Category Archives: Internet commentary

Japanese Urban Planning

I want to share with you what is easily one of the best blogs in existence.  Which is inaccurate to say, as it’s more like an urban planning beginner’s textbook published as a blog.  I spent several days reading through … Continue reading

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1 in 3 Women Report Sexual Harrasment in the Workplace

Look what comes up if you do news search for “japan”: Well that certainly seems to confirm everything we’re always hearing about how sexist Japanese society is.  Unlike the West where it’s just a feminist paradise, of course.  Maybe a … Continue reading

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Anti-social Behavior in Japan

Had a look at this video of some Western assholes skating in public areas of Japan: It’s an interesting little social study to watch the Japanese reactions.  It strikes me that most Japanese people don’t really have a concept of … Continue reading

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Mochi Ice Cream

Good sources for news on Japan are hard to come by.  Or at least bad ones are a dime dozen.   Ah yes, The Wall Street Journal’s Nihon Real Time, which is Japanese for Japan Real Time; they include both … Continue reading

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Japan Times – Western Men Trapped in Japan

I normally steer well clear of the Japan Times, a well-known rag of a paper, but as I was sent the link to this article from a friend, I thought I’d make a post about my thoughts as I read … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole – Sega Leaves Console Gaming?

OMG, did you guys hear?  No more Sega games except stupid free-to-play smartphone games maybe!  A guy on the internet said it so it must be true! A smart person would realize that the story is exaggerated, overblown, or just … Continue reading

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In Defense of David-kun Part II of II

Last time I talked about how wrong the subtitles of the video “Davido-kun love Japan” were, and how even if you don’t know a single word of Japanese you should have been smart enough to realize how made-up they were.  … Continue reading

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