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  1. 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
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  2. The 3-Kilogram Can of Kagome Pasta Sauce Storyhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10397-the-3-kilogram-can-of-kagome-pasta-sauce-story

    I've been really into pasta lately because it's cheap and easy to make. So naturally I go all-in and purchase a commercial-use 3-kg can of Kagome pasta sauce on Amazon. 2-kg into the can of pasta sauce, I can definitively say that I no longer have the...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
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  3. My Take on the Japanese Legend of Urashima Tarohttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10383:my-take-on-the-japanese-legend-of-urashima-taro&catid=63

    My daughter's kindergarten class acted out the traditional Japanese folktale "Urashima Taro." Finding the story quite dark and disturbing, I provide my characteristic misinformed opinions and skewed judgements.

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Videos
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  4. Scam Alert - officialiphoneunlock.co.ukhttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/general/10177-scam-alert-officialiphoneunlock-co-uk

    and phone number published. Maybe you're planning on placing an order with them. Don't. It's a scam. Allow me to share my story. My iPhone 4S was with Japanese carrier Softbank. Japanese carriers (esp. Softbank) are infamous for never unlocking...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
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  5. The Kyoto Poopie Incidenthttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/1001-the-kyoto-incident

    I have a story for you, and it's quite disgusting really. But this is me you're talking to, so that's what you get. Anyways, I'll get to the point. I went on an all-day road trip to visit the ninja villages in Japan. It was 4 of us: me, Susumu,...

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

    knew that I liked to write funny songs in Japanese: “You can't do anything about it, so write a song about it. Your shrine story is funny.” Step 7 I took his advice and wrote a song about it entitled “The Shrine Drummer.” You can find the mp3 and lyrics...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
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  7. The Evil Heckler - a Horror Shorthttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10093:the-evil-heckler-a-horror-short&catid=63

    A blast from my past--a first-person-perspective horror short telling the story of a psychotic killer known as "Heckler." No people or animals were harmed in the making of this fine film; however, a lot of cardboard was trashed.

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Videos
    • Language: *
  8. My Adventures in Spam Blockinghttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10172-my-adventures-in-spam-blocking

    not my life's mission, but my primary home IT project for the next few months or so. This was my mission, and this is my story. Maybe you'll see this in theaters next summer. My Own Mail Server If I was going to totally block all spam from my inbox, I...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
    • Language: *
  9. Flaw in LINE Causes Unintentional Identity Thefthttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10222-flaw-in-line-causes-unintentional-identity-theft

    phone number saved in his precious little black book. It was a case of unintentional identity theft, courtesy of LINE. Long story short, I closed my account and recreated it, being sure to turn off the offending "scan address book" feature the second...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  10. My Bout With Stealing and Subsequent Family Dramahttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/general/10062-my-bout-with-stealing-and-subsequent-family-drama

    brother who had returned for summer break with more Nintendo games than the "Angry Video Game Nerd." His initial story was that the games were the natural result of winning the grand prize in a video game contest in the Bay Area. The story made perfect...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  11. My Tokyo Doorbell Policy by David Problemahttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10367:my-tokyo-doorbell-policy-by-david-problema&catid=63

    I explain and share stories related to my strict Tokyo doorbell policy. I only answer the door for 2 categories of people. The rest---oh hell no!

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Videos
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  12. Altered Beast Rant by David Problemahttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10366:altered-beast-rant-by-david-problema&catid=63

    I talk and rant about an old-school video game from my childhood called "Altered Beast."

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Videos
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  13. I Moved To Japan To Get Out Of Jury Dutyhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10085-i-moved-to-japan-to-get-out-of-jury-duty

    A week before moving to Japan I was called to jury duty. My happiest day was calling them and telling them that I can't make it...ever. They added a note to my “juror profile” regarding the international move, and asked me to call them when I move back...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  14. How to Deal with Unwanted Attention from Japanese Menhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10338-how-to-deal-with-unwanted-attention-from-japanese-men

    book, but I remember this one passage which described a teahouse party. A geisha had just finished telling a sensual story to entertain the drunk men about a young maiden who got her privates exposed, when one of them leans towards the younger...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  15. Polite but Direct Refusal in Japanesehttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/studying-japanese/10408-polite-but-direct-refusal-in-japanese

    as terse in my humble opinion. Obviously a native speaker would be more qualified to comment, but it reminded me of a short story by Herman Melville titled, "Bartleby, the Scrivener" where the main character refuses anything and everything using the...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Studying Japanese
    • Language: *
  16. How I Send Money Between my Japan and USA Bank Accounts - Life Abroadhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10388-how-i-send-money-between-my-japan-and-usa-bank-accounts-life-abroad

    * Xoom.com - Owned by Paypal, I had high hopes for this one, but it turned out to be a big waste of time. Read the full story here: Xoom.com Review - Is This a Joke? That's all the methods I've used so far--stay tuned for more! Do you know of any other...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  17. How to Balance the Feiyu Tech MG Gimbal Camera Stabilizerhttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/general/10360-how-to-balance-the-feiyu-tech-mg-gimbal-camera-stabilizer

    get it to work properly. The motors made an nasty grinding noise shortly after turning it on. I thought it was broken. Long story short, it wasn't. The camera must be near-perfectly balanced so as not to strain the motors, and there are 4 locations to...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
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  18. 32 - Noise Pollution in Japanhttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10352:32-noise-pollution-in-japan&catid=52

    conclusions. POSTSCRIPT It occurred to me that the excessive announcements might be for the benefit of blind people. As the story goes, a famous Japanese politician had a blind son, so he enacted lots of reform to make Japan more accessible and...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Podcast
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  19. My 30-Day Trial of Google Apps for Workhttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10347-my-30-day-trial-of-google-apps-for-work

    necessary to go into excessive detail because I'm sure Google Apps for Work is already well-covered on the web, but long story short--it's an incredible bargain. Google offers a tremendous number of features for the price--to the point it can be...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: IT
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  20. Building the Ultimate Media Center PC: Choosing the Hardwarehttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10148-building-the-ultimate-media-center-pc-choosing-the-hardware

    In other words, I will try my damnest to get it running on a minimum Linux install. This was my mission, and here is my story. The Hardware The most formidable step is the first one--choosing the right hardware. I tried a veritable heap of hardware, so...

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