Fruit Cake & Nut Case


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New Blog: Fruit Cake & Nut Case

Everything you wanted to know about Guam from a Japanese women married to an American living in Guam.

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Japanese women from Kanagawa Married to a American Guy from Michigan.

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Just Another Day in Japan


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New Blog: Just Another Day in Japan

A  general Japan blog about the language and culture from the perspective of an American who lived and worked near Osaka for three years. The weird, the mundane, and all that in between.

About this Japan blogger

My name is Paul, but I also go by Blue Shoe or Blue Kutsu. I’m an American originally from New York, currently living and working in Maryland in the U.S. My first real exposure to Japanese culture, aside from eating sushi and doing some judo as a kid, was studying Japanese in college. I studied abroad in Tokyo twice, graduated, and then went to work as an ALT on the JET Program in Hyogo prefecture near Osaka. I was there for 3 years and am now doing my best to build a life here in the States and retain as much of a connection to Japan as I can.

I started this blog back in July of 2009 to crowd the internet with yet one more niche blog about Japan. Along with several periodic contributors and guest bloggers, I’m doing my best to bring you a variety of Japan-related content on a regular to semi-regular basis.

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JPGOMI


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New Blog: JPGOMI

Where is language?  Is it all around us?  Can we not think without separating our thoughts from words?  Even this page cannot be thought about without the word “page”.  We are fated to be hopelessly and happily entangled in a linguistic caress, forever doomed to push forth a dribble of sounds that attempt to express and understand our existence.

In the dimly-lit smoke-filled back-alleys of the internet, Nihongo sits stirring her drink in quiet satisfaction.  Cut high on the left thigh, her black dress is a devastating number.  “Little Black Dress”, it was always a name that fell short of the garments impact and grace on a room.  Behind inconspicuous-wooden-doors with kanji-engraved addresses, down unassuming narrow steps, my Nihongo sings, beautiful, perfect, and waiting to be understood.  Her words play like a harp, snaking through the air with each pull of her cigarette.  The pianist runs the 88, fingers stroke the black and white, an interracial first dance of a match made in Brubeck.  I spend my life searching through the crowds, the lights, and the noise, the warm abyss of curbs, asphalt, and steal, for the language that sits waiting to be found and called my one true love.

This is the Japanese I hope to bring to this blog.  The beauty found in the unturned rock, unopened door, and unfound nook of the web and world.  I’ll try in my limited linguistic ability to find hidden gems of interest that can be used to further our ability to express and understand.  From weird to wild, from cartoon to Cartesian, from One Piece to axel grease, I hope to explore the full spectrum of my creative and inquisitive interests.

About this Japan blogger

Matthew Manigrassi was born and raised in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  He attended St. Jerome grade school and then took his education to the Father Judge High School for boys.  During his time there he excelled in a variety of Advanced Placement classes, including AP English, AP Calculus, and AP Physics.  While there he played both varsity hockey and varsity lacrosse.  After that he attended Temple University Fox School of Business.  He graduated Cum Laude from the honors program with a B.A. degree in Entrepreneurship.  He says the highlight of his college career was playing music at open mic nights while studying abroad in Tokyo Japan.  Since his last job he has taken several months off to put a serious and focused effort into the completion of two books.  When he is not writing he enjoys playing guitar, piano, harmonica, drums, violin, and any other instrument he can find.  In addition to the arts he enjoys continuing to learn in a number of fields.  Over the last 2 years he has been heavily focused on learning Japanese and the principles of language acquisition in general.  As a self proclaimed Renaissance Man he wants to share his insatiably inquisitive nature and creative spirit with others.

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Life is a Journey


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New Blog: Life is a Journey

Notes about traveling, food and living in Japan. You can also find articles in Indonesian and Japanese by changing category.

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Junanto Herdiawan works as an economist in Tokyo, Japan. He writes analysis about economy of East Asia, especially Japan and China. He has also great passion for philosophy, travelling, and food. He frequently writes his thought in various print media, personal blogs, and community blogs. He believes that both the economic growth and happiness of a country is the end result of a complex process of not only economy aspect, but also culture, history, social, as well as its richness in natural resources. Therefore, he loves sharing his enjoyment in traveling and food, to others, contributing in making a community happier.

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