2021/09/17 14:21


Why don’t you try Yanbian food for your beauty?

Why don’t you try Yanbian food for your beauty? [Enshan-kan]

Have you heard of “Yanbian food”?

Yanbian is a Korean autonomous prefecture located in Jilin Province in northeastern China, near the border with North Korea. Many immigrants from the Korean Peninsula came, and people there enjoy spicy and sweet-sour dishes based on both Korean food and Chinese food.

stewed pork bone
This time, I enjoyed Yanbian food with Chou Keiko, a simultaneous interpreter and narrator, who came from Yanbian.

She is elegant and she speaks Japanese fluently I, who use Japanese for occupational purpose think. What she recommended me first is “stewed pork bone”, which is one of her favorites.
She, who is elegant, wore plastic gloves quickly and said “Come on! Why don’t you break this bone and bite into it, Ms. Tazaki? It’s tasty.”

Though I felt overwhelmed, I tried it. Meat was tender and tasty. And it was very spicy, not hot.
She told me that Yanbian food was well known for its specialty, lamb dish because it came under the influence of the north such as Mongolia and cumin, which was usual for curry, was a spice that was essential for such meat dish. No wonder it was spicy and odors were cleaned away.
“Cucumber and beef slice with salt” was not too heavy and salty-sweet-sour.
“Cilantro leaf and pork slice with hot pepper” was mild.

She told me that Yanbian food was home-style dish mixed with advantages of Chinese food and those of Korean food and that she could enjoy a taste of home in this “Enshan-kan.”
Her skin is so smooth, and I asked her why. She said to me with an air of embarrassment, “I eat kimchi before bedtime and eat tonsoku three times a week, which is one of her favorites.”
She told me that these also had a taste of home. I want to try them.

Why don’t you try Yanbian food for your beauty?

Study hard and make true friends who help each other along

I interviewed Mr Charley Stockman, a graduate from Lakeland College Japan, who works for Lakeland College Japan, about the importance of studying abroad and students studying at Lakeland College.

Mr Stockman, who is American, wanted to work for hotel internationally. When he served his internship at a hotel in Korea, he was affected by Korean staff there that could speak English and Japanese as well as Korean, and decided to enter Lakeland College Japan because he wanted to be international.
After studying in Japan, he joined a Japanese hotel. After 2-year on-the-job training with Japanese, he worked for a hotel hard struggling with the Japanese language.
He thought he wanted to get involved in someone’s life more, and now he works for Lakeland College Japan, providing consultation for prospective students.

What Lakeland College Japan is like?

This is a small college with a family atmosphere.
There are students from Asia and Europe whose mother languages are anything other than English and Japanese, but they feel connected with others through the strict curriculum.
Even students whose language level was not so high at school entry study late every day at library. I’m touched by students who study together with friends to be one step closer to their own dream.

Environment where they can make true friends

It’s important to make friends at college, but it’s great that a friendship develops as they go through the curriculum helping each other along.
Environment where they can make true friends who can share various feelings while developing one’s ability in English exists at Lakeland College Japan.
It is also a feature of this college that many graduates visit it after their graduating.
College where they spent their time in studying together with friends to be one step closer to their own dream is spiritual home even after they go out in the world.

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Multicultural Delivery⑦

Acceptance of foreigners as staff
Trainees from Indonesia began to be accepted in the nursing care environment. However, the fact is it’s difficult for them to become substantial part of workforce very soon because there are a lot of problems to be solved and restrictions on the human resource development and the employment in Japan.

Many people don’t agree on hiring foreigners as staff in the medical environment. That’s because they don’t speak Japanese as their first language. It is a given fact that staff working in the medical environment where any mistakes would not be tolerated should pass on information correctly, understand it and get into action. There are also political, educational problems to be solved, and it’s difficult to explain what the core of the problem is. On the other hand, many foreigners visit hospitals as patient. To be brief, they are not permitted to provide medication though they are allowed to receive it in Japan.

Recently many foreigners deliver their children in Japan, and it may be in the parturition environment that foreign staff is required most. Now there is a shortage of obstetricians, and the development of medical equipment has caused them to depend on such equipment which is useful and accurate. In an extreme case, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that we will deliver a child surrounded by high-tech equipment in the future. However, I think human beings should be involved in the birth of a new life, and beginning of life should be supported by human beings. There must be some people we, without words, can communicate with or we can rely on. It doesn’t matter whether they are Japanese or not. Delivering a child supported by those we rely on is important and it’s the very “satisfactory delivery, I think.

There are a lot of problems to be solved on hiring foreigners as staff. However, there are a lot of advantages. Things have two sides of the same coin. Something deceptively wrong may be something good from a different point of view. If those having different nationalities work together, that helps the mutual understanding. If any foreigner gets employment without restriction, that helps the co-existence of diverse cultures, I think. I hope foreigners would be accepted as staff in the medical environment as well as in the nursing care environment.

Food analyst report from Beijing

Let me introduce a Thai restaurant I never fail to visit when I go to Beijing. Many ethnic restaurants are located near MinZuDaXue (University for Nationalities) which ethnic minority in China attracting attention in the Beijing Olympics attends
The Beijing Olympics and Paralympics successfully ended. I went to Beijing to watch the Olympics for both coverage and pleasure. I was very surprised to see beautiful streets and airports which were not what they were two years ago when I studied there. What impressed me most is about 50 thousand students worked as volunteers. They worked smart and cheerfully as interpreter at airports and stadiums by making use of their fluency in foreign languages. They said they had done preparatory study deliberately on culture as well as language of the country which they took care of. That’s why the Beijing Olympics is highly praised from overseas, I think.

Let me introduce a Thai restaurant I never fail to visit when I go to Beijing. Many ethnic restaurants are located near MinZuDaXue (University for Nationalities) which ethnic minority in China attracting attention in the Beijing Olympics attends, and especially this restaurant is very popular among students and has customers lined up. It serves dishes which are not too heavy, and Japanese living in Beijing like it. I like potato croquette (10 yuan) best, deep-flied mash with vinegar and soy sauce seasoned with garlic. Beer and original bitter-sweet sake are nice additions to it. You can enjoy meat dish such as steamed pork (14 yuan) which is juicy and not too heavy. And you can enjoy pineapple rice (22 yuan) to fish up with, which is served in a whole pineapple. Sticky rice matches up with sweet-sour pineapple. Although there are many kinds of Chinese dishes, it’s in Beijing, capital of China that we can enjoy many kinds of ethnic dishes. When you go to Beijing, why don’t you enjoy ethnic dishes?

Restaurant   JinKongQueDeHongTai
(Just a five-minute walk from WeiGongCun bus stop. You take the road on the southern side of MinZuDaXue to north gate of MinZuDaXue, and you can find on your left.)"

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Comfort Brazilian restaurant “Carioca”

Brazilian restaurant “Carioca” in Jingu-gaien was produced by R. Ramos, former Japan national soccer team player.
Soccer fans are so happy because some members of former Japan national soccer team sometimes are here, in addition, Ramos himself sometimes works here as a waiter. Once coming to restaurant and eating dishes, the atmosphere and dishes here make even those who are not so hot on soccer and Brazilian dishes relaxed.

Actually I have never had Brazilian dishes, and it was first time here, so “Feijoada”, representative Brazilian home-style dish, simmered red beans, sausages, and ribs, which was served first, didn’t look appetizing for me because it looked like red bean soup.
Once I tried it, however, red beans, vegetables, and gravy were matched, it was not too heavy, and was simple, and plain.
“Xinxim de Frango”, which tasted like chicken curry, was not so spicy, and it reminded me of curry which I had eaten as a child.
They say Brazilian dishes are not spicy and are made to enhance the natural flavor of the materials, and in particular, taste of these 2 dishes varies from home to home like miso soup in Japan.
Ramos wants customers to enjoy themselves irrespective of national borders, and the restaurant has a moderately casual atmosphere and openhearted chefs.
Enjoy both easygoing friendliness and mild taste here, which will bring you quickly to your hometown.
I also enjoyed “Pao de Queijo”, hot sticky delicious bun, to which I sure could get used.
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Multicultural Delivery 6

Multicultural Delivery⑥ In Scotland
Feeling uneasy in different culture
Recently I went to Glasgow, Scotland to participate in an academic conference.
I hear Japanese seldom be found there, but there have been more and more Japanophiles due to Japanese soccer players with excellent sporting achievements on the international stage.
There are Japanophiles, however, I faced high language and culture barriers.
This time I will talk about “uneasiness in different culture” which I actually felt there, not about delivery.

The biggest trouble I encountered during this trip is I had never my suitcase delivered as previously arranged.
Scottish English is difficult for me, so I was not sure that I could make myself understood by people in Scotland correctly when doing formalities for entry.
In addition, their businesslike manners made me more uneasy and even sad.
In consequence, 2 days later, when it was not supposed to be delivered, the suitcase was delivered to me at midnight. However, I had been uneasy till I got it.
That’s because they were backtracking in trying to explain me and their ways were businesslike, not because I couldn’t make myself understood. It’s different from the way in Japan. This made me even irritated.

Someone said to me, “I know you are at a loss without your luggage. I try to have it delivered to you as soon as possible.”

Though the situation never changed, this made me feel easy and even feel as if it moved toward resolution immediately.

It’s important to feel that we are taken care of, even though we, each other cannot make ourselves understood completely.
That would relieve uneasiness, even though the difficult situation never changed.
I realized again that that was important for us.
It’s true of any location and any situation.
It’s desirable that a Japanese society where we help each other more when in trouble, regardless of our nationalities should be established.

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Multicultural Delivery5 Italian woman

Multicultural Delivery5
Italian woman
Multiplying barriers
As I said before, delivery leads any woman to a complicated situation where there are anxiety and worry as well as joy.
Foreign women who will deliver in Japan are in a more difficult situation.

An Italian woman said before,
“I have read many books on delivery written in Italian to learn about delivery in my own way.
However, it’s a burden on me to learn Japanese and about information in Japan as well as delivery・・,”
Most women start to learn about delivery and child care after they have realized that they are pregnant.
That’s because pregnant women need previous knowledge preparatory for change in the body and change in mood coming to them and for new experience.
Foreign women need knowledge about language, culture and habits, and the systems of hospitals and health insurance too.
However, the situation is that though they have more difficulties than Japanese women, they are supported less than Japanese women.

There are a difference between expressions described in books on child care written in Japanese and those actually used by hospital workers.
For instance, though breast milk is described as bonyu in books on child care, the hospital workers often say to pregnant women, “Do you give a baby oppai?”
There are many peculiar expressions about delivery and child care. This makes it much harder to learn knowledge about delivery and a method of child care.

As you see, multiplying barriers which foreign women have to overcome make it more difficult for them to deliver in Japan.
I think lowering the barriers helps them deliver without anxiety in Japan.
When we support, it is important to do anything to the extent that individuals can do as well as material assistance and legislation.
Just communicating with them with great care, such as selecting expressions or ways of speaking in their position is enough to lower the barriers.
As is obvious, it’s important to do something deliberately.
I hope that we can create a society where all women can have safe delivery and child care without anxiety with the support or assistance of people in the community.

Enjoy Pub, “HUB”

HUB enjoys great popularity among foreign students.
HUB in Harajyuku enjoys great popularity among foreign students.

I enjoyed a British atmosphere this time.
“Pub”, which stands for“ Pubric House”, means public place, public house.
It is said that there are 80 thousand pubs all over U.K. where anyone freely enjoys communication as well as alcohols and dishes.
HUB adopts an original way of ordering so that customers could enjoy the atmosphere peculiar to English pubs.
First you choose a table and keep your place, and then make an order at a cashier and pay in advance(CASH ON DELIVERY SYSTEM).
I kept a table without seats and ordered Guinness and fish and chips as often seen in England.
Beer by the pint, 586ml, as much as large-sized mug.
Flour and eggs are mixed with ale to make batter of fish and chips, and beer foam helps deep-fried fish and chips be crisp.
I had fish and chips with large amount of malt vinegar after English way.
A half-pint of beer finds you refreshed, getting relief from your everyday life.
When you are with several friends, you try “round” or “kitty”.
“Round” is a rule that first one should order and pay for all of your group, and next another should order and pay for all of your group.
“Kitty” is a rule that all of your group should put the same amount of money in an empty glass to be paid, and when run out of money in the glass, all of your group should put the same amount of money to be paid again.
Those strengthen a sense of unity, and proposing getting together to a group next to you, those give you a sense of community to become friendly in such a short time.
People from various countries visit HUB. Why don’t you have an opportunity for international exchange?

HUB Harajuku store
1-8-8,Jingumae, Shibuya City,Tokyo
COXY188 building B1F
"Meiji-Jingumae Station, the Chiyoda Line,a 2-min walk
"JR Harajyuku Station,a 5-min walk
Business hours weekday 17:00-24:00
Friday and holiday before 17:00 -26:00
Saturday 16: 00-26: 00
Sunday 16:00-24:00.