Category: Life in Japan

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Asa Run

So, the other day, a Sunday and my first day off in over a week, I participated in an Interesting aspect of Japanese biker culture.  It’s called the 朝ラン, or Asa run. Asa being...

The Illegitimate Japanese Gov’t

So, lo-and-behold, the Japanese courts have finally come out from hiding and told the politicians to get their shit together.  It’s about damn time!!  For those of you not up on the politics: The...

Funny English

Funny JapEnglish

One of the things I like to do when traveling around Japan is look for funny English.  Well, this weekend I took the family up to Yamaguchi to check out the caves and the...

A loss…

I just wanted to report, even at this late hour, that I have lost something of late that was sure to put a smile on my face. Until recently, upon finishing a transaction at...

Carp Streamers American Style

May 5th is Children’s day in Japan, when they celebrate the health of their children (check Wikipedia for the details.)  They put out huge windsocks shaped like carp (a symbol of luck or something.)...

Funny English

Funny Japanese English 2

Well, here we go again with more intriguing JapEnglish found primarily in Japanese hotel bathrooms.  Really, don’t get the wrong impression though.  It’s not like I spend all THAT much time in hotel bathrooms....

Regrettable Regrets

I often times find myself regretting a lot of shit that I’ve done in my life because of the situations that I find myself in from day to day. You know, shit like –...

20 Years

Twentieth year in the land of the riding sun…