09 January 2009 ~ 23 Comments

And yet MORE things I LOVE about Japan: Service & Safety

And yet MORE things I LOVE about Japan: Service & Safety
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5  & 6 – Service with a gleam and a song / Otherworldly Safe When I first moved to Japan I lived in Musashi Urawa out in Saitama. It’s about 20 minutes from Tokyo on the notorious Saikyo Line.  The Ekimae (the area around the station) has a handful of of shops and restaurants…and as is the norm at [...]

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30 November 2008 ~ 7 Comments

10 ways NOT to go loco in Yokohama #2: Props and Camouflage

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As I’ve mentioned, #1: Don’t be you, is by far the most difficult step. A lot of water has to pass under the bridge before that kind of transformation can occur. So, what do you do in the meantime? My mother used to say, “fake it until you can make it!” In other words, pretend [...]

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