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Ashikebu Rice Harvest

Thank you for visiting. This site chronicles two years of my life spent on a very small island in Southern Japan called Amami Island. I came to Japan in August 2001 as a participant in the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme. I have recently decided to resurrect the site. I've updated everything from September 2002. There aren't many photos as I don't have a digital camera anymore, but there are plenty of journal entries. Enjoy!
2001 Aug - Dec About Me Contact Me
2002 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
2003 Feb Mar Apr

Official site
CLAIR's site

The Real Japan
(Currently my favorite Japan-related website)

Underwater World of Amami Island (click on "Photo gallary" and then "`‚Q‚O‚O‚O" for some fabulous underwater photos)
Amami Island: The Galapagos of the Orient (nice little writeup and all in English)
Setouchi town's homepage (this is my favorite part of Amami--also in English)
Natural Life Mag (Nice writeup on Amami--also conveniently written in English)

Susanna Eng -- Flaky Librarian
Ed Loera -- Wayward Librarian
Lynn McMain -- Librarian
Gage Villere -- defies decription
Jim Bishop -- Texas diplomat to the world

Ike-sensei -- My pottery teacher