Archives for October 2011

THE KAERU KID: Beautiful, but costly Sweden (Pt. 1)

A friend of Scandinavian descent has visited Sweden the past two years and his stories whetted my appetite to visit this lovely country. Sweden has so many pleasant features, such as no visa requirement; no customs hassle; the majority of inhabitants speak English well; people are helpful when asked for directions; pleasant summer weather with […]

Festival promotes San Jose Japantown’s culture and businesses

SAN JOSE — The pounding beats of San Jose Taiko drums ushered in the Spirit of Japantown Festival in the ethnic enclave on Oct. 1. Thousands converged to partake in food, live entertainment, the Kids Activity Zone and arts and crafts, among other highlights. Robert Handa, a KTVU reporter and master of ceremonies, said that […]

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