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    How To Find Shoes That Fit You In Japan

    Monday, February 18th, 2008

    My shoe size in Japan is 30 cm. Not many people in Japan have feet that big, so stores tend to not stock my size. I could go to ten different stores and it is possible that not one of them would have a pair of size 30 shoes. Even if they [...]

    Find A Job In Japan

    Thursday, February 14th, 2008

    Hello all. Just a quick post to let you know that I’ve added a job board thing to the site. You should see it on the right under the RSS subscribe buttons and the “submit a hack” section. The job openings are provided by joblet.jp. If you happen to see a [...]

    TheFlyingPig.com: Costco Shipped To Your Door

    Monday, February 11th, 2008

    Many people have sent in a tip about theflyingpig.com, so it’s about time I did a little write-up on this great service in Japan. I really don’t know what took me so long! I should have written about them much much earlier than now.
    Here is a little about TheFlyingPig.com in their own words:
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    Japanese Hassaku Fruit

    Sunday, February 10th, 2008

    One of my favorite things to do in Japan is go to the grocery store and try all the random fruits that aren’t available back home. One such fruit, that I really enjoy, is called the hassaku (はっさく).
    The hassaku fruit looks like a big orange, or maybe a grapefruit. It is harvested in [...]