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June Update

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Jun,2011

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I can not believe the craziness that had prevented me from keeping my blog more up-to-date. I have been doing contract work for someone on the side, installing DVR (Digital Video Recorders) in over 300 Dunkin Donuts within the Chicago…

Facts of Japan: Vol. 5.30

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May,2011

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One reason anime is able to affect us so deeply is the quality of the voice actors, and without the outstanding performances of names like Megumi Hayashibara (Rei Ayanami), Kikuko Inoue (Belldandy, Kazami from Please Teacher), and Toru Furuya (pretty…

Facts of Japan. Vol. 11.5.1

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May,2011

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Tall Fences on Japanese High Schools are to prevent suicidal students. One thing that always deeply concerns me and drives my passion to bring salvation to the Japanese people is their extremely high suicide rate. I once heard a Japanese…

April Update

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Apr,2011

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“General Education Diploma” I have still been pursuing Japan with a passion and I can not believe how much trouble I am still having. The other day my Dad spoke with my Grampa and asked if he would be interested…

Facts of Japan: Vol. 3.1

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Apr,2011

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While Japan has always had a reputation for taking ideas from the West and improving on them (sometimes beyond recognition), the reverse is often true, too, and Japan has long served as a well of inspiration for various creators from…

Japan Relief Work – Update 2

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Apr,2011

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I am still waiting to make the proper arrangements to help with relief work. The e-mail I received from Amy Eby was quite promising but when I sent a check up e-mail she was no longer available for contact. As…

Facts of Japan: Vol. 3

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Apr,2011

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When you study a foreign language, sometimes one of the first things you learn unavoidably are the “naughty” words — that’s just human nature. However, students of Japanese are often surprised to learn that most of the bad words they’re…

Facts of Japan: Vol. 2.2

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Mar,2011

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The ongoing crisis in Japan has caused a lot of deep thinking about the country in general by the Western media, and one article I caught on CNN was titled, “Are the Japanese Different?” This is certainly an interesting question:…

Facts of History 1.0: The Real Battle of Los Angeles

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Mar,2011

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You might have heard of the movie coming out called “Battle of Los Angeles” but did you know it was based on a real event. In 1942, five years before Roswell, a huge craft was spotted coming in low over…

Japan Relief Work – Update 1

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Mar,2011

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I would just like to give people a heads up on my current situation. I have just been notified by CRASH Japan that I just might be a contender to volunteer for relief work in Japan. I am very emotional…