Category: Life in Japan

What’s it like living here.

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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...

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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...

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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...

Catch 22-Language Style 0

Catch 22-Language Style

Catch-22 (n.) a. A situation in which a desired outcome or solution is impossible to attain because of a set of inherently illogical rules or conditions.b. The rules or conditions that create such a...

Carp Streamers American Style 0

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.)...

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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....

Good Blogs about Japan 0

Good Blogs about Japan

I was thinking, since nobody reads my blog, I should offer those who stumble upon this page some recommended reading that's acutally worth the effort.  Here are some good blogs that I've run across...

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20 Years

Well, it's official.  As of today, I have lived in this country for 20 years.  That's right, 20. To be honest, I don't really know how that makes me feel.  In the weeks coming...

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Media around the world

So corporations own the media in the U.S.  Everybody knows this, just like they know that all the politicians are bought and paid for.  (Whether they want to acknowledge it or not.) Meanwhile, in...