Kyoto – Osaka – Kobe – (almost) Tokushima

25 Aug 2012 Japan 大神子

Sometimes a man has to do, what he has to do. So I decided to use my summer vacation to see more of Japan. Because trains or busses are too expensive (and boring) I travel via hitchhiking. The first destination is Tokushima (徳島).

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Gozan no Okuribi – 五山送り火

18 Aug 2012 Japan 広沢池

On August 16th Kyoto’s famous bonfire festival took place. Gozan no Okuribi roughly translates to “five mountains farewell bonfire”. This festival is also known as and is the culmination of the Buddhist festival . The Obon festival is a has its roots in Buddhist tradition that lasts several days. At the beginning of the festival, […]

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English Immersion Camp

1 Aug 2012 Japan 守山市

Since Monday I am working at an English camp for Japanese children organized by Kumon. The camp is at a hotel next to Lake Biwa, which provides an amazing view during breakfast. At the camp we have 88 children who are between 8 and 12 years old. Together with around 20 other students from 20 […]

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Gion Festival – 祇園祭

17 Jul 2012 Japan 河原町

Every year in July Kyoto celebrates the Gion Festival. It is probably the oldest and most famous annual festival in Japan and attracts visitors from all over Japan and beyond.

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E-Mail – メール

12 Jul 2012 Japan 立命館大学

Some days ago I received an e-mail from the International Center of my university. This office is responsible for all international exchange programmes. They take care of outgoing and incoming students and assist them during the whole process. I would like to share this e-mail and use it to explain some details about students’ life […]

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Behind the Bamboo Firewall

2 Jul 2012 Study Notes

It was September 2 1945 when the first radio transmission in Vietnamese was broadcasted. The very first modern mass media that the people in Vietnam would listen to aired Ho Chi Minh’s voice declaring the independence of Vietnam. One week later the Voice of Vietnam as the first official Vietnamese radio station was established and […]

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Lake Biwa – 琵琶湖

25 Jun 2012 Japan マキノ

Last weekend I went to Lake Biwa with friends from my university. It is the largest fresh water lake in Japan and is very close to Kyoto.

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Field Trip with Japanese High School Students

19 Jun 2012 Japan 銀閣寺垣

Our university offered for international students to participate in a field trip with students from Shibuya (渋谷). The Junior High School students came to Kyoto for a weekend excursion and on Sunday international students joined their tour in order to improve their English communication skills.

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