Greetings from J-List January 28, 2002

Hello again from Japan, the birthplace of canned coffee. Although Japan’s version of Christmas is slightly different from other countries, many customs related to the giving or receiving of...

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Greetings from J-List January 26, 2002

Weekend greetings from your friends at J-List! I had a nice trip to Nagoya on business on Friday, and I got to ride the Nozomi 700 series, the sleekest and fastest shinkansen (bullet train) in Japan....

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Greetings from J-List October 25, 2002

Hello again from your friends in Japan! There are certain changes that happen to Americans who live in Japan for a long time. For one, you get quite comfortable with the metric system, and start...

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Greetings from J-List October 23, 2002

Hello again from Japan! There are many Japanese products with names that sound funny in English. Calpis is a canned drink that’s sweet and milky white in color, that’s been popular in...

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Greetings from J-List January 23, 2002

Hello again from Japan, where it’s okay to make loud slurping noises when eating soba (Japanese noodles) but very rude if you’re eating spaghetti. First of all, we apologize if anyone...

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Greetings from J-List October 21, 2002

Hello again from Japan, where it’s considered polite to turn off your headlights while waiting at a red light (so as not to blind the driver in front of you). We see that the Hollywood remake of...

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Greetings from J-List January 21, 2002

Hello again from your friends at J-List! First of all, we’ve had some problems with the J-List shopping cart taking orders, sending the initial auto replies, then somehow losing the orders...

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Greetings from J-List January 19, 2002

Hello and Happy Saturday from all of us in Japan. We’re often asked, when coming to Japan, what kinds of items are good to bring as gifts? In the past we’ve recommended cigarettes,...

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Greetings from J-List October 18, 2002

Hello and TGIF from all of us at J-List! Japan is in the middle of a “Minus Ion boom” right now. Although were not sure what it’s all about, virtually all manner of products being...

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Greetings from J-List January 17, 2002

Hello again from Japan, where a movie release is called “road show” for reasons that are completely unfathomable to me. It’s been four months since the World Trade Center tragedy,...

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Greetings from J-List January 15, 2002

Hello again. I am back in Japan after a fairly uneventful flight from Los Angeles. I got up at 6 am, bright eyed and bushy-tailed, but now that the evening is wearing on my jet lag is starting to...

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Greetings from J-List October 14, 2002

Hello again to everyone from J-List! Japan’s name in Japanese is “nihon” which is written with the characters for “sun” and “origin” since, seen from China,...

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