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Donations and Volunteering for West Japan Floods

Callum Hull (Hiroshima) As many of you may know, on the 6th and 7th of July 2018, West Japan was hit with record rainfall as—three times the expected rainfall for July. The Chugoku region of ...
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Sapporo or Bust: Fun and Ice up North

Bailey Jo Josie (Miyazaki) Even after more than a half century, the Sapporo Snow Festival is still going strong, and this year will be no exception.   As millions (yes, millions) of people flock to ...
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Naked and Unafraid: A Hadaka Matsuri Experience

Chris Golden (Miyazaki) Ah, winter: the bane of seemingly every Japanese person’s existence. Granted, there are worse things out there: earthquakes, tsunamis, freakishly large-but-harmless spiders, and the equally freakish-but-not-so-harmless centipedes immediately come to mind.  But ...
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February Events Calendar

Baily Jo Josie (Miyazaki) Block 1 69th Sapporo Snow Festival 1 February – 12 February Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture Website Oyasusukyo Shigakko Festival 3 February Yuzawa City, Akita Prefecture Website in Japanese only 59th Asahikawa ...
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In the News — February

Tresha Barrett (Kyoto) Japan’s Recruit Holdings to Join Forces with AirBnB Recruit Holdings Co., Japan’s largest provider of temporary staff, announced recently that it will team up with AirBnB, the leading U.S. source of vacation ...
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