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Longtime Tokyo resident Gary J. Wolff shares his uniquely
American perspective of Japan's fascinating culture, including regular
photographic & video updates.
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Mountains in Japan
Listing of the highest mountains in Japan, complete with pics, videos,
and descriptions, based on the 2-decade climbing experience of Gary J.
The View from the Top
of Japan book
Mt. Fuji (富士山) - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Climbing Mt. Fuji (富士山) - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Page 2
Fuji Mountain Huts (富士山の山小屋)
Mt. Fuji's Fujinomiya Trail (富士宮登山道)
Mt. Fuji book
Kita-dake (北岳), elev. 3193m, Japan's 2nd Highest
Oku-hotaka-dake (奥穂高岳) & Mt. Yari-ga-take
(槍ヶ岳), Japan's 3rd
& 5th Highest Mountains
Ai-no-dake (間ノ岳) and Mt. Shiomi-dake (塩見岳), Japan's 4th & 16th
Ai-no-dake and Mt. Shiomi-dake Climbing Schedule Mt.
Warusawa-dake (悪沢岳) and Mt. Akaishi-dake (赤石岳), Japan's 6th &
7th Highest Mountains
Ontake-san (御嶽山), Japan's 14th Highest Mountain
Ontake-san (御嶽山) Schedule & Expenses Mt.
Notori-dake (農鳥岳) and the Shiranesanzan (白根三山)
Senjo-ga-take (仙丈ヶ岳) and Mt. Kai-koma-ga-dake (甲斐駒ヶ岳), Japan's 18th
& 24th highest peaks
Norikura-dake (乗鞍岳), elev. 3026m, Japan's 19th highest
Tateyama (立山) & Mt. Tsurugi-dake (剱岳),
Japan's 20th & 22nd Highest Mountains
Tateyama (立山) & Mt. Tsurugi-dake (剣岳) Schedule &
Hijiri-dake (聖岳), elev. 3013m, Japan's 21st Highest
Suisho-dake (水晶岳) & Mt. Washiba-dake (鷲羽岳),
Japan's 23rd & 29th Highest Mountains
Suisho-dake (水晶岳) & Mt. Washiba-dake (鷲羽岳)
Schedule & Expenses Mt.
Kiso-koma-ga-take (木曽駒ヶ岳) and Mt. Utsugi-dake (空木岳),
Japan's 25th & 42nd highest peaks
Shirouma-dake (白馬岳), elev. 2932m, Japan's 26th
Shirouma-dake (白馬岳) Mountain Climbing Accidents
Shirouma-dake (白馬岳) Schedule & Expenses
Yakushi-dake (薬師岳), elev. 2926 m, Japan's 27th
Yatsu-ga-take (八ヶ岳), Japan's 33rd highest peak
Kasagatake (笠ヶ岳), elev. 2898m, Japan's 34th Highest
Kasagatake (笠ヶ岳) Hiking Schedule, Elevation Profile,
Kashimayari-ga-dake (鹿島槍ヶ岳), elev. 2889m, Japan's
Jonen-dake (常念岳), elev. 2857m, Japan's 45th Highest Mountain
Jonen-dake (常念岳) Hiking Schedule &
Fuji Viewing Spots, Dates, and Times in Tokyo
Panorama from the Summit of Mt. Whitney
Islands Travel, including Cebu, Koh Samui,
Palau, Guam, Saipan, Langkawi, Phuket, Fiji, & the Cook Islands
Stories, pics, and videos of Gary J. Wolff's travel to exotic Pacific
islands from 2007 thru 2016.
Samui, Thailand Travel
Phuket, Thailand Travel
Cook Islands Travel
Philippines Travel Adventure
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).
Earthquake and Tsunami news updates for...
28-June 3, 2011 (12th
14-20, 2011 (10th week)
30-May 6, 2011 (8th
26-April 1, 2011
(Original page - 1st week after Mar. 11, 2011 quake)
Japanese University Students Think About...?
university students share their comments &
viewpoints on 16 various countries around the world.
What University Students
in Japan Think About...?
students in Japan (mostly foreign exchange students) share
their comments &
viewpoints on 16 various countries around the world.
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. Quizlet Live: The Classroom Game Now Taking the World by Storm
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
English Pronunciation Mini-Course for
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
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
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
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
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
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
by Yoshimizu Koike (小池 嘉瑞)
Artwork by Yoshimizu Koike, including Christmas 2010,
Halloween 2010, Reading under the Moon, Celebrate Christmas 2008, and
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
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.
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
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 &
Man in Tokyo Organizes Relief Effort to Japan
American man in Tokyo reports on his relief effort to deliver donations
& supplies to the Japan tsunami-hit city of Ishinomaki in
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
A short list of links to some of the more noteworthy Japanese
websites I've bookmarked thru the years while residing here.
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About Me (How I ended up in Japan...)
How I ended up in Japan and a short discussion of my background,
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