Tag Archives: japan

Japanese Spring Festival

Wow, as always, we’re really catching up on old news. Way back in February, my colleague Mike and I decided to go to Japan for snowboarding. While I had been many times, this was to be his first time to … Continue reading

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From Russia with Photos

As promised by fishface, here are some scans of photos from 20 years ago. Tokyo, Beijing and the Trans-Siberian Railway. Jason and David in Tokyo

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The Olympics and the Trans-Siberian Railway

With the Olympics over a couple of weeks ago – and a little bit of extra time, I wanted to replicate an email conversation about a 20 year anniversary which only took notice amonsgst a group of 6 cousins. (Yes … Continue reading

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Hawaii for Chinese New Year

No, I didn’t make it to the Aloha State – as you know I was in Japan. However, its not a big secret that the Japanese have long been fascinated by Hawaii. Additionally, on my flight to Tokyo, I ended … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year means Japan

For the second year in a row I went to Japan to go snowboarding with my friend Evan. This time we went to Happo-one instead of Nozawa, but I had been to Happo many times before. First off, Tokyo. Returned … Continue reading

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Shibuya Crossing

From Wikipedia Shibuya is famous for its scramble crossing. It is located in front of the Shibuya Station Hachiko exit and stops vehicles in all directions to allow pedestrians to inundate the entire intersection. Three large TV screens mounted on … Continue reading

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Now I’m feelin so fly like a G6

Tokyo is not a pretty city. Post-war, low level construction, a very few middling signature buildings and an entire city criss-crossed with train tracks, subway tracks, rail bridges, overhead fly-overs have all combined to really make a city that is … Continue reading

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i swear this isn’t a food blog

tonkatsu is japanese for fried pork cutlet. and the best and most traditional japanese restaurants tend to specialize in one thing – when in japan, you go one place for sushi, another place for ramen, and a third place for … Continue reading

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letters from japan

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