Saturday August 31st, 2013
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Otsuchi (Iwate) volunteer work and sea kayaking trip

Leader: Yumiko Participants: Yuko, Tai-kun, Ito-san, Jeremy By Jeremy For years now, Yumiko has been organizing sea kayak trips on the Sanriku Coast through an outfitter located in Kamaishi (http://mesasanriku.com/). The outfitter’s shop was washed away in the tsunami 2 … Continue reading

Sunday August 25th, 2013
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Easy Hike in Chichibu: Kuroyama

Leader: Stephanie Participants: Nao and Vince (non-member) Reported by: Stephanie Vince and I arrived at Nishi-Agano Station, where Nao was already there waiting for us because we were late. What I have learnt from this is: Do not risk a … Continue reading

Thursday August 15th, 2013
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Hiking Gas-san Mountain

Leader: Jeremy Participants: Billy, Ingrid, Naho by Billy The kanji for Gas-san means moon mountain, and I think it has been a good place for watching the moon for a long time. It is a shield volcanic mountain, meaning it … Continue reading

Saturday August 10th, 2013
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“Goshikigahara” mountain trip

“Goshikigahara” mountain trip Leader: Takako Participants: Nial, other IAC member Reported by: Takako Day 1: Murodo – Goshikigahara Around 9:30am, before leaving Murodo bus terminal and starting walking, we filled our water bottles at the fountain near the terminal. The … Continue reading