The Ideal International Association

Speech given to members of the Aizu Bange International Association, Aizu Bange, Fukushima, Japan Friday, July 17, 1998 Definition of “Internationalization” The word “internationalization” has been in the Japanese vocabulary for several years now, but I’m not sure if anyone knows what it means. Before I start today’s talk, please tell me some words that

Ski Resorts in the Minami Aizu Region

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a Canadian who has never skied on Canadian soil. So shoot me! My first skiing expedition took place on the slopes of Tajima-machi’s Daikurayama Ski Resort in Minami Aizu (Fukushima, Japan). The lucky occasion was Tajima Junior High School’s annual ski trip. Equipped with the barest minimum of equipment (i.e.

Life in Tajima, Japan

I wrote these articles for a newspaper in Tajima (Fukushima, Japan) when I first arrived in Japan in 1995. Dear Residents of Tajima, Hello! My name is Shaney Crawford. I am from Ontario, Canada. I am 24 years old, and I am an Assistant English Teacher at Tajima Junior High School. I would like to