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113 113 2007/03/02 Toh Sensei, Summer in Sapporo, Mt. Fuji Tour Change, Villa 5, Housing Shortage, Weekend Trips
Things Japanese: Chikuwa
Staff Interview: Junya Hiroe (Program Coordinator, AIJP)
Okishima (Shiga) & Furano (Hokkaido)

112 112 2006/12/08 April 2007 Visas, Construction, Car Accidents, JLPT
Things Japanese: Omiyage
Staff Interview: Katsuhiku Kurita (Teacher, AIJP)
Chikubu Island (Shiga) & "Old Red Bricks" (Hokkaido)

111 111 2006/11/10 April 2007 Visas, New Eiden Location, More Construction, JLPT, Halloween Party Aftermath
Things Japanese: "Happoshu"
Student Interview: Maxime Capron
Shiga Kogen (Nagano) & Ueno Toshogu (Tokyo)

110 110 2006/10/20 Airports, Construction, Kurashinogakkou
Things Japanese: "Solar Energy"
Staff Interview: Rie Kawakita (Housing)
Mount Hiei (Kyoto) & Numazu (Shizuoka)

109 109 2006/10/02 New this, New that...
Things Japanese: "Sumo"
Student Interview: Aaron Burnett
Hamarikyuu Gardens (Tokyo) & Skiing in Niseko (Hokkaido)

108 108 2006/05/19 October 2006, Summer Housing, Festivals and travel...
Things Japanese: "Kendo!"
Student Interview: Elizabeth Hahn
Tokugawa Art Museum (Aichi), Shikabe Geyser (Hokkaido)

107 107 2006/05/10 October 2006, Summer Housing, CALL Seminars, Coming Events...
Things Japanese: "Golden Week"
Student Interview: Louise Evans
Meijimura (Aichi), Brown Bears (Hokkaido)

106 106 2006/04/21 October 2006, Summer Housing, Sapporo deadlines, Kokusaibu, Private lessons crunch, Golden Week, Coming Events...
Things Japanese: "Hanami"
Student Interview: Chia-An Li
Horai Senmaida (Aichi), Shiretoko (Hokkaido)

105 105 2006/02/27 Sapporo applications closed, April 2006 Student Visas & Housing allocation, Demolition Job redux, Speech Contest, Coming events, Snow...
Things Japanese: "Kafunshou"
Student Interview: Chris Resnik
Heliskiing (Nagano), Matsumae (Hokkaido)

104 104 2006/01/13 Sapporo deadlines moving forward, Yamamoto House, Tuition increase, "Big Snow", Demolition Job.
Things Japanese: "Koureika"
Student Interview: Robert Jansson
Nagahama (Shiga), Okurayama (Hokkaido)

103 103 2005/12/16 Student Visas, Program dates/holidays, Yamamoto House, Internet Connectivity, JLPT, Study Japanese in Sapporo, City Guide
Things Japanese: Ramen!
Student Interview: Stephanie Tan
Jigokudani (Nagano), Otaru (Hokkaido)

102 102 2005/12/01 Student Visas, Program dates/holidays, Yamamoto House, Internet Connectivity, JLPT, Study Japanese in Sapporo, City Guide
Things Japanese: Kouyou!
Student Interview: Chris McLaughlin
Historical Village (Hokkaido) Meiji Jingu (Tokyo)

101 101 2005/01/31 Visa, Discovery, Jichinsai & Residence Hane, Guidebook is fixed.
Things Japanese: Onsen (in Okazaki, and elsewhere)
Student Interview: Yeo Sze En-shin
Sapporo Dome (Hokkaido) and Japan Ukiyoe Museum (Nagano)

100 100 2005/01/16 Visa, Discovery, Okazaki Guidebook, Billiard Table Fund, New Apartments.
Student Interview: Chris Wright
Kofukuji (Nara) and Matsushiro World War II tunnels (Nagano)

99 99 2004/12/02 Okazaki Guidebook, Typhoons etc, Bulldozers, New Caretaker, JLPT
Student Interview: David Chart
Hakodate (Hokkaido) and Zenkouji (Nagano)

98 98 2004/04/26 Things to do, Internet Access, Coin Laundry, "best-of-the-web", Summer Courses/Events
Student Interview: Aaron Litvin
Tenryu-ji (Kyoto), Gozaisho-Dake (Mie)

97 97 2004/03/28 Things to do, Sakura! Ieyasu Parade, Changes to the Bar
Student Interview: Barbara Whooley
Hozoji, Kasuga Taisha

96 96 2004/02/26 Things to do, Jobs, Ieyasu Parade, Sayonara Patty Lo!
Staff Interview: Kyoko Hayashi
Japanese Customs, Superstitions and Famous People: Tea ceremony, Morning Musume, Bad luck whilst you are eating

95 95 2004/01/30 Things to do, OCJS Price Change, Tour Schedule
Student Interview: Erna Tonsberg
Japanese Customs, Superstitions and Famous People: Tea ceremony, Konishiki Yasokichi, Bad luck whilst your eating

94 94 2004/01/16 New Years greetings, things to do, OCJS price change
Student Interview: Gina Carol Tokuchi Tapia
Japanese Customs, Superstitions and Famous People: Giving and receiving gifts, Akashiya Sanma, Funeral cars

93 93 2003/12/19 Xmas and New Year greetings News, Yamasa Bulletin Board, Things to do, Winter 2003/4 Tour Schedule
Student Interview: Lars Johansen
Japanese Customs, Superstitions and Famous People: How to eat, Morita Akio, Things that are unlucky

92 92 2003/12/05 JLPT, News, Yamasa Bulletin Board, Job Listings, Things to do, Winter 2003/4 Tour Schedule
2004/5 program dates & prices available, applications open.
Student Interview: Chi-En Huang
Japanese Customs, Superstitions and Famous People

91 91 2003/11/21 Yamasa Bulletin Board, Things to do, Autumn 2003 Tour Schedule.
2004/5 program dates & prices available, applications open.
Staff Interview: Noriko Fukuta
Japanese Customs, Superstitions and Famous People

90 90 2003/11/07 Campus News, Yamasa Bulletin Board, Things to do, Autumn 2003 Tour Schedule.
2004/5 program dates & prices available, applications open
Student Interview: Chan Kar Nang Sherman
Japanese Customs, Superstitions and Famous People
Things Japanese: An Alternative "Japanese" Proficiency Test

89 89 2003/10/24 New features, Campus News, Yamasa Bulletin Board, Things to do, Autumn 2003 Tour Schedule.
2004/5 program dates & prices available, applications open
Student Interview: David Morf
Japanese Customs, Superstitions and Famous People

88 88 2003/10/10 The first bits: Important student visa announcement, Things to do, Job listings.
April 2004 Visa Applications Now Open
Student Interview: Li-Pin Huang

87 87 2003/09/26 The first bits: Tour dates and prices, Job Listings, Things to do.
April 2004 Visa Applications Now Open
Staff Interview: Yoko Kitamura

86 86 2003/09/13 The first bits: Tour dates and prices, Job Listings, Things to do.
April 2004 Visa Applications Now Open
Student Interview: Monika Waronska

85 85 2003/09/02 The first bits: Student Visa applications approved, New tour dates and prices, Job Listings
April 2004 Visa Applications Now Open
Student Interview: Mi-yun Park

84 84 2003/08/17 The first bits: Typhoons, Summer Festivals, New tour dates and prices, Job Listings
April 2004 Visa Applications Now Open
Staff Interview: Patty Lo

83 83 2003/08/01 The first bits: Summer Festivals, New tour dates and prices, Job Listings
April 2004 Visa Applications Now Open
Student Interview: Duncan Bullock

82 82 2003/07/18 The first bits: Jon on Holiday!, Things to do, Mikoshi Festival, Job Listing
April 2004 Visa Applications Now Open
Student Interview: Robert Englin

81 81 2003/07/04 The first bits: Things to do, Travel destinations, Summer festivals, Travel destinations
Student Interview: Muniandi Vijayalakshmi
Japan Guide: Takayama and Gero Onsen

80 80 2003/06/20 The first bits: Things to do, New Program Catalog & Course, Travel destinations
Staff Interview: Yumi Kondo
Things Japanese: Cellphones

79 79 2003/06/06 The first bits: Things to do, New Program Catalog & Course, Travel destinations
Student Interview: Aziza Zakhidova
Things Japanese: A History of Japanese Cuisine

78 78 2003/05/22 The first bits: SARS update, Things to do, New Program Catalog & Course, Travel destinations
Student Interview: Lim Ling Khim
Things Japanese: Weddings (Part 2)

77 77 2003/05/09 The first bits: SARS update, Things to do, New Program Catalog & Course, Travel destinations
Student Interview: Karin Ohashi
Things Japanese: Weddings

76 76 2003/04/25 The first bits: SARS notice, New Program Catalog & Course, Events, Travel destinations
Staff Interview: Sayumi Kuroda
Japan Guide: Nanzenji

75 75 2003/04/11 The first bits: New admissions coordinator, New Program Catalog & Course, Events, Travel destinations, OCJS Passwords, Free Japanese Classes.
Student Interview: Heikki Ruuska

74 74 2003/03/28 The first bits: Events, Ski-ing, Travel destinations, OCJS Passwords, Free Japanese Classes.
Student Interview: Vivien Oelberg
Japan Guide: Ujigami Jinja - Kyoto

73 73 2003/03/14 The first bits: Events, Ski-ing, Travel destinations, OCJS Passwords, Free Japanese Classes.
Student Interview: Tomas O Canainn
Japan Guide: Happo One

72 72 2003/02/28 The first bits: Portuguese homepage, New International Office Staff, Ski-ing, Travel destinations, "Penis Festival", OCJS Passwords, Free Japanese Classes.
Staff Interview: Shihkuei Huang (Peter)
Japan Guide: Tsugaike Kohgen

71 71 2003/02/14 The first bits: Fire Festival, Ski-ing, Travel destinations, "Penis Festival", OCJS Passwords, Origami and free Japanese Classes.
Student Interview: Andrew Clemens
Japan Guide: Hatcho Miso

70 70 2003/02/02 The first bits: Fire Festival, Ski-ing, Travel destinations, "Penis Festival", OCJS Passwords, Origami and free Japanese Classes.
Student Interview: Jacques Trudeau
Japan Guide: Matsumoto Castle

69 69 2003/01/17 The first bits: Ski-ing, Bowling Tournament, Travel destinations, OCJS Passwords, Origami and free Japanese Classes.
Student Interview: Ya-Ching Xu
Japan Guide: Heian Jingu

68 68 2002/12/21 The first bits: Christmas and New Year greetings, Travel destinations, OCJS Passwords, Origami and free Japanese Classes.
Staff Interview: Yuka Konno
Japan Guide: Tokyo DisneySea

67 67 2002/12/06 The first bits: Spanish language homepage, Travel destinations, OCJS Passwords, Origami and free Japanese Classes.
Student Interview: Christian Ramirez
Japan Guide: Okutono Jinya

66 66 2002/11/22 The first bits: German language homepage, Travel destinations, OCJS Passwords, Origami and free Japanese Classes.
Student Interview: July Teh
Japan Guide: Ise Grand Shrines

65 65 2002/11/08 The first bits: Travel destinations, red leaves, OCJS Passwords, Origami and free Japanese Classes.
Student Interview: Alejandro Silva
Japan Guide: Sekigahara

64 64 2002/10/29 The first bits: Travel destinations, Nagoya Marathon, OCJS Passwords, Free Japanese Classes.
Staff Interview: Tomas Cermak
Japan Guide: Yunomine Onsen

63 63 2002/10/11 The first bits: Travel destinations, Nagoya Marathon, OCJS Passwords, Free Japanese Classes, Okazaki Festa 2002.
Student Interview: Gisele Hirata
Japan Guide: Asuke Castle

62 62 2002/09/27 The first bits: Online Center for Japanese Studies, Things To Do, Okazaki Festa 2002, OCJS Passwords.
Student Interview: Karon Saito
Japan Guide: Muro-ji

61 61 2002/09/13 The first bits: Online Center for Japanese Studies, Things To Do, Japanese Driving Licence.
Student Interview: Jostein Edvardsen
Japan Guide: Sanjusangendo

60 60 2002/08/30 The first bits: Online Center for Japanese Studies, Things To Do, Japanese Language Proficiency Test, discount train travel.
Staff Interview: Nana Hoshino
Japan Guide: Ryoanji Temple

59 59 2002/08/16 The first bits: Online Center for Japanese Studies, Things To Do, Japanese Language Proficiency Test, discount train travel.
Student Interview: Fay Yuan Chen
Japan Guide: Seto City

58 58 2002/08/03 The first bits: Online Center for Japanese Studies, Things To Do, JETRO test, Mt Fuji Trip, discount train travel.
Student Interview: Matthew Sidgwick
Japan Guide: Gion (Kyoto)

57 57 2002/07/19 The first bits: Things To Do, Summer festivals, JETRO test, Mt Fuji Trip, discount train travel.
Staff Interview: Kikuyo Furukawa
Japan Guide: Ayu Fishing

56 56 2002/07/05 The first bits: Things To Do, World Cup review, JETRO test, Summer festivals Mt. Fuji trip.
Student Interview: Adriana Jane da Rosa
Things Japanese: World Cup Review
Japan Guide: Hikone and Lake Biwa

55 55 2002/06/22 The first bits: Things To Do, World Cup update, JETRO test, Mt. Fuji trip, Online Dictionary.
Student Interview: Dean Abadzic
Japan Guide: Todai-ji Temple

54 54 2002/06/08 The first bits: Things To Do, Ofuro Bar opened, World Cup train pass, Online Dictionary.
Student Interview: Tserendamba Lkhagvasuven
Things Japanese: Surfing
Japan Guide: Neiraku Museum & Isuien Garden

53 53 2002/05/25 The first bits: Important notice, Asahi Brewery open day, Mt. Fuji trip, Ofuro Bar work, Free Japanese Classes, Online Dictionary.
Staff Interview: Saori Yamada
Things Japanese: World Cup Fever
Japan Guide: Asahi Brewery

52 52 2002/05/11 The first bits: Free Noh performances, Soccer World Cup warm-up matches, Asahi Brewery open day, Mt. Fuji trip, Ofuro Bar work, Free Japanese Classes, Online Dictionary.
Student Interview: Oded Shimoni
Japan Guide: Byoudou-in Temple

51 51 2002/04/27 The first bits: Okazaki Concert Hall Grand Opening, Asahi Brewery open day, Ofuro Bar work, Free Japanese Classes, Online Dictionary
Student Interview: Kornelis-Jan Woltjer
Japan Guide: Byoudou-in Temple

50 50 2002/04/12 The first bits: Okazaki Concert Hall Grand Opening, Pottery Festivals, Ofuro Bar work, Trash recycling, Free Japanese Classes, Online Dictionary.
Staff Interview: Yukiko Iijima
Japan Guide: Sapporo Snow Festival (Part 2)

49 49 2002/03/30 The first bits: Okazaki Concert Hall, Ofuro Bar update, Trash recycling, Ski-ing in Gifu Ken, Free Japanese Classes, Discount Rail tickets, Online Dictionary
Student Interview: Glenn Siquian
Japan Guide: Sapporo Snow Festival

48 48 2002/03/15 The first bits: Museum displays, Ski-ing in Gifu Ken, Free Japanese Classes, Discount Rail tickets, Online Dictionary.
Student Interview: Francois Brunner
Japan Guide: Hounen Matsuri

47 47 2002/03/01 The first bits: Hinamatsuri, Okazaki Concert Hall, Weddings, Discount Rail tickets, Ski-ing in Hakuba and Gifu Ken, New format Acceleration Program.
Staff Interview: Toshiyuki Nakajima
Japan Guide: Sapporo

46 46 2002/02/15 The first bits: Hadaka Matsuri, Ume Blossoms, Discount Rail tickets, Ski-ing in Hakuba and Gifu Ken, New format Acceleration.
Student Interview: Jiraporn Supachartkaisorn
Japan Guide: Ginkakuji Temple (Kyoto)

45 45 2002/02/02 The first bits: Fire Festival, Kyogen, Ski-ing in Hakuba and Gifu Ken, New format Acceleration Program, Online Dictionary, Jobs.
Student Interview: Peter Cioccarelli
Japan Guide: Himeji Castle

44 44 2002/01/19 The first bits: Ski-ing in Hakuba and Gifu Ken, New format Acceleration, Online Dictionary, Program Cancellations, Jobs.
Staff Interview: Tadashi Sugita
Japan Guide: Ginkakuji Temple (Kyoto)

The 2002/01/03 edition was not be published due to "Oshougatsu"

43 43 2001/12/20 The first bits: Christmas Party, Radio Show, Christmas and New Year, Shodo classes.
Student Interview: Haruko Awakon
Japan Guide: Yakushima

42 42 2001/12/08 The first bits: JLPT, OIA speech contest, Christmas Party, Beethoven concert, Shodo classes.
Student Interview: Sylvie Nay
Things Japanese: Yose Theater

41 41 2001/11/22 The first bits: Nagoya Motor Show, Live concert at Rockinn, Party at Broome, Where are they now??, Shodo classes.
Staff Interview: Noriko Terada
Things Japanese: Soccer World Cup 2002

40 40 2001/11/10 The first bits: FM Okazaki DJ, Latin party, Classical concert, Where are they now??, Shodo classes.
Student Interview: Kelly Duke
Japan Guide: Inuyama Castle

39 39 2001/10/26 The first bits: Halloween parties, Suzuka F1 Grand Prix, Tomei expressway roadworks
Staff Interview: Tatsuya Kato
Things Japanese: Zen Buddhism

38 38 2001/10/13 The first bits: Roger Boisvert, Kotomitsuki, Snow on Mt Fuji, Day trip to Sekigahara, Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) lessons, Formula 1 Grand Prix
Staff Interview: John Agapiou (Discovery)
Things Japanese: Ukai

37 37 2001/09/15 The first bits: New York/Washington, Table Tennis, Inuyama Concert, Sekigahara trip
Staff Interview: Chieko Hase (SILAC)
Things Japanese: Tanuki

36 36 2001/09/07 The first bits: The Bar!, New homepage
Student Interview: Steffen Lehmann (AIJP)
Japan Guide: Takisanji Temple

35 35 2001/08/24 The first bits: Typhoons, Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Staff Interview: Toh Bansho (Vice President)
Things Japanese: Kabuki

34 34 2001/08/10 The first bits: Summer Festivals, Soccer, Indonesian Homepage
Student Interview: Anastasia Katsourbyi (SILAC - Russia)
Things Japanese: Baseball

33 33 2001/07/27 The first bits: Mt Fuji Trip, Summer Festivals, Student Village internet connection.
Staff Interview: Ken Uchida (Administrator - Student Affairs)
Things Japanese: Fireworks

32 32 2001/07/13 The first bits: Strange food, JLPT Test application - more information, Yahagi River trip
Student Interview: Martin Hansson - (AIJP Sweden)
Japan Guide: Universal Studios Japan

31 31 2001/06/29 The first bit: Diets, JLPT Test application deadline, Social Tennis Club, Photos from 2001 Spring Quarter Graduation Ceremony, Student Videos,
Staff Interview: Mai Sakamoto, AIJP Faculty
Things Japanese: Sumo

30 30 2001/06/15 The first bit: Chinese Homepage, Universal Studios Japan, Speeding
Student Interview: So Chi Wai (Winnie), AIJP
Japan Guide: Toyota Motor Company

29 29 2001/06/01 The first bit: JET support site, Mt Fuji trip
Staff Interview: Eriko Onishi, SILAC Faculty
Things Japanese: Geisha

28 28 2001/05/18 The first bit: Social Tennis Club and "Streaming Radio Test"
Student Interview: Helena Simmonds, AIJP
Things Japanese: Noh Theater

The 2001/05/04 edition was not published due to "Golden Week"

27 27 2001/04/20 The first bit: Ieyasu Parade and "FM Okazaki"
Staff Interview: Erina Kato, OCJS
Japan Guide: Daijuji

26 26 2001/04/06 The first bit: Sakura da!, FM Okazaki and "the new bar"
Student Interview: Hugo Britos, SILAC
Things Japanese: Yakuza

25 25 2001/03/23 The first bit: Welcome: Staff Interview: Euan McKay Admissions Coordinator
Japan Guide: Driving in Japan

24 24 2001/03/09 The first bit: New Admissions Coordinator: Student Interview: Cristina Elia, Italy, SILAC Program
Japan Guide: Magome to Tsumago Walk

23 23 2001/02/23 The first bit: New Admissions Coordinator, Yamasa Speech Contest
Student Interview: Kim Ei-ran, China, AJSP Program
Japan Guide: Mount Fuji

22 22 2001/02/09 The first bit: Favourite word; Jobs and Internships; Alumni Discounts
Staff Interview: Tomoe Ban, AIJP Program Coordinator
Japan Guide: Seto-Shi

21 21 2001/01/26 The first bit: Snow in Okazaki
Student Interview: Lin Jun Chi Allan, Taiwan. SILAC Program 4 weeks
Japan Guide: Shirakawa-Go

20 20 2001/01/12 Editorial: travel in Japan
Staff Interview: Oyama Megumi, SILAC Faculty teacher
Japan Guide: Hiroshima in brief

19 19 2000/12/29 Editorial
Staff Interview: Yoshio Hattori, President, The Hattori Foundation
Things Japanese: Oshougatsu (Japanese New Year)

18 18 2000/12/15 Editorial
Careers at Yamasa

17 17 2000/12/01 Editorial
Things Japanese: Kaiten Zushi by Josh Wilbur

16 16 2000/11/17 Japan Guide: Okazaki Castle by Stephen Wykes
Japan Guide: Oku Mikawa no Hana Matsuri

15 15 2000/11/02 Student profile: Daniel Ebeling
Things Japanese: Matsutake Mushrooms

14 14 2000/10/20 Student profile: Stephanie Weng
Things Japanese: Segregated Disposal

13 13 2000/10/06 Teacher profile: Umemura Masayo
Things Japanese: Compa and Omiai
Japan Guide: Hatcho Miso

12 12 2000/09/22 Student profile: Song Moon Beum
Things Japanese: Typhoons
Japan Guide: Kunizakari Sake Museum

11 11 2000/09/08 Student profile: Eva Rudert
Things Japanese: Otogawa yana
Japan Guide: Arimatsu Shibori

10 11 2000/08/25 Staff profile: Yoko Hikosaka
Things Japanese: Boom!
Japan Guide: White-Water rafting in Gifu

9 9 2000/08/11 Student profile: David Lee (USA)
Things Japanese: Barbers
Japan Guide: Okazaki Fireworks

8 8 2000/07/28 Teacher profile: Yokozawa Norikazu
Things Japanese: Mori-awase!
Omikoshi! The event of the year!

7 7 2000/07/14 Student profile: Joyce Ng
Things Japanese: PACHINKO!
Aoi Hall: Building a Better Future

6 6 2000/06/30 Staff profile: Kyoko Kurokawa
Things to do in Okazaki

5 5 2000/06/16 Student profile: Zoltan Heredi
Accommodation in Japan

4 4 2000/06/02 Staff profile: Saori Suzuki
Getting a visa for Japan: Guarantors

3 3 2000/05/20 Acceleration Program
Preparations for Japan - money, electricity, phoning
Where in Japan? Maps online

2 2 2000/05/05 Discovery Program E Tour Itinerary
Online Japanese Resources
How to make your computer read Japanese

1 1 2000/04/21 Discovery tour update
FOCUS: SILAC program (Short Intensive Language Acquisition Course)
STAFF FOCUS: New Admissions Coordinator
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