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Japan

Japan 2011

It began with a flight on the A380 (LH Frankfurt -> Tokyo). That kicked off a great Japan trip to revisit the country where the two of us met. Started in Tokyo and immediately hit the ground having dinner with friends. The week saw us shopping, walking the streets around our previous flats, many lunches...Read More

Family visit to Japan

Dad and Aunt Carola have made it safely home. Here’s a video montage collection from their visit. You will see a photo depicting a girl with red shoes. The photo comes from a famous statue in Yokohoma. Read more about the Girl with Red Shoes.

Learned about a new area to explore: “YA-NE-SEN”

Yanaka/Nezu/Sendagi/Hongo – “YA-NE-SEN” where early 20th century culture still lingers. A popular area among foreign visitors to enjoy the traditional Japanese atmosphere full of local color. >> Read more >> Google Map

Tokyo Kids 2010

Watched the Tokyo Kids 2010 Concert in Shinjuku. “The Wind of the Earth, from Tokyo concert [was] performed by all participants and guest musicians.” – Read about the event here (english). – View the official website (JP).

Dad and Aunt Carola in town

Ningning and myself have been hosting Dad and Aunt Carola. They arrived last Wed eve. Over the last few day we have experienced a lot together – great times together! thurs : – Shinjuku, Takeshimaya, etc. fri : – Zushi, Seashore area, stayed the night in Akiya sat : – Kamakura sun : – Shibuya,...Read More

Japan – only 33% fully take their vacation days each year

Not surprising at all. This latest survey proclaims that European countries (France, Britain, Spain, etc.) take most all of their vacation days each year. Where does Japan fall? Only 33% of the Japanese use their vacation days each year. The USA isn’t much better at 57%. Wow. 1. France: 89 percent 2. Argentina: 80 percent...Read More

Summer Memories

Video recorded as Ningning and myself biked around Zushi and the Japanese coastline in May 2010. We went to Zushi to celebrate my birthday. Rented bikes for a couple days and toured up and down the coastline. Later, we went to Yokosuka (US Naval base). All video is Copyright (c) 2010 Hall. Audio used for...Read More