Tag Archives: Japan

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Surviving Gluten Free in Tokyo

Eating gluten free in Japan is immensely difficult, as I wrote about at length. It’s my hope that the following lists will help other people with Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance to navigate Japan’s difficult culinary landscape. Please note that … Continue reading

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Tokyo, Food Allergies, & the 2020 Olympics – An Open Letter

Dear Tokyo, I am in love with you. Your history, your culture, your people, your cuisine; all of it is unique and beautiful. I love your deep traditional roots and your hopeful, almost frantic press towards the future. I love … Continue reading

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お茶ノ水 休み Ochanomizu Holiday

今日は、友だちと お茶ノ水で 合った。CLC Booksに 行った、そして 日本語と 英語で バイブルを 買った。また、「Tokyo Holy Resurrection Cathederal」で「The Orthodox Church of Japan」で ロシア正教会(せいきょうかい)を 見た。きれい あった。三百円 費用(ひよう) あった、でも 安かった。また、一緒に パン屋で おいしい菓子(かし)を 食べた。クリスチャンの 友だちで 過ごす よかった。今日は 素晴(すば)らしい! Today, I met my friends in Ochanomizu. We went to CLC … Continue reading

Meijii Torii
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Japan Adventures… in Japanese! First Entry: Meiji Jingu

I’ve decided that a good way to practice my Japanese language skills is to practice writing short blog posts. They will be simplistic, probably have terrible grammar, and take me forever to write, but I learned most of my English … Continue reading

Tokyo Game Show panorama
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Tokyo Game Show 2013

The Tokyo Game Show is an annual gaming convention held every September. Video game publishers show off their upcoming products and newest releases, console manufacturers trot out their new hardware (flanked by beautiful, scantily clad women, of course), and cosplayers … Continue reading