Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sailing By Mount Fuji

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Saving the Sigh

One of my students is  an elderly fellow. He is a very nice man and to chat with him is often a pleasure. To teach him, however, is sometimes less enjoyable. His level of English is quite good, but he … Continue reading

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Mount Fuji and African Music

A slightly peculiar discovery I recently made was that Mount Fuji was apparently the inspiration behind the naming of a kind of music born in Africa. Fuji music developed from African were music, a type of music used by Muslim … Continue reading

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Yokohama Chinatown

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Good: Eringi

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Aokigahara

This summer, my wife and I spent a little time driving around the Fuji Five Lakes. As we travelled between three of them – Lakes Sai, Shoji and Motosu – we were in fact passing through Aokigahara, Japan’s suicide forest. … Continue reading

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Good: Tutankhamen Exhibition in Ueno

Today I elbowed an elderly woman in the side of the head. I didn’t mean it, of course, but she had reached that age where certain women come to the curious assumption that conventions such as queuing or the need … Continue reading

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