsu Kotan Festival January 25 - March ...
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The Three Skills of Effective Teachers

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. Interview with Mayumi Asaba Rebecca Ruth (Hyogo) Mayumi Asaba recently gave a presentation at a Kobe JALT event about her Ph.D. research. She studied ...
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Events Calendar: December 2019

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of of Connect. For Japanese only webpages, you can download the Google Translate extension to read the pages in other languages Block 1 Hakodate Christmas Fantasy November ...
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Experiencing Tokyo Comic-Con 

This article originally featured in the November 2019 issue of Connect. Laura Kirby (Tokyo) Whether or not you’re into anime, an avid manga reader, or addicted to consoles, you’ve probably heard of Comic-Con. It’s an annual ...
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