Making Kiritampo in Akita, Japan (TBT)

Kiritampo is one of the most popular regional foods in Akita. It’s starting to gain traction in other regions now (I even saw a kiritampo nabe place in Tokyo!), but if you don’t know what it is, it’s basically just mashed rice on a stick that’s grilled. And it makes sense, considering that Akita itself is known for its high quality rice… But the actual process, though it sounds simple, […]

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Elementary School & Special Needs Graduation Ceremony

Some parting gifts… 🙁 At my last junior high school, my yearly schedule given to me by Interac was up about a week before the school year was over. This meant that I was gone around the time final exams were being taken (the scheduling was probably done this way to save the Board of Education a few bucks)… And I was gone long before graduation. So when I found […]

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Everything Elementary School – ALT Resources

Now that my time at elementary school is over, I figure that I’d create a link roundup to consolidate every post I’ve made about my time at elementary school! While elementary isn’t that much different from junior high in the realm of teaching in Japan, there are some fundamental differences.This list is still a work in progress because there are a lot of things that teaching elementary entails that I […]

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Elementary School Lunch (Kyuushoku) in March

Can you believe I finished my year? I’m still in shock. Despite some of the problems I’ve had, I’ve really enjoyed my time working here. Onto the last edition of my monthly school lunches for March. I think that, if you have the opportunity, you should opt into eating school lunches. Not only does it allow you to eat things you may not normally eat, but it also strengthens your […]

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