Mr Tanaka Says Goodbye

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Mr Tanaka Says Goodbye

Mr Tanaka Says Goodbye

The day Mr Tanaka decided to say goodbye to the world it was a crisp spring morning and the cherry trees lining the Kamo River had yet to bloom. The buds, still wary of the last chilly breaths of winter, lay huddled on the barren branches, waiting. Mr Tanaka was sitting on a bench watching the still-dozing nature and it occurred to him he did not wish to see the cherry blossoms that year. He, who was considered an avid lover of passing beauty. He, who had just the previous fall bought a special lens advertised as ideal for photographing

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Porțile Zeului Inari

Porțile Zeului Inari

Eram studentă în Japonia de o lună când m-am mutat în căminul studenților străini din suburbia Mukaijima din Kyoto. Camerele noastre, garsoniere de o mărime potrivită, aveau o cameră, o bucătărie-hol și o baie de vreo doi metri pătrați, turnată dintr-o bucată, cu o cadă macăr înaltă dacă nu lată, o chiuvetă și un WC. WC-ul, spre deosebire de alte toalete din Japonia, nu cânta. Balconul era acoperit de o plasă pentru a proteja împotriva ciorilor sau sinuciderii. Nu mi s-a spus care dintre ele. Blocul fusese construit prin anii ’70 și amintea vag de acea perioadă nefericită a arhitecturii

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An Alien in Japan

An Alien in Japan

My name is Akihito Fukuda and I am 8 years old. I live in a small village in the northern part of Japan. I like baseball and eating watermelon in summer. Lately, I have realized, there is an alien living in our village. It all started early in summer, about the end of the rainy reason. I was practicing my pitch on the field near the bus stop when I saw it. It got off the bus from Aomori and fell flat on its face with two suitcases and a backpack. It looked like a snail carrying a colourful house

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