Take the Money and Run

21 June 2011

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Take the Money and Run

DMT here, and this is my first entry into the “Tips” tab.

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Suica and Pasmo cards

15 November 2010

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Suica and Pasmo cards

When you get to Japan, I strongly recommend you buy a Suica or Pasmo card right after you settle in. They work like debit cards for the train, so you don’t have to buy an individual ticket every time. (Fortunately, the kiosks have an option for English) / / / / / / / / […]

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All about trains

15 November 2010

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All about trains

There are basically three ways to get around in Tokyo: / / / / By foot / / By bike / / By train / / / /Yes, technically you could take a taxi, but that’s kindof expensive. And technically you could own a car, but that’s even worse. / / / /And anyway, Tokyo […]

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Regular Train Tickets

15 November 2010

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Regular Train Tickets

You should really just get a Suica or Pasmo card. But if you don’t want to bother with that, just use regular train tickets: / / / /

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Missing the last train home

15 November 2010

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Missing the last train home

Something you should know: All the trains shut down at midnight. / / / / / /Well, ok, a few of them might run till 1AM or something. But basically, if you’re not home by midnight, you’re kinda screwed. (Trains start again around 5 or 6AM, I think) / / / /There was one time […]

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On the train

15 November 2010

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On the train

Pictures from the trains and train stations: / / / /

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The shoe-place

14 November 2010

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The shoe-place

If you’ve ever been to an Asian person’s house, there’s a good chance you were asked to take off your shoes as you entered. I’m not sure why this tradition started, but it is what it is. Here’s how it works in Japan: / / / /Almost every spot you can possibly stand on belongs […]

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Power Sockets in Japan

11 November 2010

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Power Sockets in Japan

Before I came to Japan, I bought a nifty converter-thing to allow me to plug my American electronics into Japanese power sockets. / / / /That turned out to be entirely pointless, because all my American electronics work fine in Japanese outlets. / / / /However, it’s true there are still a few differences between […]

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How to Study Abroad in Japan

11 November 2010

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Here’s my general guide for applying to study abroad in Japan. Things may work different for you than for me; I don’t really know. / / / /Here’s what you need to do: / / Read TheManInJapan.net / /Oh, wait. You’re already doing that. =) / / Get a passport / /I got mine several […]

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Websites in English

11 November 2010

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You might not know this, but the internet has a basic idea of where you are. Some websites use this info so that, for instance, people logging on from Japan see everything in Japanese. But this is annoying if (like me) you can’t really read Japanese. / / / /So here’s the special link to […]

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