A week of autumn food in Japan

There is great food in Japan, let me share a week of autumn food in Japan. I do not eat much for breakfast, but for lunch I visit various places. Keema-Nattou Curry Fridays Keema-Nattou curry with rice. Keema is minced meet, Nattou is a speciality from Japan often eaten for breakfast, these are fermented soybeans. Fermented means ‘has been changed’, like sauerkraut in Germany, or Kimuchi in Korea. Also in [Read More]
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Is it harder to live in Japan than in Germany?

Intro I get weekly Japanese lessons via Skype. At the moment we are reading Japanese news articles: discussing grammar and rare words, and the topic itself. After 5 years, my teacher knows me well enough to select topics which are interesting to me. Recently we read the article Is it hard to live in Japan?. Seems like my teacher shortened the article to 5 points - after reading the original I find the shorter version more to the point. [Read More]
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Climbing Mount Fuji: The Daylight

Climbing Mount Fuji at Night: Ascend covers the ascend. For 2 hours I was waiting in the cold at the summit, drinking green tea from the vending machines. Due to the cold, I could not sleep or stay at one place without moving - and that was even with proper jacket, I had seen people climbing up in short trousers, probably not waiting for the daylight but directly descending. Eventually a hut opened, people streamed in and ate udon. [Read More]