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赤れんが通信英語版


The Red Brick Bulletin - Akarenga Tsushin

 

In October 2009, the International Affairs Division of the Hokkaido Government began publishing an electronic newsletter called the Red Brick Bulletin (Akarenga Tsushin) in Korean and Chinese.The Red Brick Bulletin informs readers about Hokkaido by covering topics ranging from history and daily life to tourist attractions and cuisine.

In November 2010, the Canadian Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) working in the International Affairs Division of the Hokkaido Government put together the first English publication of the Red Brick Bulletin. The first issues of the bulletin drew connections mainly between Hokkaido and Canada, focusing primarily on the province of Alberta, with which Hokkaido has shared friendship and affiliation since 1980.

Starting in October 2016, the Red Brick Bulletin has taken on a larger goal. While continuing to honor the relationship between Alberta and Hokkaido, the bulletin will also begin to branch out and explore the ties Hokkaido shares with regions all over the world. Hokkaido. Expanding horizons. 

EDITORS
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Emily  Issues 21 - current: Emily Schuster
Issues 17 - 20: Yultuz Rixat
Issues 12 - 16: Holly Long
Issues 01 - 11: John Shigeo McNie
ISSUES
Click on the issue you would like to read!

October 2017 - Issue 32

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(Uploaded October 23)
Contents:

Feature - Autumn in Hokkaido
JET Spotlight - Brad Breiten

September 2017 - Issue 31

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(Uploaded October 2)
Contents:

Feature - Hokkaido Ainu Performers in Calgary, Alberta
JET Spotlight - Charlotte "Charlie" Emmott

August 2017 - Issue 30

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(Uploaded August 30)
Contents:

Feature - Ashibetsu Canadian World Park
JET Spotlight - Chris Santos

July 2017 - Issue 29

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(Uploaded July 31)
Contents:

Feature - Hokkaido Televison Broadcasting (HTB)
JET Spotlight - Michael Crisostomo

June 2017 - Issue 28

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(Uploaded June 27)
Contents:

Feature - Yosakoi Soran Festival
JET Spotlight - Jiseon Mun

May 2017 - Issue 27

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(Uploaded May 30)
Contents:

Feature - Hawai'i and Hokkaido Sister State Affiliation
JET Spotlight - Erin Fukushima

April 2017 - Issue 26

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(Uploaded April 21)
Contents:

Feature - Searching for Spice
JET Spotlight - Maria Semenova

March 2017 - Issue 25

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(Uploaded March 30)
Contents:

Feature - Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival
JET Spotlight - Daneille O'Neil

February 2017 - Issue 24
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(Uploaded February 28)
Contents:

Feature - The Bean Connection
JET Spotlight - Josh Ullery


December 2016 - Issue 23
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(Uploaded December 14)
Contents:

Feature - JET Programme 30th Anniversary
JET Spotlight - Bree Storey

November 2016 - Issue 22
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(Uploaded November 10)

Contents:

Feature - Minami Furano Volunteer
JET Spotlight - Matt Nechacov

Summer 2016 - Issue 21
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(Uploaded October 2016)

Contents:

Feature - Camping in Hokkaido
JET Spotlight - Adam Gentle


 Spring 2016 - Issue 20

(Uploaded Spring 2016)

Contents:

Special Feature on Hokkaido Shinkansen: it's finally here!

 

Winter 2016 - Issue 19

(Uploaded August 2015)

Contents:

What can Hokkaido offer in the wintertime?

"Alberta Abroad" Extern Interview

 

Summer 2015 - Issue 18

(Uploaded August 2015)

Contents:

Exploring the brand new Hokkaido Museum and their new features!

 

Autumn 2014 - Issue 17

(Uploaded November 2014)

Contents:

Special Edition - Hokkaido Shinkansen!

November 17 marks the 500th day counting down until the grand open of Hokkaido Shinkansen.

This issue features the brand new Series H5 cars, as well as the three new stations that will be connecting the main island of Japan and this northern island, Hokkaido.

 

 Winter 2014 - Issue 16

(Uploaded March 2014)

Contents:

Taking a peak at the onsen culture of Japan and some of Hokkaido's best onsen spots.

 

Summer 2013 - Issue 15
(Uploaded 2013)
Contents:
All about Hokkaido rice!

 

Winter 2013 - Issue 14

(Uploaded April 2013)

Contents:

Exploring the natural wonder of the UNESCO Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Geopark located in Toyako Town, Hokkaido.

 

Winter 2012 - Issue 13

(Uploaded January 2013)

Contents:

Comparing the popular Sapporo German Christmas Market with the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremburg, Germany.

 

Fall 2012 - Issue 12

(Uploaded 30 October 2012)

Contents:

Autumn in Hokkaido, with events and seasonal recipe

A Town With a View, Higashikawa

 

Summer/Fall 2012 - Issue 11

(Uploaded 27 July 2012)

Contents:

Canada Place hosts Canada Day in Hokkaido

2012 Tour de Hokkaido (UIC event)

Special Feature - Highlights of some of John Shigeo McNie's uniquely Hokkaido experiences

Hokkaido Quiz

 

Spring/Summer 2012 - Issue 10

(Uploaded 27 April 2012)

Contents:

Hokkaido's thriving Cheese Industry

A City Close to Home - Iwamizawa (twinned with Pocatello, Idaho, USA; Canby, Oregon, USA)

Brits in Hokkaido - Impressions of a Brit living in Iwamizawa

 

Winter/Spring 2012 - Issue 9

(Uploaded 28 February 2012)

Contents:

Winter in Hokkaido Part IV: Ski Jumping and Speed Skating

A City Close to Home - Nayoro (twinned with Lindsay in City of Kawarhta Lakes, Ontario, Canada; Dolinsk, Sakhalin, Russia)

Canadians in Hokkaido - Impressions of a Canadian living in Nayoro

 

Fall/Winter 2011 - Issue 8

(Uploaded 25 November 2011)

Contents:

Special Feature - Hokkaido/Alberta High School Student Exchange Program

Canadians in Hokkaido - Impressions of Hokkaido/Alberta High School Student Exchange Program 2011 - participants from Alberta placed in different regions of Hokkaido (twinned with Alberta, Canada)

 

Summer/Fall 2011 - Issue 7

(Uploaded 29 August 2011)

Contents:

A Region Close to Home - Okhotsk (nine muncipalities twinned with others around the world)

New Zealanders in Hokkaido - Impressions of a New Zealander living in Engaru (twinned with Franche-Compte, Jura, Moirans-en-Montagne, France; Bastos, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Canadians in Hokkaido - Impressions of a Canadian living in Abashiri (twinned with Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada)

 

Spring/Summer 2011 - Issue 6

Contents:

Special Feature - Post-disaster relief efforts in Hokkaido and Massachusetts, USA (twinned with the prefecture of Hokkaido)

 

March 2011 - Issue 5

(Uploaded 28 February 2011)

Contents:

Winter in Hokkaido Part III: The Red Brick Snowman

A City Close to Home - Sapporo (twinned with Portland, Oregon, USA; Munich, Bavaria, Germany; Shenyang, Liaoning, China; Novosibirsk, Novisibirsk, Russia; Daejeon, Chungnam, South Korea)

Canadians in Hokkaido - Impressions of a Canadian living in Sapporo

 

February 2011 - Issue 4

(Uploaded 27 January 2011)

Contents:

Winter in Hokkaido Part II: Winter Events

A Town Close to Home - Tokoro (twinned with Barrhead, Alberta, Canada)

Canadians in Hokkaido - Impressions of a Canadian living in Tokoro

 

January 2011 - Issue 3

(Uploaded 27 December 2010)

Contents:

Winter in Hokkaido Part I: Skiing and Snowboarding

A City Close to Home - Takikawa (twinned with Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Americans in Hokkaido - Impressions of an American living in Takikawa

 

December 2010 - Issue 2

(Uploaded 29 November 2010)

Contents:

Regional Leaders International Forum in Hokkaido held in Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of Friendship and Affiliation between Hokkaido and Alberta (Canada)

Kanji and Kotoba Corner - Japanese scripts

A Town Close to Home - Shikaoi (twinned with Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada)

Canadians in Hokkaido - Impressions of a Canadian living in Shikaoi

 

November 2010 - Issue 1 (Pages 1 - 2)

(Uploaded 29 October 2010)

Contents:

Introduction of The Red Brick Bulletin

Kanji and Kotoba Corner - Meaning of ‘‘kanji’’ and ‘‘kotoba’’

A Prefecture Close to Home - Hokkaido (twinned with Alberta, Canada;  Massachusetts, USA; Heilongjiang, China; Sakhalin, Russia; Gyeongsangnamdo, Republic of Korea; Seoul Special City, Republic of Korea)

Canadians in Hokkaido - Impressions of a Canadian living in Hokkaido