Archive for April, 2011

A New One-Story Building in the Neighborhood

April 18th, 2011

(Actually, there’s reason to this madness: The bar used to be on the second floor of another building, but they were forced to relocate as the building was going to be torn down, and they took their signage with them when they relocated)

Update – 4/14

April 14th, 2011

Well, no news is good news, and there’s no news to report here, hence my lack of updatey blog entries. Life in Tokyo appears back to normal. Last time I went to a supermarket, they were short on yogurt and natto (fermented soybeans). The other day on TV they explained that this was because making […]

“Domestic Suspense”

April 5th, 2011

I found this wonderful (and thick! 598 pages!) comic book compendium at one of the places we stayed at in Okinawa. Here is a rough translation of most of the cover: Title: Domestic Suspense   –   Complaints!! Various blurbs: Don’t talk casually with customers! Store clerks who don’t apologize! She tutted me when I asked a […]

Update – 04/01

April 1st, 2011

One of the initial reasons we left Kawasaki is that the situation was getting worse every day, and we thought it would be prudent to get out before the situation got bad enough that everyone tried to leave at the same time. Our plan was to stay out until the situation started to get better […]