Sushi & Cigars: Welcome to Japan Mitch!

No matter how you fly, getting from Toronto to Tokyo is a long flight.  Sitting in the window seat of Row 62 probably makes it that much longer… especially when you are my height and size.  Since Friday was going to be a regular working day for me, my real first relaxing evening would be … Continue reading Sushi & Cigars: Welcome to Japan Mitch!

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The Urinating Boy, and the weirdest volunteers ever…

At the north end of Platform 2 of the Hamamatsucho Station on the Yamanote line there is a statue/fountain that may be the strangest I have seen since I got to Japan.  I actually have no business at this station and never would have seen it, except for that another gaijin that I met recently … Continue reading The Urinating Boy, and the weirdest volunteers ever…

Thank you readers and Happy Halloween!!

The calendar has turned in Tokyo.  Although there are a few hours left in North America, here it is now Friday, and more importantly it is November.  I got in late from a Halloween party in Shibuya… the whole city was a crazy place tonight, and I have the pictures to prove it (they come … Continue reading Thank you readers and Happy Halloween!!

A Real Trip… Happy Halloween from Japan!

Saturday night was Halloween.  Okay, no it wasn’t, but obviously all of the great parties for that occasion are on the week-end.  If you can imagine that in Tokyo people seem to dress up in costumes on a regular basis for no good reason, they you will believe that Halloween in Tokyo (and especially in … Continue reading A Real Trip… Happy Halloween from Japan!