Nagoya castle. Juniper
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I. Phases of Language. As I write to you today, I’m only a few days shy of my first six months as an apprentice at Aichi-en Bonsai Nursery in Nagoya, Japan. I’d like to start off this month’s writing by briefly discussing the language component of living and working in Japan. With regards to speaking [...]

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Vis-a-vis Visa Hello again family and friends! A lot has happened over the last two months – summer has nearly come and gone, and I’m very pleased to say that on July 4, I received my cultural studies visa and officially became a resident of Japan. It was a long and complicated process for a [...]

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#1. Selfie
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Hello my tomodachi (friends), it has been some time! As you may remember, my name is Aaron Hughes and this past year I had the very special privilege of being a part of the team that cares for the collections at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the National Arboretum (that’s me to the [...]

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