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Atypical: 366 Parking Tickets in 296 Days!

June 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Atypical: 366 Parking Tickets in 296 Days! · Atypical

How is that possible?  A 26 year old man from Osaka somehow managed to rack up five tickets every four days, between July 2007 and April 2008 according to my calculations!  He was arrested on April 22nd after being caught on video by a parking monitor. Police allege Osaka man committed 366 parking violations is […]

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Atypical: Please Teach Me Common Sense

June 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments · Atypical

Does anyone you know lack common sense? Do you think that they are aware of the fact? My guess is probably not. If you are true friend of one of these lost souls the best gift that you could give them would be a new class that is being developed in Japan. For somewhere between […]

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Atypical: FBI Coordinates Yakuza Transplants

May 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Atypical

On May 18th I directed my readers at The Tokyo Traveler to an article in the Washington Post titled This Mob is Big in Japan by Jake Adelstien. In the article Adelstien describes his days as a crime writer for the Yomiuri Shimbun and how, because of “a story that change his life”, he now […]

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Atypical Sight: A Cat in a Tree

May 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Atypical Sight: A Cat in a Tree · Atypical, My Photos

How often do you catch a cat napping in a tree?  It’s an atypical sight that caught me by surprise. This laid back cat was eying me as I snapped his picture but he didn’t move a muscle.  He was relaxing and catching some rays in Tokyo’s Hibiya Park on Monday afternoon. Photo Credit:  Personal […]

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Atypical Interview Questions

May 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Atypical

What would you think if you were asked the following questions during a job interview? I warn you they’re not your typical questions: “How many public mailboxes are there in Japan?” (Replace the reference to Japan with your home country or state.) “How many drops of water does Lake Biwa contain?” (Again, replace the body […]

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