Greetings from J-List June 16, 2000

Greetings from Japan, home of the tomato flavored pretzel… Japan’s many bizarre vending machines are world famous. There are vending machines here for everything from underwear to adult...

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Greetings from J-List June 12, 2000

Greetings from Japan, home of the tomato flavored pretzel. Japan’s many bizarre vending machines are world famous. There are vending machines here for everything from underwear to adult toys to...

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Greetings from J-List May 24, 2000

Greetings from Japan, the only country with love hotel built like the cruise ship Q.E. II (and it’s right in our city). It’s late at night in Japan now, and Tomo and I are working very...

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Greetings from J-List May 20, 2000

Hello again from Japan. It’s a wet, cold Saturday afternoon today, so Chiharu and I’ve decided to take the kids out for that old Japanese pastime — karaoke. Karaoke in Japan is...

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Greetings from J-List May 15, 2000

Hello again, on this rainy evening in Japan. A few hours ago the skies were booming and crashing with a fierce thunderstorm that had all of us jumping like scared cats. The big news from Japan is the...

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Greetings from J-List May 13, 2000

Greetings from Japan — home of the original onion wine (wine made from onions, yech). The recent “hayari” (boom, fashion) among young women in Japan has been to tan their faces an...

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Greetings from J-List May 13, 2000

Greetings from Japan — home of the original onion wine (wine made from onions, yech). The recent “hayari” (boom, fashion) among young women in Japan has been to tan their faces an...

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Greetings from J-List May 8, 2000

Hello again from Japan, where it’s considered good manners to turn your car’s headlights off while waiting at a stoplight, to avoid shining your lights in the eyes of the driver across the...

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Greetings from J-List May 6, 2000

Hello and TGIF from Japan. We’re sixteen hours ahead of California, so we get to start our weekend a little early each week. Just as I was typing the text of Wednesday’s update, Japan was...

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Greetings from J-List May 3, 2000

Hello again from Japan, where you can actually walk around and find signs saying “Chikan chuui” (Beware of sex perverts). I am truly a happy gaijin. A new onsen (hot springs bath) has...

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Greetings from J-List April 26, 2000

Hello again from J-List, where you’ve always got a friend in Japan. I was recently asked what Japanese couples call in each other. Most couples refer to each other by either their names (Kaori,...

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Greetings from J-List April 24, 2000

Greetings from Japan, on this quiet Monday evening. Remember those Gap jeans jacket commercials they were running a few months ago? They ran the same ads in Japan, too, and they’ve had an...

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