Mountains in Japan
The View from the Top of Japan book
Mt. Jonen-dake (常念岳), elev. 2857m, Japan's 45th Highest Mountain
Islands Travel, including Cebu, Koh Samui,
Palau, Guam, Saipan, Langkawi, Phuket, Fiji, & the Cook Islands
Langkawi, Malaysia TravelStrongest Ever Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
The latest news updates about the strongest ever Japan earthquake and tsunami on Mar. 11, 2011, including maps, photos, and videos (last updated, most current page).
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami news updates for...
What Japanese University Students Think About...?
Japanese university students share their comments & viewpoints on 16 various countries around the world.
What University Students in Japan Think About...?
University students in Japan (mostly foreign exchange students) share their comments & viewpoints on 16 various countries around the world.
What University Students in Japan Think About...
New Zealand Brazil Scotland Australia
Northern Ireland Italy Wales China
America Saudi Arabia Canada England
Switzerland Singapore Russia South Africa
Quizlet Live: The Classroom Game Now Taking the World by Storm
Quizlet Live is a new in-class, team-based learning game which allows students to use their mobile devices with any of the millions of Quizlet vocabulary study sets.
The What's New? Line Game
The What's New? Line Game is a 5-10 minute warm-up exercise conducted at the beginning of class where students line up in 2 lines at the front of the classroom, giving them a chance to discuss with up to half of their classmates anything of interest in their lives since the last class.
English Pronunciation Mini-Course for Japanese Learners
A quick 4-lesson English pronunciation mini-course focusing on the main problems that Japanese learners have with the TH/S, R/L, B/V, & F/H sounds.
Book Review of CNN Student News, Vol. 2
Professor Gary J. Wolff reviews CNN Student News, Vol. 2, an EFL textbook for young adult Japanese learners of English, published by Asahi Press in 2014.
The Motivating Magic of Songs in the EFL Classroom
Professor Gary J. Wolff shares tips on how singing English songs helps motivate his Japanese university students in EFL classrooms in Japan.
Useful iPad Tools for the EFL Teacher
This article identifies a few of the most useful iPad tools for EFL teachers and describes how they are actually being used in and out of the classroom.
Acting and Modeling in Tokyo
Some samples of acting & modeling roles possible for foreigners in Tokyo, along with a short list of some of the reputable Tokyo talent agencies.
In Loving Memory of Don Davis
A memorial tribute page for Don Davis, my wonderful longtime friend in Tokyo who went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2013 at the ripe young age of only 60.
In Loving Memory of Paul R. Caillet
A memorial tribute page for Paul R. Caillet, my wonderful longtime scoutmaster of Houston Boy Scout Troop 43 who helped shape the person I am today.
Space Shuttle Discovery
Space Shuttle Discovery, NASA's oldest space shuttle, made its final touchdown at the Kennedy Space Center on Mar. 9, 2011, ending a 27-year storied career.
Gyotoku Bird Observatory (行徳野鳥観察舎)
The Gyotoku Bird Observatory is a 56-hectare natural habitat for aquatic birds in Ichikawa, Chiba, and a great place to escape Tokyo's concrete jungle.
Artwork by Yoshimizu Koike (小池 嘉瑞)
Artwork by Yoshimizu Koike, including Christmas 2010, Halloween 2010, Reading under the Moon, Celebrate Christmas 2008, and many more.
Fall Colors in Yoro Keikoku Valley (養老渓谷)
Pics, maps, & trail description of my Dec. 5, 2010 hike to view the gorgeous fall colors in the Yoro Keikaku Valley on the Boso Peninsula, Chiba.
Ben Franklin's 13 Virtues
At age 20, Ben Franklin developed & followed a plan of 13 virtues to help himself constantly strive for moral perfection for the rest of his life.
Recommended Reading List
This recommended reading list shows books in my personal library, all of which have had a profound impact or helped shape my life through the years.
Happy Birthday to You!
Gary's special Happy Birthday page has been updated with new colorful, animated Happy Birthday cards & a cute video of singing & dancing penguins!
American Man in Tokyo Organizes Relief Effort to Japan Tsunami-hit Ishinomaki, Miyagi
American man in Tokyo reports on his relief effort to deliver donations & supplies to the Japan tsunami-hit city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture.
Free Enterprise "Frees" 33 Chilean Miners
The rescue of the Chilean miners is a smashing victory for free enterprise & capitalism. It's a remarkable story about all the astonishing private...
A short list of links to some of the more noteworthy Japanese websites I've bookmarked thru the years while residing here.
Site Search for garyjwolff.com
Looking for something specific? Conduct a site search of garyjwolff.com by using the search box provided. Search results relevant to your query will open...
About Me (How I ended up in Japan...)
How I ended up in Japan and a short discussion of my background, interests, hometown, and life in Japan. I hope you'll have time to read my story!
Contact Me Form
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Main Tier 2 Pages:
What's New? (blog)
Highest Mountains in Japan
Strongest Ever Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Pacific Islands Travel
What Japanese University Students Think About...?
Japan Mountain Pages:
Climbing Mt. Fuji - FAQ
& Mt. Yari-ga-take
Gary J. Wolff
Pacific Islands Pages:
Koh Samui, Thailand