Monthly Archives: January 2015

Photo Gallery | Snow Country “Entrapment”

The snow is getting higher and higher. It is not February yet, though. Just enjoy my time in “jail” (merely dorm room, kitchen, class rooms, computer room, library and no rarely outside world). #okesipp ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading


Book Review | Snow Country: A Novel Which Brings You to Minamiuonuma in Classic Era

Title: Snow Country (Yukiguni)
ISBN: 978-4-8053-0635-2
Author: Yasunari Kawabata
Translator: Edward G. Seidensticker
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing, Singapore
Pages: x + 175

Mayumi-san, a Japanese friend of mine, pretty knows and memorizes so well every single word at the very first paragraph of Snow Country. โ€œI red it long time ago and still remember,โ€ she told me. My other pal, Brad, also enthusiastically said that the novel is one of classic masterpiece of readings. Continue reading

Minamiuonuma Original Kyodoryori

How Japanese education system creates “young entrepreneurs”

Note: in order to respect school regulation and protect students’ privacy, no picture to upload

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