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Fukushima: Helping Genpatsu-kun to Retain His Unchi…

April 4, 2011 David Hurley 0

Here is an educational video for children designed to explain in simple terms what the problem is with the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. The nuclear power station becomes an anime character called “Genpatsu-kun” (nuclear-boy) who is having trouble keeping his “unchi” in. Unchi is an informal Japanese word for poo. The [Read more…]

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More Kominkan Chess!

April 2, 2011 David Hurley 0

On the first Saturday in April I took my chess set up to Koi-Ue Kominkan to introduce my English class to the game. I had already talked to the class on a previous occasion about the big impression that Gerald Abrahams’ book, “Chess” (part of the Teach Yourself Books series), [Read more…]