Greetings from J-List November 13, 2000

Hello from Japan, on this Monday morning. I’m posting the update a few hours early today, as I’m off to Tokyo. You’ve been in Japan too long when you get a ‘nihongo ga...

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Greetings from J-List November 10, 2000

Happy Friday from Japan, where soy sauce really does taste better on eggs. One of the realities of raising children in Japan is that you’ll be called upon to go see special performances of...

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Greetings from J-List November 8, 2000

Hello from Japan, on this windy Wednesday evening. Well the U.S. elections are over. They were closely watched from Japan, with an American-style “election watch” board showing which...

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Greetings from J-List November 6, 2000

Happy Monday, from Japan! To an expat like me, living far from my home, the Internet is a wonderful thing. I can browse Amazon.com for books and DVDs, and get them sent to me from our house in San...

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Greetings from J-List November 4, 2000

Hello again from Japan, where people have a tendency to get Eric Clapton’s last name confused with “plankton” for some reason. You’ve been in Japan too long when you make a...

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Greetings from J-List September 30, 2000

Hello again from Japan! Japan can be a funny place. At the end of the day, Japan really loves Europe, and secretly wishes it could be a part of that continent. During the Meiji period, when Japan was...

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Greetings from J-List September 28, 2000

Greetings from Japan, the country with the highest per capita number of vending machines in the world! (I think it’s something like, 3.6 vending machines per person…) The drama of the...

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Greetings from J-List September 26, 2000

Hello from your favorite island nation, Japan! Olympic Fever continues to grip Japan, as everyone watches the various events taking place in Australia. Japan has won 5 gold medals as of Monday night,...

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Greetings from J-List September 22, 2000

Greetings again from that wackiest of places, Japan. The movie Schindler’s List was a very touching story. Japan had their own little-known Schindler, a man named Chiune Sugimoto, a Japanese...

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Greetings from J-List September 20, 2000

Hello again from Japan! On the Japanese TV show Denpa Shonen, singer Kahala Tomomi is still plugging away, trying to break into the American market. Now she’s trying to find a band that’s...

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Greetings from J-List September 18, 2000

Greetings from Japan, where Pocari Sweat is always fresh and cold. Well, we’re extremely glad to say that Japanese Calendar has begun again at J-List. Japanese Calendar Season is a great time...

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