The NEW Man In Japan is Here!

Good Morning, One and All! / / / /I know it’s a bit past due (given that Sonicsuns posted my pseudo-introduction a while back), but I’m here now!

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Disaster in Japan

Disaster in Japan

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Hey everybody. It’s Jimmy, the original Man in Japan. / / / /A while back, I wrote a post about earthquakes, saying that they were “an afterthought”. It was true at the time that I wrote it, and it’s probably still true in normal circumstances. But right now, in March 2011, the circumstances are far […]

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The New Man In Japan

The New Man In Japan

Hey everybody, / / / /It’s been about 3 months since I wrote my last post, The Man is no longer in Japan. I’ve moved on to various other projects, including my animation project to teach Japanese called Baka Desnay, which is really fun. I’ve also made some money fixing computers. (Those of you who […]

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The Man is no longer In Japan

The Man is no longer In Japan

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Hey everyone. Yesterday I boarded a plane and flew 12 hours from Tokyo to Chicago. I’m no longer in Japan; I’m back in America. / / / / / / / /You could say that I’m “home” now, but that would rely on a rather strict definition of “home”. As I said in my farewell […]

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Video: Leaving Japan

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On November 16th, I leave Japan and go back to America. (I’m still not quite done with this blog, though.) / / / /httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-zjcLUjSxY

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Suica and Pasmo cards

Suica and Pasmo cards

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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

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

Regular Train Tickets

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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

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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