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Sep 3, 2006 - Yokkaichi Super Time Happy Adventure

...well, we found the city anyway. It all started when mom got me up way too early (say 9 am) to check out of our nice 5 star hotel to go Yokkaichi. We left our nice shinkansen in Nagoya and took the local express to Yokkaichi. It's a large industrial port city which is very similar to the Long Beach port harbor area. This is probably why it is our sister-city. This hotel isn't quite a 5 star, but it's very nice. After checking in we took a walk through the local mall area which had at least 15,000 croissant places. You would think with all...

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Sep 18, 2004 - Tsukuba and Tsu

My presentation in Tsukuba was the only English presentation of the meeting. The experience was somewhat intimidating, and it definitely took me outside my "comfort zone". There is a formality to the culture which seems unforgiving. I made my way to Tsu, and my presentation went well, especially with the Japanese translations on the slides. I will not do it without, in the future, because it creates a very professional atmosphere. People can understand what is being communicated when they can read in their own language, if they choose. We...

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