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Trip: Tokyo & Japan

There are [38] stories from my trip: Tokyo & Japan

Gallery: Osaka & Hiroshima

JAPAN | Monday, 30 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

5 day break from Tokyo
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Dining with the stars

JAPAN | Saturday, 23 Jun 2007 | Views [1128]

I am quite lucky to know a guy called Mike. Having lived in Japan for 15 years, he is my first port of call for any problem I might have. For example, only yesterday he gave me the proper document I need for transferring all my visas into my new ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

Competition time - Jiu Jitsu

JAPAN | Monday, 14 May 2007 | Views [3904] | Comments [2]

Link to a movie of my fight... So a month ago I decided to enter myself into the All Japan Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament , which was held in the Saitama Ageho Budokan (which means fighting hall - see pic) My division was white belt, and my weight ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

Kyoto Pt. II

JAPAN | Saturday, 28 Apr 2007 | Views [1294] | Comments [2]

So here it is, the next part of my Kyoto diary. However, I am not too sure what else to say because it was a month or so ago- but here goes! We got to our first main attraction at 7am or so, a temple called Ki-o-Mizu dera. This temple was first ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Kyoto - 1month on

JAPAN | Sunday, 22 Apr 2007 | Views [1134]

Finally I get a chance to update my blog! I can’t believe it has been 3 weeks or so since I went to Kyoto. I have been meaning to update here for some time, but since getting my new job, my life has changed a little. ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Gallery: Kyoto

JAPAN | Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

48 Hours in the old Capital
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JAPAN | Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | Views [1444] | Comments [3]

The building where I work.... So over the past month or so I have had a series of interviews down at head office to become an "ISL" manager, or Instructor Support Leader at the company where I work. Now, I didn't want to say too much ... Read more >

Tags: Work

The Translator

JAPAN | Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | Views [1642]

So it seems as if I am branching out with regard to employment, because recently I scored my first translating job! I am sure the money will be Y0.00, but if I do a good job, I might get a few free dinners.... There is a noodle bar in my neighbourhood ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

"Umm, Horse, please"

JAPAN | Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | Views [1280]

So there are only so many ways to do sushi down at the local sushi bar, or so I thought. Granted, at special occasions, such as Christmas, the chefs will style some sushi plates as for example, Santa, using tuna cut in a triangle shape for his hat, ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


JAPAN | Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | Views [2687] | Comments [6]

Today was the last day of my 9 month contract teaching at Kokubunji High School. I had a great time teaching here, and if it wasn't for the length of time travelling and some other minor things, I probably would have taken them up on the offer of an ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

31st: Otoko Matsuri- PRIDE GP

JAPAN | Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | Views [3952]

(New pictures in Christmas folder) Firstly, Happy New Year! I hope that your 2007 is going well and that already it is better than your 2006- I recently (7th) had my 1 year anniversary here in Japan- I can't believe that a ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

Birthday, Christmas, End of year party, New Year Party....

JAPAN | Tuesday, 26 Dec 2006 | Views [1153]

December certainly is the month of parties in Japan. Notwithstanding that I had my birthday party, coupled with Anders' leaving party, the locals also celebrate Christmas day, End of Year, (called Bonenkai) Beginning of year (shin-nenkai) and the usual ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Gallery: JAPAN 2007

JAPAN | Tuesday, 26 Dec 2006 | Photo Gallery

All things Tokyo and around, in 2007
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JLPT 3- done and dusted

JAPAN | Thursday, 7 Dec 2006 | Views [2593] | Comments [8]

(New pictures in Apartment...)First of all, many thanks for the birthday wishes (and presents) from everyone- even though today marks my 27th year on the planet, I am not too sad! Thanks for the parcel from the folks at home, the CDs are great and of ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Visiting Tokyo's finest

JAPAN | Friday, 24 Nov 2006 | Views [2052] | Comments [1]

So I had the pleasure of heading down to the local police station a few weeks ago because my bike got stolen. I kind of inherited the bike from another guy who had gone back to America, so I wasn't too destroyed over it, but it was still a wrench to ... Read more >

Tags: Scams & Robberies

The Streetcar

JAPAN | Monday, 13 Nov 2006 | Views [1044] | Comments [5]

New picture folder, "Autumn". My student once told me that the Tokyo streetcar is, "a modern miracle". I told him not to get so carried away, what with rail travel being a staple form of transportation worldwide for the last century ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Zero, Nada, Zip.....

JAPAN | Thursday, 26 Oct 2006 | Views [659] | Comments [1]

Is happening at the moment, stay tuned though....

Tags: Work

Typhoon season

JAPAN | Friday, 6 Oct 2006 | Views [2236] | Comments [2]

There are some new pictures in the graduation folder.... So, I thought we had the infamous "rainy season" a few months back- at that time, all it seemed to do was rain seemingly non stop for two weeks- and it wasn't a decent rain like we get ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


JAPAN | Thursday, 28 Sep 2006 | Views [725] | Comments [1]

So after 36 weeks of Japanese lessons, at four hours per day, tomorrow (Friday) will be my very last day at Japanese school. Overall, it has been a positive experience. I got to learn Japanese up to the standard of what my teachers would describe as ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Your not from around here, are you....

JAPAN | Sunday, 10 Sep 2006 | Views [839] | Comments [4]

First of all, what an amazing day to be a blue - a 3-0 defeat of Liverpool was just the ticket! It seems that the 8-odd million spent on Andrew Johnson at the beginning of the season seems a good bit of business now- how much has his valuation risen ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

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