Saturday, November 29, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
Here is the news. I'm coming back soon!
I am thinking to renew my blog style and shere Japanese culture, my thoughts, photos and more.
So, I will post my articles constantly again.
I hope to have all of you again.
See you soon :)
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Now, for some personal reasons, I will take a short break here. Hopefully, I can write my blog soon :) I will be back again!
Thanks for reading.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Bushido is the book about “The Soul of Japan”. You could know the basis of Japanese soul a (Behavior, Loyalty, Duty, Education, Etiquette etc), and how special country Japanese is from this book. For example, when you give a present for someone, what do you say or do? Probably, you tell the person how nice the present is. However, Japanese people say “Tsumaranai Mono Desuga(つまらないものですが)” which means “Please accept my small gift” which might sound strange to some of you. Japanese people think that no gift is enough for the person who receives it. The gift is like a symbol of feeling toward the person.
The writer of Bushido is Inazo Nitobe (新渡戸稲造) who was painted in Japanese 5000 yen bill before. He was born in 1862 in Morioka prefecture, Northern Japan. He became a Christian in his agricultural school in Hokkaido. He went to Johns Hopkins University in the U.S and Universität Bonn in Germany. In 1891, he got married toMary Elkington who was an American. Inazo eventually became an administrative vice-minister for the United Nations. He wrote Bushido in English during his medical treatment. The book was translated into many languages, and it affected people all over the world.
I recommend this book even to Japanese people. This is interesting to see Japanese culture from the outside. Things we do is normal for us, but sometimes it is very special and even curious when it is compared to other countries. Check out this book, and find out Japanese soul!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Again, Japanese charactors on the board. Does anyone feel strange? lol
This is how Japanese baseball fun cheer up their teams. They sing all the time...
I was at Bay Stars side. You can see blue color all over. That's the team color.
The other side is Tigers'. Yellow is all over!
And this picture is after the moment Takahiro Arai in Hanshin Tigers acheived his 1000th hit!
Yokohama Bay Stars' Dance performance. The charactors look cute :) Their faces are star.
He is 37th player who made the 2000th hit record in Japan. Omedeto!!
Sunday, April 06, 2008
You can get in the part at 200 yen for an adult. I think sports stuff is not allowed, but you can lay down on the ground and relax, and even lunch :)
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
It was really crowded... I saw many people had snacks, bento, and beer in their hand. Before people enter the dome, they had baggage check.
People, people, people!! All seats are sold out on this day, of course.
Manny Ramirez in Boston Red Sox.
Kurt Suzuki in Oakland Athletics. His grandparents are from Japan. He is originally from Hawaii. I think nobody in Japan know about him until this match that there is a Japanese player in Athletics.
Here are Daisuke Matsuzaka!
Dice-K seemed pretty tense at the very begining of the game. he got a home run in the first inning. This is the moment, you really can's the ball though.
Is this information is only in Japan? My foreign friend said this is very Japanese.
The game was nice. I was concentrated on eating hot dog at first :P Anyway, I stayed there till 8th inning. I wanted to stay there but I had to leave there early to avoid crowed. In 10th inning, Okajima in Boston Red Sox pitched and won the game! (I'm sad I missed the inning!)
Sunday, March 23, 2008
This is third time to have the opening game in Japan (NY Mets vs. Chicago Cabs in 2000, NY Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays in 2004)
Daisuke Matsuzaka, Boston Red Sox will be a starting pitcher.
I will watch the game on 25th. Hopefully I can show you some photos and write about the game soon!