FROM THE EDITOR
Welcome to Mie Life Magazine, an online and bilingual magazine created by an international group of volunteers. Our goal is to tell interesting stories, call attention to important issues, highlight various events, and overall, promote international understanding among the people of Mie.
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

The Latest from Mie Life

Nihongo Level-Up

(Jun 11)

Moving beyond self study, a Mie resident tries an intensive program

LEARNING JAPANESE | Janelle Weibelzahl

Photographer's Selection

(Jun 11)

A Mie photographer shares some of his favorite shots

LIFE

Toba Sweetheart

(Jun 11)

Monitor tour offers foreign residents a special experience

MIE TRAVEL | Jenn Languay

Communication, Art, and the Cheapest Bed in Town

(Dec 22)

A recently-opened guesthouse offers more than just an affordable bed

CULTURE | Dan Traylor

Rain Above, Music All Around

(Sep 05)

At a seaside cafe in Shima, a live music event fostered a sense of community

CULTURE | Dan Traylor

Easy Summer Salads

(Aug 16)

FOOD & DRINK | Jenn Languay

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Sunset over Suzuka

(Aug 04)

VISUAL SPOTLIGHT

Join Mie Life

(Aug 03)

Help shape the future of Mie’s online, bilingual magazine

EDITOR'S NOTE | Dan Traylor

Keiba in the Koen

(Jun 29)

In a prefecture without an official racecourse, a horse racing meet is the last thing you’d expect to see being held in a local park in Inabe.

ENTERTAINMENT | Claire Usmar

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Ajisai

(Jun 28)

VISUAL SPOTLIGHT

Helping Hands

(May 30)

Two Mie ALTs trek to Tohoku on their own to volunteer in the disaster area

FEATURES | Dan Traylor

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Chiyozaki Beach

(May 27)

VISUAL SPOTLIGHT

Great Japan, Great Beer

(May 14)

No fireworks, but you’ll find plenty of good beer at this series of festivals

BREW NEWS | Dan Traylor

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Two Months

(May 11)

VISUAL SPOTLIGHT

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Charity Taiko

(May 07)

VISUAL SPOTLIGHT

The Hills Are Alive

(Apr 28)

Imitating a mountain goat on a hillside a long way from civilization can be strangely enjoyable. Claire Usmar reports that the mountains are where the action is in Mie.

MIE TRAVEL | Claire Usmar

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Parting the Trees

(Apr 27)

VISUAL SPOTLIGHT

New Era

(Apr 22)

Japan's youngest governor takes office in Mie

NEWS

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Dressed for Action

(Apr 21)

VISUAL SPOTLIGHT

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Meoto-iwa

(Apr 15)

VISUAL SPOTLIGHT

Cherry Blossom Photo Collection

(Apr 13)

Some of the best blossom pictures from around Mie

CULTURE

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Full Bloom

(Apr 08)

VISUAL SPOTLIGHT

Twitter in Mie

(Apr 04)

Useful Twitter accounts for residents of Mie

FEATURES | Charlotte Steggall

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New Life

(Apr 01)

VISUAL SPOTLIGHT

Running and Reading

(Mar 30)

Two creative fundraising ideas emerge in the wake of the Tohoku-Kanto disaster

NEWS

Hanami Preview 2011

(Mar 28)

Sakura season is upon us — read up on four of Mie's best hanami spots

FEATURES | Jeff Case

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Foggy Foothills

(Mar 25)

VISUAL SPOTLIGHT

Test Your Mie Knowledge

(Mar 23)

Why is Mie called Mie? And other intriguing questions. Plus: Learn some Mie dialect

LEARNING JAPANESE | Ayako Iwasaki

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The March 19 "Supermoon" as Seen from Japan

(Mar 22)

VISUAL SPOTLIGHT

Searching for Bears on the Nakasendo

(Mar 18)

Enjoy an easy, scenic hike connecting restored Edo-era villages

JAPAN TRAVEL | Dan Traylor

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Spring is Coming

(Mar 16)

VISUAL SPOTLIGHT

Earthquakes and Tsunami

(Mar 15)

Information and news in the aftermath of the disaster

FEATURES

Power Tower

(Mar 15)

Take in a beautiful view from atop Shima’s Daiozaki Lighthouse

MIE TRAVEL | Charlotte Steggall

Forest Fashion

(Mar 15)

All you need to know about Japan's "Mori Girls"

OSHARÉ MIE | Charlotte Steggall

Good Beer, Right Here

(Mar 15)

Yes, you can find locally made, good-tasting beer right here in Mie

BREW NEWS | Dan Traylor

Walk Hard

(Mar 02)

Enjoy a walk through local nature, reward yourself with a taste of local nihonshu

FOOD & DRINK | Dan Traylor