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Solitude

We are lonely beings. If you have a partner, you may think that your love will last forever but the reality is that you ...
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From the window of the bus #973, Tsim Sha Tsui East – Stanley: a short trip to Hong Kong

Stanley is one of the most popular spots for tourists in Hong Kong. It's located in the southern part of Hong Kong Islan...
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The situation in Hong Kong not so bad, maybe during weekdays: our short trip to Hong Kong

We arrived in Hong Kong yesterday. The biggest concern was around the ongoing Hong Kong protests which have been going o...
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Hong Kong Trip with my Mother from Japan

I am planning to go to Hong Kong with my mother. Yesterday I asked her how much money she was going to take. She said th...
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Travel from Japan to Hong Kong after the Super Typhoon

I am going to Hong Kong tomorrow. The situation there is a bit tricky at this moment, but I need to go to update my Hong...
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I had a haircut in Japan

Medusa is a mythical creature in Greek mythology who has snakes instead of hair. Anyone who looks at her eyes turns into...
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Super Typhoon is coming to Japan

Every year I come back to Japan around this time of the year, October to the beginning of November, and it is one of the...
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Haiku & Tanka Practice: My First English Book self-published

I have self-published some books in Japanese before, but this is the first time to publish a book in English. I am so ha...
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Japan Airline’s Children Seat Icon causes Some Discussion Overseas

Today, I read about Japan Airlines who have added a feature to their seat maps which tell you that when a seat is reserv...
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Why I am writing in English, even though it’s not my native language

English is not my first language. I was born in Japan and I grew up in Japan. My parents are Japanese and they don't hav...
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After the 100 Haiku Writing Project

I started my 100 Haiku poetry project in English on the 20th of July and wrote the last one on the 16th of September. It...
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What and who is blogging for?

Blogging is not working anymore, or at least, it doesn't work as well as it used to. But, in Japan, there are still lots...
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Why aren’t Medium and Patreon popular among Japanese? What is the most powerful social media in Japan?

I started writing on Medium in both English and Japanese in March 2019.
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Where I came from and Where I am going

I was a child who spent lots of time daydreaming. My parent’s house was built in the middle of rice fields. It was a lit...
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What picture would you draw in the Japan’s new era

It has been two weeks since we started the new era in Japan, "Reiwa". Changing the era name means that we have a new emp...
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Why did I start writing on “Medium”

A couple of months ago, I started writing in English which is my second language. I posted some blog articles on this pl...
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Why do we travel?

My boyfriend and I are planning to go to travel this week. Both of us love travelling. I have been travelling almost alw...
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How do you say “you are beautiful” in Japanese?

In Japanese, 'beautiful' is "きれいKirei". When you want to tell someone "you are beautiful", you can say "Anata wa Kirei d...
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