Visit the Spirited Away Bathhouse For Real: 3 Onsen That Inspired The Movie
Hayao Miyazaki’s enchanting classic Spirited Away is one of the most successful Japanese movies ever, and holds a special place in our hearts. Watching it transports you to a magical world… but what if you could visit the Spirited Away onsen for real? Well, the iconic bathhouse of the story, Aburaya, happens to be based on some very real and very gorgeous onsen. Why not work one into your next adventure? Read on, and learn how you can immerse yourself in the spirit of these hot spring resorts — and a bonus open-air museum in Tokyo itself.
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Tada Yotsuuye celebrates 55-year milestone anniversary with Alaska Airlines
This year was a special year for both Tada Yotsuuye, Seattle line inspector, and the Alaska Air Group family. Last month, Yotsuuye celebrated 55 years as an employee with Alaska, and he’s the first employee to achieve this monumental milestone in the history of our company. Leaders recently hosted a special pin recognition ceremony to honor Yotsuuye’s 55th anniversary, and there was no shortage of funny stories and notes of gratitude.
“Tada is an incredible Alaska Airlines employee,” said Constance von Muehlen, SVP of maintenance and engineering, during the presentation. In reflecting on this major milestone, she did a little math. The aviation industry is 117 years old (starting in 1903), and Tada has been part of the aviation industry for 74 of those years since he started with the Air Force in 1946. He later joined Alaska in 1965. “That means not only are you, Tada, a fantastic part of our Alaska history,” she said, “but you’re really part of American airline and aviation history, which we are treasured and honored to have among us.”
How The Internet Works
Engineers from Seattle (U.S.A.) and Japan will conduct classes in English, connected in real-time via video conference tool. Everyone will use the same material, and they will be challenged to participate in class with quizzes and small activities. It will be an online class using the video conferencing service “Zoom” where the teacher and students can interact. Even if you don’t understand English well, we will make it fun!
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20 sumo wrestlers rescue drowning woman in Tokyo
Twenty sumo wrestlers flexed their muscles outside the ring to rescue a woman from drowning in a Tokyo river on Thursday, according to local news reports.A man rushed to the riverside in eastern Tokyo when he saw the woman in her 30s flailing in the water and screaming for help, saying: "I can't die," local media reported.
While the man was struggling to pull her back onto a river wall, the stablemaster from a nearby sumo stable heard the commotion and dispatched 20 of his wrestlers to the scene, according to the Mainichi Shimbun daily.
The wrestlers from the Sakaigawa stable, quickly hauled her out of the river and helped carry her on a stretcher to an ambulance, the newspaper said on its website.
She was sent to hospital and later confirmed unhurt, the daily added.
Police reportedly plan to send a letter of gratitude to the wrestlers for their life-saving feat.
Immediate confirmation of the news reports was not available.
happening this week
JASSW Virtual Speaker Series: Business Opportunities in the Pacific Northwest
Wednesday, July 15th
3:30 pm - English
4:30 pm - 日本語
Virtual Bon Odori
Saturday, July 18th
How The Internet Works
Saturday, July 18th
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Japanese Ceramics | "連" (ren) - Forging a Sense of Solidarity
Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Sunday, July 19th
Interested in Japanese language and culture? Check out the amazing classes starting soon:
Virtual Tour & Cooking Experience: Japan
Japanese Immersion 1
Japanese Immersion 2
Japanese Reading and Writing: Hiragana Alphabet
English-to-Japanese Translation for English Speakers: Basics
English-Japanese Interpreting: Basics
ROYCE' Chocolate is now hiring
Retail Sales Associate/Customer Service
Full Time and Part Time
ROYCE' Chocolate is a Japanese confections brand with a growing business and following in the US. This position is for our retail locations in Bellevue
Apply with resume at email@example.com
Seattle Kinokuniya is open again
*Please note that face masks are required for entry
*Credit/Debit card payment only
10:00am - 6:00pm (Daily)
2021 Japanese Government Scholarships application has been released for the following programs: Research Students, Undergraduate Students, and Specialized Training College Students. Scholarship benefits include a living stipend, travel expenses to and from Japan, and exemption of school fees for entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition!
Deadline: July 31 (for Undergraduate and Specialized Training) & August 7 (for Research)!
For application instructions: https://www.seattle.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/scholarship.html
Did you know...
Japan has more than 3,000 McDonald’s restaurants, the largest number in any country outside the U.S.
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