Emiko's mom gave me what I am sure was very expensive grapes (fruit is an esteemed gift in Japan, often ranging from 10-30 US dollars for one piece of fruit) as a present for helping her daughter with the English speech. Look how huge they are! Golf-ball size.
Project Yuge Island: ROUND TWO! September 30th 2007 Well, year two of project Yuge Island has officially begun! The opening ceremonies have been held, the undoukai has come and gone, and I am now in the midst of the chaos that is fall semester at Japanese schools. It was a bit rough readjusting to my life here again. I had to go to school the next day after my flight back from the U.S. I was extremely jetlagged, and I had caught a cold on top of th ... read more
Asia » Japan » Ehime » Ochi » Kamijima In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
My name is Jennie. I come from West Virginia state in the U.S. I just graduated college and headed off to Japan to teach English for an indefinite amount of time. This is my online blog I created, so that family, friends and anyone else can get the updates on what's going on over here in the Inland Sea.... full info