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11(10) Halloween -- A Favorite Event for Kids.  Part II  (November 29, 2002)

12(S1) (in Japanese)  American and Local Sports Update Part 2 - Basketball  (December 4, 2002)   --- The most favorite Japanese student sports event, "High School Baseball" corresponds to a favorite sport of American students, "College Basketball."

13(S2) Business 1: In the U.S., the traditional holiday shopping season began the Day after Thanksgiving (December 6, 2002)

14(S3) (in Japanese)  American and Local Sports Update Part 3  Football (December 13, 2002)  --- Japanese events for the New Year, such as Hakone running relays and university rugby games, correspond to college football Bowl games in the US, such as the Fiesta, Orange, Sugar, and Rose Bowls.

15 (11)Thanksgiving Day  (December 19, 2002)

16(S4) Christmas 1:  Awesome Pictures of holiday lights and decorations in Minnesota :  We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Minnesota ! (December 24, 2002)

17(S5)  (in Japanese) Business 2: A high school student owns her own store.  (December 29, 2002)

18(12)  What happens on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in the US ! (January 3, 2003) 
The most popular Japanese TV show on New Year's Eve, "KouHaku Utagatsusen" (song competition: male pop & Enka (Country) singers vs. female) corresponds to "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2003" in the US.   "Joya-no-kane (bell)" (the watch-night bell) in Japan is similar to countdowns, fireworks, confetti, and noises using noise makers and car horns.

19(S6) (in Japanese)  American and Local Sports Update Part 4 - Pro Football + (January 17, 2003) --- Super Bowl, Rivalry --- Green Bay Packers (Wisconsin) vs. Minnesota Vikings (Minnesota), beer, ---

20(S7)  Wildlife Photos in Winter from Lake Phalen, Minnesota (January 18, 2003)

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