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Nihon Sun

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Nihon Sun · About me, My Photos

It’s been quite some time since I posted an update about my atypical life so I’ll start with the most recent development.  I will no longer be writing The Tokyo Traveler for b5 media and while it was hard to say sayonara, I enjoyed the experience and it has led me to create a new […]

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Typical Weekend? I got blessed by a puppet!

June 8th, 2008 · 3 Comments · My Photos, The sights, Typical

This weekend I took advantage of some of my own advice and went to Rikugi-en Park and took in the Edo Ningyo. Edo Ningyo is a traditional Japanese marionette puppet show and the puppeteer was amazing! The emotions and lifelike movements he elicited from his stringed muses only enhanced the stories that they silently shared […]

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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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Buy a train this weekend – a 35-Ton Train!

May 23rd, 2008 · 4 Comments · 1

Keihin Electric Express Railway Co. will put two commuter train cars up for sale on Sunday in Kanagawa Prefecture in celebration of their 100th anniversary.  But there’s a catch… You have to be able to afford to ship and have pre-arranged storage for the 35-ton cars that are approximately 18 meters long, 2.8 meters wide […]

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It’s time to pull out my Tokyo Map -the sun is out!

May 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on It’s time to pull out my Tokyo Map -the sun is out! · Daily Life

After almost two weeks of rainy, cool and cloudy weather the sun has finally come out and it feels like spring – yeah!  I have been a little under the weather lately and haven’t kept my promise of checking out a new site each week lately so it’s time to pull out my map of […]

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Bloomberg Publishes Suicide Gas Recipe

May 3rd, 2008 · 26 Comments · 1

Today while surfing the web I came across an article on Bloomberg that was reporting on a recent trend of suicides utilizing a gas called hydrogen sulfide. This is a serious concern in Japan as innocent bystanders have been injured by these gas fumes. As a matter of ethics I will not provide a direct […]

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It’s hard to be taken seriously….

April 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Daily Life, The sights

….when you have Kleenex sticking out of your nose!  But that’s just how Hideo Higashikokubaru, a one-time comedian using the stage name Sonomanma Higashi, and currently the Governor of Miyazaki prefecture in southern Japan, is portrayed on this tissue box cover. I found this product while browsing through my local mall and just couldn’t stop […]

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Hono-ozumo – Ceremonial Sumo Tournament

April 6th, 2008 · 5 Comments · The sights

The past Friday I went to the ceremonial sumo match at the Yaskuni shrine in Tokyo. Based on what I’ve read its the only time this year that you will be able to see a sumo tournament for free in Tokyo and I couldn’t miss an opportunity like that! So, I braved a rush hour […]

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Acting Like a Tourist

April 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Acting Like a Tourist · The sights

As most of you know I have started posting most of my touristy activities over at The Tokyo Traveler. For those of you that haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, here are some of the highlights of what I’ve been up to lately: Hanami viewing at Chidorigafuchi near the Imperial Palace. Here […]

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The Tokyo Traveler

March 28th, 2008 · 6 Comments · About me

Today I have a very special announcement to make that is the culmination of some work that has been going on behind the scenes for a couple of months now.  It is with great pride that I am announcing my debut as a paid blogger!  I have joined b5media and will be writing The Tokyo […]

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