Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tosaben Musical is now on Blogger!

If you live in Kochi, (hopefully) you all have heard of the Tosaben Musical put on by volunteer group GENKI Seinenkai. We are now on a roll with rehearsals to prepare for the shows coming up in April!

As a new endeavor, GENKI Seinenkai has started a blog in Japanese (Tosaben, in fact!) so that more people in Kochi can stay in the loop with information on the upcoming performances, as well as get sneek peaks of what goes in to making the Tosaben Musical.

If you know Japanese people around you that are interested in the GENKI Tosaben Musical, please let them know about our blog at


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Part-Time English Teacher Needed

   Language House is welcoming applications from qualified, professional, career-driven teachers for a part-time position located in Kochi Prefecture.  We need a teacher to cover classes from the second quarter of 2012.  The classes are located at factories and offices near Kochi City.  The rate for the class is ¥5,000/hour.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Special Exhibition “Excavation of Japan 2011”

A deer drawn on earthenware
from the Isshiki Aokai archaeological site
in Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture.
   About 7,000 investigative excavations are carried out nationwide every year. Approximately 520 artifacts from the Old Stone Age to the modern era, taken from 21 noted ruin locations between Tohoku and Kyushu will be displayed.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bicycling in Shimanto City

Crossing a typical bridge by a bike.
You can enjoy Magnificent Shimanto River
and mountains scenes around there!
   Christmas and New Year’s Day is over now. During the past holidays we all attended or held parties and events, we had much fun and enjoyed eating and drinking and socializing with friends and family! That was nice but how do you feel now that it’s over? After the fun-filled holiday it’s always hard to come back and adjust to daily life. We come back feeling heavier and lazier. We need to find a good way to transition back to an active and healthier lifestyle. I highly suggest taking a bike tour in Shimanto City.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Kochi Queues

   Standing in long lines and doing nothing but waiting for your turn at restaurants and cafes is part of daily life in urban cities such as Tokyo. If you plan to visit a trendy eatery in a big city without a reservation, you need to be prepared to spend a long time sitting there irritated. You may need to wait longer than the time it takes to dine!