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  • REPORTERSusumu Yamada

It’s been almost 37 years since I received a residence permit and work permit from the Spanish government and paid my first tax and social insurance premiums. Now that I’m at that age where I will soon go and register at the senior human resources center, I’m grateful to have this opportunity to introduce you all to this country that has taken care of me these many years.

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  • Susumu Yamada
  • 2017.11.14
  • A Sheep Parade
  • Once a year, cars are expelled from the center of Madrid and sheep take over. On Sunday, October 22 this year, sheep paraded through the city center, where 10 days previously soldiers and armed forces vehicles had paraded.
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  • 2017.10.31
  • Columbus Day
  • Columbus Day was celebrated around the world on October 12. As Patrizia Margherita, the Knowledge World Network Reporter based in Genoa, Italy mentioned in her article, Christopher Columbus (or “Cristoforo Colombo” in Italy, his home country) landed on an island off the coast of the American continent on October 12, 1492, which is now known as the day commemorating “Columbus’s discovery of America.
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  • 2017.08.30
  • Obon, Kisei, Oyabuiri – Festival of the Dead, Returning Home, Servants’ Holiday
  • Terms like these often make an appearance around this time of the year, but if you live overseas, it’s no simple matter to go back to your family home, so if you do go back after being away for some time, you start thinking six months beforehand about who you’re going to meet, when and where, as well as what you’re going to see, buy, and eat, to narrow down your itinerary.
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  • 2017.07.11
  • Prado Pride
  • Last year, we had reports on Gay Pride Parades from our special correspondents in Amsterdam and Berlin.This year, Madrid celebrated 40 years since holding the first pride parade in Spain in 1977, and it was in particularly extravagant style.
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  • 2017.03.28
  • Abdication
  • While the announcement by Japan’s Emperor of his intention to abdicate has provoked much debate, the way forward remains unclear. Three years ago in 2014, however, Spain’s King Juan Carlos I relinquished the throne after 39 years
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  • 2017.02.14
  • Iberian Pork
  • More than a hundred years ago, an association between Portugal, Spain, and France formed in Madrid to sign an international agreement.
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  • 2016.06.07
  • The San Isidro Festival
  • In Spain, April 23rd is “La Diada de Sant Jordi” or “Saint George’s Day” – a celebration of the patron saint of Catalonia. I have already written about
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  • 2016.03.01
  • Picasso and pigeons
  • As I was eating breakfast at a sidewalk café in the port city of Malaga in the Mediterranean, lots of pigeons came to the people at the tables to beg for bread.
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  • 2015.12.24
  • Paella
  • Today, paella is a world famous rice dish, but a look at its origins shows it was a local dish from the Valencia region of Spain on the coast of
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  • Spain Madrid
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  • 2015.06.26
  • Man of La Mancha
  • On May 19, 2015, a production announcement for the musical Man of La Mancha was held in Osaka. Exactly ten years and one day prior to that date,
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  • 2015.04.09
  • Touching the Mona Lisa?
  • Currently, a rather peculiar mini exhibit is quietly being held at the Prado Museum.Only six pieces of art, such as that of Velazquez, Goya, El Greco,and
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