Category Archives: Japan

Hiroko Mima – Miss Universe Japan 2008

Hiroko Mima has won the 2008 Miss Universe Japan. Hiroko, a university student and athlete from Tokushima in Western Japan, was selected from amongst 9 other beautiful ladies to represent Japan at the Miss Universe competition in Hanoi, Vietnam on … Continue reading

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Tokyo Motor Show 2007

Went to the Tokyo Motor Show in Makuhari Messe today and met up with Hiro and Kesava. The new concept cars range from extremely cool to butt ugly. Check out more photos here.

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BTO Party

IT had a mid-project party in Andys Bar in Yurakucho. We set out to beat the budget of Â¥500,000. The 8 pint Guiness was popular – we went through at least 3 of them.

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103" Viera TV

This 103″ TFT is amazing. I was looking at it for about 15 minutes in Yodobashi Camera in Ginza today while looking for a TV stand for my 15 year old 27″ TV which has been sitting on the floor for … Continue reading

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End of World Postponed

The Panawave Laboratory cult predicted that the world would end on May 15th. They postponed it until May 22nd when it failed to end on schedule. They’re still travelling around in white vans, wrapping up trees and fences in white … Continue reading

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The Japan Journals

Chapter 1 – Arrival It is 4 o’clock in the afternoon of the 26th of November 1988. I am lying on my bed in the Ivy Flat Hotel in the Shibuya district in Tokyo, Japan. Two days ago I was … Continue reading

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Star Wars Episode II

Episode II started in Japan today. I’ll go see it when the queues to get in are less than 2 hours long.

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Danger on Tokyo Roads

I passed the Japanese driving test! Thanks to Matt who lent me the text books and sample papers, and Ga-chan who let me use his car on the Samezu test course for a couple of weekends, I passed the infamous … Continue reading

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Abba in Japan

ABBA and The Para Para team made a surprise appearance at Yukie’s birthday party! :)

Check out the Abba movie!

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Windsurfing

Went windsurfing with Itoh-san and Pon-chan after a heavy night out with Quadruple. Even with a Quadruple hangover, I had a great day windsurfing. Itoh “Ku”, Pon and I got the train down to Zushi. Abe-san followed us down a … Continue reading

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