Monthly Archives: March 2011

Miss Hathoway- IN HERE NOW!!!!

“Miss Hathoway, please make the following urgent phone calls. Don’t leave your desk until these are completed.” 1) Please call the US State Department, the US and Japanese Embassies, and NHK News to distribute the following news bulletin on behalf … Continue reading

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Fun Facts Not Available to the General Public- Only in Japan

Ok- what’s a fact that one would only know by living in Japan, a fact that would not be covered in a guide or culture book? The people of Japan have unique shaped feet versus other peoples in the world. … Continue reading

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Flying by the Seat of Your Pants- The Only Way to Go in Japan

Shinkansen Travel. The Japanese Name for “Bullet Train” and the Clampitts preferred form of long distance travel. Tokyo, one of the largest cities in the world, becomes grid locked on the weekends with city folk desperate to escape. A 2 … Continue reading

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Upheaval in the Hood- Are you Safe in Japan?

For those of you afraid to travel, fearful that danger lurks around every corner, certain that muggers spying your fanny pack and camera might mark you as made, Japan should be the first international stop out of the neighborhood cul … Continue reading

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Shrine Sale or Bust

One of my favorite pastimes and one missing from my current ExPat lifestyle is “junkin’,” a term used for dotingly, carefully, and surrepticiously clawing through piles of used items while being careful not to arouse the attention of other junkers … Continue reading

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