Winter has arrived.....time to hibernate under my kotatsu December 1st 2011 I've been a bit lax of late in updating my blog, what with teacher conferences and lesson planning, so I will remedy this forthwith. I haven't, you'll be pleased to hear, been abducted by the mad Buddhist cult members I met last month. A call bar on my mobile seems to have done the trick so far. I don't think they know where I live...
Anyhow, the first snows have started to hit ... read more
Asia » Japan » Nagano 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
Hi I'm Vic from the UK and I've been working in Japan as an assistant language teacher since last August. I live in a small village in southern Nagano, called Takagi. This blog is to keep a record of my time in Japan and all the adventures I get up to. ... full info