Category Archives: Trying to be funny

An alternative guide to Toyama

An Alternative Guide to Toyama, Japan Visitors coming to my wonderful hometown of Toyama City today might want to orient themselves with a look around the Muslim quarter to see the famous Umayyad mosque, a reminder of the 700 year … Continue reading

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Get a `job`: Unmissable offer from Japan Inc.

Advertisement for a `job` from Japan Incorporated. Continue reading

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How (not) to go on strike, Japan style

Over the last two weeks, I’ve had the privilege of being witness to a fascinating industrial dispute at Takaoka City Hall. Now, I know that’s not exactly a first line to set your pulse racing, but bear with me. It … Continue reading

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