Greetings from J-List August 22, 2000

Hello again from Japan, your personal friend in Japan! The Japanese have some interesting superstitions about names, and generally labor over the choice of a name for a baby quite a lot, even seeking...

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Greetings from J-List August 19, 2000

Hello again, on this fine Saturday afternoon (Japan time). I’m putting the finishing touches on today’s update, and then I’m going to do some Saturday-type things, like go shopping...

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Greetings from J-List August 10, 2000

Hello again from Japan, the country that brought you “Creap, a coffee creamer (the name is short for creaming powder”). Well, we’ve got good news all around here. First, the large...

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Greetings from J-List August 8, 2000

Happy Monday from a very hot J-List! We’re still working without our main aircon, during one of the hottest summers in recent memory in Japan. It’s hot and humid — makes me remember...

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Greetings from J-List August 4, 2000

Good evening from all of us at J-List. What a day we’ve had. A freak electrical storm rained lightning and thunder on us, all while the sun was shining. The rain eventually caught up, and...

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Greetings from J-List August 2, 2000

Hello again from J-List! It’s summer, and at MOS Burger, the popular alternative to McDonald’s here in Japan (MOS stands for “mountains, ocean and sky” in case you wondered),...

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Greetings from J-List July 31, 2000

Hello from Japan, that hot, humid but eminently fun country. Well, Japan officially has a 2000 yen note, now that the new bills are in circulation. Previously Japan has had an enormously simple...

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Greetings from J-List July 24, 2000

Hello again from Isesaki, Japan, the official city that stands for respect for human rights” — a declared nuclear-free zone, as proclaimed by the mayor. Well, the San Diego Comicon is...

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Greetings from J-List July 19, 2000

Hello again from J-List, your personal friend in Japan. Economic news in Japan continues to be bad. The latest problems are with the large Sogo Department Store chain, who filed for protection from...

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Greetings from J-List July 15, 2000

Greetings again from Japan, land of raw fish and onion wine. Japanese TV can be quite interesting. On one variety show, contestants compete with business plans, and the show awards the winners money...

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Greetings from J-List July 10, 2000

Greetings from Japan, the original home of “Pepsi Man.” I got some questions about insurance practices in Japan, so I thought I’d talk about the Japanese auto insurance system. All...

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