culture Japan


imagesummer is coming soon. It’s time to go to see fireworks. Do you have any plans to go to see?
There are fireworks in Nagaoka (Nigata-ken) on August 2,3. It is one of the biggest fireworks festival in Japan. About 20,000 fireworks are launched for two days and 890,000 people come to see them every year. If you don’t prefer to see them at crowded place, you can get reserved seats (you need to pay).

My grand parents live in Nagaoka, and I went there to see fireworks sometimes. It was my best fireworks I have ever seen and I have never seen such a huge fireworks! I’m sure you would be impressed. If you have time, why don’t you go to see fireworks?


The Fashion Model Squirrel


I found very cute movie from YouTube. The squirrel wanted to have a snack and ask a person to give something. At that time his pose is ultra-cute. I had seen many squirrels in Boston but I had never seen such a cute pose. Please watch this video.

How is it? It’s so cute isn’t it? The pose is like a fashion model. I guess he was trying to threaten the people or something like that. I can watch it again and again! I want to meet the super model squirrel.

culture Food and Drink Japan

An Apple a day

An AppleI like apples. Since I was little I always ate apples that my grandmother grew, because she has an apple field. She is living in Nagano. Also my grandmother often sends a big box full of many apples to my parents’ house. These apples taste very good, very sweet, the outside color is light red and inside is like little light cream. My grandmother’s apples are the most delicious apples I’ve ever eaten because they not only taste great but they also have a lot of sweet syrup in the center. This is my favorite part. The apple looks very simple, the shape is just circular and the color is red or yellowish green. It’s just normal. I think the apple is not only nice to look at and taste but it also makes my feeling calm, gentle and soft. This means I will feel better and happier when I eat them. My mother made grated apple for me when I was sick. These apples have a good influence for my feeling. So that’s why I like apples.

Boston entertainment Food and Drink Students

The restaurant SHOGUN in Boston


When I was in Boston, I often went to a Japanese restaurant in Boston. There were many Japanese restaurants in Boston but the one called “SHOGUN” was not same as other restaurant, I was really impressed. We went there as a class. Taste, looks, service and atmosphere were all different from other Japanese restaurants in Boston. I met a Japanese woman who works there, her name is Hidemi. When I went there, she told us a lot of good stories. When she was young she came to America in 1971. At that time study abroad was uncommon in japan. It took her 6 days to come here by ship, not airplane. I was really surprised by that. She studied hard when she came to America, always reading dictionary or advertisement to study. She gave us good information like how to get a job, how to study or use English and what we need in the future. I was influenced by Ms. Hidemi’s story at that time, I thought that I should appreciate that I could study abroad in America and have a really precious time in Boston.

Japan Job Hunting Showa Students

What qualifications are popular???

Do you know what qualifications are popular when you do job hunting?

Ranking of Profitable Qualifications to Job Hunting!!!

1 : Microsoft Office Specialistmos_img

Microsoft Specialist (MOS) is a qualification that puts people to a test for having an ability to use software like Excel, Word and Power Point.  Nowadays, we are required to use PC if you want to get jobs.

2 : Qualifications of English

Many Japanese companies are advancing into foreign markets now.  So we have to use English.  Some companies require the TOEIC score to be promoted.  We should get high-score on TOEIC before job hunting.

3 : Bookkeeping (簿記)images

A company can make a profit by understanding the stream of money.  So if you write Bookkeeping on a resume, you can show off as a person who can make a profit by understanding the stream of money.

Before you do job hunting, you must think about qualifications.  We need to have some qualifications.  If you are interested in these things, you should try to do right now!

Food and Drink

Inspired by Starbucks

rps20130530_094630_410This is not usual Starbucks!! Inspired by Starbucks is located in Futakotamagawa. It takes about 7 minutes on foot from Futakotamagawa station. The concept is that customers can relax and become your neighborhood. So, the clerks don’t wear Starbucks uniforms and wear private clothes.You will be surprised that you can drink alcohol at Starbucks!! There are wine and beer. If you want to drink alcohol, you can order from 12 p.m.  And coffee and  foods also taste good. So, you must feel freshness and be inspired by new Starbucks!!


The Mirror of the Sky

Salar De クリックすると新しいウィンドウで開きますUyuni is a beautiful place in Bolivia.

When the flat lake is covered with rainwater in the rainy season, around April to November, the biggest mirror in the world appears.

It’s called “The Mirror of the Sky.”

It’s like diving in the sky.

Peopl also call this place the place of most close to heaven.  Because this place is really flat, you can take funny pictures like you can see the left.

During dry season, you can see different face of Salar De Uyuni.  It’s verry different from the one you can see during rainy season though, we can find its beauty in both seasons.

This is one place everyone wants to see on someday while we are alive in this awesome world.

Food and Drink Japan

Yokosuka Curry Festival 2013

A196_Z2The Yokosuka Curry Festival 2013 were held on May 11th and 12th at Mikasa Park. Thirty-three cities, towns and villages gathered at this festival. There were many kinds of curries. In this event, the visitors and cook critics voted their favorite curries. The first prize was Aichi Jidori Curry (Aichi Chicken Curry). It has two types of curries, black and red. It is the one of the reason why it could get the first prize. The representative of Aichi Jidori Curry is Mr. Suzuki Yasuhiro said that ”I was just surprised. I didn’t expect that. Our group has taken part in this event for 9 years, so finally we could make it. ”

There were also the whole country curries’ area and curry buffet area. About 80 groups set up their shops. The visitors were about 7,000 people on 11th even if it was rainy and about 33,000 people on 12th. I wanted to go there…


Food and Drink health

How to keep pretty skin.

Hi, everyone. Today I’d like to talk about beauty. And this time I focus on one topic, how to keep pretty skin. We often have problems about facial skin like getting pimple and wrinkles. One day you got up and found a huge pimple on your face…. How would you feel it? I’m sure it’s so depressing for especially girls. In this time I’ll give you several suggestions to get rid of problems of facial skin.


  First,drink a lot of water. Please make sure your body is more dihydrated than you think. We can make our body clear and get rid of pimples in order to drink enough water. You should drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. If you feel it’s quite much, you can add some fruit juice in it.

Secondly, put off your make up before you go to bed. I know it’s kind of troublesome to do it when you are tired. However, sleeping with putting on makeup is extremely nasty for your facial skin. Almost all cosmetics contain oil. It means you put on rotten oil when you sleep if you don’t put off make up. Stop it!

These are my pieces of advice for having pretty skin. If you have any problem about beauty, fell free to contact me. Lastly, this interesting video shows effective skin care. YouTube video.  Thank you.

culture Technology Uncategorized

Do you send a reply soon?


When you receive an email from your friends, do you reply the email soon? Some people really care about a reply. In my case, usually my reply is late because I just read an email and I forget to send the reply. I found the article written about whether women send a reply soon or not. There are some opinions on the newspaper. One woman says she want to send a reply soon because she doesn’t like to forget to reply, but she think if she reply too soon, other people feel uncomfortable. So she uses the function of the reservation for messages. By the function, people can set the time when you want to send a reply. Another woman says she feels uncomfortable about LINE because LINE has the function that senders can know whether receivers read a message. Currently, LINE is popular in Japan. But some people rushed because of the function, so they reply as soon as possible. We need to manage how to send a message depend on people. Which is your type?