Japanese

Aquamarine

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST After a year of living in Iwakuni, I finally made it over to the Japanese restaurant on the JMSDF (Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force) side of base.  I’ve always been curious about it, since most people I’ve spoken to either have not been there or didn’t Read more…

Local or Nearby

Mikawa Mu Valley

SUBMITTED BY HYLA AND ADAM ERNST Special thanks to our son’s third grade teacher and classmates who enthusiastically helped us gather info and pictures to share with the community. This weekend we gave the kids a chance to plan the day for our family and they both agreed on a Read more…

Sightseeing

Sakurajima

SUMITTED BY HYLA AND ADAM ERNST A while back, Adam came up with this crazy idea of driving around the entire island of Kyushu (with kids and possibly dogs in tow).  The entire road trip would center around visiting one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Sakurajima, and hoping to be in the right place Read more…

Food and Drink

Grocery Shopping in Japan

SUBMITTED BY DEILENE PFEIL I have a great grocery store information document that a Japanese friend created.   Here it is. 栄養(えいよう)成分(せいぶん)表示(ひょうじ) (Nutrition Facts) Majority of nutrition facts you see on food packages are kilocalories (kcal)/grams (g)/milligrams (mg) per 100 grams (about 3.52739 oz. or 0.220462 lb.).  Nutrition facts on Read more…