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December 2011
Jan. 6The Road Ahead
Dec. 29Happy New Year!
Dec. 27The First Osaka Marathon
Dec. 22Christmas
Dec. 20Shopping for Gifts in Ginza
Dec. 16Sister Cities - Santa Barbara and Toba
Dec. 13The Pacific Ocean
Dec. 9Loach Hotpot (Dojo Nabe)
Dec. 6Mizumoto Park
Dec. 2Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
November 2011
Nov. 29Tsukemen
Nov. 25Guest Blog: Nourishing International Friendships
Nov. 22Rainy Day
Nov. 18Speaking to Japanese students about U.S.-Japan relations
Nov. 15Student Exchanges
Nov. 10Zero Kilometer Marker
Nov. 8Deputy Secretary Burns Visits Japan
Nov. 4The Statue of Liberty
Nov. 1Guest Blog: Learning about Japanese Agriculture
October 2011
Oct. 28Global Entry Program
Oct. 25Atago Shrine
Oct. 21Separated Spouses
Oct. 18Guest Blog: Taking Japanese Ramen to Africa
Oct. 14American Diplomats Benefit from Baker-Kato Exchange Program
Oct. 11Baker-Kato Diplomatic Exchange Program
Oct. 7Our Flower from Japan
Oct. 4Sequoias in Tokyo?
September 2011
Sept. 30Urban Hiking Along Nikko Onari Michi
Sept. 27Community Friendship Day
Sept. 23Guest Blog: Volunteering to Help Build Homes in Tohoku
Sept. 20Clear Water in the Suizenji Garden
Sept. 16Good Time Charlie's
Sept. 13Remembering 9/11 victims
Sept. 9The Art of Iron and Fire
Sept. 6Travel Friends
Sept. 2Iftar Dinner
August 2011
Aug. 30Cicadas at Hagi Castle
Aug. 26The Power of Ideas
Aug. 23Aibagawa and the Old Katsura Taro Residence
Aug. 19Yard Sale
Aug. 16Commodore Perry Anniversary in Yokosuka
Aug. 12California Roots
Aug. 9Giant Sequoia
Aug. 5Bountiful California Harvest
Aug. 2Hawaii Rainbows
July 2011
July 29Unexpected Discoveries - Kiyosumi Gardens
July 26Tokyo Sky Tree
July 22Guest blog: Interning in the Embassy Public Affairs Section
July 19Guest Blog: Celebrating Japanese Culture and U.S.-Japan ties in San Diego
July 15Old Tokaido
July 12Clappers
July 8Celebrating Independence Day in Tokyo
July 5Red, White and Blue Ikebana
July 1Guest Blog: Square Dancing in Japan
June 2011
June 28Food Safety
June 24Guest Blog: My Experience as a Volunteer
June 21Garden Party
June 17Yokohama Archives
June 14Sojiji Temple
June 10Namamugi, My Old Neighborhood
June 7Slippers
June 3Guest Blog: People Helping People
May 2011
May 31Byodoin Temple in Uji
May 27Guest Blog: U.S.-Japan Cultural Exchange in Iwate
May 24Japan-America Societies
May 20Kizuna (Close Ties)
May 17Guest Blog: First Female Diplomatic Driver
May 13Embassy Authors
May 10Pets in a Disaster
May 6Uji Tea Shop
April 2011
April 29Guest Blog: National Science Foundation Assists Disaster Response
April 26Guest Blog: A Milestone for Japanese Sportswriters
April 22Students Helping Students
April 19Secretary of State Clinton Visits Japan
April 15Riverside and Sendai - Sister Cities
April 11National Cathedral Service for Japan
April 8Guest Blog: Helping Japan Respond to a Nuclear Crisis
April 5"I am a 14-year-old Japanese."
April 1Cherry Blossom Letters
March 2011
March 29Guest Blog: Helping our Japanese Friends
March 25President Obama Expresses Condolences
March 23Guest Blog: Ongoing Earthquake Response
March 15Earthquake and Tsunami
March 11Guest Blog: International Women's Day
March 8Sato Sensei
March 4Champon or Sara Udon?
March 1Dejima
February 2011
Feb. 25Walking in Nagasaki
Feb. 22Suwa Shrine's Koma-inu
Feb. 18Nagasaki: A City of Cultural Exchange
Feb. 15Press Conference
Feb. 10Aoi-kai
Feb. 8Working together to Fight Cancer
Feb. 4Resupplying the International Space Station
Feb. 1A Drive to Remember in Tokyo
January 2011
Jan. 28Religious Freedom
Jan. 25Student Exchanges in Fukui
Jan. 21Copying Sutras at Eiheiji Temple
Jan. 18Rice Bowl
Jan. 14I Have a Dream
Jan. 11Fukubukuro - "Good Luck Bags"
Jan. 7Pounding "Mochi"
Jan. 4Bridging the Year with "Toshi-Koshi Soba"

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