English Japanese

This is the English version of "Viva, Seniors!"

Most of the works are the English translation
of my domestic travelogues, including the introduction
of
the local Japanese climate in my own way
--- scenery, history, culture, food, people, ...---.

I hope this will be helpful for overseas people
to know Japan a little more.

In addition, the English version of
my overseas travels, novels, essays and notes.

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Touring around Japan
Japan Hokkaido Tohoku
Kanto Hokuriku Chubu
Kinki Chugoku Shikoku
Kyushu
Traveling Abroad
Benelux, US,
Indonesia & Bali,
Spain & Portugal
Across the US
Novels
Essays
Notes
The original Japanese versions are shown in Parenthesis.
Local Places of Scenery,
History and Culture in Japan
Touring around Japan 
The Utmost Capes and Railway Stations
for 11 days May 2011

(雑記帳第64話)
Reading 1:24:01
capes: Kouzaki-bana, Nagasaki-bana, Sata, Ashizuri, Nosappu, Soya
stations: Tabira-Hiradoguchi, Nishi-Ohyama, Higashi-Nemuro, Wakkanai
other spots: Sasebo Bay, Mt. Kannondake, Udo Shrine, Aoshima, Seto Inland Sea, Shimanami Expressway, Kongobuji Temple, Shimanto River, Konmpira Shrine, Amano-Hashidate, Japan Sea, Higashi-Mogoto-Shibazakura Park, Shiretoko 5 Lakes
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Hokkaido
Hokkaido in Midwinter for 4 days
February 2010

(雑記帳第57話)
Reading 1:08:16
Hakodate, Lake Toya, Otaru, Sapporo,
Sounkyo Gorges, Asahiyama Zoo
Hokkaido in Early Winter for 4 days
November 2013

(雑記帳第78話)
Reading 33:35
Noboribetsu Spa and Sapporo City  
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Tohoku
(Northern
Honshu)
Turbid Hot Springs around Lake-Tazawa Heights
August 2011

(小話集第47話)
Reading 59:05
Turbid Hot Spring Villages
(Nyuto, Tsurunoyu, Minami-Tamagawa, Kunimi),
Lake Tazawa, Kakunodate Town
Mogami River and Yamadera Temple
August 2002

(雑記帳第21話)
Reading 1:18:17
Chasing "Oku-no-Hosomichi"
(The Narrow Road to Deep North)
written by Matsuo Basho, a poet in Edo period.
(Part 1)
Visited places : "Okama" Crater Lake,
Hanagasa Folk Festival, Mogami River,
Yamadera Temple, Five-colored Lakes  
Yamagata-Hijiori Spa
December 2008

(雑記帳第50話)
Reading 1:07:18
Chasing "Oku-no-Hosomichi"
(The Narrow Road to Deep North)
written by Matsuo Basho, a poet in Edo period.
(Part 2)
Illusions at Hijiori Spa, Yamagata Pref.
(Obanazawa and surrounding area, Minamidani,
Mt. Yudono, Mt. Haguro, Kisagata Lagoon) 
Three Mountains of Dewa
July 2009

(雑記帳第53話)
Reading 1:41:38
Chasing "Oku-no-Hosomichi"
(The Narrow Road to Deep North)
written by Matsuo Basho, a poet in Edo period.
(Part 3)
Mt. Yudono, Mt. Haguro, Mt. Gassan,
Yonezawa-Uesugi Shrine
Matsushima, Zuiganji, Goshiki-numa
September 2015

(雑記帳第89話)
Reading 1:12:29
Miyagi-Gorge Distillery of Nikka Whisky,
Matsushima Island, Zuiganji Temple
Shiogama Shrine, Goshikinuma-Ponds 
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Kanto Region
 
Nasu-Shiobara Spa
Shiobara Spa Town
November 2006

(小話集第31話)
Reading 19:48
Houki River, Myounji Temple, Backward Cedar Tree,
Genzankutsu Limestone Cave, Momuji Valley Rope Bridge
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Nasu Heights in the Fall
October 2012
(小話集第53話)
Reading 25:00
Killing Stone, Minamigaoka Ranch,
Nasu Heights, Nichien Autumn Leaves Line
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Around Nasu-Shiobara with Snow
December 2012

(小話集第54話)
Reading 19:50
Nasu Highland Park, Nasu Garden Outlet,
Ashikaga Flower Park
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New Year's Day at Nasu-Shiobara
January 2014

(某日@某所、2014年1月)
Reading 9:27
Hotel Sakamoto, Myounji Temple,
Momiji Valley Rope Bridge
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Nikko
December 2009

(某日@某所、2009年12月)
Reading 13:39
World Heritage Sites & Surroundings
Tosho-gu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine, Rinoji Temple,
Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Falls, Tachiki Kannon Temple
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Nikko
December 2014

(某日@某所、2014年12月)
Reading 20:47
Tosho-gu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine,
Rinoji Temple, Taiyu-in, Tamozawa Imperial Villa
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Battle Field, Oku-Nikko
October 1999

(山歩き第26話)
Reading 34:55
Battle Field, Ryuzu Falls, Yudaki Falls,
Dried-up Pond, Kirikomi Lake, Karikomi Lake
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Kusatsu Onsen Town
February 2007

(小話集第34話)
Reading 45:49
Baelz Memorial Museum, Kusatsu Tropical Garden,
Yubatake (Hot Water Field), Shirane Shrine
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Boso Peninsula  
Boso Peninsula encompasses the whole Chiba Pref. of Honshu island.
It forms the eastern edge of Tokyo Bay, separating it from the Pacific Ocean. The peninsula covers approximately 5,034 square kilometres (1,944 sq mi). (Wikipedia)
Cape Inubozaki & around Choshi City of Outer Boso
February 2004

(某日@某所、2004年2月)
Reading 15:05
Full Moon and Sunrise at Cape Inubozaki,
Inubozaki Lighthouse, Katori Shrine
Episode of
"The Story of the Auditorium Where Monsters Live"
Cape Inubozaki & around Choshi City of Outer Boso
August 2009

(雑記帳第54話)
Reading 41:31
Higeta Soy Sauce Corp, Choshi Electric Rail,
Inubozaki Lighthouse, Cape Iioka-gyobu
Episode of
"The Story of the Auditorium Where Monsters Live"
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Tomiura, Minami-Boso City of Inner Boso
November 2008

(某日@某所、2008年11月)
Reading 10:21
Cape Taibusa, Tomiura Beach
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Mt. Nokogiri & Nihonji Temple of Inner Boso
October 2014

(雑記帳第87話)
Reading 57:49
Hishikawa Moronobu Memorial Hall,
Mount Nokogiri, Nihonji Temple
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Awa-Kominato of Southern Boso
January 2013

(小話集第56話)
Reading 40:59
Seichoji Temple, Tanjoji Temple, Tunnel Aquarium
Cruising in the Tainoura Bay and Walking along the Bay
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Shirahama, the Southernmost of Boso
April 2011

(小話集第45話)
Reading 1:03:02
Boso-Shirahama Seashore, Nojimazaki Lighthouse,
Itsukushima Shrine of Nojimazaki, Nagoji Temple
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Hokuriku
and
Chubu
Region
Around Hokuriku District Ishikawa, Fukui, Toyama
November 2015

(某日@某所、2015年11月)
Reading 4:24
Kenroku-en Park, Natadera-Temple,
Eiheiji Temple, Tojinbo Cliff, Yamanaka Spa,
Kutani Pottery, Gokayama Gassho-style Houses
Hokuriku Toyama
June 2012

(雑記帳第70話)
Reading 45:01
Takaoka City (Zuiryuji Temple, Old Town,
Tomb of Maeda Toshinaga, Great Image of Buddha)
Gokayama Ainokura Village, Munakata Shiko Hall
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Noto Peninsula
October 2013

(雑記帳第77話)
Reading 47:42
Zuiryuji Temple, Tomb of Maeda Toshinaga,
Wajima Lacquerware Studio, Wajima Morning
Market, Shiroyone Terraced Rice Field,
Cape Suzu, Toyama Bay, Mitsuke Isle,
Noto Kongo (Yase's Cliff, Yoshitsune's
Boat-Hiding Rock, Kongo- Ganmon Cave),
Chirihama Beach Driveway,
Gokayama-Suganuma Thatched Village 
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Nagano Prefecture
Matsushiro, Zenkoji and Iiyama Temple Town
April 2016

(雑記帳第98話)
Reading 1:08:32
Matsushiro (Kaizu) Castle Ruins, Zenkoji Temple,
Temple Town in Iiyama City
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Takato Castle Ruins and Zenkoji Temple, Shinshu
April 2002

(雑記帳第17話)
Reading 30:36
Takato Castle Ruins Park, Zenkoji Temple,
Garyu Pond Park, Mt. Myogi Village
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North Cloisters and Zenkoji Temple, Shinshu
October 2009

(某日@某所、2009年10月)
Reading 28:35
Matsukawa Valley, Obuse Town,
Togakushi Shrine, Zenkoji Temple
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Madarao Heights and Zenkoji, Shinshu
September 2010

(小話集第43話)
Reading 44:36
Zenkoji Temple, Higashiyama Kaii Art Museum,
Togakushi Shrine, Cosmos Garden,
Issa Memorial Museum, Saikoji Temple
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Komoro and Mochizuki, Shinshu
August 1998

(小話集第5話)
Reading 23:44
Nunobiki Kannon, Kaikoen Park,
Mt. Kita-yokodake, Mochizuki Town,
Mochizuki Sakaki Matsuri Festival
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Takamagahara in Shiga Heights, Shinshu
June 2007

(小話集第32話)
Reading 31:22
Natural trail around Takamagahara Highlands,
Mount Yokote in Shiga Heights
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Bessho Spa and Temples around Shinshu
July 2015

(某日@某所、2015年7月)
Reading 37:08
Bessho Spa, Kitamuki-kannon, Joraku-ji, Anraku-ji,
Temples & shrines around, Mugon-kan Hall,
Ueda Castle Ruins
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Yudanaka and Obuse, Shinshu
December 2009

(小話集第41話)
Reading 53:18
Yudanaka Spa Town
(Issa's Walking Path, Peace Hill Park)
Obuse Town
(Yuzenro Museum, Hokusai-kan Hall,
Ganshoin Temple, Obuse Art Mueum)
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Eiheiji Temple and Natadera Temple
October 2003

(小話集第21話)
Reading 10:03
Eiheiji Temple, Natadera Temple,
Tojinbo Cliff
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Sayo-no-Nakayama, Shizuoka Pref.
November 2006

(雑記帳第23話)
Reading 36:26
Extra of Chasing Matsuo Basho's Journey.
Chojiya Inn, Night-weeping Stone,
Kyuenji Temple 
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Kinki
Region
Lake Biwa and Surrounding Scenic Spots
March 30- April 1 2014

(雑記帳第85話)
Reading 1:40:23
Taga Shrine, Shigaraki Pottery, Lake Biwa, Mt. Hiei,
Enryakuji Temple, Chikubu Island, Hikone Castle,
Nagahama, Oumi-Hachiman,
with the rakugo of "The Eight Views of Oumi"
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Mount Koya, Himeji Castle & Awaji Flower Expo
April 2015

(某日@某所、2015年4月)
Reading 15:38
Mount Koya : "1200 year anniversary of Mount Koya's founding" at Danjo-Garan
Himeji Castle : Outside and Inside Views of the Brand-New Castle
Awaji Flower Expo : Tulip Festival at Awaji City
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Nanki-Kumano District,
Southern Part of Kii Peninsula
The World Heritage Site of UNESCO,
as "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes
in the Kii Mountain Range," in 2004.
Guide to Nanki-Kumano
as of August 2004

(南紀熊野)
Reading 37:05
Access to Nanki-Kumano, Season, Taste,
Kii-Shirahama, Kushimoto, Cape Shiono-Misaki,
Doro Gorge, Hongu Grand Shrine,
Taiji, Nachi-Katsuura, Shingu City
Kumano Ancient Pilgrimage Routes
(Kumano-Kodo)

(南紀熊野)
Reading 29:05
Kumano-Kodo Roads, Ninety-nine Tiny Shrines,
Ohyunohara Plains, Ogri and Princess Terute,
Nose-Missing Deity (hana-kake jizo),
Pope Kazan, Shingu Castle, Tomb of Jofuku
Walking along Kumano-Kodo
August 2007

(小話集第36話)
Reading 1:15:36
Nara Park, Mount Kouya, Nakahechi Ancient Road,
Hongu Grand Shrine, Daimon Slope, Nachi Falls,
Nachi Grand Shrine, Seigantoji Temple, Koyanozaka Slope,
Futami Bay, Meotoiwa Rock, Ise Grand Shrine 
Traveling around Nanki-Kumano
May 2009

(某日@某所、2009年5月)
Reading 35:34
Hongu Grand Shrine, Hayatama Grand Shrine,
Nachi Falls, Nachi Grand Shrine, Seigantoji Temple,
Miwasaki Town, Taiji Whale Hall, Nachi-Katsuura,
Kushimoto Submarine Park, Hotel Urashima
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Miwasaki, Shingu City
Coastal Town on Kumano Ancient Road
Facing Kumanonada Open Sea of the Pacific Ocean.
Koyanozaka Slope, a scenic spot of the ancient road.
Unique Grand Town Festival in autumn.
Suzushima and Kushima Islands, Kuroshio Park.
(My Hometown)
Miwasaki, My Hometown
(南紀熊野)
Reading 44:02
Seashore, Obsevatory, Hachiman Shrine,
Suzushima and Kushima Islands, Kuroshio Park,
Sano Pine Grove, Days I was a Boy,
Four Seasons, How to Get to Miwasaki
Sand Beach of Miwasaki
(南紀熊野)
Reading 19:20
1. Visit to Sand Beach in 1991
2. In my Childhood
3. Memories in Spring
Koyanozaka Slope
(南紀熊野)
Reading 27:51
One of the Kumano Ancient Roads,
among the UNESCO World Heritage
"Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes
in the Kii Mountain Range"
Miwasaki, in the Poems of Old Days
(南紀熊野)
Reading 8:31
Introduction of Miwasaki and Sano Towns
in Manyoshu, the Oldest Anthology of Poems of Japan.
(8 waka, Japanese Peoms, and Comparison of the 2 Poems)  
Miwasaki, the Present and the Past
(南紀熊野)
Reading 11:52
The Annual Festival of Hachiman Shrine in 2014,
Miwasaki, a Fishing Village, Those Days
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Chugoku Region
(Western Honshu)
Hagi, a Historic Town in Sanin District
April 2012

(雑記帳第71話)
Reading 28:35
Hagi Castle Town, Castle Ruins
Shokason-juku School, Shoin Shrine,
Noyama Jail Ruins, Tokoji Temple, Daishoin Temple
Scenic Spots of Sanin & Sanyo Districts
May 2012

(雑記帳第71話)
Reading 37:47
Tsuwano City, Hagi City (Historic and Scenic Spots),
Akiyoshidai (Karst Topography and Limesote Caves),
Kintaikyo Bridge, Itsukushima Shrine,
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum
Izumo Grand Shrine & Surroundings
April 2013

(雑記帳第67話)
Reading 22:56
Izumo Grand Shrine, Matsue Castle, Adachi Museum,
Matsue Vogel Park, Tamatsukuri Spa
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Shikoku Region
Trip around Shikoku for 4 days
December 2001

(某日@某所、2001年12月)
Reading 7:14
Awaji Island, Ritsurin Park, Oboke & Koboke Gorges,
Kochi City, Shimanto River, Dogo Spa, Seto Island
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Kyushu Region
Trip around Kyushu for 5 days
September 2000

(某日@某所、2000年9月)
Reading 17:01
Mt. Aso, Beppu Spa, Takachiho Gorge,
Udo Shrine, Mt. Sakurajima, Ibusuki City,
Chiran Town, Nagasaki City
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Trip around North Kyushu for 4 days
Late Decembet 2015

(雑記帳第94話)
Reading 1:06:24
Kinrinko Lake at Yufuin, Takachiho Gorge,
Aso Kusasenri, Yanagawa River Boating,
Nagasaki City (Oura Church, Glover Garden),
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine  
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Okinawa
Southernmost Pref.
of Japan
Trip around Okinawa for 5 days
November 2014

(雑記帳第88話)
Reading 1:19:04
Himeyuri Tower, Memorial Peace Park,
Shuri Castle, Cape Hedo, Kouri Island,
Mangrove Wood, Ryukyu Village,
Katsuren Castle, Nakijin Castle   
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Traveling Abroad
Around Iberian Peninsula
May 2005

(某日@某所、2005年5月)
Reading 57:53
Barcelona, Valencia, Cuenca, Madrid, Toledo,
La Mancha, Cordoba, Granada, Mijas,
Sevilla, Evora, Lisbon, Cape Roca, Sintra
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Benelux Countries
May 2013

(雑記帳第75話)
Reading 1:14:00
The Netherlands:
Amsterdam, Keukenhof Tulip Park, Haag, Kroller-Muller Museum, Kinderdijk
Belgium:
Antwerp, Brugge, Gent, Gaasbeek, Brussels
Luxembourg  
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Bali & Central Java, Indonesia
June 2014

(雑記帳第86話)
Reading 48:09
Ubud (Monkey Forest, Neka Museum), Rice Terrace,
Kecak Dance, Barong Dance, Ramayana Dance,
Borobudur, Prambanan, Mendut, Sambisari, Kraton
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Driving Across the USA for 26 Days
August 1969

(USA 69-70)
Reading 4:37
State College, Pennsylvania - Ohio - Indiana - Missouri - Oklahoma - New Mexico - Arizona - Santa Monica, California (West Coast)
- Nevada - Yuta - Colorado - Wyoming - South Dakota - Nebraska - Iowa - Ohio - State College
Main Sightseeing Spots
Caplin Mountain, Taos Pueblo, Los Alamos, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Montezuma, Joshua Tree, Los Angeles, Hoover Dam, Ghost Town, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Navajo N.M., Four Corners, Mesa Verde, Colorado N.M., Rocky Mountain, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Wind Cave, Mt. Rushmore, Badlands       
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Masa's Camino de Santiago, Spain
May - June 2016

(雑記帳第101話)
Reading 1:48:02
Mr. Masaaki Sakuma, my friend, made a pilgrimage
"Camino de Santiago"
May thru June 2016 for 30 days.
This is the detail of his whole pilgrim from
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
to Santiago de Compostela,
and further to Muxia.
Hope many pictures will talk.
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Novels  
I am Pea-chan, the Parakeet
(雑記帳第7話)
Reading 1:46:17
Translated from my fairy tale in Japanese
"Inko no Pea-chan dayo".
A little parakeet encouraged me in my sorrowful days.
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Taiji Miwasaki
Days with Hayatama Steel

(雑記帳第79−83話)
Reading 5:58:07
My autobiographical novel.
Around 25 years since graduation from university
until leaving Hayatama Steel.
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Auditorium Where Monsters Live
(雑記帳第46−48話)
Reading 11:49:23
The story of Kanematsu Auditorium
in the Kunitachi Campus of Hitotsubashi University.
It wsa built in Musashino Wilderness those days.
Goroji Suga, accompanied by Ryohei Tsubune
and Eriko Fukami, persues the mystery
behind the auditorium of his alma mater.
Why do many monsters flock in and out the auditorium?
Why did Dr. Chuta Ito, a famous architect,
take on its building and devote himself to make
numerous monsters inside by himself,
commuting all the way to the remote place
from Metropolitan Tokyo in those inconvenient days?
Why are the Four-God Statues decorated on the facade?
Some clue may be hidden in the auditorium itself.
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Life
of Kyozo Wozumi

(雑記帳第60-63話)
Reading
My father's life.
Hope to appear in the future
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Essays
One Day in Sep, 2008
(小話集第58話)
Reading 21:16
Article of New York Times (Internet),
August 9, 2011

(小話集第46話)
Reading 33:18
Senior English Conversation Class
and Typhoon Bopha, Dec. 2012

(小話集第55話)
Reading 22:12
Someday in Sep., 2013
(雑記帳第76話)
Reading 56:52
School Children Visit Malawii Embassy,
March 2013
 
(小話集第57話)
Reading 19:30
School Children Visit Fiji Embassy,
August 2014

(小話集第59話)
Reading 11:54
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Notes
Camino de Santiago's Success
(The Article in INDEPENDENT)
(雑記帳第95話)
Reading 1:24:01
Pennglish 1969-70
English Expressions learnt at Penn State
(USA 69-70)
Reading 10:36
Famous Speeches in the US
April 2011

(名演説で学ぶアメリカ)
Reading 2:14:52
Translation of Fairy Tale "Carl the Chameleon"
April 2013
  
(雑記帳第69話)
Reading 8:59 
Current English Class
since December 10th, 2016
Email Diary
since May 28th, 2014
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Total Reading Time
as of May 31, 2017
65:41:25
Notebook
Essay, travel

雑記帳
Mountain
Hiking

山歩き
Anecdotes
Essay, travel

小話集
Famous
Addresses

米国の名演説
USA
1969-70

米国横断
Memorandums
覚え書き
*Rakugo
*Senryu
落語・川柳
Someday
Somewhere

某日@某所
Hometown
Kumano

南紀熊野
Reading
Essay, travel

朗読コーナー
English
Edition

英文紹介
Haiku
Short Essay

俳人・俳句
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