A little late for a White Christmas

That, right there, is Tokyo station in the midst of the Blizzard of 2013, a mild dusting of snow in any of the colder capitals of the world (I’m looking at you, Seoul, DC, Moscow and others!), but works out to be a huge ordeal in Tokyo. 7-Eleven apparently didn’t get any shipments this morning, so no rice ball for me for lunch today.

First world problems and all that. You’re probably living a pretty good life when the biggest worry of your day is that you can’t eat the same thing for lunch that you always do . . . → Read More: A little late for a White Christmas

Yama what?

This is what comes about when I try to explain to people where I spent the last three years of my life. It’s not like I was way out in the country, but it’s certainly not one of the more famous parts of the country. Yamaguchi is one of those places I compare to Nebraska in America: everyone’s heard of it, but you’re hard pressed to think of anything that happens there, to say nothing of a reason to go to there. No offense to anyone who lives in Nebraska, of course…

..but you really should think . . . → Read More: Yama what?

All good things…

It’s 9:45pm, and I’m on a local train in Tokyo, heading back to my hotel. It’s been a ridiculously crazy weekend, basically filling my time with meeting people or taking trains to and from meeting people. I ultimately wound up being awake for 23 hours last night, then slept for about 5 (waking up every hour.. But let’s not get into my annual “Jason can’t sleep” issues) before heading out again. In my opinion, though, that really is the best way to do it when you only have 3 days and two nights for such a not-so-cheap trip (and, . . . → Read More: All good things…