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Let’s buy a DREAM! Posted by on Dec 30, 2013

Have you ever bought any lottery ticket?  I am not talking about a scratch ticket, but the big ones that you could win millions of dollars. You might say that buying a lottery is the same thing as gambling, but buying a lottery is sort of like buying a chance to make your dream come…

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No1 Christmas Song in Japan Posted by on Dec 24, 2013

Happy Holidays! Here is the No1 Christmas song in Japan.  As I was researching about popularity on Japanese Christmas songs, it was obvious that this song was at the top of the list in almost every ranking.  If you were in Japan now, I am sure you would be hearing this song over and over…

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WHAT are the common Japanese words to use for winter? Posted by on Dec 22, 2013

It’s winter, and let me introduce you the most common Japanese words that are related to winter. When you are talking about the weather or anything related to winter, these vocabularies will be good to know.   English Japanese Pronounciation Japanese winter fuyu 冬 winter vacation fuyu yasumi 冬休み snow yuki 雪 cold samui/tsumetai 寒い・冷たい…

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Top 3 Christmas Songs In Japan – No. 2 Posted by on Dec 18, 2013

So, I mentioned last week that I would share with you top 3 Japanese Christmas songs.  Here is the No.2!  This is also a very classic Christmas song that has been used in the TV commercials many times since 1992.  I found 3 unique, distinctive versions below.  The first one is the original by Junichi Inagaki…

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Explore Japan – Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto Japan Posted by on Dec 16, 2013

Have you ever seen any temple covered with gold leaf?  Well, one of the most well recognized temples in Japan, Kinkakuji (kinkaku ji, 金閣寺) is actually a special temple that is covered with pure gold leaf, and it is also called, “Temple of the Golden Pavilion.”  This temple is located in Kyoto, Japan and is designated as…

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Top 3 Christmas Songs In Japan – No. 3 Posted by on Dec 12, 2013

Christmas is fast approaching in a little over 2 weeks.  I can’t believe how fast this year is going by.  Around this time of the year, everywhere you go, we hear all kinds of Christmas songs played.  Out of so many Christmas songs out there, I am sure many of you probably have your favorite…

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What do you love about Japan? Posted by on Dec 11, 2013

Recently, I came across the YouTube Video by Michael Moore, talking about what he likes about Japan compared to U.S. I will show you the YouTube video later in my article, but thought I would list some of the good aspects of Japan below.  This information is from foreigner’s perspectives, perhaps compared to the rest…

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