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November 30, 2016

BOOKOFF is a secondhand bookstore of a chain. There are several stores of BOOKOFF in Sapporo. I often go to the bookstores to buy some books with low prices.  

These stores sell many kinds of books including business books, dictionaries, specialized books, comics, novel...

November 29, 2016

The new ward office is connected to the new shopping mall. This 6-floor mall contains a one coin shop, a cram school, a real estate, a bank, several cafes and restaurants, and so on. I came here to buy some office supplies including envelopes. It is quite near from Shi...

November 28, 2016

The new ward office of Shiroishi started its operations at the new building in this month. Many people came to this new office on the opening day. They were local residents, local assemblymen, camera mans, reporters, businesspersons and so on. Some of them came to atte...

November 26, 2016

Although I wrote about New Chitose Airport a few days ago, I went to this airport again. As I arrived at this airport a little earlier than my flight, I hang out in it for a while. I visited some shops to buy souvenirs and sampled some food.

At the main place, I met a s...

November 25, 2016

Susukino is one of the most famous amusement areas in Japan. There are many restaurants, hotels, movie theaters, bars, nightclubs and so on in this area. Many tourists have come from all sides and spend money.

The function of this area was crucial for the development of...

November 24, 2016

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery is the honorable factory of malt whiskey in Japan.  This distillery was founded by Masataka Taketsuru, “The father of Japanese whisky”.  He is also known as the main character of “MASSAN”, the NHK morning Drama Series.

He chose Yoichi...

November 23, 2016

Sousei River runs through the center of Sapporo to the north. This river was the irrigation channel Otomo-bori formerly. This small river played an important role in the development of Sapporo.

This river divides Sapporo into the eastern part and western part. It seemed...

November 22, 2016


Odori Park is located at the center of the downtown in Sapporo. In 1871, this area was set as a firebreak. Next, this area turned into a road. After that, this area had become multipurpose. Finally, this area has become a park since the early 20th century.

As this park...

November 21, 2016

Sapporo dome is a multipurpose dome which was opened at the site of the public sugar beet experimental firm in 2001.  “Multipurpose” means that baseballs, footballs, concerts and any other events can be held at this dome.

This dome is the home field of Hokkaido Nippon-H...

November 19, 2016

As previously noted, SKY Open Seminar will be held on December 10th in Sapporo International Communication Plaza Foundation. This time, 5 international students will make speeches in Japanese. These international students have come from Korea, China, Vietnam, Finland a...

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