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Let me introduce the Triage Triangle. This is a helpful tool in helping you decide who to ask for help. Don't be afraid to ever seek support, but it's important to be mindful of the people you are asking!

Triage Triangle228.55 KB

Public transportation in Japan is infamous for its punctuality and customer service. However, thanks to Murphy's law a number of factors can cause delays or even complete suspension, such as natural disasters, "human accidents" (either someone fell on the tracks or jumped), malfunctions, or bad luck.

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The glossify module file at /modules/glossify/templates/glossify-link.html.twig has been hacked to include needed classes for modal.

This is the PowerPoint from my spring seminar presentation about current best practices in education. This PowerPoint is meant to go with the presentation so it only contains a kernel of the information we went through, but there are two pages of sources at the end that should be useful.

Best Practices in Education484.37 KB

Within two months before your residence card expires, go to your local Regional Immigration Office with the following documents:


Here are some examples of how schedule changes are often written! For more details and a comprehensive glossary, take a look at the attached Word doc.

Some examples of how schedule changes are written:
10月11日(火) October 11 (Tuesday)
金の授業 Friday’s classes

10月11日 (火) October 11 (Tuesday)
45分ⅹ6P+30分 Six 45-minute periods, plus one 30-minute period

board 1 , board 2 , board 3 Reading the Schedule.docx20 KB

Choose from over 250 books, both fiction and non-fiction, in English and Japanese (and a couple more). Open to everyone! Let's reading! \(^.^)/

** To sign up for an account, look for the green "sign up" button at the bottom of any book's info page. **

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The following will allow you to inspect script-moderated elements, such as the automatically generated suggestions for the search bar.

jQuery(window).keydown(function(e) { if (e.keyCode == 123) debugger; });
This will cause execution to be paused when you hit F12.

(debugger is a JavaScript statement that forces a breakpoint.)

  1. Click on ファイル (File) at the top of your window.
  2. Click on オプション (Options) at the bottom of the list.
  3. Click on 言語 (Language) on the left side, and then change the ポップヒント言語の設定 (Tooltip language setting) on the right side at the bottom.

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1. Click on ファイル  (File) at the top of your window. , 2. Click on オプション (Options) at the bottom of the list. , 3. Click on 言語 (Language) on the left side, and then change the ポップヒント言語の設定 (Tooltip language setting) on the right side at the bottom. How to set your tooltips to English in Word.docx87.53 KB

In response to inquiries about emergency procedures, CIRs Nicole and Daniel put together a list of some general advice below:

Missile over Japan

Here is the powerpoint containing all the info given at the Health Info Session in summer of 2017. Includes women's health information as well.

Health Information Session 20173.34 MB

To show a Prezi presentation offline, you simply need to open and fully load in a browser tab the Prezi you wish to present. Then you can disconnect your laptop/KIIF from the internet and still safely play the Prezi within the browser.

Please note:

Prezi Presentation Tool

For your borrowing pleasure:

Mondays -- Monday TV Night: We watch a variety of programming; recent titles include The Walking Dead, Westworld, and Stranger Things. Currently showing: Game of Thrones and The Expanse. Starts 19:45 at 3-201.

Instructions: Switching a foreign driver’s license to a Japanese driver’s license

A driver’s license issued by a foreign administrative office can be switched to a Japanese license (hereinafter referred to as “Gaimen Kirikae”) by applying to the Driver’s License Center. To apply for Gaimen Kirikae, applicants must fulfill the following two conditions:

Information on the Japanese Translation for Switching a Foreign Driver’s License to a Japanese License235.02 KBApplication form for JapaneseTranslation of foreign driver’s license293.24 KB