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Walking on the Roof

Hi blog. The State of Emergency has officially come to an end, right along with the announcement that after a couple of weeks of zero new known cases, Kitakyushu is experiencing a second wave of infections. School is set to … Continue reading

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Piddler on the Roof

Hi blog. This is an extremely short post (sans pictures or news articles, even.) My wife was awoken by scratching sounds from outside (we sleep on the second floor, and some of the first floor roof sits outside our bedroom … Continue reading

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Masked Palm Civet – Newcomer, Oldcomer, or Native?

Hi blog. We’re experiencing some of the coldest weather for years.  Snow has been forecast on a few days but hasn’t fallen to any real extent.  Instead, we’ve experienced days of single digit maximum temperatures – including at least one … Continue reading

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Mujina and Mami – the Myth and the Mammals

On the Akasaka Road, in Tokyo, there is a slope called Kii-no-kuni-zaka,—which means the Slope of the Province of Kii. I do not know why it is called the Slope of the Province of Kii. On one side of this … Continue reading

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