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Halloween in Japan?! Take 2: Jack-O-Lantern Soup

Happy Halloween! In the last few weeks, a number of local friends and acquaintances have mentioned to me that they’d like to try making jack-o-lanterns, but don’t know where to find a western-style orange pumpkin. You can order them at Plant 3 (our local Wal-Mart type superstore), but why not try making them with the Japanese equivalent, … Continue reading

Halloween in Japan?! Take 1

Back to the land of the living, just in time for Halloween. It’s been a long month. This last week has brought a nip to the air, and the trees in the park on my way to work have begun shedding their leaves in earnest. Stores across Japan have leveled up their orange and purple … Continue reading

Why Asahi Super Dry Tastes Better at 3000 Meters

It’s been three weeks since I last blogged. To update my dear readers (apparently I have a few – or had, at least, before I became a slacker), here’s a rundown on those three weeks: Had a BBQ (charred steak in the pouring rain at midnight tastes pretty good after a number of beers) Attended … Continue reading

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