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A Sake-Filled Festival

// By Gavin Fisher // Going to a local festival is one of the best ways to experience Japanese culture  – as anyone living or traveling in Japan can tell you. Cities have festivals that display their own unique history and traditions, and little neighbourhoods will often also hold their own festivals. For the past few years, the ALTs in Yurihonjo have had … Continue reading

The Handmaid’s Tale

// by Jessie Fast // Title: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood The Plot: It’s a not-so-distant future in which women are forbidden to read. They are barred from positions of authority, and must assume the roles of Wife (raising children), Aunt (teaching other women to be blind followers), and Handmaid (breeding children for men … Continue reading

Best REAL Pizza

// by Katie Yantzi // I hadn’t realized how much I loved pizza before coming to Japan. Clearly, I’ve always known it was delicious, but I was surprised to find that good pizza was one of those comfort foods from home I really couldn’t live without. Sadly, most attempts to satisfy this craving in Japan … Continue reading


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