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Biting hard: economic crises and the Brazilian community

Biting hard: economic crises and the Brazilian community


The current world financial crisis and the Japanese recession is really starting to bite, and no more so than amongst the Brazilian community in Japan. The Chubu region has the greatest population of Brazilians in... more

English Immersion Montessori Education in Mie

English Immersion Montessori Education in Mie


Don’t tell them how to do it, show them how to do it and don’t say a word. If you tell them, they’ll watch your lips move. If you show them, they’ll want to do... more

The smile of Spring

The smile of Spring


Spring comes to Oyama. Today is one of those days when the world seems perfect. A day when, for an instant, decay and death seem to have disappeared. Everywhere is flowers and flower buds. And... more

HOSPY - The 'ojisan' band

HOSPY - The 'ojisan' band


My name is Rohan and I am an Australian living in Japan. One of the most rewarding aspects of my life in Japan has been playing regular live shows with a Japanese band called Hospy.... more

A good sort

A good sort


 A little dose of joy (and relief) for foreign mothers (and fathers) in Nagoya   Bounmy (Boon-mee) Dao* from Laos came to Nagoya University in Japan for his graduate studies in law. His wife came with him... more

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