***Attention: 1st time or new visitors!***

Welcome to Loco in Yokohama.

For first time visitor, I know Loco in Yokohama can be a bit daunting. There’s just so much material here. Where to start? Well, I’ve made it a little easier. Below is a list of the most popular posts as chosen by readers, either by comment number or hit count, over the course of the past 6 years.

So, sit back and enjoy, and don’t be afraid to drop a comment or even send me an email if you have questions.


1-Top 10 kinda Japanese cuss words and phrases– Basically how to get all potty-mouthed in Anglicized Japanese

2-Mi kasa su kasa- A post about the stealing and borrowing of umbrellas in Japan and my experience one rainy day with a venerable old soldier of an umbrella.

4-Lighten up, Loco– A post I wrote at a time when I felt my writing was getting too heavy and I needed to de-Loco for a while…or suffer grave consequences!

5-おーい、日本人のみなさん、See how beautiful I am…And be ashamed!: A follow-up to the Lighten up, Loco article.

6- The J-Factor– A piece I wrote about a Japanese girl who turned out to be just as giving as I was, to my chagrin. (-:

7-Learn that Japanese!: This was #3 on my 10 ways not to go Loco in Yokohama series.

8-Make Japanese Friends: This was #5 in that same  series. A post on how and why to make friends in Japan.

9-Cock-blocking Chikan– A post I wrote about my efforts to prevent Japanese pervs on the train from performing their trade on Japanese High school girls.

10And, oh yeah, one other reason I just Love japan, the girls: A post in a series I wrote in response to reader queries as to why I stay in Japan if it’s “so bad.”

Series-wise,  the most recommended would be the :

1- Why Do Gaijin Clash? series

2- 10 Ways Not to Go Loco in Yokohama Re-Mastered Series

3- Yokohama, in Living Color (a photo essay)

Well, I think this is enough to get you started and allow to get a feel for where Loco is coming from and where he’s going. I hope you dig my work. If you do please don’t hesitate to tell everyone you know, via whatever method floats your boat.

I’d be much obliged.


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PS: Regular readers, if you have suggestions for additions to this list, please let me know!

9 Responses to “***Attention: 1st time or new visitors!***”

  1. FuKnWitU 28 January 2011 at 1:36 pm Permalink

    "The first part of the most intense series I’ve written so far. I can’t say enough about this series…and some readers call it my best writing yet."

    It is without a doubt in my well respected highly valued not paid for in this instance opinion…THE BEST

  2. fer 28 January 2011 at 2:05 pm Permalink

    Very good for me, I just started reading your blog. The story of the chikan is very funny. It has happened to me a lot here too. Is always fun to cockblock the perverts

  3. Otakucho 26 July 2011 at 12:30 pm Permalink

    I just want to say, I just found this site today via a twitter post by zonjineko. I have to say with all of your articles and content you are an inspiration to me. I have always had this “interest” in Japan but felt that for some reason I would be seriously alienated… I think due to this insecurity of mine it has held me back from pursuing my goal in learning the language and moving out there. I visited Saitama for about 4-5 months back in 2001 but was living with a, well now ex, girlfriend and loved it, but was rather “sheltered” she wasn’t born in japan and was mixed and for some reason wasn’t very willing to go out much. So that didn’t really help, but this site and a few other’s have given me more “hope” i guess you could say. Thank you (=^-^)b

  4. Denize 11 December 2011 at 1:48 am Permalink

    Hi Loco,

    I’ve just had a quick browse through your blog and enjoyed your posts very much. I’m currently training to be a secondary school science teacher in England, which is a very intensive and demanding course, so I won’t be able to read it as often as I’d like, but will make sure I come back to it as often as I.

    All the very best.

  5. Faraha 7 November 2012 at 1:11 am Permalink

    Book was great and left me dying for more…so I think I’ll start reading froom your website. Thanks for the tips for 1st time visitors! Faraha

  6. Nemz 13 June 2013 at 5:54 am Permalink

    Ohayooooooou from the 305,Dade County!!! Been reading your blog for 4 days straight now(I’m on summer vacay,so I got it like that;)! I have to thank your girl Ashley(?) from Surviving in Japan for pointing to the sushi buffet goodness that is your blog; I’m eating it up morning,noon,and nite! I get a vicarious high when reading your stuff,like a vivid daydream I don’t want to end.

    I’m rooting for your ongoing success,you got this!

    P.S.: I bought the Kindle version of “I’m Loco…” 5 minutes ago on my Iphone;CAN’T WAIT to dive in!

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