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Adoption Update 3

Hello world!  It is now time for another adoption update.  Well, technically the one-month mark will be April 2nd, but since today is March 29th it is close enough.   I’ll start with my puzzle piece fundraiser.  Since last month, we have only sold 2 more pieces.  Which...
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Gunma Golden Guide Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of the wonderful Gunma Golden Guide sponsored by JR East.  Enjoy!   We woke up rather early because we needed to leave to drive to Kusatsu.  They served us breakfast at the hotel and it was very Japanese.  Not much in the way of breakfast as we Americans would...
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Gunma Golden Guide Day 1

On March 17th-18th, I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a guided tour called “Gunma Golden Guide” sponsored by JR East.  It was open to foreigners residing in Japan.  Only foreigners and no Japanese.  The guide was completely in Japanese, so you needed a good grasp of...
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Adoption Update 2

It has been one month since my last update regarding our adoption process, and as promised, here is my update.   Not much has happened since the last update.  After the homestudy, we did some window-shopping so we knew how much money we would need to prepare our home for a child. ...
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5 Things I Love in Japan

The workload is slowing down and I have much more free time to do as I please.  As long as I get my work done well and in a timely fashion, my co-workers do not care so much about what I or anyone else does in their free time.  Some teachers nap at their desks, and some even do online...
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Adoption Update 1

As promised, here comes my monthly update regarding the adoption process for us.    After our trip from Tokyo, I still had about another week until school resumed so I took advantage of the much-needed time off to relax and do absolutely nothing for those 5 days.  I just sat under...
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We Have Some BIG News

Yeah, yeah, I know that it has been a while since I last wrote a post, but there is actually a good reason for that.  I plan on explaining in more detail in this post that usual.   A short disclaimer, due to contractual reasons, I am unable to disclose details.  Unfortunately, I am...
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Why Do People Leave Japan?

Why do people leave Japan?  Why do those who are often obsessed with anything Japanese end up leaving their dream job and dream home?  These people spend their lives working towards the goal of living and working forever in Japan, only to give up that dream after having lived in Japan for...
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2 Year Japaniversary

My oh my oh my.  It has been 2 years since my journey to Japan on the JET Program.  My Japaniversary isJuly 26th.  I went through my first blog posts from when I got to Japan and also I went through my first Japaniversary post, and decided to talk about what has changed and what has...
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Travel Advice for Japan Part 3 of 3

Sorry this post took so long.  I was wanting to take a few days to let the ideas come to me then write them down as I thought of them.  Because I did that, however, I forgot that I was wanting to write a post about this topic and found myself writing things down without any reason...
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