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The phrase “you are what you eat” was first coined by a nutritionist named Victor Landlahr for a 1923 beef advertisement in a Bridgeport, CT newspaper. Ironically, this household saying originated at a time when American food was becoming increasingly processed, and less of an ideal basis for a healthy self image. For the better part […]
Nanae’s most unique winter activity, wakasagi tsuri, or smelt fishing, takes place on the frozen lakes surrounding Mt. Komagatake in the northern village of Onuma. With my mother’s family hailing from northern Wisconsin, I was already familiar with smelt fishing. In fact, my great aunt was the first ever Smelt Queen in 1936 in Marinette, Wisconsin, a […]
Business trips in a Japan are serious business. First, formal documents must be drawn up well in advance (purpose of trip, itinerary etc.) and passed around from desk to desk receiving a “Hanko” (a kind of personalized stamp used in Japan that acts like a signature) from each person in a long chain of command. […]
Hi! Welcome to the newly formatted “ConcordNanae.com”. If you’ve visited this site before, you’ve probably noticed it looks quite a bit different lately! By changing the site’s appearance I am hoping to provide a more visual experience for readers. Friends back home often ask me, “what’s Japan/Hokkaido/Nanae like?” and conversely, I often find Japanese […]
This video was taken in January by the C.C.H.S. Science Fiction Club as part of their ongoing exchange with the Nanae High School English Club. Sci Fi Club members answer: 1. What were your Halloween costumes this year? 2. What kind of music is popular with American High School students recently? And pose questions of […]