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Well, I was here in Tokyo for fireworks on my birthday, but Nature conspired to send a typhoon my way, which forced Tokyo to delay the fireworks. It wasn’t a total washout, I did manage to celebrate by going to Akihabara, which turned out to be much closer to my … Continue reading
And I don’t mean the song by Buster Poindexter from years ago, I mean the thermal climate has been ridiculously, dangerously, even deadly hot here in Japan. The day after I got here, Monday, I had to go in from Narita down to Shinjuku, Tokyo, to pick up the key … Continue reading
Well I’m here, after a long flight with very little sleep, it’s currently 10:45 PM on Monday night, 9:45 AM Monday morning to you all in Eastern Daylight Time, and I’m in Narita, Japan. Specifically, I’m in a hotel room just down the road (and a short train ride) from … Continue reading
Getting close now, and I’m trying to get everything set up before I leave. Laundry, packing, re-packing due to forgetting something, re-re-packing due to everything I want to take not fitting, etc. At least I finished my taxes, and managed to get some pictures of this year’s cherry blossoms downtown. … Continue reading
So, once again I prepare to depart for the Land of the Rising Sun, where the cherry blossoms (sakura) are in bloom! This will be a relatively short trip, only two weeks, but the goal is to take as many pictures of cherry trees in bloom in as many iconic … Continue reading
Almost exactly 2 years ago today, October 23 2012, I was on the first full day of my third trip to Japan, a month-long excursion I called “Nerdtour 2012” (I blogged it on this site). One of the best places I went was this little slice of old Tokyo park design, called … Continue reading