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    Pedestrian’s Best Friend: The Bicycle Bell

    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

    Are you tired of walking behind slow people? Do you wish there was an easy way to pass through a crowd without knocking people on their ass? There is! Nick from Japan and fatherhood blog longcountdown.com has a hilarious tip for dealing with crowded city sidewalks: buy a bicycle bell.
    From Nick’s page:
    When [...]

    Other Options For Planning Your Train Trip

    Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

    I received a lot of great comments from readers on the jr-odekake.net post.
    Reader Jethro writes about an English train-scheduling service, hyperdia:
    While I was in Japan studying abroad, I used a very similar website to plan out trips– http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi-english/hyperWeb.cgi
    I’ll have to try out this one too, though!
    ~ Jethro.
    Reader Deas of Rocking in Hakata fame adds:
    Hey there, [...]

    Plan Your Trip With JR Odekake Net

    Sunday, October 28th, 2007

    Planning a trip within Japan soon? Will you be travelling by train? If you are using JR, JR-odekake.net can save you a lot of time. Just type in where you are going, where you are coming from and the time and JR-odekake.net will do the rest of the work for you. [...]