20 September 2014 ~ 3 Comments

What do Japanese Girls, Subway Gropers and Ramen have in Common?

What do Japanese Girls, Subway Gropers and Ramen have in Common?

Apparently they have LIY in common! At least according to a three-month check of the top ten search terms that bring googlers to my haunts, aside from the blog name itself: Loco in Yokohama (which is number 1).   Not sure how to analyze that though. I do have a number of stories on all the top three though… These two […]

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30 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Undercover Sting Operation Nabs Subway Groper (Chikan) FINALLY!!

Undercover Sting Operation Nabs Subway Groper (Chikan) FINALLY!!

It’s nice to know the police are actually on the job and not fully dependent on women only cars and the assistance of grown ass men in the vicinity, cuz we know how well that was working out. I address this in my new book (check out the excerpt on Kirainet, here), as I have on […]

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08 June 2013 ~ 15 Comments

Letter from LIY Reader Groped on Train in Japan

Got a letter from a 16-year-old exchange student today. She says: I just wanted to say a thank you on behalf of a lot of people for intervening and stopping that train groper. As horrible as it is that it occurred in the first place, it was heartening to read about someone stepping in and […]

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04 October 2011 ~ 43 Comments

The Cure for the Plague Of Japanese Perverts on the Trains

The Cure for the Plague Of Japanese Perverts on the Trains

I could feel the awkward pressure against me, his bodily insistence that I move when moving was unnecessary; ample space awaited him in the other direction I discerned with a glance. If this were NY I would’ve thought he was a pickpocket or nutcase…but this is Yokohama, and the mere fact that he was touching […]

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23 July 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Bottom 5 chotto chigau things in Japan

Bottom 5 chotto chigau things in Japan

This is my submission for the July 2010 Japan Blog Matsuri hosted by my buddy Moku-chan over at Daigakudeki. Thanks for hosting and good luck! The theme this month was things in Japan that I find to be (chotto chigau) a little different. Hmmm… Everybody always makes Top 10 list but my list will be […]

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23 April 2010 ~ 2 Comments

loco in yokohama, the movie: Scene 1- We’re gonna need another chikan!

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    Click here for all English version . . . LOCO IN YOKOHAMA by Loco FIRST DRAFT FADE IN TITLE We’re gonna need another chikan! FADE OUT FADE IN INT. SUBWAY CAR-DAY We move through a crowded subway car, every seat filled, every inch of standing room occupied (though not sardine-like), every face: Asian. This […]

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23 April 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Loco in Yokohama, the movie – Scene 1 (eng): We’re gonna need another chikan!

Loco in Yokohama, the movie – Scene 1 (eng): We’re gonna need another chikan!
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. 日 本語は、ここをクリックしてください。 . . LOCO IN YOKOHAMA by Loco FIRST DRAFT FADE IN TITLE We’re gonna need another chikan! FADE OUT FADE IN INT. SUBWAY CAR-DAY We move through a crowded subway car, every seat filled, every inch of standing room occupied (though not sardine-like), every face: Asian. This crowding is par for the course, judging […]

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12 June 2009 ~ 17 Comments

Anti-Acts of Retaliation #3: Team Chikan

This morning, as I passed through the ticket gate, I could hear the train pulling into the station so I sprinted up the endless staircase taking the steps two at a time. By the time I reached the top the passengers had already boarded and as I rushed towards the nearest door the passengers facing my approach liked to […]

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20 May 2009 ~ 4 Comments

Anti-Acts of Retaliation #2: I thought he was a chikan…

…but I was wrong. She was cute! I’d noticed her before the train had even arrived. She was wearing a mini-skirt, not so short, not so tight, 2-inch pumps and no pantyhose. She was a looker, but no more than the thousand lookers I see everyday here (Yes I still suffer periodically from the so-called […]

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10 March 2009 ~ 38 Comments

Anti-Acts of Retaliation #1: Cock-Blocking Chikan

Anti-Acts of Retaliation #1: Cock-Blocking Chikan

I could feel the awkward pressure against me, his subtle insistence that I move when moving was unnecessary;  ample space awaited him in the other direction I discerned with a glance. If this were NY I would’ve thought he was a pickpocket or nutcase…but this is Yokohama, and the mere fact that he was touching me voluntarily was […]

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