Featuring your favorite restaurants and hangout spots! â€œYouâ€™re going to love it,â€ I insisted as we navigated the confusion of streets near Himeji station. I was taking my friends to the place we affectionately had dubbed â€œHimeji Burger,â€ a location introduced to me one tired evening by Himeji ALT Ryan Parker, and thereafter shared with…
Where in Hyogo can you find these scores of immobile soldiers standing at attention?
See the photos from Hyogo AJETs Sayonara Party last month!
Sometime between January and July next year, new immigration procedures will come into effect.Â In many ways, these changes are beneficial, but be warned as there are some strict penalties if you should fail to comply. Under current law, you must register as an alien with your local ward office, or — if you live…
The scratchy yodeling of a rooster stirs me from my slumber on the tatami. Reluctantly I roll over to look at my watch. 3:15 am. Nowhere close to sunrise. My idyllic visions of humble farm life are slowly being whisked away by the winds that sculpt the land of northern Japan…
â€œYou get out what you put inâ€ is my #1 bit of advice; #2 is to think strategically about where you want to be in the future, and then to volunteer for and/or create opportunities that can help you to get there.
Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent earthquake.
See this post for information about emergency preparation and donating/volunteering for the relief effort.
Festivities in Kobeâ€™s Chinatown during the first weekend of February celebrated Shunsetsu, and the start of the year of the Rabbit. Beginning February 3rd with the new moon (to end January 22nd, 2012), Rabbit years are said to be for catching oneâ€™s breath after the dynamism of the Tiger. This yearâ€™s Rabbit is associated with the element metal, so the fluffy bunny may have a bit of a sharp edge (perhaps dulled a little by the fact that itâ€™s yin metal, not yang this year)! Nankin-machi was thronged with visitors all weekend long, and on display were performances of dance, acrobatics, tai chi, as well as the famous lion and dragon dances.
Where in Hyogo can these precocious primates be found?