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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10 March 2010 ~ 11 Comments

Live from Locohama S1/E17: Yokohama Five-O

Live from Locohama S1/E17: Yokohama Five-O

Shit, I forgot to put some money on my Pasmo…and I was in a rush to meet a student, so I didn’t stop when the little swinging doors on the turnstile slammed into my thighs. This was not the first time. Usually I would stop, go back and fill it up. Sometimes I keep it [...]

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