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Who is Teacher Iwao?

My students wrote some sort of self-introduction paper with their self-drawn portraits. They included names, likes, dislikes and a message with their “nigao-e” (portrait). I got three students in one section say that I look like a certain Maeda Atsuko. Who the hell is that, I wondered, and searched....
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Owning a yacht in Tokyo

I have always wanted to own my boat.  Some ten years ago, a Venezian man taught me how to drive a boat. I started driving around in Venice without a license. If I remember correctly, the speed limit was 5km/hour in between islands and less in the canals. Having...
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