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“This is Japan” is a weekly blog post where I talk a little about my life here. It’s a place where I can share some of the strange, funny, or thought-provoking stories from my week. You can learn a little about what it is like to live in Japan and some of the weird and wonderful things here. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A lot of places in Japan have a stamp card system. You buy something from a store, they stamp it for how ever much money you spent, and you collect stamps. When you reach a certain amount you can cash in your stamp card for a gift or a discount. I know a stamp card is not a unique thing to Japan, but they seem to be popular. In my wallet right now, I have a stamp card for my hair salon, the gym, a craft store,…

“This is Japan” is a weekly blog post where I talk a little about my life here. It’s a place where I can share some of the strange, funny, or thought-provoking stories from my week. You can learn a little about what it is like to live in Japan and some of the weird and wonderful things here. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Last week I posted about the time I saw a wolf in Japan. Now, I want to share another time I saw some exotic pets. Near my house there is a mall. In the mall there is a pet store. In the pet store is mostly puppies and kittens. Sometimes I like to go there and watch them through the window. I always hope that if I look desperate enough, a staff will take out a kitten so I can hold it and pretend…

“This is Japan” is a weekly blog post where I talk a little about my life here. It’s a place where I can share some of the strange, funny, or thought-provoking stories from my week. You can learn a little about what it is like to live in Japan and some of the weird and wonderful things here. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ You know how Facebook asks if you would like to share your memories? Sometime this week, Facebook was kind enough to remind me of something from four years ago. The post it wanted to remind me was the time I saw a wolf in Japan. A pet wolf. In 2013, around this time of the year, my husband and I went to a beach. We didn’t swim or anything, just walk around and see something new. As we were walking along the sand I saw…