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Eat Like a Viking

The term All-you-can-eat is a cumbersome, mouthful of a word. Buffet is a good substitute, but not entirely accurate as some buffets are not...

Highway Oasis: Destination Rest Stops

Recreation in Japan is serious business. Consider the people waiting in line for hours just for the chance to shake hands with a man...

Nippon’s Digital Numerology: The Pocket Bell

In the 1990s while I was awkwardly transitioning from childhood to adulthood, the world was in the throes of another strange transitional period between...

Hunting & Gathering Truths vs. Farming Lies

Japan is a very unique country in many respects, and has even been called "Planet Japan" by some. Having been more or less isolated...

JapanLife App Test: Japan Free WiFi

First off, welcome to this new series where I hope I can share with you many applications I've found for my devices that help...

Getting Connected in Japan: How to find free or cheap Wi-Fi

Most travelers to Japan (along with your author) come from places where the second we hop off the plane in a new place, we...

Keitai Zombies – Missing out on the real world

Growing up, I remember seeing the classic John Romero Flick "Night of the Living Dead", which scared me to the bone back in those...

Is Japan Ready for Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

It's amazing how quickly the time seems to fly in Japan. It was just a short time ago that Japan won the bid for...

Japan 2020: Ready or not, here we come

In just over five years, Tokyo will become the first city in Asia to host the Summer Olympic games twice, the first time being...

Red Light, Blue Light

The light in front of you changes from yellow, to red. Naturally you interpret yellow to mean “slow down,” and red to mean “stop.”...

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