Contest Conundrums
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Contest Conundrums

By Peter Underwood With the middle school sports competitions fast approaching (or already over) across the prefecture, I’ve been thinking about school sports back in England – i.e. no big competitions, only occasional weekend matches and silly sports days, with egg and spoon and three-legged races. “Japan can seem pretty wacky at times”, I thought, … Continue reading

Mascot Mayhem
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Mascot Mayhem

By Peter Underwood The humidity is finally hitting Aomori. Temperatures are on the rise, weather is volatile and unpredictable, and the sweat is starting to form on our brows. However, when I think back about the hottest summer moments, in the unairconditioned staff room frantically waving a fan at my face, I always make sure … Continue reading

Grammanagrams!
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Grammanagrams!

By Peter Underwood We’re mixing it up this month at Trivia Trap, with a slightly different format. This month, there will be no straight questions – instead, you’ll have to hunt down various grammatical things, collect letters from them, and then rearrange them into the word I’m looking for! Good luck! Continue reading

Strange Games
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Strange Games

By Peter Underwood No one got this one! Check the answers below… Dick-joke making skull-faced shotguns, a lady constantly talking to a log, and a dog rapping with an onion. What do all these things have in common? Weird Japanese video games. Japan certainly has a reputation for going a little buck-wild when it comes to … Continue reading

Horror Happenings
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Horror Happenings

By Peter Underwood This Trivia Trap was one by the fantastic Harrison Gordon! Well done! I love the concept of horror – the methods, the culture, the way things are put together to make different types of scares. However, I am a massive coward when it comes to actually consuming horror, hence my usual methods … Continue reading