Category Archives: Japan

Antenna and JR pass


Opportunity opens up your antenna, which enables you to find something attractive.

To take an example of shopping, when you have no idea of what you want, it’s hard to find something attractive, whereas when you know what you want, it’s easier to find it in a store.
It’s because your antenna is wide open for finding that specific thing.

For me, it was Japan toward which I opened my antenna. When I was in Japan, I had little interest in touristic places in my country. But since I started living abroad, I became aware of being Japanese, which opened my mind to my own country. And every time I return, I decided to visit specific places I’d never been. And the more I travel, the more I realize that there are such a many great places that I never get bored of traveling.

But of course, traveling in Japan is not cheap, and I usually don’t have so much time when I return. This time, I spent only 1 week in Japan as a transit from Chile to Mongolia, but I could visit quite many places. And that was JR pass which made my journey possible.
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What you see with your eyes closed

By closing eyes, you can see what you normally don’t see with your own eyes. These days, I have more chances to close eyes, whether through meditation, yoga, active nap etc. And I had different kind of eye closing moment at my work, the moment of silence to commemorate the victims of the natural disaster (earthquake, tsunami y nuclear plant) happened 4 years ago in Japan (2011.03.11).

As time passes, we tend to forget about the past, which in many ways works for us to move on. But some things are worth remembering and I would like to introduce one way of remembering the past.

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All the way value

Since I came all the way from XXX, I feel like doing YYY and ZZZ.

As I mentioned on my last entry “Today is a special day” I think there are many psychological points which can drive us to think and act differently.
I think this “all they way” is one of them, and I will call it “ATW (All The Way) value”.

Well, speaking of which, I had a chance to go back to Japan from Chile this month, and it took me about 36 hours, which was slightly better than the previous one, 56 hour-long flight (I guess after 24 hours or so, it does not make so much difference for me)
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Cleaning is the culture that Japanese are proud of

Everyone has a strong point and weak point. However, we tend to criticize the latter instead of strengthen the former, in schools, works, politics, etc.

That’s why I will focus on Japanese good part instead of talking about its loss in the World Cup. (In Chile, daily TV channel even showed Japanese match except the one with Colombia…) Continue reading

What is DET

Have you ever heard about DET?
It’s not TED but DET
(*Regarding TED, please take a look at “3 reasons to watch TED“)

Before going into the detail, please read the following 2 sentences.

①DET has potential to get rid of something really bad which remains in us and the society.
If you thought “ok, what is it?” I am delighted.

②DET means Disability Equality Training.
I guess by reading this, many people including those who became interested with ① will lose their interest in reading more.

If it was 2 years ago, I would have stopped reading here because of a lack of interest. (After getting involved with Inclusive Education, I canged my mentality in regard. )

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