Greetings from J-List March 31, 2000

Hello again from Japan, where the Three Little Pigs’ chant “not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin” has a different meaning entirely. The end of March is upon us, and with it, the...

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Greetings from J-List March 28, 2000

Hello again from Japan, home of the American Dog (someone must have thought a Corn Dog would sell better with this name). Grand Master Takatoriki has won the latest sumo tournament, taking the sumo...

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Greetings from J-List March 25, 2000

Hello again from Japan, where our new favorite beverage is Calpis & Aloe (really! it’s good!). We took the kids to see Toy Story II on Sunday — it was great fun. Japanese movies for...

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Greetings from J-List March 24, 2000

Greetings from Japan, on this lovely Friday. The latest hair fashion in Japan is a soft blonde that’s very pleasing to the eye, far better than the outrageous yellows that Japanese girls have...

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Greetings from J-List March 22, 2000

Hello again from Japan, where our new favorite beverage is Calpis & Aloe (really! it’s good!). We took the kids to see Toy Story II on Sunday — it was great fun. Japanese movies for...

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Greetings from J-List March 20, 2000

Greetings from Japan, where a hamburger with a bun is a hamburger, but hamburger meat alone is a “hamburg.” Consequently, a hot dog with bun is a “frankfurter” but a dog by...

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Greetings from J-List March 15, 2000

Hello from Japan, where even the feminine products have printed Hello Kitty on them. One thing I’m often impressed with since coming to Japan is the “steadiness” I often see here....

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Greetings from J-List March 14, 2000

Greetings from Japan, the country with the highest per-capita number of vending machines in the world. Well, March 14 and White Day are upon us. White Day is the counterpoint to Valentine’s Day...

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Greetings from J-List March 11, 2000

Hello from Japan, where tuna is called “sea chicken.” Trains are a bigger part in the daily lives of Japanese than most Americans, and part of riding trains is checking out the interesting...

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Greetings from J-List March 8, 2000

Greetings from J-List, your friend in Japan. Three people are dead after two trains collided head-on on the Hibiya Line in Meguro, Tokyo, in a terrible train accident. By chance I was in Tokyo today,...

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Greetings from J-List March 6, 2000

Hello again from J-List! Well, Playstation 2 is on sale, after many months of anticipation, and it’s an incredible explosion of consumer joy. Millions of PS2’s are pouring out of the...

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Greetings from J-List March 4, 2000

Greetings from Japan. It’s a lazy Saturday afternoon as Tomo and I put the finishing touches on the weekend update today. As the Japanese recession continues, I’ve noticed a definite trend...

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