16 December 2010 ~ 15 Comments

Live from Locohama S2/E38: The solution to the Japanese Ageing Crisis?

Live from Locohama S2/E38: The solution to the Japanese Ageing Crisis?

Many of you might have heard about the declining birth rate here in Japan. There’s much ado about it in the news. What’s to be done? Well, today at work I saw something that might be key: Get the kids to thinking about having babies! Yep. How do you go about that? Well…step this way: First you […]

14 December 2010 ~ 9 Comments

Loco On Location

Loco On Location
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A week from today I’m going home…for a visit…for two weeks. Two weeks of reunions, refreshment, renewal, resuscitation, rejuvenation, revitalization, and I suspect a bit of recrimination and re-evaluation. Yeah…home. I haven’t been home for the holidays since 2003. I can’t say I’m a holiday groupie. But, I am a fan. It’s sort of a guilty pleasure. […]

12 December 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Live from Locohama S2/E37: Good Clean Fun

Live from Locohama S2/E37: Good Clean Fun

Over the course of the year, the school gets pretty dirty… Time to change that! It’s like a cleaning game. Japanese call it Zoukin Gake! Aren’t they just too cute for words….I love my kids! These pics were submitted as part of the Show Me Japan series at Budget Trouble Vol. 1/Issue 4. Please go there […]

07 December 2010 ~ 2 Comments

A liberating thought

A liberating thought

I am not in Japan to change the minds and hearts of the natives here…but because of my presence here things have changed…just a little. In seven years, I have taught and personally interacted with over a thousand teens and hundreds of adults, through teaching in Junior high schools, doing private lessons teaching at NOVA, in my […]

05 December 2010 ~ 2 Comments

What’s up, Loco? Question #4: Fisticuffs with Assholes

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This question is from Matt What’s up Loco! I noticed in recent posts you mentioned that once or twice your anger/rage had actually manifested itself into a physical confrontation, I’d like to hear more. Without going into my personal situation in too much detail, I currently live in the UK but will eventually move back […]

05 December 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Yokohama, in living color: greatest hits

Yokohama, in living color: greatest hits

I’m not a professional photographer, or even an aspiring one. But I think I’ve taken some pretty decent shots of my adopted hometown over the years. Here are a few of my faves:               In case you’re wondering, I use a Canon thingamajig with automatic everything and many cute colors, the […]

03 December 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Failure is the new success

Failure is the new success

Some of you, I’m sure, have been waiting to hear about the results of my NaNoWriMo undertaking. I basically finished up the “My name is Loco” series and put my blogging on hold to crank out the Great American Novel. 50000 words in thirty days. Well, I have some good news and some bad news. Bad news […]

03 December 2010 ~ 32 Comments

What’s up, Loco? Question #3: How to sully a perfectly good rant

What’s up, Loco? Question #3: How to sully a perfectly good rant
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Well, this question (or rather series of questions) weren’t submitted directly as “What”s up Loco?” questions but after reading them I felt it warranted entry and a thorough explanation. So, question(s)#3 is from Kallisti, and it is as follows: Uuhhh… A little surprised by the use of that particular video, I’m thinking “Wait a minute, […]

02 December 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Loco goes Otaku?

Loco goes Otaku?

And the winner is: Loco in Yokohama Yippee!!! What did I win? The second place prize in the 2010 Internet Scavenger Hunt is none other than the action figure that puts other action figures to shame. The most beautiful, gorgeously clad, bustiest, sexiest cyclops in the anime world. That’s right folks, I’m talking about  Space Pirate from Intron Depot (blue version)! I […]

01 December 2010 ~ 8 Comments

What’s up Loco? Question #2: Great big hairy balls of steel

This response is for Zach, longtime reader and supporter of Loco in Yokohama. First off, Zach-san, thank you so much for your support over the years. It’s readers like you that make blogging worthwhile. readers who not only read and enjoy but comment and interact and for that I’m humbly grateful. So, here’s Zach’s question: […]