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Introducing a new blog: Gozumezu, Mysteries of Japan

After months of simmering, Hitoshi has launched a blog called Gozumezu, Mysteries of Japan! His topics will include Japanese tales, folklore, mysteries and stories from his childhood. The first story starts with a sad tale of a puppy’s tragic end. It ends on a happier tone with the significance of land shaped like a Y as a home…

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We’ve been nominated! Nepaliaustralian’s 2014 Blog Award

January 2015 Update – Unfortunately, JapanCanMix did not win an award. Thank you for your support though and congrats to the winners! Yahoo! JapanCanMix has been nominated for our first award. Nepaliaustralian runs a blog award, which I think is very cool. The award has 12 categories and JapanCanMix has been nominated in THREE! Best Food Blog 2014…

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Presenting JapanCanMix’s Overview Page!

Update – As for mid-October 2014, the Overview Page is now called About the Blog. In June 2014, I opened JapanCanMix to the Internet accessing world with around 35 posts. Almost three months later, this site has just over 70. Is that a lot? I don’t know but I’m a curious bear with questions. How…

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Celebrate with me! My blog is officially public.

On June 14, 2014, I pressed the buttons to open my blog to public eyes. The lead-up to this weekend has been surprisingly and phenomenally time-consuming but also mostly enjoyable. The biggest realization was first accepting and then learning to work in snippets of space as they came available while caring for my adorable baby that effortlessly melts my heart…

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My travels: Asia and the deep Pacific

This is the continuing story of my travel history that started with North America and Europe. ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ Asia – the apple of my eye Our flight to Bangkok from Vancouver in 2004 was delayed so long that we got a bonus stop in Beijing. We experienced the first snowstorm of the…

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My travels: North America and Europe

This is part 1 of a two-part series outlining my travels since the beginning of (my) time. ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊  The beginning I grew up in a Canadian city while most family vacations were to isolated locations lacking TV, a phone or radio. Ma and pa instilled a love of hiking by pushing me up steep mountains…