Sushi for lunch!

There are so many sushi shops in New Zealand. It seems that many people buy it for their lunch (see the photo below; I bought them at a nearby sushi shop some time ago). I do not think people make sushi at home. But that might change now – the above photo is from this […]

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Spring there!

According to the lunar calendar, it is the first day of Spring in Japan today! It is still cold there though, the meteorological agency made a statement that the average temperature in Japan last month was quite warmer than usual (by 2.8 or 2.9 degrees in some areas). It is summer in New Zealand now […]

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25 years ago today…

Do you remember what happened 25 years ago today? I do not think the media here, in New Zealand, would report on this much. The Great Hanshin Earthquake struck the Kobe areas (Hanshin is another name to refer to those areas) on 17 January 1995. It was a M6.9 earthquake, which killed over 6,000 people. […]

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Happy New Year! 明けましておめでとうございます。

ちょっと遅[おそ]いですけど、今年初めてのポストなので。。。明[あ]けましておめでとうございます。今年もよろしくお願[ねが]いします。 Belated… Happy New Year! (as this is the first post this year) Please visit here this year again! Note: the above photo shows shimekazari (しめ飾[かざ]り). Each household/shop/company etc. put this type of ornament for the new year.

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