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Other Ohioans In Hokkaid   

I'm from Ohio in the U.S.A., and I've met one or two other people from my home state while I've been in Japan. However, I was surprised to learn that there was an important person in Hokkaido's history from Ohio. His name is Edwin Dun and he was from Chillicothe, Ohio.
I had never heard of Edwin Dun when I was in school, but he was invited to Japan during the Meiji period as an oyotai gakokujin. He had experience raising cattle in Ohio, so he was hired to help with the creation of the milk and beef industry in Hokkaido!
He also introduced horse ranching, horse racing, and he even worked in brewing beer and making cheese. After that, he became an envoy to Japan. I found out that his home is in Sapporo and that it is now a museum. I really want to visit there this winter!

Tom (USA)

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by chitchatcafe | 2015-09-24 18:26 | 札幌 英会話 サークル | Comments(0)

Birthday month   

Hi everyone,

Hope your all doing well. Summer is finished for another year. Anybody as sad about that as I am? Although once the snow arrives you know what that means?! Snowboarding!!
In life, I've just been keeping on doing my regular thing. Work, eat, sleep repeat. Had a birthday. Another year in the bank. That's probably the most exciting thing that's happened lately.
I've been focusing on saving money so I can do some traveling next year. Hopefully heading to Nepal with my family for some trekking trough the Himalayas. But that is still only an idea.

Enjoy the autumn everyone!!

Pat (Australia)

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by chitchatcafe | 2015-09-19 17:47 | 英会話 教師 札幌 | Comments(0)