Category: GaijinAgain Blog

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Humans are fucking amazing!

How can you think anything else as your 737 breaks through a cloud over Tokyo at 430 miles per hour, exposing the spider web of lights and life below.  Only to continue through that...

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Pervasively Unifying Quantum Particle sort of God

Food for thought (and/or chuckles) CHUCK LORRE, Vanity Card #263 ME: I believe that watching tonight’s show might constitute a spiritual experience. YOU: That’s a pretty bold statement. How do you figure? ME: Glad...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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The Short-Shorts Conclusion

Well, I have recently arrived at a turning point in my life.  I have finally arrived at the short-shorts conclusion. As we grow older, we learn along the way that at certain points in...

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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...