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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Looking Up

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At Work

Chiba City, Japan

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Ad

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Cell Phone

Train is coming. Someone is checking their cell phone. Certainly not an uncommon scene here. Shibuya Station, Tokyo

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Shinjuku Station

Shinjuku Station, Tokyo

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taxi

Shinjuku, Tokyo

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under the painting

Shibuya Station, Japan

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Reunited

After years away, I am back in Kujukuri, the town in which I once resided. Here are a few shots of my good friends from my days of terrorizing the town. This is Will, my good buddy who has heroically remained at his post as English teacher at the local junior high school for 5...

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Conductor

While in transit from Shibuya to Daikanyama (two of my favorite areas in Tokyo), I glanced to my left and noticed this train conductor gazing out of the side of the car. As with most conductors and railway employees in Japan, he was very focused on his job. Trains here run with incredible effiency, and...

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Shrine Visit

The beginning of a new year means a fresh start for almost everyone, but in Japan there is a particularly special meaning. The Japanese people traditionally practice the observing of “hatsu”, or “the first” during this time of the year, and what that entails is essentially the noting of the first time any event, big...

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