Tourism

Kamakura

2015, March 3rd2015-05-12 15:21:34

South West and not far from Tokyo, in the prefecture of Kanagawa, Kamakura is a famous place for the Japanese, full of history and a nice sea resort, very convenient to spend the weekend away from the city!
The Bouddha statue is one of the biggest bronze statue in Japan, dated from the 13th century.
It is quite an important site, as Kamakura was once the capital of the shogun, th...

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Food

Onigiri

2015, March 3rd2015-05-12 15:00:46

A nice little snack!
It is a rice ball, generally in a triangle shape, and there is some ingredient inside, like fish or soybean.
Very filling!...

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Food

You asked for it...sushis!

2015, March 3rd2015-05-12 14:38:09

The first word that comes to my mind to describe Japanese food is "tasty"!
Indeed every restaurant I have been to so far has great food, using fresh ingredients which give great taste to any dish you may choose!
As one would think about sushis at first, there is actually so much more than sushis !
Unfortunately I am very bad at remembering the names of the many things I ...

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Tourism

Snow Monkeys bathing in hot springs

2015, March 3rd2015-04-21 15:06:19

As it doesn't happen anywhere else in the world, I had to go and check this out: snow monkeys that enjoy bathing in hot springs !
Two colleagues from the NTTC Fundamental Program told me about the snow monkeys, and I was very excited to accompany them to see it with my own eyes.
Fortunately some workmate of theirs was guiding us, and it ended as a family trip. We had to walk on ...

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Culture

Hanami - Cherry Blossoming

2015, March 3rd2015-04-06 15:33:05

Ah, Spring time, such a beautiful period, the weather is warming up, and the trees are blossoming...
Blossoming a lot !
When people back home were telling me I have to see the cherry blossoming in Japan, I didn't know what all the fuss was about. Now...I know!
It's an amazing feeling, to see so many trees blossoming; it's a lot of flowers, and when I say a lot, I mean A LOT ! ...

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Work

Getting to know each other

2015, March 3rd2015-03-24 14:00:55

Hey, new start, new adventure!

Everybody has been really helpful from before departing to arriving to the place where I live.
And what was great was the way we have been taken care of from the very first day at work!
We've had an orientation day where everything was explained about working at NTTC, from the organization to our day-to-day work.
And after this l...

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