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The Stranger in a strange land.  Posted on 07/19/2014
I never thought I would be a city worker in Japan. This of course adds another dimension to my blog. A whole different set of people to interact with. I am sure this is different from your other expat life in Japan blogs. Even the one who...
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Trip’n  Posted on 07/16/2014
Tripping/Trip’n : A street word meaning; to contemplate deeply on something, a topic, an action, a situation, person, sometimes to the extreme. Which causes actions or words, which would appear to be “weird” under...
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A day in the life  Posted on 07/15/2014
    It is back to training, on several levels. Really it is all a continuation, the focus just shifts from time to time. Anywho…   I got up and out of the house early on Sunday. I went off to do Tai Chi at the Ginger...
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The path to Yon-dan  Posted on 07/06/2014
The path to Yon-dan       I went to the dojo today.  It was a interesting session. Yamashita Sensei was there. I had not seen him since the Shinsa. I wanted to see him to get his phone number for some other Kyudo...
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Another door  Posted on 07/03/2014
So now a whole new door of Japan life has opened. Back in the Autumn of last year I registered at a local Silver center. We had a very faint hope I could get some work which having good Japanese skills. I took a free class they gave on...
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Zen and Now  Posted on 06/28/2014
Time slips away   Well here it is almost one year since landing in Nihon. It will be one year when this is posted. However for now there is still a few days to go as I start this. Pretty amazing when thinking about it. I am still on...
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We be Jam’n  Posted on 06/27/2014
Blus 4 Bali in June   I ‘had just finished my apprentice sailing teaching class at Aoki Sailing school and was heading off to. Kobe for another monthly Jam session. One of the girls in the office gave me a ride to the train...
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One door closes…  Posted on 06/16/2014
The day started for me at 4:30 a.m. Insane! However, I wanted to not rush and I needed to catch an early train. So once I really woke up after checking my equipment I did some Zazen. Once upon a time when i was doing Kung Fu...
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The long and winding road…  Posted on 06/13/2014
I doubt if the average person who even knows about Kyudo has any idea how difficult it is. Like Tai Chi, it looks easy enough, but only because someone put in a lot of time making the movement look easy, natural. I have been doing this for...
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The plot thickens…  Posted on 06/11/2014
  I thought there was the a tragedy afoot. Two nights ago, I did not get much sleep. For some unknown my knee started hurting and got worse as the night went on. By morning I could barely walk. The worse and ,y real concern throughout...
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  • Rossielienne
    Rossielienne 25 July 2013 05:28:42

    My friends and I with our kids,once stayed at Sakura hotels when we went to Tokyo Sky Tree and Ueno park.Well,we reserved for a room for 3 with four kids with us.The place is consider to be near to central Tokyo.We prefered to eat outside the hotel because menus are not fit for children.The front desk coordinator is friendly and can speak English.There are lots of foreign snacks.We are requested to keep the children quite as possible.

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