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  1. January 2004 - My First Flu and Subsequent Trip to the Hospital / Meet the NHK Guyhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10022-tottori-january-2004

    regional coding. Now I can watch Japanese and USA DVDs on it. I can even land space ships with it now. Thanks Microsoft! NHK Guy Japan has this funny thing with the TV. The government-run station NHK has no commercials (kinda like USA's PBS), so to fund...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  2. Haiku - One Guy Smoking Cighttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/poems/10399-haiku-one-guy-smoking-cig

    One guy smoking cig Entire restaurant suffers Selfish addiction

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Poems
    • Language: *
  3. I Told the Guy It Was Time to Go - Short Story by David Problemahttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10365:i-told-the-guy-it-was-time-to-go-short-story-by-david-problema&catid=63

    This is a short comedic story entitled "I Told the Guy It Was Time to Go." I mostly made it because I'd like to try doing standup comedy someday. I also wanted to try out some new AV equipment I got recently. I know it has nothing to do with Japan, but...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Videos
    • Language: *
  4. 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

    left several notes in Japanese in the collection box at the shrine. Then last week I actually went over there to talk to the guy. He wasn't there, but there was a phone number on the door, so I took note of it. As I was leaving, there was this really...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  5. Q & A About the Japanese Entertainment Industryhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/show-biz/10027-q-a-a-about-the-japanese-entertainment-industry

    shows. There are a few I've seen on TV, but almost never consistently. The biggest one I can think of is "Bobby"--an African guy that speaks fluently. But there have been major challenges with breaking in. I certainly don't fit "the pattern" often seen...

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

    Drummer There's this Shinto shrine next to my apartment. Occasionally, some dude there plays a drum around 5:30~6 am. The guy is so bad at playing that drum. It's freakin' abysmal. It sounds worse than a 3 year-old hitting a frying pan. I've decided to...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  7. 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

    reaction from the audience was very encouraging. I went back to the club a few days later to setup another show, and the guy said that I could play the following evening. So I had another concert at the same place less than a week later. Again, the...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  8. Things I miss, don't miss, love, and don't lovehttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/1003-things-i-miss-dont-miss-love-and-dont-love

    that seat like 1500 people and make you go deaf watchin' laker games having a car clubbing in Hollywood watching "Family Guy" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Costco 24-pack of beer in bottles for $18 (see Costco) beer from countries other than Japan a good...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  9. 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

    source of amusement. They rotate volunteer teachers each week so that we can experience different teachers. This one older guy Satoru is so hard to understand. I get maybe 20% at most, and he picks such difficult topics to talk about. Last week he...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  10. 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

    an ash tray stand and smashed the crap out of it, spilling black sand everywhere. The crash was deafening. When a securityguy came because of the loud crash, I just said, "I'm sorry. I...ah...I...um...tripped over it." Cardamon Curry Restaurant Kayo and...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  11. My Experience with Inagawa Motoko (IMO) Talent Agencyhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/show-biz/10077-my-experience-with-inagawa-motoko-imo-talent-agency

    directly was the obvious first step. * "We'll check into itand call you back." They wouldn't call me back. * "The accounting guy is not here right now." The accounting guy never seemed to be there. * "Please call back tomorrow." I would call back the...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Show Biz
    • Language: *
  12. How to Look at Internet Pornhttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10142-how-to-look-at-internet-porn

    the course of my IT career, I can't tell you how many times some guy has brought a computer to me saying, "I dunno what happened. It seems to have a virus or something. Can you take a look?" I take a look and the story is always the same. The guy just...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
    • Language: *
  13. Working Around the Limitations of the Sony a6300/a6500 Camerahttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/general/10362-working-around-the-limitations-of-the-sony-a6300-camera

    The Sony a6300 camera is an amazing little guy, and overall I've been fairly satisfied with its performance thus far. However, as is the case with small form-factor mirror-less cameras that feature big-ass sensors and 4K video recording, it's not...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  14. Fake Phishing Call From Intel Becomes Crank Callhttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10386:fake-phishing-call-from-intel-becomes-crank-call&catid=63

    I've been getting fake calls from scumbags phishing for my personal information. This guy says he's from Intel and wants my email address--likely for identity theft or spamming. I detest such scammers and seek vengeance through comedic shaming.

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Videos
    • Language: *
  15. Extra For a Dayhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/show-biz/1005-extras

    8:00am - 5:00pm and no pay. So I show up at this abandoned Japanese elementary school at 8:00am. 50 Japanese and 1 white guy (me). Guess who stands out? No worries…I’m used to that. …or AM I? The Good: * 80% hot-ass girls that wanna be on TV wearing...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Show Biz
    • Language: *
  16. How to Date Japanese Guyshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10336-how-to-date-japanese-guys

    be all lovey-dovey with. Don’t let any of those bad relationship stories on the web scare you--there are different kinds of guys in Japan as there are anywhere else. Without further ado, let’s get you started! Notice me, Senpai! In an academic or...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  17. Life in Japan - English-Speaking Internet Service Provider Asahi Nethttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10207-life-in-japan-english-speaking-internet-service-provider-asahi-net

    without much more than a brief hiccup. Coolest for me is that they also offer an optional static IP address, making IT guy me the envy of my IT guy cronies. Even more awesome is that as an Asahi Net customer myself, I can offer my readers deep sign-up...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  18. Attention-Hungry America and Shy Modest Japan: A Contrast of Entertainment Cultureshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10094-attention-hungry-america-and-shy-modest-japan-a-contrast-of-entertainment-cultures

    or highlighting shock and surprise. For example, Japan's key 2-person comedy form manzai features a straight man and a stupid guy. Expectedly, the stupid guy says stupid things which are subsequently criticized by the straight man--an attitude likely...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  19. Tokyo Makes Me Hate Peoplehttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10081-tokyo-makes-me-hate-people

    country that allows recently agoraphobic me to conveniently wallow in self-bred hermitism. Only my wife and Kuroneko delivery guy know of the excess to which I utilize Internet shopping. The Kuroneko guy and I are on a first-name basis. I get that...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  20. I Was A Freakhttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/general/10066-i-was-a-freak

    pager case [Pekkle was Sanrio's duck character counterpart to Hello Kitty]. It was quite an odd sight for an 18 year-old guy. I think those that saw it (including my family) questioned my sexual orientation. Facial Hair Like every boy in 1995, I tried...

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