Author Archives: Tokugawa

I’ll be commuting on you in style, someday

There’s more than one way to get from A to B. As you can see. Also from C to H. Not all the ways are equal, though. Sure, walking is pleasant but it’s pretty slow. Some people prefer to get … Continue reading

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Empty Island Mentalities

Aren’t uninhabited islands just the best? Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against inhabited ones. It’s just that, when you compare them islands where absolutely no-one lives, it’s impossible to deny that they lack a certain something. Perhaps you … Continue reading

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Execute this sick filth now

These are exciting times to be alive. Earlier this week, we had a very important change in Japanese law. The result is that illegally downloading files that contain intellectual property such as music, movies or TV shows can now be given … Continue reading

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A Tedeerious Narative

I went to Nara the other day. For those who don’t know, it was the capital of Japan from 710-784. During this time many nice buildings were built there. A lot of them are still around. I like nice things. … Continue reading

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Guns don’t thrill people, gangster movies do

Let’s try an experiment. Close your eyes and imagine Japan; what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Rampant gun crime, of course.   This was the wrong answer. Now those crooks in the media would have you believe that … Continue reading

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Japanese music that might not be awful – 2

As previously threatened, here’s the second part of what I’m sure will eventually be a wildly successful internet thing. Actually, given what’s already out there, I’m a little surprised it isn’t already. For today’s instalment we have 神聖かまってちゃん (shinsei kamattechan), … Continue reading

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Japanese music that might not be awful – 1

It’s always fun to try new things. There’s a real novelty appeal to this. One of the best sources of novel experiences is the world of Japanese music. It’s always easy to find something that’s intriguing and new. While it’s … Continue reading

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Let the all-natural colouring shine in

You can get a lot done with hair. Don’t believe me? Take a look. Some like it discreet.   Others go for the vintage cool. But there’s no reason you can’t combine the two. Why stop at your hair? There’s … Continue reading

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A Bridge over Incredibly Poisonous Water

It’s the rainy season. Guess what it does a lot. Yes, that’s right. It’s not unlike the opposite of this. During this time the weather follows a set pattern. First, it gets hot and humid. Behold the wall of hair. … Continue reading

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All dori lead to Dotombori

I moved recently. The rat race was just too much. Every day this was, bloody exhausting. I wanted a more relaxed pace so I decided to relocate to Osaka. It’s a good place to get away from it all. Sometimes … Continue reading

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