#6 – summarizing – 10 things I will miss

My friends I will miss you guys, we had fun, we visited, ate a lot, drank a fair amount, explored, discussed, shared. You helped me, I was at home here with you I cannot name everyone but Thank you Yuko San for the trips to the supermarket to teach me new products Thank you Sawako […]

#25 – summarising – 10 things I will NOT miss

Katakana Japanese has 3 alphabets and 5 different levels of speech! So you technically do not study 1 language. Katakana refused to adopt me and my brain became hermetic to those signs, I can only recognise those that are common to hiragana It is a shame as katakana is used for foreign words imported to […]

Shibuya crossing

Everyone who comes to Tokyo for the 1st time has this on his list of things to do. and it is impressive. After 3 years, I don’t really pay attention any more as I walk there at least a couple of times a week to go to the gym but it is a crazy thing […]

Transport and discipline

Because of the density of population and the commuting time that can be extreme in the large metropolis in Japan, people have developed a very efficient system of queues on platforms. You should not use your mobile phone on the train, have them on silent mode at any time. Imagine if everyone was going to […]

Tokyo 2020 – prepwork

Did you know that Tozai metro line “enjoys” a 200% occupancy during peak hours in Tokyo each morning. I usually take the Ginza line on Thursdays and Fridays and it is a squeeze in game with white gloves young platform employees “helping” to fit in. so, Tokyo is thinking about how to address the matter […]