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Welcome

Hello, and welcome to my portfolio blog. This is to showcase some of the writing for publications I've done. I don't have digital copies readily available, so I've used photos.

Compilations

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The following are compilations I've written for the AFWJ Journal. It's a private publication so personal information has been obscured.

Under the theme 'You', a collection of members' blogs, plus their comments about blogging:



In the 'Jobs' issue, I gathered members' reports of their husbands' jobs:



For a short while, I collected the links and information shared on our Yahoo group with the wider membership in the Journal:



This fun article was accompanied by a blog post with YouTube links!



I asked members for 'Six Words' stories here:


Angela Aki Interview

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As part of an issue about talent (edited by me) I interviewed pop star and member's daughter Angela Aki





Finally, An Official Home in Japan

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A news piece about the legislation change that put foreigners off the separate register and into the Juminhyou with their families.

Nature

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For another issue I edited, with a nature theme. Here's my take on attitudes towards nature in my home country and adopted country.



Religion in Japan and Japanese Religions

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In an issue I edited about religion, an overview of world religions in Japan, and a brief explanation of the two main Japanese religions:





Kamikaze

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A partly imagined, partly historical story of the Mongolian invasion:





Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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A slightly different version from the one on my family blog, this is the story of a rather fraught journey from the airport to home!










7-5-3

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For a Ceremonies topic in an issue I edited, so the layout is mine.

My Hot Springs Journey

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In another issue I edited, under the topic of relaxation, I outlined my personal history of onsenning in a rather long illustrated essay!



























Diet Myths

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For an issue I edited focussing on health. The drawings are by a friend.



Secret Diaries

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The first issue I edited, with a theme of Journalling.

The Sounds of Summer

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This was an early piece by me, about my town's summer Gion festival, from an observer's point of view:







Swallow Some Rice

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A first-hand account of a not-so-successful experience with the Japanese health system:





My Mother's Many Needles

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This one is for an issue about crafts. I don't craft myself, but found something to write about anyway!

NOT having the Baby in Japan

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For an issue on childbirth, my perspective was going 'home' to have the baby






Christmas Traditions

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Halloween

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Food

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Messed Up

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My contribution to a 'Bloopers' topic: