Category Archives: Japan

Stuff I bought in Japan 2017: Non-Gaming Edition

It’s no coincidence that my trip to Japan this year overlapped Comic Market.  It’s been a solid decade since the last time I went, and that was apparently enough time for me to forget how absolutely miserable it is to … Continue reading

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Stuff I bought in Japan 2017: Gaming Edition

Every time I go to Japan, I tell myself (and anyone who will listen) “Oh, this isn’t just a shopping trip, I have lots of things I will be doing that aren’t shopping.” And then I add up the receipts … Continue reading

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The MOS “Tokyo Tower Cheese Burger”

While MOS Burger is pretty ubiquitous throughout Japan and many of its neighbor countries, it’s more-or-less unknown outside of the region. That’s a shame, because it’s a good alternative to McDonalds or Burger King.  It has the image of being … Continue reading

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“Pink dot” Caramel Banana Pancakes, I should not have eaten you.

I woke up this morning, my last full day in Japan, with the realization that I’d really accomplished everything I’d set out to do while here, I was running a little low on cash, and I should find a cheap … Continue reading

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No Hoots Given

A couple of years ago, I spent two weeks in China, more-or-less evenly divided between Beijing and Shanghai. I really don’t have a lot of positive things to say about the country, as a result. There was no sense of … Continue reading

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Some Serious Roaming

So, the first couple of times I went to Japan, I was more-or-less completely cut off from the world.  I’d specifically bought a “global” Motorola RAZR, only to find that “global” meant pretty much “anywhere except Asia” – Japan in … Continue reading

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I built a thing.

So, there’s a line of building toys called Nanoblock, similar to Lego but much much smaller.  The smallest pieces are just 4mm x 4mm, or a quarter of the size of the lego “1×1”.  Most of their kits (well, at … Continue reading

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