Monthly Archives : April 2017

LEARN FROM CHERNOBYL

By MARINA

When I am traveling, I think about various things. Of cause I imagine something fun and exciting. However, at the same time I ask myself…   if I should turn my eyes only on the brilliant things, the prosperity and what is prepared for tourists.   if I should watch photogenic objects without looking on the issues and the problems the country has.…

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SHALL WE EXPLORE ISS?!

By MARINA

I have an interest in Space Travel. Lot of people may think so. In Japan, one of the largest travel agency H.I.S and Airline operator ANA announced that they  plan to send tourists into outer space in 2023. When I heard this news, I was so excited. On the other hand, we face the stark reality that we must wait six years more…

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DISCOVER BOTERO’S WORLD

By MARINA

  MEET BOTERO AND HIS MASTERPIECES When I see Botero’s artworks, a sudden smile flashes on my face. Maybe it’s because the figures are unpolished or because they seem to be imbalanced. And his artworks usually tell me something coolly, seriously or ironically. The more I get to know about political and social situations of Colombia, the more I can enjoy his masterpieces. So…

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JAPAN AND SAFETY MEASURE

By MARINA

Every country has the rules and systems for safety measures. In Japan, the nationwide warning system called J-Alert is provided in times of emergency. The government can quickly broadcast the emergency situation to local media and to citizens directly via J-Alert. And the person must take appropriate action according to specific rules. In addition, considering the social conditions around Japan, Cabinet Secretariat released the manual (pdf file) for…

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FERNANDO BOTERO: AN ARTISTIC GENIUS OF LATIN AMERICA

By MARINA

I studied Spanish as a thrid language when I was in school. Thanks to my teacher, I could learn not only its grammar but get much information about Latin American. And I got interested in its culture. Needless to say, it is impossible to integrate their various cultures into one. So I decided traveling to each country.   In May 2011, I made a journey to Colombia.…

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THE LAUGHING SALESMAN: BEWITCHING SMILE

By MARINA

Do you know the anmie series, The Laughing Salesman? The main character is Fukuzo Moguro, and he approaches the person who has sorrows and jealousy, with honeyed words. His mission itself is to fill gaps between their current condition and their soul. He can make their life much better, only if they follow his advice. But unfortunately all person are…

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ORCHID LOUNGE, HO CHI MINH CITY

By MARINA

When I traveled back from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, in March 2017, I had access to the ORCHID LOUNGE in Ho Chi Minh TSN International Airport. It’s especially worth noting that the lounge is rather simple and quiet. There are no wide variety options about food, but I felt happy to stay here. Because I could eat a nice local…

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