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  1. June 2005 - April Fools, Jusco Mornings, and Japanese TV Jauntshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10031-june-2005-april-fools-jusco-mornings-and-japanese-tv-jaunts

    and Joe came out to visit during Golden Week. Kayo and I picked them up in Osaka; we crashed for the night; then headed to Tottori. That same night we had a live concert scheduled in Tottori (Mike was going to be my special guest guitarist), so we had...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  2. October 2003 - First Impressions of Tottorihttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10019-first-impressions-of-tottori

    TOWN -- TOTTORI I dig this town. Way different from LA. People are really nice, but they still stare at me (I guess I kinda stand out). I stare at other foreigners too thinkin', "What the hell are YOU doing here?! This is MY town!" The bar scene is...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  3. September 2003 - I've Arrived in Tottori, Japanhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10018-ive-arrived-in-tottori-japan

    a very hectic week of training at the AEON West headquarters in Okayama, I arrived in Tottori, Japan. Training week was crazy busy, but kinda funny. Our dorm was like Gilligan's Island--no TV, Internet, or any connection to the outside world. We were...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  4. February 2005 - More Concerts, Gettin' in the Newspaper Part 2https://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10030-february-2005-more-concerts-gettin-in-the-newspaper-part-2

    artificial grass-like material. I can't express how awesome it was swimming and going on waterslides in the dead of winter. Tottori Live I then had a concert in Tottori. It went really well, and the enthusiastic reaction from the audience was very...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  5. August 2004 - Fireflies, Beach Parties, Festivalshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10026-august-2004-fireflies-beach-parties-festivals

    Park There's a gorgeous park in Tottori called Ochidani Park. For a few weeks during late June, the park is home to thousands of active fireflies at night. It's quite the popular local attraction, so I went to see them twice. I was especially excited...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  6. January 2004 - My First Flu and Subsequent Trip to the Hospital / Meet the NHK Guyhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10022-tottori-january-2004

    Year's was great. I got 10 days off, so my mom, dad, and sister came out to visit. We toured Tokyo, Kyoto, then ended up in Tottori. Sarah and I went a New Year's party at our hotel in Kyoto. It was fun despite the fact we were by far the youngest...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  7. Sept 2005 - Motorcycle Gangs, 3-Hour Lunchbreaks, Time to Move Onhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10032-sept-2005-motorcycle-gangs-3-hour-lunchbreaks-time-to-move-on

    Tottori City Library There's a new city library that's really close to my house, so I've been going there lately to study Japanese. It's nice and well-equipped, but there always seems to be a mother in there with a noisy, bratty kid that won't shut up....

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  8. Feb 2006 - Decadent Dinners & Gettin' on NHKhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10034-feb-2006-decadent-dinners-a-gettin-on-nhk

    his kindness and stumbled home. Mondaiji on NHK I got on TV again--not that it's an impossible challenge in a place like Tottori. Anyways, it was great exposure even though it was only a local TV show. Several months ago I visited 2 TV stations in...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  9. October 2004 - Typhoons, Concerts, and Ninjashttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10028-october-2004-typhoons-concerts-and-ninjas

    storm was so cool I even filmed some of it from my balcony. There is supposed to be another one on the way. Fortunately, Tottori doesn't get hit too severely by typhoons. Further south is a different story. Earthquake! There were some earthquakes here...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  10. June 2004 - First Time on TV, Live Show, Koreahttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10025-june-2004-first-time-on-tv-live-show-korea

    Tottori-style I've been rollerblading a lot lately at this skateboard ramp park near my house. I've been trying to teach myself rollerblading tricks--something that every 26 year-old needs to know. It was going well; however, one fateful day I landed a...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  11. 問題児 - 鳥取駅 (歌) / Mondaiji - Tottori Eki (song)https://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10303:mondaiji-tottori-eki-song&catid=62

    問題児の歌 - 鳥取駅 - スタジオレコーディング Studio recording of Tottori Eki by Mondaiji

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Music
    • Language: *
  12. December 2004 - Gettin' in the Newspaper, Japanese Class, Parties, and Concertshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10029-december-2004-gettin-in-the-newspaper-japanese-class-parties-and-concerts

    Time in the Newspaper My student Ayumi works for the Asahi newspaper here in Tottori, and she asked if she could interview me. It was fantastic PR because she focused primarily on Mondaiji (my music/comedy project). The article appeared in the Sunday...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  13. Stuff I'll Miss and Stuff I Won'thttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10035-stuff-ill-miss-and-stuff-i-wont

    I'm leaving AEON and Tottori soon, and some things I will miss while others I won't. This should make for a good summary of the countryside Japan English conversation teacher lifestyle. Things I will miss: * Going to the most popular restaurant in...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  14. Nov 2005 - F'd Up Drink Machines and Spicy Curryhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10033-nov-2005-fd-up-drink-machines-and-spicy-curry

    said, "I'm sorry. I...ah...I...um...tripped over it." Cardamon Curry Restaurant Kayo and I tried a new curry restaurant in Tottori. It has 10 different levels of spiciness, so without hesitation I ordered 10 (the spiciest). The guy asked, "Are you sure?...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  15. March 2004 - Snowboarding and Hitchhikinghttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10023-march-2004-snowboarding-and-hitchhiking

    for doing too little error correction and not following the dress code. Who says cargo pants ain't dressy?! Snowboarding, Tottori-Style I went snowboarding twice--once with one of my students and her coworkers, and another time alone. One of my...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  16. Episode 5 - Reflections on Life in the Countrysidehttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10152:episode-5-reflections-on-life-in-the-countryside&catid=52

    Japan countryside were the golden days of my Japan experience. I talk primarily about daily life and spending free time in Tottori, Japan.

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Podcast
    • Language: *
  17. April 2004 - Dance Clubs, Wigs, and Salad Dressinghttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10024-april-2004-dance-clubs-wigs-and-salad-dressing

    Club I finally went clubbing in Tottori a few times. The club had a small, community-like feeling to it, so I kinda felt like I was at the local hoe-down. I ran into a few of my students, and the other foreigners there randomly talked to me just cuz I'm...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  18. December 2003 - My First Haircut, Movie, and Live Househttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10021-my-first-haircut-movie-and-live-house

    I checked out this club in Tottori that bands play at (called After Hours). It was really interesting because almost every band sang in English, but they couldn't actually speak English. This one cover band had like 10 musicians. The singer tried to...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  19. November 2003 - My Name is Debuhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10020-my-name-is-debu

    that town on vacation for once. I had previously always associated that town with tons of work. * Last weekend I hiked up Tottori's Kyusho Mountain. The hike was a really strenuous climb up thousands of stairs. It was funny cuz the only other people I...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  20. The Shrine Drummerhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10015-the-shrine-drummer

    Before moving to Tokyo, I taught English in a countryside prefecture known as Tottori. I loved it there. My only complaint was my noisy neighbor that liked to play taiko drums early in the morning (usually between 5:30am – 6:00am). He would open all...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
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