Welcome to Issue #9 of Good Morning Aomori, where we pride ourselves for being slightly more dependable than the Aomori weather!
We welcome three new members to GMA this issue: Jade Bonus, Chris Orr and Essa Wiseman.
- Chris, a CIR in Aomori City will be giving us music info in MediaBug.
- Jade, an ALT in Towada, will be Chris’s Movie/TV-based counterpart for MediaBug. but will also occasionally be doing special features for GMA.
- Essa, an ALT in Kuroishi, will be GMA’s new publishing manager, working behind the scenes to make sure you get your bi-monthly fix.
We’re incredibly happy to have them as part of the team!
In this issue:
Chris Orr explains the name origins of one of Japan’s most popular rock groups, Bump of Chicken.
Ivonne Diaz travels far and wide to bring us the work of a JET from Mie Prefecture, Julianne Crawford.
Sohini Bandy teaches how to make curry…from scratch!
Ryan Smith and Cathie Stankey bring us memories from matsuri.
Rachael Dory gives a very interesting lesson about Tsugaru-ben.
Chris Simmons interviews Roxy Najera, one of Hirosaki’s newest additions.
Thomas Clayton-Smith makes a glorious pizza pie.
Take a whack at figuring out this month’s Trivia Trap.