24 October 2011 ~ 8 Comments

Be The Change You Want To See In Japan!

Be The Change You Want To See In Japan!
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I’ve gone through several phases over the past eight years spent here in Japan… The first phase could be called my Black Anjin-San phase. I’d be that black guy inserting my two-yen into a Japan bashing session at a Gaijin bar, saying shit like: “Man, how can you say that about these wonderful people?” or “You [...]

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09 October 2011 ~ 22 Comments

Maybe They Think Hawaii is in Japan!

Maybe They Think Hawaii is in Japan!

This conversation took place with a Japanese friend at a cafe in Yokohama: Me: …I thought it was a very interesting article! What do you think? Yoko: Of what? Me: His argument that both Gaikokujin and Gaijin essentially mean the same thing: Not so much foreigner, but not-Japanese. Yoko: You think so? Me: Well, yeah, [...]

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28 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Loco in Yokohama, The Movie-Scene 3: Sometimes a dream is just a dream

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 For All English version click here . FADE IN TITLE Sometimes a dream is just a dream  FADE OUT TITLE  EXT. YOKOHAMA-SAME MORNING   Loco walks away from a fairly modern apartment complex.  Still high from his dream, he has a bounce in his step, pride in his stride. He walks upright, confident and poised, basking in the morning [...]

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25 April 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Loco in Yokohama, the movie- Scene 2 (eng): It all started with a dream…

Loco in Yokohama, the movie- Scene 2 (eng): It all started with a dream…

日 本語は、ここをクリックしてください。 FADE IN TITLE: It all started with a dream… FADE OUT TITLE NARRATOR (V.O.) It all started about a few months ago, with a dream he’d been having off and on for over a year… FADE IN EXT. MOUNT FUJI- MORNING Mt. Fuji, peaked with snow, fills the screen, not unlike the Paramount logo. Then we zoom [...]

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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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21 April 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Loco’s back!

Thank you all for your patience (assuming you were all just sitting around waiting for me to get it together.) Well the wait is over: Loco’s Back! Got myself a new self-hosted blog and spanking new logo and banner, and a bunch of other doodads to make my blogging life a little easier and your [...]

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10 April 2010 ~ 17 Comments

Yokohama, in living color pt.4: Hanami in Yokohama

Yokohama, in living color pt.4: Hanami in Yokohama

Took a little stroll around Yokohama last week, to an area not too far from Ishikawacho station. There ‘s a lovely historical district, and a quiet park there with Sakura (cherry blossoms) galore. Here are the pics: Ah, Spring! Loco

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04 April 2010 ~ 49 Comments

Ambassador Extraordinaire

I was reading through my post from a year ago and came across a comment I wrote in response to a reader’s comment.  I had written the post in response to a Japanese reader’s advice as to how I should respond to Japanese people who avoid me out of fear of me. My response was [...]

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29 March 2010 ~ 41 Comments

Conversation 3/28/10: Tell me something I don’t know…

This conversation took place with a Japanese friend at a cafe in Yokohama: Me: …I thought it was a very interesting article! What do you think? Yoko: Of what? Me: His argument that both Gaikokujin and Gaijin essentially mean the same thing: Not so much foreigner, but not-Japanese. Yoko: You think so? Me: Well, yeah, [...]

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08 December 2009 ~ 17 Comments

Mi kasa su kasa

Mi kasa su kasa

As I laced up my boots preparing to leave my house, I realized that the noise that had awakened me an hour earlier than my alarm and the sound I’d been trying to ignore all morning was the patter heavy rain makes on galvanized metal, like the kind on my neighbor’s porch roof.  I turned to my right, in the vestibule, and [...]

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