Japanese tradition Giving-Gifts ‘Omiyage’ and ‘Temiyage’

Omiyage are souvenirs brought home from a trip while temiyage are thank-you gifts you bring when you visit someone. Japanese tourists tend to buy lots of souvenirs for their friends, relatives and co-workers. Consequently, tourist spots and airports feature many souvenir shops specializing in local foods and products.

When foreign visitors meet friends or a host family in Japan, it is not imperative for them to bring gifts, but it is a nice gesture that is appreciated. Recommended gifts items include food, drinks or other products from your home country. In general, they should be neither to cheap nor too expensive – typically between 1000 and 5000 yen. Note that there are restrictions on bringing certain types of food and plant products into Japan.

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Baseball in Japan

Japanese enjoys baseball – like Americans enjoys american football – Baseball is currently among the country’s most popular participatory and spectator sports. The current league, Nippon Professional Baseball, consists of two leagues of 6 teams each. High school baseball enjoys a particularly strong public profile; the Japanese High Schoold Baseball Championship (Summer Kōshien) each August is nationally televised and includes regional champions from all of Japan’s 47 prefectures. If you have chance to go to the professional base ball game, you enjoy the chanting of each baseball team. 

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Liberty House Yokosuka apartments available now

Liberty House Yokosuka apartments are available now. This apartment is for long term tenants only. Minimum 1 year lease.

If you are interested in, please contact more details at reservations@liberty-cove-house.com

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Name : 

Yoshie Motoyama

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Position : 

Customer Relations Officer

Profile: 

  • Living in North America last 10 years.
  • 12 years in managerial positions.
  • Worked in international sales marketing dealing with North American, Asian and European companies.
  • Worked at a 5-star resort hotel in the Maldives
  • Worked for a lighting fixture company coordinating large events for clients during the Winter and Summer Olympics.

Hobby:

  • I was a scuba dive instructor working in the Pacific Northwest and also in Asia. Although I do not teach anymore I still enjoy recreational diving.
  • I love to read and my Kindle is always by my side.
  • I love traveling to new places and experiencing new cultures.

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Things I am into lately:

Camping & Hiking!

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Message to our customers:

Liberty Cove House was established in November 2013 and is now in its 4th year of operation. We have been able to successfully accommodate many people throughout these years. I would like to thank all of our current and past customers for choosing Liberty Cove House. Exceeding your expectations will be my constant mission. If there is anything I or our staff can do to make your stay more comfortable please to not hesitate in asking. I will do my best to meet your needs!

 

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Liberty Cove House Staff 7

Name : 

Ryuji Suzuki

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Position : 

Liberty Cove House Concierge

Profile: 

I spent 23 years in Japan Ground Self Defense Force as Private/NCO, 4 years in Camp Zama & NAF Atsugi as MLC and assumed variety of jobs in the last seven years, mostly as truck driver, security guard, picker at food factories, etc.

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Hobby:

I am very much fond of the American Movies: “Glory”, “Path of Glory”, “From Here to Eternity”, “Twelve O’clock High”, “MacArthur”, “Boys in Company C” and “Matrix”.

Things I am into lately:

I have been interested in the rise & fall of the Third Reich/Japanese Empire and the Allied countermeasures against their attempts since my childhood.  My research on this subject will continue to exist.

Message to our customers:

You have introduced new ideas to Japan, liberated us from our old thoughts and proven that you’re right.  I personally feel that I am proud of serving Americans as my customers.  Please drop by casually at the Concierge Desk because we can be of your service anytime.

 

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Liberty Cove House Staff 6

Name : 

Satoko Benard

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Position : 

Liberty Cove House Concierge

Profile: 

Having grown up in Yokosuka.

I have lived in Atlanta for a few years with my husband

Hobby:

Gardening I grow a lot of vegetables in my garden

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Things I am into lately:

Muscle training, Boxercise, Yoga

Message to our customers:

 I will always provide the best service anytime as a concierge. I sincerely hospitality and I want to keep in touch with customers. Please ask me if there is anything I can do for you.

 

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Liberty Cove House Staff 5

Name : 

Mitsuru Shimizu

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Position : 

Liberty Cove House Concierge

Profile: 

Stayed six years in the United States as a student, five years in Denver and a year in Los Angeles, from 1992 to 1998.

Formerly worked for an medical publisher as a production editor

Hobby:

skiing, tennis, fishing

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Things I am into lately:

Cycling

Message to our customers:

I love planning domestic trips regardless of whether it is my trip or others’ like checking train time tables, finding various routes, making reservations, etc., so please let me know if you are interested in trips and need information.  I will produce an excellent schedule.

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Liberty Cove House Staff 4

Name : 

Katsuyoshi Shimizu

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Position : 

Liberty Cove House Concierge

Profile: 

Majored English literature at the University.

Studied abroad in New Zealand and Canada.

10 years of professional experience in customer service.

Hobby:

Shopping , Drinking  

Things I am into lately:

I am into snowboarding recently.

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Message to our customers:

Thank you very much for staying at Liberty Cove House. Please ask about Japanese Ski Resorts. I can advise you the best plan. There are many good Ski Resorts in Japan. Thank you.

 

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Liberty Cove House Staff 3

Name : 

Alice Torii

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Position : 

Liberty Cove House Concierge

Profile: 

Possess excellent customer service and communication skills.

Hobby:

My new hobby is boxing.

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Things I am into lately:

My grandkid!!

Message to our customers:

Yokosuka is my home town. I am passionate about introducing you to places you won’t find on Google.

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Name : 

Takashi Fuchito

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Position : 

Liberty Cove House Concierge

Profile: 

I lived in New York from 1977 until 1981 and traveled 40 countries during this period.

Since then, for 30 years I have been visiting N.Y a few times every year.

If you like travels, I can tell you a lot of stories about abroad

Hobby:

Also one of my hobby is fishing, I can introduce to you some nice fishing spots.

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Things I am into lately:

I caught a big eel in Kamakura and made an excellent Kabayaki.

Message to our customers:

I hope you can have a pleasant stay at Liberty Cove House and if my experience helps, it would be my big pleasure.

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