Category Archives: Culture

The Battle of Kawanakajima in Yonezawa City– or How I Spent my GW

Japan is a country rich with a storied history. One of the most famous periods of Japanese history is the Sengoku period (戦国時代) or the Warring States Period. The Sengoku Period lasted from 1467 until 1603, when Japan’s political powers … Continue reading

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Art and Tradition: JETs Practicing Japanese Culture — Judo

Judo is a sport that is recognized worldwide as quintessentially Japanese. It has been an Olympic sport starting with the Tokyo 1965 games, and is practiced in many countries all over the world. It is also commonly taught in schools … Continue reading

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Art and Tradition: JETs Practicing Japanese Culture: Taiko Drumming

One of the coolest Japanese instruments has got to be the taiko drum. Just watching a group of taiko players leaping around hitting drums in unison is an amazing experience in and of itself, but some of our local Fukushima … Continue reading

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Art and Tradition: JETs Practicing Japanese Culture — Tea Ceremony

Sado: The Japanese Way of Tea This is the second in a series of articles exploring Fukushima JETs who practice traditional Japanese arts as a hobby. Tea ceremony is one of those unique traditions that is iconic of Japanese culture. … Continue reading

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What’s Hot? Spring 2014

It’s pretty important to be able to keep abreast of what is popular with our students and what isn’t. Who wants to be the teacher that brings in a bunch of stickers with a character the kids think is uncool … Continue reading

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