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    Banks Will Close For New Years

    Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

    Merry Christmas everybody. I hope everyone is enjoying the winter.
    Just want to send out a quick reminder to pull out a few extra ichimans this week. Banks close for New Years. Don’t get caught with an empty wallet and only a bag of rice to keep you alive!
    Enjoy yourselves!

    Poor Man’s Tea: Mugi Cha

    Monday, December 17th, 2007

    A bottle of tea like the one pictured to the left costs about 200 yen at the grocery store. If you drink tea in buckets like I do (especially in the summer), that bottle doesn’t last very long. I used to buy several bottles of tea a week. It was expensive. [...]

    More Places To Find Christmas Trees In Japan

    Saturday, December 15th, 2007

    In response to my last post about finding a Christmas tree in Japan, some readers wrote in and shared their own Xmas tree tips.
    User PK has a great tip:
    On the American military bases they have full size trees shipped in. Sometimes you can find someone who will hook you up.
    Pure genius if you happen to [...]

    How To Find A Christmas Tree In Japan

    Monday, December 10th, 2007

    Christmas is almost here! Do you have a bunch of presents but nothing to put them under? Finding a Christmas tree in Japan isn’t too difficult. Read on.
    Artificial Trees
    Fake trees are easy to find. They are everywhere clearly the most popular choice for Christmas trees in Japan. I’ve seen them [...]