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The Cove at the Ross House

The Cove I was a bit surprised to see the DVD of The Cove in my mailbox, in its Netflix wrapper. The selection was courtesy of my wife Hitomi, who is Japanese and often a bit peeved at how foreigners … Continue reading

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エロいよ。 (It’s erotic!)

I got a delivery in the mail consisting of a few ero comics and doujinshi from Japan. Here's a collage, visible if you're "friends and family" with me on Vox. Ero They all arrived in a stack of boxes taped … Continue reading

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Layoffs & Killing Zombies

Recently, there was a big upset at work where various people were laid off, including the entire development in India. What comes to mind when I hear about layoffs is the Japanese-English-loan word "Risutora" (-kucha) or or business restructuring, which … Continue reading

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Aomori and New Year’s

IMGP4203 Originally uploaded by ochawan A few hours later I was in the frozen north of Japan, in Hirosaki city. We dropped off our bags at Dormy Inn, a fairly new business hotel located not too far from the red … Continue reading

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Back from Japan

What a trip! Thank you, Hitomi, for putting together a great trip and planning and making the reservations. And thanks to Makiko and Makoto in Kagoshima for housing Hitomi and I for many days. And to Mr. Nomoto for helping … Continue reading

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All Japan Backstage Pass

I'm spending 18 days in Japan. There are three themes of this trip: Popular culture (anime and manga), family (Hitomi's mother) and friends, and cycling. Look forward to the blog later on. Read and post comments | Send to a … Continue reading

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Stuff White People Like

Not sure how I missed this site. Full list. On my list: Outdoor performance clothingSan FranciscoStudy AbroadJapanBeing the only white person aroundSushiApple Products (mostly because I hate Microsoft)Being an expert on YOUR cultureTeaAsian Girls (7,000+ angry comments)Barack ObamaFilm Festivals Some … Continue reading

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