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What Did You Read in 2013? – Part One

Our Social Media Manager shares Part One of her 2013 reading list… Hi Everyone! If you’ve been following my blog posts for a while, you might remember that I decided to take part in the 2013 Reading Challenge on goodreads.com. Here’s Part One of my reading list from this year (in order of completion): Marbles: […]

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What Are You Reading in November?

Check out our Social Media Manager’s reading list for the month of November… Hi Everyone! It’s almost the end of November, which means I’m almost out of time to reach my reading goal for 2013. So far, I’ve read 50 books – which fulfilled my initial goal for this year, but since I’m a bit […]

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12 Days of Japanese Festivities – Day 10: Shichi-Go-San

In Part 10 of this series, our Account Rep. Naomi shares information about Shichi-Go-San Shichi-Go-San literally means Seven-Five-Three.  Held on November 15 (or the weekend closest to this day), Shichi-Go-San is a  festival and traditional rite of passage  for children in  Japan.1  It is observed as a day of prayer for the healthy growth of young children.  […]

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October Reading List

Hi Everyone! It’s October and for this month’s reading blog, I thought I would put together a list of some of my favorite books from the science fiction, fantasy, and dystopian genres.  All of the books on this list I’ve read already, but they’re definitely good enough to read more than once! Here’s the list: […]

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What is Maneki Neko?

Walk into almost any Japanese business or restaurant, and you’ll find aManeki Neko greeting you (literally translated as, “the beckoning cat”). One popular legend tells us that the cat who this figure is named after, brought good fortune to a Buddhist temple. The story and legend of the cat has persisted over the years and it […]

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