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August 16, 2007

Daimonji and Kyoto and Trains

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I’m back with more interesting tales of my time in the land of the rising sun.

The first thing I’m going to talk about is trains because they’re awesome and thus worth mentioning.

Japan has pretty incredibly figured out how to make the trains run on time, even without being fascist or italian.  (more…)

August 13, 2007

Yoyogi Park and Sony

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So, I skipped updating this blog yesterday, because I didn’t really think there was that much to say, thus you get a super special combined report today. (more…)

August 11, 2007

Ueno Zoo

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Today was a pretty nice lazy saturday.  I went to the zoo around noon and saw the giant pandas and tigers and bears (oh my).   They also had a komodo dragon which was pretty awesome.  I guess these posts aren’t very interesting, when all I do is normal stuff.

It was mad hot though.  After the first hour or so, I was about to pass out.  Saved, fortunately, by lunch in an ACed building.  Also, saw some classic paddle boats.   Some had swans.  Tomorrow, yoyogi park and other cool stuff.

Did laundry in the evening, a pretty easy, albeit much too expensive process.

Peace out.

August 10, 2007


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This is the section of japan know for it’s discount electronic stores and more to my interests, comic and hobby stores.

I went through a few computer stores and then went up and down the streets in search of all sorts of cool fan made comics and various other fare.  That was pretty much my day.  I also found a pretty awesome arcade.  Spent a bit of time there.   All these girls in maid outfits handing out fliers for their maid cafes.  Pretty cool environment.

I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow, my previous plans seem null, I might go see a movie or something.

I’m taking import offers as well, someone should tell joep.

August 9, 2007

Anime and Arcades

Filed under: Uncategorized — espeed @ 12:06 pm — Tags:

Today was pretty fun. I started off by trying to find the pokemon center. I failed. I will try again some other time. I don’t like asking for directions in Japanese because I feel I’m really inconveniencing people. Part of this trip is trying to break out of my aversion to speaking with natives, hopefully I break out of it soon.

Then I spent a great deal of time in Ikebukuro, wandering around half looking for the Animate head store which deals with character goods and all things anime. On my way there I went in and out of numerous arcades. (more…)

August 8, 2007

Toei?and Suginami animation museums

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As per my schedule, today I explored two animation museums. It’s still hard navigating the city. I still get turned around in Boston from time to time, so I’m having to stay on my toes in order to get anywhere. This is a great spot to take a step back and talk about the Tokyo subway system. (more…)

August 7, 2007

Arrived in Japan

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So, I’m typing this from the free internets which they provide at the hostel which I’m staying. I didn’t bring my laptop as it’s more of a liability than anything, but there are plenty of computers to be used in general here in Japan, so I shouldn’t be too isolated.

The flight was long but uneventful, I slept some, had fairly decent airline meals, watched some movies, some tv, pretty uneventful. (more…)

August 6, 2007

Leaving for Japan

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Of course, I’m rushing around trying to get ready for this trip.  Hopefully, everything works out okay.  I have a 14 hour flight which gets me there around 3PM (2AM here).  Won’t do much the first day but I should update this from time to time.

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