From Fukui, with Love

School lunch in Japan is a good deal!

Posted by in Mary's blog

In Japan, students eat school lunch. Every day they get a hot well balanced meal to eat while they’re at school. Rice is a staple in Japan. So much so that each meal time has rice in its name. あさごはん (“morning rice” or breakfast), ひるごはん (“noon rice” or lunch), and ばんごはん (“night rice” or dinner).  As expected rice is also an important part of school lunch. School lunch at hoikuen Every day at hoikuen our children eat school lunch. We are very thankful that the hoikuen provides a healthy meal…read more

The crazy things we could buy

Posted by in Mike's blog

Every time I go to most stores I find something new and interesting. Sometimes I even know what these new an interesting things are. When I’m out shopping and I see a product that makes me stop in my tracks, I usually take a picture. Here are a few of the more “unique” items that we have come across in the past few months:   This is an “app wheel”.  I saw it at a neat store called Loft in central Fukui.  I think it cost around ¥2000, which might…read more

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When my job makes me smile

Posted by in Mary's blog

Some days I really look forward to the weekend. I get tired of not understanding the Japanese instructions given in English class by the Japanese Teacher of English (JTE) and the miscommunications that happens as a result of the language barrier but when I come across something like this I can’t help but smile (name erased for confidentiality). For the most part my students are excited to see me. Many students happily call out my name when they see me in the hall. They are excited to speak English. Another…read more

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