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Anna Benvenuto of Potsdam is a recent Middlebury College graduate spending a year teaching English in a small secondary school on the island of Naru, near Nagasaki in southern Japan. A natural storyteller, Anna has been sending back a running account of her adventures.

North Country Public Radio will follow Anna on her journey in the postings below. E-mail to Anna.

August 9, 2002: Arriving in Naru
August 14, 2002: Obon Festival
August 19, 2002:
August 19, 2002: The Parties
August 19, 2002: The Party's Over
August 26, 2002: Sumo and Island Hopping
September 2, 2002:
Septembert 2, 2002: First Day of Classes
September 9, 2002:
September 17, 2002: Things I Never Thought I'd Do
September 30, 2002: Waiting for Culture Shock
October 15, 2002: Happy Clothes and Head Blows
October 22, 2002: Lost in Translation
November 7, 2002: Exploring the Mainland
November 24, 2002: A Far Away Thanksgiving
December 6, 2002: The Art of Tea
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