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Talk Tanuki to Me: CWAJ Luncheon Sept. 10

If you’re in Tokyo on Wednesday Sept. 10, why not pop by the Tokyo American Club for my talk to the College Women’s Association of Japan? I’ll be talking about my “So, What the Heck is That?” column in The Japan Times, … Continue reading

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Adventures in Columning: Manhole Quilts

This beautiful quilt arrived in my Tokyo apartment last week, and inspires me to write here about the adventures I’ve had thanks to my columns in The Japan Times. Back in 2008, I wrote a column about Japan’s beautiful manhole … Continue reading

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Do-it-yourself kiribi

A Japan Times reader in Saitama wrote asking for a link to the kiribi sets for sale on Amazon Japan, explaining that a hiuchigama and hiuchi ishi combo would make a great Christmas gift for his pyromaniac five-year old daughter. … Continue reading

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