Events and Entertainment

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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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Photo: Ethan Wang

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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Two warriors facing off with swords at the Nebuta Festival. Photo: Edward Portillo

Six Festivals in Six Days: The Tohoku Tour

This article originally featured in the November 2019 issue of Connect. Edward Portillo (Gunma) When I came to Japan in 2017, I set out to see every one of its 47 prefectures. As part of that ...
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Events Calendar: November 2019

This article originally featured in the November 2019 issue of Connect. For Japanese only webpages, you can download the Google Translate extension to read the pages in other languages Block 1 Sapporo White Illumination November 22 ...
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A European Retreat in Osaka — Spa World

Image via and © Gaijinpot. Rebecca Ruth (Hyogo) This article originally featured in the April 2019 issue of Connect. There's a magical place in Osaka, a fantasy world of whimsy and wonder. I'm totally serious: Spa ...
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Tokyo Passes Bill to Ban LGBT Discrimination

Tresha Barrett (Kyoto) This article originally featured in the November 2018 issue of Connect. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has passed a bill prohibiting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people, as well as those ...
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CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #76 November 2018

Whether the impending chill is making you want to curl up at home with a book or video game, or whether it’s making you want to go out into nature and seize the day before ...
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CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #75 October 2018

Fall has finally arrived in Japan, bringing with it a chill in the air as well as the October issue of Connect! Want to enjoy all the autumn cuisine without breaking the bank? We have ...
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