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David Hinds
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Leaving is always hard but I'm looking forward to life in America.

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Leaving Japan
A week ago I said goodbye to my students. Through the amazing translating skills of Keiko, I gave a speech in Japanese to both of my schools. I thanked them for the past three years. The theme of my speech was embracing adventure and new experiences.  Tuesd...

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Coffee on the Otherside
"David... my urine still smells like coffee"- Daniel, the day after our trip I hail from Portland, Oregon. Portland is known for it's majestic green landscape with gorgeous snow-capped mountains outlining the horizon. The splendid beauty come at a price tho...

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2015 New Year: Spending time with two amazing Japanese families
I spent the new year in Japan. My plans for the first week of 2015 consisted of watching basketball, and football, reading and running. The spontaneous invitations by two special, dear Japanese families became instant highlights of my time here, as memorabl...

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Niseko, Hokkaido ski trip
Because I'm returning home in just a few months, I thought it made sense to stay in Japan this Christmas. It marked my first Christmas separated from family. To be isolated from family during a season centered around being with family was sombering, I wante...

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Coming home
Every October in our English program, we must make the decision to either remain in the AET program or go home beginning next April, in the upcoming fiscal year. The first and second years were personally fairly simple decisions. The saddest aspect of remai...

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Read about my trip to Korea!

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Exploring Korea
Teaching English in Japan has bestowed countless opportunities to explore and experience new things. These experiences have given me a new perspective which was only possible when I decided to move to Japan. I've experienced personal growth as well as inter...

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I had surgery last week in Japan so you wouldn't have to. Here is my account:

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The majesty of fuji san! read, or at least look at the pictures
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