July 2010

  • Ginza Cats
    On the weekends you can walk down the main street in the Ginza without any traffic. These cats [...]
  • Australia
    I have been thinking about moving to Australia or the US recently. I took a trip to Australia [...]
  • Kiki
    I am in Australia at the moment and have been visiting my cat, Kiki. Also, I got time to go the [...]

June 2010

  • Conbini Monday Wk57
    Had a few problems with the server yesterday, which required the data center installing new ram [...]
  • Kofu, Yamanashi-ken
    Kofu is located about 2 hours West of Tokyo in Yamanashi-ken. You can catch an express train [...]
  • Metro Trouble?
    If you get into any trouble on the metro, just scan this bar code into your mobile phone (maybe [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk56
    It seems difficult to go into the convenience store and not find something new. Every week [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk55
    Chibi Maruko chan has center stage at Lawson right now, with a big ‘Nostalgia’ [...]
  • Kutan, Narita Airport
    Coming back from Australia, I found this character at Narita Airport, on standby for photos [...]

May 2010

  • Conbini Monday Wk54
    After being back in Australia for 10 days, it was nice to arrive home last night in Tokyo and [...]
  • Narita Airport Cleaning
    I am in Australia this week and have been without internet coverage for a while. Before leaving [...]
  • Ladybirds, Tentoumushi, Ladybugs
    Do you say ladybirds? or ladybugs? Or is it tentoumushi – these slippers are really cute [...]
  • Some Books for Teaching Artwork
    Has anyone used this project book for teaching project work with recycling materials?
  • Conbini Monday Wk53
    There is a definite Ujicha theme at the moment. When i stayed in Kyoto on my first trip to [...]
  • Gachapin campaign for TWR
    The TWR, Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Line, is celebrating its 500,000,000th passenger, [...]
  • Momotaro Puppets
    Teaching Japanese fairy tales to kids? This set of puppets from the Momotaro story is a great [...]
  • Yamashita Koen, Yokohama
    Yamashita Koen in Yokohama is a popular place for people to relax and enjoy. Couples stroll up [...]
  • Route 246
    A reader, exclusivejdm, sent me this picture via Twitter, they took driving down the Route 246 [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk52
    This week’s Conbini Monday features a Happy Lawson store from Yamashita Park, Yokohama. [...]
  • Painting in Yamashita Koen
    I took a walk around Yamashita Koen in Yokohama today after having lunch at Chinatown. The park [...]

April 2010

  • Kabukiza Theater, Ginza
    Kabukiza, located in Higashi Ginza, has been home to Japan's traditional theater art of kabuki [...]
  • New McDonalds stores
    McDonalds has been renovating a number of its stores recently, and yesterday many of their [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk51
    I was carrying 2 other bags when I took the photos this week and so my phone camera did not [...]
  • Darth Vader for docomo
    I came across this new promotion that NTT Docomo look to be spending a lot of money on. They [...]
  • Imperial Palace Outer Grounds
    The Imperial Palace is located in the center of Tokyo. It is surrounded by a moat and has many [...]
  • Linux chown command
    A few people have asked me to talk about some of the code I have been programming on websites [...]
  • Water in Park
    I have been busy this week with getting my visa extension application organized. I have a [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk50
    It looks like Rilakkuma is back in force this week at Lawson. Not only has Lawson got a line up [...]
  • Suica Penguin Store
    The Suica Penguin store at Tokyo Station opened recently. I decided to follow up on my article [...]
  • Penguin Stadium
    The Suica Penguin character has a new store opened at Tokyo Station, inside the ticket gates at [...]
  • Hello Kitty Latte
    Caught this signboard for the new Hello Kitty green tea latte drink at the convenience store. [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk49
    I left it a bit late to go the convenience store today. Busy at the immigration center renewing [...]
  • Hamarikyu Gardens
    Hamarikyu is a public garden in Tokyo that is within waking distance of Shinbashi or [...]
  • Shibuya Streets Vol 12
    I only had a brief chance to take a few photos this week in Shibuya. Here are some of the snaps [...]
  • Hama-san
    A friend shared these 2 photos with me from their outing to Hamamatsu-cho (浜松町). Hamamatsu-cho [...]
  • Sakura Rain
    With the rain in Tokyo coming after such a warm day yesterday, the Sakura trees were having a [...]
  • Public Toilets
    Public toilets in Japan can either be very clean or very dirty. It depends where you are and [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk48
    I went out to Chiba at the end of last week to play golf and snapped a few interesting items in [...]
  • Ueno Park, Sakura
    Ueno Park was Japan's first public park, opened in 1873. It has many attractions including a [...]
  • Toshogu Shrine, Ueno
    Toshogu Shrine, erected in 1651, is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Edo shogunate, [...]
  • Sakura Season
    I went out to Ueno Park today to see the Sakura, which are at full bloom. As expected it was [...]
  • Takanawa Walk
    The Takanawa area in Minato-ku is a great place for a walk to see old style buildings and [...]
  • Shinagwa Station
    I have been following the progress of Shinagawa Station in installing some new advertising [...]
  • Sakura Bento Lunch
    April 1st every year is the start of a new financial year for most Japanese companies. Newly [...]
  • Learning Japanese
    Quite a few people have asked me about resources for learning Japanese language. When i was [...]

March 2010

  • Kindergarten Sakura
    Sakura season means lots of picnics and hanami. These kids are learning the tradition fast. The [...]
  • Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya
    Sakuragaoka-cho is located close to Shibuya Station just on the other side of Route 246. I have [...]
  • Conbini Monday Wk47
    Mothers Day is coming up soon and the convenience stores are hoping people will order gifts [...]
  • Kabukicho, Shinjuku
    I took a walk around Kabukicho, Shinjuku in the evening. Shinjuku Station is always packed with [...]
  • Donut Cafe
    I visited this donut cafe, Marui-to that had opened a while ago in Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya. [...]

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