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Friday, November 21, 2008 / Posted by Zackary /

I did ask for questions and received this one recently.

"Please tell us about your travels in Japan. You know, a full circle synopsis so if we never venture to Japan, we'll still know something about the country. If we go there sometime, we'll know what we want to see for ourselves firsthand as we'll have "seen" bits and pieces of what you've experienced."

Perhaps one day I will write a book about Japan. To give a "full circle synopsis" would be a series of books. Sharing "bits and pieces" are one of the main reasons I write this blog. Is there a particular thing you want to know about?

Maybe about one of the following things:
  • transit
  • yen
  • attractions
  • culture
  • relationships between Japanese people
  • realtionships between the Japanese and foreigners
  • what the Japanese schools are like
  • what shopping is like in Japan
  • how the banks work
  • how and what the apartments are like (Yes there will be pictures of my place soon. This weekend I swear.)
  • how to get a job and what they are like
  • the experience of teaching English
  • information about the Japanese language
  • popular music
  • clothing styles

I will work on a short overview of Japan and see how that goes.

Thank you for the questions. I envision this blog as more then just a one sided conversation so I welcome opinions, thoughts and questions.

Peace & Love,




Anonymous on November 23, 2008 at 9:53 AM

Culture, fashion, trends, the yen, the economy in Japan as it impacts the Japanese people in their daily lives. Do they complain about the economy as we Americans endlessly complain about ours? The Japanese view of Americans from a general perspective of us as a tourist in Japan and their vision of us at home in the USA. For the short time I was in Japan a few times, the people seemed so non-comittal towards Americans - stay here, go home, we don't care. That was the attitude. Very different from that of China and Thailand where the natives were downright giddy over us being in their country. Tell us about anything that interests you. That should be good.

Comment by rkerkenb on January 25, 2009 at 3:30 AM

I'm interested in the life of "salarymen". Those ordinary guys who work in an office environment in cubicles. There are some legendary stories about them. Are they true? If I moved to Japan and got a job as an accountant, how awesome or how miserable would my existence be?

Anurag on January 25, 2009 at 3:44 AM

i would especially like to know about the Schooling and Shopping part.

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