Why do you like your country? – Tell me, Japanese people! Vol. 24

Produced by Isao Tokuhashi Edited by Jennifer A. Hoff Mail to:   Hamarikyu Gardens, Chuo-ku Located at the mouth of the Sumida River, it was opened to the public April 1st, 1946. The park is surrounded by a seawater moat filled by Tokyo Bay. It was remodeled as a public garden park on the site of a villa of the Shogun Tokugawa family in the 17th century. *Hamarikyu Gardens. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved January 27, 2019, from 日本語   Man from Australia This is my first trip to Japan. There are seven of us on our trip and

Happy Birthday to the countries!

Happy Birthday to Mexico!

A Mariachi group. Mariachi is a musical expression that dates back to at least 18th century in Western Mexico and inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2011. *Photo from Wikipedia September 16 is The Cry of Dolores, celebrates the declaration of independence of Mexico from Spain in 1810. Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of his church and gave the pronunciamiento (call to arms) that triggered the Mexican War of Independence. This happened in the state of Guanajuato within the small town of Dolores (now Dolores Hidalgo). From 1521, the Spanish conquest of


What should you NOT do in Japan? – Tell me, Japanese people! Vol.17

Produced by Isao Tokuhashi Edited by Alisa Sanada Mail to:   Shinjuku Taken by Masaomi Takahashi A major commercial and administrative center, housing the busiest railway station in the world and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the administration center for the government of Tokyo. *Shinjuku. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved December 19, 2017, from 日本語   Woman from Mexico I’m from Mexico City, but now I’m living in Dresden, Germany, with my German husband. Actually I came here with him, but he came to Japan on business so I’m alone on holidays. This is my first visit to Japan


Do you enjoy working in Japan? – Tell me, Japanese people! Vol. 11

Produced by Isao TokuhashiEdited by Daniel Penso Mail to:   Harajuku Known internationally as a center of Japanese youth culture and fashion, in the pre Edo period, the area that came to be known as Harajuku was a small post town. *Harajuku. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved July 10, 2017, from 日本語   People from the US We are from Texas. We work for a Japanese education company as consultants for the instructors. One of us has been working for our company for over 10 years. We came to Japan to attend a conference which was held in Osaka.


Why are Japanese toilets so complex? – Tell me, Japanese people! Vol.8

Produced by Isao Tokuhashi Edited by Daniel Penso Mail to:   Asakusa A district famous for Senso-ji Temple. There are several other temples in the district, as well as various festivals. Asakusa has a more traditionally Japanese atmosphere than some other neighborhoods in Tokyo do. *Asakusa. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved May 17, 2017, from *Related article: Tokyo Getaways #4 SAMURAI & NINJA Safari TOKYO Entertainment Bus 日本語   Kaminarimon Gate The large entrance gate that ultimately leads to Senso-ji Temple. Girls from Canada, France and US We’re exchange students who are studying at a university in South Korea


Japan is the place I was meant to be.

Interviewed & written by Isao Tokuhashi Mail to:   Evelyn Martinez (Mexico) Spanish/English instructor (Kumamoto) Evelyn Martinez is from Mexico. She’s been in the United States for several years and met a person she loves. She got married him and came to Japan one year ago. She is living in Kumamoto, Kyushu Region (Southern Japan) so It’s not an interview with a Tokyo resident. But she tells us the differences between Japan, Mexico and the US. How does she feel about her life in Japan? *Interview in Shibuya *Edited by Daniel Penso 校正協力:ダニエル・ペンソ   Tokyo is too big for me. I was