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HIPIS vol.12 (2021.04.01)

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the world of “HELLO, FRIENDS!!”.
Spring has sprung!! This year, the cherry blossom front has passed through far earlier than usual. So, I bet you have already enjoyed viewing the beautiful flowers in your own way while avoiding the three Cs. They are so beautiful that I can’t help but be awed by the power of nature as our daily lives have been badly affected by the coronavirus. Now, it’s the beginning of the new academic year. Those who are experiencing your first spring here or in your home countries, I hope you will eventually come to find that your decision to study here has been the right one.
 

 

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HIPIS vol.11 (2021.2.01)

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the world of “HELLO, FRIENDS!!”.
Now it’s the coldest time of the year but what makes me feel good is that the daytime is getting longer day by day. When you look close, you will find the branches of some trees having small buds. They are surely the sign of the arrival of spring and it should be the thing everyone has been looking forward to all the more for an unusually great amount of snow we had this winter.
 

 

 

 

HIPIS vol.10 (2020.12.01)

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the world of “HELLO, FRIENDS!!”. What? Yeah, you are quick!!
From now on, please call this paper “HELLO, FRIENDS!!”. Easy to remember, isn’t it?
Well, it’s almost the end of 2020, a year of turbulence, due to COVID-19. Who could have imagined this situation a year earlier? Hopefully 2021 will be a bright year and all of us can look back on it with joyful memories.

 

 

HIPIS vol.9 (2020.10.01)

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the world of HIPIS.
It’s October!!  Autumn!!  Look at the sky.  What beautiful clouds they are.  We call them “Iwashi-gumo” , which literally means “Sardine clouds”.  I’ve learned they are called “mackerel sky” in English.  The same idea, isn’t it?  Just seeing the small fragments of clouds looking like the scales of sardines makes me happy that my favorite season has finally arrived.

 

 

 

HIPIS vol.8 (2020.08.01)

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the world of HIPIS.
It’s the middle of Summer. Some love Summer and others don’t. Me? I’m one of the latter persons, definitely because Summer in Japan, which is hot and humid, doesn’t fit most of the beautiful flowers, trees or other plants used for gardening. As an enthusiastic gardener who especially loves herbs, now is the toughest time. Morning sunshine and afternoon shadow with less humidity are the best conditions for most plants in this season. Sorry, once the topic turns to gardening, I cannot stop talking….

 

 

 

HIPIS vol.7 (2020.06.01)

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the world of HIPIS.
All of us are now going through the “once in a lifetime” or even “once in a hundred years” event. I hadn’t realized how precious the normal life is until the pandemic happened. Those who have small children must feel much more anxiety. I really hope that we can see the end of the tunnel when this is issued (I’m writing this at the end of April.)

 

 

 

HIPIS vol.6 (2020.04.01)

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the world of HIPIS.
The new academic year has started!! First year students must
be excited and a bit nervous in the completely new environment.
But rest assured. If you need any help, please ask someone
around you. Izumo jin (people in Izumo) are very kind and they
will spare no effort to give you a helping hand. You will find
yourself at home before you know it !!

 

 

 

 

HIPIS vol.5 (2020.02.01)

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the world of HIPIS.
Now, almost one month has gone by since the beginning
of the year. How fast! The older I get, the faster I feel time
passing. Why? I don’t know but maybe you can realize my
feelings someday once you have become a middle-aged
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jisan or obasan. Ha, ha, ha(o^―^o)

 

 

 

 

 

HIPIS vol.4 (2019.12.01)

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the world of HIPIS.
The winter is coming close, and everyone, are you
prepared? Here, Izumo is located along the coast of the
Sea of Japan and therefore the strong winds sometimes
hit you mercilessly in colder months. Oh, but we also
have many joyful events during this season, so look
forward to what you might come across.

 

 

 

 

HIPIS vol.3 (2019.10.01)

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the world of HIPIS.
This is the 3rd edition of our “HIPIS”. The comfortable
autumn air is starting to blow here and there. Now it’s the
best season to study, read, play sports and of course enjoy
some delicacies!!

 

 

 

 

 

HIPIS vol.2 (2019.8.01)

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the world of HIPIS.
This is the 2nd edition of our “HIPIS”. We hope you will find
it useful and resourceful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 HIPIS vol.1 (2019.6.01)

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the world of HIPIS.
This is the 1st edition of our “Hot Info Paper for International
Students”. Just call it HIPIS!!
We would like to introduce many, many things related to
Japanese things or topics on this paper, and we hope that
your eyes will be glued on them!!