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Taimatsu Akashi Fire Festival: Burn your fears down

By Erica Grainger  “I did mostly good things, except light things on fire” (Mark Hoppus, Blink-182)  When: Saturday night, 9th November Where: Sukagawa I have a confession to make. I have always, always been afraid of fire. When I say … Continue reading

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Kenka Matsuri: Fight, Fight!

By Erica Grainger and Vivian He When: Saturday 5th October Where: Iizaka Onsen (not in the actual onsen – heavens no! Around the local town). “A fight will ignite at the end of the night” (E. Grainger) Erica: My mother … Continue reading

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Camping in Aizu: A Chance of Rain

by Erica Grainger&Tony Villa Through Erica’s eyes: Good weather, good friends, good food and good wine. What else does one need?  The day began innocently enough, I remember feeling quite cheerful and excited, seeing old faces and new faces and … Continue reading

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A Year in the Life…

by Erica Grainger Looking back at a first year on JET “Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: that is the ideal life” (Mark Twain).  Those words ring true when I reflect on my JET experience so far. Looking … Continue reading

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Mt. Fuji Torture Climb 2013

by Erica Grainger “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….”  – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859).  That pretty much sums up our epic adventure climbing Mt. Fuji.   So where and when did this take … Continue reading

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