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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!

    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 […]

    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 at large grocery […]

    UFO Catcher: A Guide To Winning

    Friday, November 30th, 2007

    Japanese Culture blog Tofugu recently posted up a cool guide to winning stuffed animals from UFO Catcher. Apparently the trick is to use the claw to push down and roll the toys near the exit rather than trying to pick them up. They made a little video showing how to do it (the meat it […]

    Domain name, check. Webhost, check. launched!

    Saturday, September 1st, 2007

    So here I am: a foreigner in Japan. What do I do now? When I first came to Japan in 2002, I was overwhelmed with curiosity. Every little thing I saw here would raise a W-question. What does that sign say? Why are all the cars so small? Why do they have a $5 coin? […]

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