Yes, musashi is mukashi rando!

Yes, musashi is mukashi rando!

When you come to Japan for the first time, you notice that names of a good number of  train stations start with Shin (しん [新] ). Some of these stations include Shin-Yokohama, Shin-Kawasaki, Shin-Okubo, Shin-Osaka etc. After a few Japanese lessons, you get to understand that “Shin” means “new”. In other words, Shin-Yokohama Station means “New” Yokohama Station.

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January 23rd, 2009 by Clement Nyirenda 

Names for Japanese ladies:Why do they usually end with ko?

My relationship with the Japanese people started way back in 1996 when I was an Electrical Engineering student at the Polytechnic, a constitutent college of the University of Malawi. Back then, I received a scholarship award from the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) because I emerged as the best student in my class. Since that time, I have never paid for my studies again. The WFWP paid for undergraduate studies. The African Network for Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI) paid for my MSc studies and now the Japanese government is paying for my PhD studies.

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January 10th, 2009 by Clement Nyirenda 

2008 Christmas party photos – Part 2

2008 Christmas party photos – Part 2

The second party was for leaders of the Nakano Home cell. Even though I am not a leader, I was invited to take part.

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January 5th, 2009 by Clement Nyirenda 

2008 Christmas party photos – Part 1

2008 Christmas party photos – Part 1

I really enjoyed my Christmas here in Tokyo. I attended two Christmas parties with two different sets of members of the Full Gospel Tokyo Church. On Sunday, 20 December, 2008, I went for a Yakiniku Christmas party with members of  English service. On 26 December, 2008, I went for another party with members of the Nakano Home Cell.

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January 5th, 2009 by Clement Nyirenda