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FLF: A Magical Adventure: Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea

Disney World, where dreams come true and magic still lives. It is the most visited recreational park in the world. There is nothing else quite like it. Most of us have experienced the wonderful world of Disney in some way or … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Gundam Galore!

I may be behind the times on this one but it was too amazing to pass up. If you are a Gundam geek like me, than I know you will appreciate the existence of this motorcycle as much as I … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Ghibli Museum: The Most Magical Place on Earth

I was a Ghibli fan long before I heard of Hayao Miyazaki or even realized that Disney and Ghibli were two separate things. Back when Japan was just a funny word and my backyard was the most similar thing to a … Continue reading

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FLF: See Pochi Run! The most popular names for Pets in Japan.

Ok. So this post is not really a fun link but it is a fun topic! My current job as an English teacher in Japan has taught me many things. One very important thing I have learned is that cultural … Continue reading

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Funding: Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, will offer ten, $500 scholarships for spring and fall 2012 study abroad. Five scholarships are available for the fall and five for the spring. Scholarships are only available for students participating in … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday! Miso, How it’s made!

Have you ever wondered what miso is actually made of? I eat miso almost every day and it occurred to me recently that I have no idea how it is made or what ingredients are in it. Miso is a … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: How’s it made: Sake!

With all that’s going on overseas, we hope that our continued posting as usual here helps take some peoples’ minds off of everything. Or at least that this post encourages you to sit back, take a deep breath, and treat … Continue reading

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Freeman-Asia Award for Study in Asia

If you are an American undergraduate student and the only thing holding you back from studying abroad in Asia is lack of finances, here is an opportunity for you! Freeman-Asia provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need … Continue reading

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FLF: Winter Festivals in Northern Japan

As a JET in Akita Prefecture, I can attest to the fact that the cold, long and dark winter can lead to cabin fever and possible frostbite from below average indoor temperatures. One of the saving graces for those of … Continue reading

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Blog Review: Observing Japan

We live in an increasingly globalized society in which it is becoming more and more important to familiarize ourselves with other cultures and political environments. Many of us have our hands full keeping up-to-date with our own government’s policies but … Continue reading

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