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Friday, September 21, 2018
Kusunose Kita - the “minken baasan”- pioneer of the women’s suffrage movement -
Kusunose Kita (1836-1920) Kusunose Kita was born in September 1836 in modern-day Kochi City. She married at the age of 21, however h...
Let’s hear from the head proprietress at Hamachou, one of Kochi’s traditional restaurants! What exactly is a “hachikin”?
Head Proprietess Kayo of Hamachou After I began working as a proprietress, I started hearing “what is a hachikin?” from customer...
Introducing some useful things during a disaster!
I’m sure the July 2018 heavy rain disaster in Western Japan which killed over 200 people is still fresh in peoples’ minds. Here, we woul...
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Rediscovering the charms of the Niyodo River! Shown to us by Mr. Yamaoka, an Ino Town Tourism Association volunteer
Kochi City Hall CIR Marisa How to make the most of summertime nature, the Kochi way! Like last year, summer has come early to Kochi! ...
Barbecuing along the Niyodo River
Kochi Prefectural CIR Han Jeonggyu One way to enjoy summer One of the best ways to spend your summer is enjoying a barbecue! Ther...
Smartphone Applications ②
The world has become a convenient place. One can get a lot done just by using smartphone applications. Today, I will be introducing thre...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Fishing in Kochi
Kochi City CIR, TJ Yanagitsuru Fishing in Kochi probably conjures images of Ipponzuri-fishing for Katsuo, but did you know you can...
Let’s go to Kochi City Central Wholesale Market!
By Kencho CIR, Teo Valerie We went to find out about the market! The market was opened in 1930 and is the second oldest market in ...
Going to the Open Market Day!
By Kochi City CIR Xu Lin On the first Saturday of each month an “open market day” is held at Kochi City Central Wholesale Market. ...
The world has become a convenient place. One can get a lot done just by using smartphone applications. Today, I will be introducing 3 ap...
Monday, December 25, 2017
Off to Tosa Yamada to find out more about Tosa Blades
The first step in making a sickle: wedge steel in between the iron, melt it in a forge that is of 1000 degrees Celsius, and hit it with...
Information gathered at the Kochi Prefecture Coral Association
Have you ever heard of a coral wedding anniversary? It’s the 35th anniversary of a wedding. Why not gift a coral product to your parents...
Painting the healing powers of coral raised in Kochi’s nature: Japanese painter, Akemi Ochi
Ms. Ochi and Cho CIR I can’t believe there are ways to use coral other than for accessories. That surprise was our first impressi...
Kochi Lifestyle Q&A : What are the traffic rules for bicycles?
It has now been 2 years since I came to Japan. One area where I felt the cultural difference was with “bicycles”. (I come from Sou...
Friday, September 29, 2017
Do you know about Halal food? The Availability of Halal Food in Kochi
At a grilled meat restaurant a Japanese man is talking with a Muslim woman. The man notices a dubious expression on the woman’s face as ...
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