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20 May 2024: I tried Uber Eats for the first time here in Japan, and there was a tip option. I feel like tipping is really American, but still I tipped. Sincere …

16 May 2024: The “NY cheesecake” Lotte Chocopie is good. Really really good. 🤩

15 May 2024: Yesterday was removal of about 6000m of old LAN cable from an office that was moved out of. We installed this 20 years ago. 💪

15 May 2024: In a Starbucks before a meeting, and the noise pollution is quite incredible. There’s the BGM, door open pings, mobile order bings, staff taking …

13 May 2024: “The Favourite” on Netflix is just fantastic. A hysterical romp. 😀

12 May 2024: We had decadent parfaits in Atami, and the food at the cottage was 5🌟

12 May 2024: It’s been a hard couple of months with no Golden Week, so we are at a detached cottage in Ito soaking in the onsen. Lovely place! 😊

10 May 2024: The yen is so weak that what was bound to happen, has happened: pricing by whether a person is a tourist or not. As a white guy lifer, I am so not …

6 May 2024: Today is gomu-no-hi or “rubber day” where the “gomu” is a goroawase word play on the date 5/6, “go” and …

2 May 2024: Hi @help is the Notes feature supposed to work in iOS?

29 Apr 2024: Wondering when JIS is going to finally release 27002, which is a kind of “best practices” guideline for Annex A in 27001. JSA says within …

28 Apr 2024: The slippery wriggling of the conservative justices as they try to find a way to grant immunity is just horrifying.

27 Apr 2024: Are you aware of the ISO 37000 standard, guidance on the governance of organizations? It’s an interesting one, since there was nothing like before it …

24 Apr 2024: Dr. Hurth makes a good argument for why standards are important, even vital, talking about ISO 37000 Governance of Organizations. Check out the …

29 Feb 2024: The other day in Otemachi of all places, I saw a group of 3 or 4 teen boys carving up a parking garage entrance on skateboards. It was jarring to see …

26 Jan 2024: With the release of Apple iOS 17.3 comes “stolen device protection” (盗難デバイスの保護), in Settings, Face/TouchID & Passcode. Tap “Turn …

23 Jan 2024: Kindergarten teachers and their charges at a street crossing. Must be stressful! 📷🎌

19 Jan 2024: FIDO2 security keys for M365 MFA have been working at my firm eSolia for over a year. Enabling an Entra conditional access policy to require …

6 Jan 2024: Jan 5 or 6 is 小寒 (shokan “a little cold”) which marks when the sun is at 285 degrees. Now is a good time to start bundling up. ❄️

2 Jan 2024: If you’re living in or visiting Japan, here are some useful resources we compiled regarding disaster readiness. Stay safe and help those around you if …

1 Jan 2024: Happy New Year greetings to one and all, but our thoughts are with those impacted by the large & terrifying Ishikawa quake. 📷🇯🇵

27 Dec 2023: “Kiji” pheasants have a grating call that I always said sounds like a rusty gate, but I found a more apt comparison: the scraping sound of sliding …

26 Dec 2023: It’s not a thing where I’m from, but Boxing Day each Dec 26, has an interesting origin of being a day for the more fortunate to give to the less so. …

25 Dec 2023: Merry Christmas from Maru the Shiba and his humans. 🎄📷

24 Dec 2023: NYT Connections is a cool game where you pick groups of four words with some connection from easy to hard. Puzzle #196 🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟨🟨🟨🟨 🟦🟦🟦🟦 🟪🟪🟪🟪

23 Dec 2023: On 12/23 in 1982 Japan NTT designated this day “telephone card day”. My first real job was at a design co that licensed idol and actor photos, selling …

22 Dec 2023: Per GEDA, 12/22 1997 (H9) marks when generic medicines were first allowed by MHLW, giving Japan consumers access to cheaper alternatives. Med patents …

21 Dec 2023: Today 21 Dec is the anniversary of the first “word-cross” puzzle, published in the New York World in 1913 (T2) by its editor Arthur Wynn. 📰

21 Dec 2023: Walkers have precedence on the highways and byways of Sumida… 📷🇯🇵

20 Dec 2023: Optimists waiting in the cold to buy their 年末ジャンボー “year end jumbo” lottery ticket. 📷🇯🇵

19 Dec 2023: Red down left 📷

19 Dec 2023: Baron Yoshitoshi Tokugawa (relative of the last Shogun) piloted Japan’s first powered flight 19 Dec 1910 where Yoyogi Park is today. 🇯🇵🪽

18 Dec 2023: Robert Patrick, who played the T-1000 in one of the Terminator films has a good line in the new Reacher season on Amazon Prime. Someone asks about an …

17 Dec 2023: Dec 17 1903, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, was the first 4 manned flights by the Wright Brothers over a short distance. Today you can hang glide it! 🛫📷

17 Dec 2023: Dec 16, 1890 (M23) marks the start of phone service between Tokyo and Yokohama with 155 and 44 phones respectively. The 7 female operators (with 2 …

16 Dec 2023: Destruction of the ancestral “jikka” home under tarps, 2019. 📷🇯🇵

15 Dec 2023: A program in place since 1906 in Japan, Dec 15-25 marks the period during which you can post a 年賀状 “nengajo” postcard for Jan 1 arrival. 🇯🇵🏣📷

14 Dec 2023: Empty Tokyo restaurant. 📷⏳

13 Dec 2023: Maru the Shiba came back from day care and the staff who drove him said he and other Shibas hadn’t pooped. A border collie friend kept running up like …

13 Dec 2023: Dec 13 marks the formal start in Japan of 正月事始め(shougatsu-goto-hajime) when the Big Tidy activities start and it’s off to the mountains to get …

13 Dec 2023: Bean bun boogie, Shinbashi Tokyo. 📷🧆

12 Dec 2023: Alien traffic safety mascot approaches. 📷👽

11 Dec 2023: Dec 11 is International Mountain Day, a day to think on our impact on vital mountain ecosystems. I wish I was hiking today! 🏔️📷

11 Dec 2023: Scaffolding went up before the old “jikka“ ancestral home was torn down. Four years ago already! 📷🏡

10 Dec 2023: Yesterday our 大掃除 “ohsouji” or “Big Tidy” task was replacing the ugly brown mats we’d laid downstairs with nice wood-like flooring. Took all day & …

10 Dec 2023: 8000 US $ per hour?! Wow.

10 Dec 2023: This weekend is 大掃除 “ohsouji” or the “Big Tidy” as I like to call it, where the nooks and crannies get so clean even Marie Kondo blushes. If you’re …

10 Dec 2023: Udagawa Yu-sui-chi is a little nature conservation area near a park we take Maru the Shiba to almost daily. You can’t go down into it but you can peer …

9 Dec 2023: Dec 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day. Corruption follows and causes conflict globally, and is inherently undemocratic. It’s worth your thoughts …

9 Dec 2023: Snaps of a Hillman in Higashi Azabu, 2016.

8 Dec 2023: Japan marks Dec 8 as “Start of the Pacific War Day” although we don’t really hear about it that much. May all those who died at Pearl Harbor and …

7 Dec 2023: RIP Norman Lear whose work shaped my childhood. 101! Such influence; a life well lived. 🖤🤍

7 Dec 2023: Dec 7 is World Kamishibai Day! It’s the art of telling a story to children while showing cards mounted in a box, popularized in Japan in the 1930s. …

6 Dec 2023: 23andMe confirmed the leak of 6.9 million users’ ancestry data. That’s just stunningly bad. You’d think they’d have superior cyber security but no, …

6 Dec 2023: Atsuta Horaiken is a famous eel shop in Nagoya since 1873. Two hour wait, and 3100 yen for lunch in 2011! The servers looked bored, but were chatting, …

5 Dec 2023: Besides it being my sister’s birthday 🥳 it’s also International Volunteer Day. Did you know you can volunteer online? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

5 Dec 2023: At my checkup, asked about flu shots this yr, and they had had a cancellation so I jumped on it. Got a garlic and B vitamins shot to counteract the …

5 Dec 2023: Can I get your PIN? At a 370 yr old wagashi sweets shop in Nagoya called Ryokuchiya Korekiyo, 2011. This person was kindly explaining and answering my …

4 Dec 2023: For #MicroMonday I’d like to share and thank Sven Dahlstrand (@sod), who is a great help in the m.b forum & makes great posts and plugins. 📅🙏🏻

4 Dec 2023: In 2010, the famous dept store Matsuya in Ginza Tokyo was wearing a Louis Vuitton livery. 📷🇫🇷

3 Dec 2023: Some snaps from a morning jog in Tennozu Isle Shinagawa Tokyo, 2016. It’s a whole feeling to wander among these buildings when there’s nobody around. …

3 Dec 2023: Dec 3rd is “International Day of Persons with Disabilities” a day to reflect on what you have, and how you can help differently-abled others. 🤗

2 Dec 2023: Dec 2 is World Nuclear Energy Day, from Fermi’s success on this day in 1942, in getting the first sustained chain reaction at Pile-1 in Chicago. …

2 Dec 2023: I liked this lettering: not only front to back on the truck but italicized in the opposite from normal manner. Wonder if the tilt is consistent on the …

1 Dec 2023: The old are replaced … 📷🚕

30 Nov 2023: Japan Post’s 巡回郵便 “junkai yuubin” service truck (Shinjuku 2010), picking up and delivering near organizations with large mail volume. Usually it’s a …

29 Nov 2023: Goroawase is flexible. Today 11/29 is いい肉 “good meat” day, but also ワンワン服 “doggy clothes” day according to Global Pets of Yokohama. 🇯🇵

29 Nov 2023: Evening walk with Fuji. 📷🗻🇯🇵

28 Nov 2023: Learners of Nihongo, can you guess why today 28 Nov is フランスパンの日 French Bread Day? A certain friendship association used goroawase to make it so. 🥖🇯🇵

28 Nov 2023: Mokichi Foods Garden in Chigasaki serves great food and has a lovely interior with luxe lighting. 📷🍷

27 Nov 2023: Hi @help maybe you’re aware but as an FYI, my mentions appear to have been rolled back to Nov 7.

27 Nov 2023: Today 27 Nov in 1895, inventor of dynamite Alfred Nobel executed his will creating the eponymous prizes, after having read his own obituary in which …

27 Nov 2023: Daughter 2’s bf came over to meet us, so we had a barbecue. It was so cold the charcoal was fighting the weather. Used a burner to get a nice …

26 Nov 2023: Lo! The “dent of authenticity” along the top of a real, genuine Milk carton! No “milk drink” for these Cogleys, no sir. 📷🥛

26 Nov 2023: Daycare sent us this snap of Maru the Shiba and his Shiba friends. 📷🐕

25 Nov 2023: This grass along the river was a pretty orange, more saturated than you’d expect normally in the fall. 📷🌾

25 Nov 2023: Maru the Shiba of Awaji Island turns 3 today; happy birthday little buddy! He still doesn’t like his birthday hat & bib, but he loved the special …

24 Nov 2023: Today 11/24 is the anniversary of the first opera performed in Japan, Faust, in 1894 (M27). 🎭🇯🇵

24 Nov 2023: Our visit to Shirakawago a couple years ago was lovely. We missed the snow by a week. 📷🏔️🇯🇵

23 Nov 2023: Thanking you for your labors since Labor Thanksgiving Day 勤労感謝の日 was established in Japan in 1948, cats everywhere say “now feed me”. 📷😅🎌

22 Nov 2023: Yesterday I rode the scooter to the bank and it started really acting up, so I had the Honda shop check it. It needed an oil change and the front tire …

22 Nov 2023: K pointed out that this is “milk” not milk. I was tricked by the kana ミルク and the English. But it clearly says 乳飲料 “milk drink”. 📷🐄

21 Nov 2023: Hello! It’s “world hello day” on 11/21, but it’s also our anniversary. Surely I’m better off and the more fortunate because of her. Here’s to many …

21 Nov 2023: I liked this scene, an inviting orange color to the light, the young worker my daughters’ age, maybe a part timer. Taken in Akihabara Tokyo with a …

20 Nov 2023: An anachronism holding out against the times. Ebihara Shoten building in Akihabara Tokyo, 2016. Taken with a Rollei film camera. 📷🗝️

19 Nov 2023: Japan’s Tetsudo Denka Kyokai marks Nov 19 as railway electrification day. In ‘56, the Tokaido was electrified & Tokyo-Osaka took 7.5 hr by …

19 Nov 2023: I liked watching people come and go on the Modi stairs and platforms at night, from the JR Totsuka station plaza area. Taken with a Rollei film …

18 Nov 2023: Today 11/18 is Doboku no Hi or Public Works day here in Japan, after how the kanji for “do boku” 土木 are built. 土 from 10 and 1, and 木 from 10 and 8. …

18 Nov 2023: “Beagle House” Honda Wing shop in Totsuka, taken with a Rollei film camera. Reminds me I need to get my scooter’s oil changed. 📷🛵

17 Nov 2023: Almost 5am and it’s rain for Totsuka. You can hear it on the shutters and I can feel it in my joints. Glad we had such fair weather yesterday for …

17 Nov 2023: Nihonbashi “Nara Mahoroba-kan” mascot, taken on Rollei 35S film camera. 📷🦌

16 Nov 2023: Hiked Hakone’s Mt Kintoki today with the wife and D1. Perfect weather for it and the view of Fuji was spectacular, but I’m spent. 🇯🇵🗻

16 Nov 2023: Colorful laundry bags, not trash. 📷🧺

15 Nov 2023: PMark Security Incident - JIPDEC announces investigation results into Privacy Mark breach Japan’s “Privacy Mark” system had a serious security breach in Aug 2023, and its operator JIPDEC (Japan Information Technology and Social …

15 Nov 2023: Nov 15 is 7-5-3 or “shichi-go-san” day, a traditional rite-of-passage holiday in Japan, to pray for your children’s health and good …

15 Nov 2023: When you can find one, Japan pay phones may have buttons (or instructions like this one) for police (110) and fire (119) service, that connect you …

14 Nov 2023: Today 14 Nov was the birthday of Dr Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, and is World Diabetes Day. One in 10 people has it, so it’s a good idea to get …

14 Nov 2023: Local Daily Yamazaki for bread or drinks. By the way Nov is apparently “Double Soft Won-double Month”. 📷🍞🍞

13 Nov 2023: AshidaVox ST-31-02 Headphones Microcast A companion micro-podcast to go with my AshidaVox ST-31-02 Headphones post. 🎙️ Transcript

13 Nov 2023: For #MicroMonday I’d like to share and thank Matt Langford (@mtt), who created “Tiny Theme” that many of us micro-bloggers use. 📅🙏🏻

13 Nov 2023: Today Nov 13 is “Urushi” Lacquer Day. Legend has it that Imperial Prince Koretaka, first son of Emperor Montoku in the Heian Period, …

13 Nov 2023: Cool geometrical shapes at Tokyo station. 📷

12 Nov 2023: On this day in 1872, the 5th year of Japan’s Meiji period, the gov’t mandated “Western” clothing for gov’t officials, and 100 years later in 1972, it …

12 Nov 2023: An AU store in 2008, where you could buy a flip phone for zero yen, if the signs are any indication. 📷🤳

11 Nov 2023: Nov 11 marks the end of WWI (1918) and is known variously as Armistice Day, Veterans Day, Poppy Day, Remembrance Day. Wars still rage, but may there …

11 Nov 2023: Typical fountain bubbler spigot in Japan park. 📷🇯🇵🛝

10 Nov 2023: Nov 10 is 技能の日 “ginou no hi”, a day Japan celebrates the development of vocational skills such as landscaping, carpentry or PC repair. See JAVADA’s …

10 Nov 2023: Shimbashi Tokyo food fair colors. 📷🎪

9 Nov 2023: The neighborhood in Totsuka Yokohama is really hilly. 📷💦

9 Nov 2023: Nov 9 is “dial 119” day in Japan since 1987 (S62, 3 months after I arrived!) after the fire and emergency services number (more here), during nat’l …

8 Nov 2023: Kanda, Tokyo’s “Fureai Bridge”. 📷🌁

8 Nov 2023: Nov 8 is World Urbanism or Town Planning Day. I’d be interested in learning more about what goes into large urban planning projects including if …

7 Nov 2023: Maru the Shiba was freaked out by the wind last night and spent most of the night wandering around and whining in distress. He wouldn’t come be with …

7 Nov 2023: The tower holds water for disasters, but I snapped this because my shadow lined up in an interesting way. 📷😎

7 Nov 2023: Asahi Shimbun marked Nov 7 as 知恵の日“chie no hi / wisdom day” in 1988, launching their “modern words bank” column, a legacy kept alive in their kotobank …

6 Nov 2023: IndexNow Update Script - automate your search engine URL submissions “IndexNow” is an automatic way to get participating search engines to come search specified URLs your site, and one cool thing about it is …

6 Nov 2023: Today 11/6 is roll cake day in Japan, from a goroawase word play on 11 “ii” for good, and 6 “ro”ll. 🇨🇭

6 Nov 2023: Night invite 📷🌚

5 Nov 2023: Nov 5 is “world tsunami awareness day”, so learn about it and ensure you can #GetToHighGround if you are in a risk zone. 🌊‼️

5 Nov 2023: The cosmos in your cosmos 📷⏳

4 Nov 2023: Why no, officer, I couldn’t read the sign. 📷🪧

4 Nov 2023: World Heritage Sites are not the only thing UNESCO, established this day 4 Nov 1946 as an agency of the UN, does. Take a moment to learn more about …

3 Nov 2023: On Culture Day, Shoney’s (erm, “Bob’s The Home of the Big Boy from California”’s) Big Boy mascot is American culture in Japan. 📷🍔

2 Nov 2023: AshidaVox ST-31-02 Headphones - new wired model for my daily driver Perhaps ten years ago I bought BeyerDynamic T90 headphones, which I love and which have served me well every single day, but they are just falling …

2 Nov 2023: Today 2 Nov is “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists” (ジャーナリストへの犯罪不処罰をなくす国際デー) and though the name’s unwieldy, this is a …

2 Nov 2023: I could see this bike parking lot from the lot where I parked my scooter, before COVID. 📷🚲

1 Nov 2023: 1st Nov 1890 (M23) is “tenji day” (ten is dot, ji is character), marking the day braille in Japan switched from romanized Japanese to a direct kana …

1 Nov 2023: I loved this persimmons tree we used to have for its beautiful waxy fruit. Evokes a strong feeling of autumn every time I see them. 📷🍂🍁

31 Oct 2023: Besides Halloween, today is World Thrift Day (勤倹の日), started in 1924 in Milan by bankers, to try to get people to be frugal and save more. Whatever …

31 Oct 2023: Added an annotated map for hiking Daibosatsurei in Yamanashi, to my Japan hiking maps page. 🥾🇯🇵

31 Oct 2023: An oddly shaped building in Totsuka Yokohama. I wonder if the top floor interior ceiling is also round. 📷

31 Oct 2023: Maru the Shiba says Happy Halloween, but isn’t so happy about it. 😂🎃🐕

30 Oct 2023: Yamanashi Daibosatsurei Hike Microcast A companion micro-podcast to go with my Yamanashi Daibosatsurei Hike post. 🎙️ Transcript

30 Oct 2023: Yamanashi Daibosatsurei Hike - 100 Mountains of Japan On Saturday 28 Oct 2023, my daughter K and I drove out to Yamanashi prefecture, for a ~10km hike at Mt. Daibosatsu (“Daibosatsurei” …

30 Oct 2023: I observed these workers laying rock fall prevention fencing on a cliff, in Totsuka Yokohama, 2008. A few rapelled and fitted while others brought the …

29 Oct 2023: The look on Maru the Shiba’s face when he realized he wasn’t going hiking with us yesterday. 🥹 Some TLC is needed!

29 Oct 2023: The construction site of the Totsukana mall, from JR Totsuka in 2008, after the old Totsuka West shopping streets were razed. SEIYU was not yet …

28 Oct 2023: Got back safe from Daibosatsurei. Pretty tired, it was a 3 hour drive each way and a 6 hour hike, and it was super crowded. Oh, and it hailed …

28 Oct 2023: If you sleep 6 hours you have 1080 minutes to use in a day. If you use social media for just ten minutes, that’s already ~1% of your day gone. 🧐

28 Oct 2023: Stress relief for adults comes in many forms I suppose. 📷🛝

27 Oct 2023: Tomorrow I’m hiking 大菩薩嶺 Mount Daibosatsu with K, and while it looks like the weather will hold, summit temp is supposed to be about 8℃ so we’ll …

27 Oct 2023: Just call me Janssen. Backed this iMicro Q3 fingertip microscope on kickstarter; it attaches to your smart phone and lets you do microphotography. It …

27 Oct 2023: Always liked seeing the Totsuka 和紙 “washi” shop, for Japanese paper, on my commute. This photo is from 2009, so I wonder if this place is …

27 Oct 2023: For my next rain shell I’d like to go for something from Finetrack, a domestic Japan brand that incorporates their self-developed “Ever …

27 Oct 2023: Today 27th Oct was US President Teddy Roosevelt’s birthday (as well as my father’s!), and so naturally, is “Teddy Bear Day”. The stuffed …

26 Oct 2023: Maru the Shiba after almost catching a キジ “kiji” pheasant. It’s mating season for them, so these days he gets many chances to perfect his …

26 Oct 2023: Today Oct 26th is Atomic Energy Day in Japan, and also (understandably) a day in which anti-nuclear protests are held. On this day, Japan joined the …

26 Oct 2023: Japan train platform control central. Buttons and switches for announcements, bells, or emergency stop. 📷🚉

25 Oct 2023: Red and orange signs inviting you to enter Miyuki Kan cafe in Ginza. 📷🥰

25 Oct 2023: Oct 25 marks the first private sector flight in Japan post WWII (was forbidden by GHQ), when in 1951 (S26) JAL leased planes & crews from …

24 Oct 2023: Today 24 October is “United Nations Day”, commemorating the anniversary of the UN Charter in 1945 (S20). Japan became a member in 1956 …

24 Oct 2023: I love this excellent casual French restaurant “Papa Vasy” in Totsuka; the view of it at night was so inviting. 📷🇫🇷

23 Oct 2023: Updated my Hiking Maps page with a link to a map for hiking gear, mostly in Kanto. 🥾

23 Oct 2023: Hey geeks, today Oct 23rd is mole day, commemorating Avogadro’s number, 6.02 x 10^23, the number of atoms in one mole of any substance. Drink multiple …

23 Oct 2023: Mikan orange seller, asleep, having a slow sales day. 📷😴🍊

22 Oct 2023: A few snaps from the “undokai” athletic meet, a typical fall event in Japan. Post COVID, biting bread off the hangers is out, you just use your hand! …

22 Oct 2023: Today’s perfect weather for the neighborhood “undokai” athletic meet! They even break out the portable Shinto shrine with its colorful decorations. 📷🏅

22 Oct 2023: Today Oct 22 is Parachute day, after the first jump of ~900m in 1797 by André-Jacques Garnerin in France. Imagine being 1st to do this! 🇫🇷🪂

22 Oct 2023: This staircase is on an old house on the route to the station here in Totsuka, but I just liked how steep, rusty, and unstable it looked. The PET …

21 Oct 2023: Replacing a rail crossing with a tunnel means building a way across the tracks for pedestrians. Here workers finish up the tiling on the footbridge at …

21 Oct 2023: This was the way to the other side of Totsuka station, until this construction in 2013 to build an enormously convenient tunnel under the tracks. 📷🚜

21 Oct 2023: When kindergarten teachers in Japan transport their little ones, they corral them in a little cart like you can see in the foreground of the photo. 🚸📷

20 Oct 2023: This is a manifesto. This is a “manifesto”.

20 Oct 2023: PSA: Mentioning this because some of my clients use Citrix and Netscaler; there’s a serious vulnerability to fix, if you haven’t already. ⚠️

20 Oct 2023: They make them fast, they make them hot, they make them with a smile. A “tai yaki” joint in Ginza Tokyo, selling sweet bean paste buns …

20 Oct 2023: In Japan, Oct 20 is “hair day” according to the Japan Hair Science Association, a goroawase from “touhatsu” 10 and 20, 頭髪 とうは …

19 Oct 2023: “I see you”. Bar in Shinagawa Tokyo 2014. 📷🍺

19 Oct 2023: Oct 19 in Japan is International Travel day! It comes from the goroawase 10 “touku-e” 遠くへ 19 “i-ku” 行く, to travel far away. …

18 Oct 2023: So Miyawaka City and Fukuoka Prefecture are requesting a dismissal of a claim by parents of a boy against them, meaning, they don’t see a problem with …

18 Oct 2023: It’s Oktoberfest season in Japan, with one at Minato Mirai’s Red Brick Warehouse last weekend, and one in Kamakura this coming weekend at Hato Stadium …

18 Oct 2023: Today Oct 18 is Frozen Food day in Japan. Oct comes from 10 or “tou” from 冷凍 “reitou” or frozen (a goroawase), and 18 comes …

17 Oct 2023: Today Oct 17 is the anniversary of the first water works in Japan, the water supply having been started in Yokohama on this date in 1887 (Meiji 20). …

17 Oct 2023: I love Maru the Shiba’s ear rotations. 🥰

16 Oct 2023: Daughter 2 is a civil servant and is headed off to Iwojima today for a memorial service. Pretty cool she was selected to attend, but heavy.

16 Oct 2023: Ramen Vomit Yakuza Incident Microcast A companion micro podcast to go with my Ramen Vomit Yakuza Incident post. 🎙️ Transcript

16 Oct 2023: For Micro Monday, today Oct 16th, I’d like to share NumericCitizen’s blog. I always find something really useful to read or learn there about Apple, …

16 Oct 2023: Oct 16th is World Food Day sponsored by the UN’s FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization. Today I’m spending some time thinking about how important …

16 Oct 2023: Do you have evacuation areas where you are? This is a sign to a local 避難所 “hinanjo”, the old “Tsushin-tai” US military base, …

15 Oct 2023: We enjoyed walking around Minato Mirai 21 yesterday, visiting the Diwali festival for a little lunch curry and beer, then over to the Red Brick …

15 Oct 2023: Oct 15th is Global Handwashing Day according to UNICEF, and there’s even a special dance you can learn. 🕺

15 Oct 2023: Shoot, now I have to really scroll to find my cohort or birth year on forms or surveys. 😭

15 Oct 2023: Toranomon Pasta in, you guessed it, Toranomon, is a fantastic and quirky little restaurant. I haven’t been there for a long time since COVID. If …

14 Oct 2023: Today Oct 14th, is 鉄道の日 “tetsudo-no-hi” or railway day. The first railway in Japan between Yokohama and Shimbashi, commenced operations on …

14 Oct 2023: My wife and I are going to the Diwali festival in Yokohama today (14-15 October Elephant Trunk Park near Yamashita Park). Happy Diwali! 🪔🇮🇳🇯🇵

14 Oct 2023: I like capturing people doing things you don’t normally see, like fixing a train wicket, escalator, or in this case, refilling a vending machine. Did …

13 Oct 2023: Today is October, Friday the 13th, so maybe watch some horror, but my car says it’s also Sweet Potato Day サツマイモの日 “satsuma imo no hi”. …

13 Oct 2023: Ramen Vomit Yakuza Incident One funny day: I was out with a client near Motomachi Yokohama, at a warehouse that was a prospect for the client’s logistics operations in …

12 Oct 2023: Myojingatake Hike Microcast This is a companion micro podcast for my Myojingatake hike in Hakone on 3 Sept 2023. 🎙️ Transcript

12 Oct 2023: German Swings Microcast A companion micro podcast to go with my German Swings post. 🎙️ Transcript

12 Oct 2023: An annoying disconnect between OneDrive and SharePoint shared libraries: when you receive a file via email, you naturally want to save it to a shared …

12 Oct 2023: German Swings Scare Me German swings scare the bejeezus out of me. Do you know what those are? When I was a kid in the 1970’s, we used to go to the shore every couple of …

11 Oct 2023: Caved and rode the 1000 yen gondola from World Porters to Sakuragicho. It was lovely in the rain with the Landmark Tower covered in fog. 📷🌁

10 Oct 2023: When I stayed up in Ginza, I jogged across the river to the Sky Tree area. This is from inside the Ohyokogawa Water Park, a long park south of there. …

9 Oct 2023: Today Oct 9th is “juku no hi” in Japan. That’s a goroawase that comes from 10 (ju じゅ)and 9(ku く), which combined sounds like “cram …

9 Oct 2023: Some good IPA at World Porters in Minato Mirai. 📷🍺

9 Oct 2023: Here is a 2008 photo of an early stage of the Totsukana shopping complex construction, on the west side of JR Totsuka station. It started being built …

8 Oct 2023: Wonder for what reason this chain was attached to this fence, years ago, when it was new. There’s nothing it’s connected to now… 📷⛓️

7 Oct 2023: A photo from a couple years ago, on the bike path between Yamato and Fujisawa. Getting a flat then having to change a tube in the cold or hot is not …

6 Oct 2023: Wonder what this is? Maybe it dispenses seeds evenly. 🚜📷

5 Oct 2023: Down the river a bit near the old Dreamland amusement park, there’s a big solar array that is mounted on a moving platform. It follows the sun and is …

4 Oct 2023: Maru the Shiba had been sick for over a week and was lethargic and not eating. He’s better, but he’s feeling a bit lonely and crying at night. Today I …

4 Oct 2023: Today’s goroawase: it’s 10/4 “iwashi” (sardine) day, or “tenshi” (angel) day per Triumph International, or …

4 Oct 2023: October brings a welcome dryness, and with it, spectacular views. Besides Mt Fuji, you can make out the mountains in Tanzawa, and Hakone to the left …

3 Oct 2023: Today is October 3rd, and an excellent example of Nihongo “goroawase” word play. It’s “Tozan no Hi” from 10 tou, and 3 san, or mountain climbing day! …

2 Oct 2023: Just something so attractive about these old VW vans, but the new version looks great too. 📷🚐

1 Oct 2023: I built this parking space for daughter 1 so she could get the scooter in and out easily. Dug out the space pulling up some trees, laid gravel and …

1 Oct 2023: I created a collection page for my entries to the September 2023 photoblogging challenge on Check it out! 📷🎊

1 Oct 2023: Took Maru the Shiba to Kamigo Mori-no-ie for a little afternoon hike. He remembered it, walked with a spring in his step but was wary of strangers as …

1 Oct 2023: Hi @challenges I really enjoyed doing all the photoblog words in Sept. It prompted a lot of personal exploration and introspection. #mbsept

30 Sep 2023: Gargle fountain in Japan government building. Would you partake? It shows how! 📷🦛😅

30 Sep 2023: Mini mini “Art Tart” treasure! It’s hard to bring yourself to eat it. 📷☺️

29 Sep 2023: I liked the natural contrast between the lit platform and the dark surroundings, in this snapshot near Ooi Japan. 🇯🇵📷🎛️

28 Sep 2023: These are the same salt candy tablets that daughter 1 gave me, that really helped me out of a jam on this hike, when I left my food in the parking …

28 Sep 2023: Maru the Shiba is much better today. He got a bolus of IV fluid with some various meds under his skin, at the vet’s, and that kept him hydrated while …

28 Sep 2023: I was reminded of this photo today. You can see just how large a traffic signal unit is, when you can compare a person with one. 📷🚦🚥👷‍♀️

28 Sep 2023: Turns out I can get a decent workout for hiking just by using the hills in the hood. This was about 150m elevation gain over 3km. 📷🥾💦

27 Sep 2023: Upgraded macOS to Sonoma today, then found that my beloved Ulysses app wasn’t working. The menus appeared but not the UI, with most menus greyed out. …

27 Sep 2023: We went to a resort in Izu Kogen for a weekend in 2016, and this little peak appeared on my jog, so of course I went up. It’s the extinct volcano Mt …

27 Sep 2023: Embrace the pain while feeling pleasure. This foot spa on Hachijo Island has little stones embedded in the concrete so you can get a massage while you …

26 Sep 2023: Woke up at 4:30 to get ready for first walk and, found a big pile of dog vomit. Maru the Shiba is curled up in the entrance way, and might need a vet …

26 Sep 2023: A few years back, enjoying a beverage at the MoMA cafe in New York. 📷🍹

25 Sep 2023: This “maruta bashi” or log bridge was the way across the Sukumo river near a Tepco power station and Hakone Takashisei Inari Daigongen Shrine. It was …

24 Sep 2023: Hakone Myojingatake Hike - from Saijoji to Miyagino On Sunday 3 Sept 2023, I did a 6hr solo point-to-point hike in Hakone, ascending 903m up to Myojingatake (明神が岳, 1169m) from Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (大 …

24 Sep 2023: The fall air was so clear you could see the distant mountains. We are hiking Daibosatsurei next month. It’s about a third of the way in from the right …

24 Sep 2023: Hiking in Hachijojima in 2020, when we travelled there between lockdowns. 📷🥾🏝️

24 Sep 2023: Depressing that things like this get delayed. Think of everything but the impacted victims it seems. …

24 Sep 2023: Serious lens flare from trying to take a selfie with a headlamp on. 📷🔦

24 Sep 2023: The belt of a kimono is called an ‘obi’, and they are pretty glorious. 📷🇯🇵👘

23 Sep 2023: If I’m to share an “a day in the life” photo, it would have to be a walk at the old US Communications base. This is truly a daily occurrence. Maru the …

22 Sep 2023: This is my wife’s office chair from Itoki, that fits her smaller frame nicely. 📷💺

22 Sep 2023: Maru the Shiba was panicking about the thunder and lightning last night, so I slept on the couch near him for a while. 🐕⛈️

22 Sep 2023: Doing this hike up the old Tokaido road, there were quite a few places where you would be hiking near the modern road. You could really feel the …

21 Sep 2023: Before we built our new home, we had to raze the original jikka, my in-laws’ old home. It had been built by Sekisui House about 75 years prior. 📷🏡

21 Sep 2023: The wooden palm rest for my UHK “Ultimate Hacking Keyboard” was getting old and gross, so in the absence of any woodworking skills, I …

21 Sep 2023: A couple years back we moved into our new home, and I was fortunate enough to be able to observe it being built out the window from the old home. A …

21 Sep 2023: Just a hint of fall. 📷🍁

20 Sep 2023: Old Tokaido Hike in Hakone On Monday 18 Sept 2023, on Respect-for-the-Aged day, I did a 5hr solo point-to-point hike in Hakone, up the “old Tokaido” and “old …

20 Sep 2023: This is the massive 5 ton “shimenawa” at the Kagura-den ceremony hall, at Izumo Ohyashiro shrine in Shimane Japan. It’s stunningly impressive and is …

20 Sep 2023: A little fire shall not be a disruption to the git ops. 📷🔥🫷

19 Sep 2023: If you study Nihongo, you might be interested in this table of typical “goroawase” word play I compiled; things like “4649” …

19 Sep 2023: Maru the Shiba ate very little for the past week and was acting depressed and acting out. Today he’s “back” though; he ate with gusto and …

19 Sep 2023: The Yumoto to Ashinoko hike is a 10km uphill trek over roads, steps, and a lot of cobblestones, ascending 750m. It’s historically interesting because …

19 Sep 2023: Many stations in Japan have no barrier on the platform, so you need to take care not to tumble over the edge. Especially with cutting-edge trains like …

18 Sep 2023: Going to hike 10km this AM from Hakone Yumoto to Ashinoko lake, via the old Tokaido. It’s an all uphill hike over some road at the start, then trail, …

18 Sep 2023: Self improvement 📷🌭

18 Sep 2023: Our daughter worked on Hachijo island, and one of the highlights to visiting was seeing how they weave the beautiful mustard and ochre color …

17 Sep 2023: Sad foot spa kappa. 😅📷

17 Sep 2023: “Freshly picked” tomato-kun from mascot fantasyland. 📷🍅

17 Sep 2023: I marched snare in drum corps from 1981-1985. This is 27th Lancers in 1985. I’m 3rd snare from the left in the dark top. We were so intense. 📷🥁🔥

16 Sep 2023: Ono farm ice cream is really good, and I like the colorful cow mascot a lot. 📷🐄

16 Sep 2023: The baby shoes of one of our daughters. Time passes so quickly by. 🥹

16 Sep 2023: Oof! Maru, I was gonna use that! 😂📷🐕

15 Sep 2023: Tanzawa Oyama Hike On Sunday 27 August 2023, I challenged myself to an approx 5:45hr 6.8km solo hike in the Tanzawa range on a hot and humid day (it suddenly rained at …

15 Sep 2023: I’m going hiking Monday on ‘respect for the aged’ day, and hope the weather is good. Just have to decide the destination. 🥾📷

15 Sep 2023: Even if you can read it, the red letters impart a feeling of warning. This is a sign on a trail at Oyama indicating slip/fall risk. Indeed it was a …

14 Sep 2023: I published a new page with links to my annotated custom Google “My Maps” maps, for Japan hiking in Hakone, Tanzawa, Kamakura / Zushi, and …

14 Sep 2023: I don’t know who drew this snarky thing, but I like it. Even beginners need to eat. 🙃

14 Sep 2023: Dubner TMSIDK Rocks

The interesting and informative podcast “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” (TMSIDK) from Stephen Dubner, strikes me as a kind of …

14 Sep 2023: It kind of goes with this post, but we got some swanky Castella the other day, and there were exacting instructions on how to cut it. We joked about …

14 Sep 2023: This statue on Mt Oyama in the Tanzawa massif commemorates 40 years after the end of the WWII evacuation of children, about 3000 of whom were …

13 Sep 2023: On Mt Kurobi our guide told us to stay back from the “Tora Rope” in front of a cliff, but I didn’t understand and headed right toward it while …

13 Sep 2023: Japan Business Driver

My business gets business because Japanese are not so good at English.

13 Sep 2023: I translated some information about Japan’s mountain grading system into English, which you can check out here. The idea is to be able to consistently …

13 Sep 2023: I love this glowing stained glass peacock art at JR Shimbashi in Tokyo. 📷🦚

12 Sep 2023: Have you heard of the ambitious “Noto” typeface project which also has a CJK variant? (i.e. Chinese, Japanese, Korean glyphs) Here’s a …

12 Sep 2023: Waseda U has their festival in the fall (it was an open campus before, not sure about now), and you might be interested in this old post about that …

12 Sep 2023: Fireworks cause our dog Maru the Shiba to have a panic attack. Poor guy sounds like he has asthma when it happens, he breathes so hard 😭📷

11 Sep 2023: Lately Maru the Shiba eats only if I spoon feed him the first couple of bites! I’ve created a monster! 👨‍🍼📷

11 Sep 2023: Burns my cookies to hear about tourists in Japan vandalizing cultural properties and harassing residents. A few years ago I blogged that people can …

11 Sep 2023: I like the ritual of traditional “wet shaving” with a traditional double-edged safety razor. Here’s some notes on what I learned …

11 Sep 2023: In retrospect, we’ve come so far since “garakei” flip phones. Remember having to re-learn each function because they were all implemented differently …

10 Sep 2023: Mt Kurobi made me feel the cycle of the seasons with pretty flowering trees and lingering spring chill in June.

10 Sep 2023: “Over yonder” is a phrase that really applies in this old US military base that’s now used as baseball and soccer grounds, as well as a makeshift dog …

10 Sep 2023: I think people are still having trouble buying JR Suica cards, but did you know who designed the Suica and what penguin it’s based on? 🐧

10 Sep 2023: PSA: From now thru Nov it’s オオスズメバチ “murder hornet” season in Japan, so if you’re on the trail, wear white, move quietly, and avoid any …

10 Sep 2023: I’ve seen the Great Buddha statue in Kamakura a number of times over the years, and it never gets boring.

10 Sep 2023: If I didn’t read Japanese language, I’d have missed the concept that we hikers should clear some debris from the water drainage channels cut across …

10 Sep 2023: A panorama of the plains below Mt Oyama in Tanzawa is your lovely reward after you climb it. 🗻📷

10 Sep 2023: In an area designated as an evac zone here in Yokohama Japan, there’s this old well pump by Sun Tiger. I didn’t try it. 🪣📷

10 Sep 2023: The first part of the hike up Mt Myojin in Hakone is within the Saijo temple grounds. This stairway cuts through the cedar forest and has something …

10 Sep 2023: This was my first real mountain climb, up Kurobi in Gunma. SAR would have been able to spot me, wearing an orange jacket, but somehow I completed it. …

10 Sep 2023: Suddenly seeing this doe on an early morning hike up Mt Myojin in Hakone was a precious and memorable experience. 📷

10 Sep 2023: When hiking in Hakone Japan, there are these built water channels which cut across the trail. Signs ask passing hikers to clear a handful of the …

10 Sep 2023: Had to take a snap of this cool abstract kinetic sculpture in Yokohama Japan, near where we live. 📷

9 Sep 2023: If you need to switch a site from one custom domain to the other, forwarding becomes necessary. Setting up a web server to do it is a pain, but …

3 Sep 2023: Heading to Hakone to hike Myojingatake today, starting at Daiyuzan and ending near Gora. Here’s hoping for no rain. 🥾🙏

27 Aug 2023: Hiking Oyama in Tanzawa today. Eating curry rice at the summit!

21 Aug 2023: Went to Disney Sea for D1’s birthday on Saturday. “Soarin’” was fantastic. It was so hot they had to cancel their afternoon show for …

19 Aug 2023: Mt. Myojogatake - Hiking Hakone On Saturday 12 August 2023, I did an approx 4hr 6.7km solo hike in Hakone on a humid day, ascending about 570m to Mt. Myojogatake ( …

18 Aug 2023: Check out a custom google map of some of the hikes I’ve done in the Kamakura and Zushi areas. Hope it’s useful to someone. 🥾

17 Aug 2023: Ulysses app can post to, nifty. 🪭

16 Aug 2023: Hiked up Mt Myojogatake last weekend, check out the blog post on that. The daimonji festival I reference in the post is tonight, Aug 16! 大🔥

6 Aug 2023: Saw a nursing home shuttle van parked in our neighborhood. The name? “Third Base” nursing home. Oh Japan… 😅

31 Jul 2023: Mt. Sengen and Mt. Takanosu - Hiking Hakone On Sunday 30 July 2023, I challenged myself with a ~10 km solo day hike in Hakone on a hot summer’s day, ascending the Yusaka trail from Hakone …

31 Jul 2023: Blogged about hiking in Hakone, this time up Mts Sengen and Takanosu, but Chisuji Falls was the highlight! 🥾 Check it out: …

25 Jul 2023: The Twitter “X” rebrand is ill advised due to other companies’ control of that trademark, and just reeks of desperation. It deserves …

24 Jul 2023: Kintoki Hike in Hakone On Saturday 22 July 2023, I challenged a solo day hike up Mt Kintoki (金時山 きんときさん) in Hakone, on a perfect day for hiking, and was rewarded with …

24 Jul 2023: Last weekend I hiked Mt Kintoki in Hakone. Here’s a little blog post about that adventure, check it out! 🌋…

20 Jul 2023: If you have M365 for business check out the Edge Workspaces feature. This is something I’ve tried to cobble together with bookmarks before and …

18 Jul 2023: Nagoe Kiridoshi Hike from Zushi to Kamakura On Saturday 15th July 2023, I did this solo hike and jog from JR Zushi to JR Kita-Kamakura, via the “Nagoe Kiridoshi” ( …

18 Jul 2023: Blogged about my 10km trek from Zushi to Kita-Kamakura via the Nagoe Kiridoshi pass this weekend. Check it out! 🥾…

6 Jul 2023: Japan visitors considering climbing Fuji: it’s 9C and windy at the summit now at 10am. Have layers for any weather, wear appropriate footwear, …

5 Jul 2023: I had 7-11 bento for lunch: a mabodofu, and it was great. They have a sheet of vinyl between the topping and the rice, which you remove after heating. …

4 Jul 2023: Saw this sign in Yokohama Japan warning about purse snatchers. “Use an anti-theft net on your bike basket! Keep your bag on the side away from …

3 Jul 2023: Kamakura Alps Trek 12km from Kounandai On Sunday 2nd July 2023, I challenged myself with this ~12km solo hike from JR Kounandai to JR Kamakura, via the Kamakura Ten’en Hiking Trail in …

3 Jul 2023: Japan hikers, it’s getting hot out there, and that means critters. Last week on the trail with Maru the Shiba, he got excited seeing a snake …

3 Jul 2023: Wrote a little blog post about my 12km trek yesterday on the Kamakura Ten’en Hiking Trail. Check it out! 🥾…

2 Jul 2023: Hiked 12km from Kounandai to Kamakura via Ten’en, the highest point In Yokohama. Knackered. 🥾

29 Jun 2023: We take Maru to a pet spa near the vet, and it’s fortunate he likes the (female) employees there, and goes without protest. This is his checkup …

28 Jun 2023: Hikers, campers do you have any hints about avoiding black fly bites? (Buyo in Japan) I read mint oil works.

27 Jun 2023: Took the dog hiking last weekend out Kamakura Ten’en way, and despite wearing trousers, got bit by a “buyo” black fly. The wound is pretty bad. 🪰

27 Jun 2023: Victorinox collection. Thought about fatherhood as I cleaned up my FIL’s old Fisherman, and my Dad’s old Classics which he carried every …

22 Jun 2023: Japan’s well into rainy season and it’s getting old. But at least it’s mostly not brutally hot and humid. That starts next month!

12 Jun 2023: Kurobi Hike in Gunma On Saturday 3rd June 2023, I had my first real mountain trekking experience. It was fantastic with perfect weather, but I got to discover how out of …

12 Jun 2023: Wrote a little blog post on our trip to Mt. Akagi on 3rd June. Check it out! 🌋

8 Jun 2023: Gunma’s Mt. Akagi / Kurobi was great - perfect weather and a physical challenge of ~90 min up a steep rocky trail to the summit at 1827m (+500m …

3 Jun 2023: On bus to Mt Akagi in Gunma. Typhoon passed Yokohama last night. It should be partly sunny by the time we hit summit. Expecting slippery mud. 🌦️💪

2 Jun 2023: Yokohama is getting hit pretty hard with this typhoon, the day before we’re supposed to go to Gunma to climb up Mt. Kurobi. Tour operator says …

1 Jun 2023: Watching this interview shows just how good an actor Dominic West is. Wow, he nails it.

23 May 2023: We’ve put up with construction noise for the better part of a year, and the 500 yen gift certificate the store manager brought yesterday was …

18 Apr 2023: Enjoying watching Succession on U-Next here in Japan. Love the show and all its attention to detail (lots to unpack) but whoever named it for the …

10 Apr 2023: Maru our Shiba ate a random something off the ground. My wife said it could have been meat, or a bird carcass. He’s fine, still, and just ate a …

1 Apr 2023: Sitting in the hospital waiting my turn to get the dog bite dressing changed, and there’s two elderly baachan chatting loudly. Baachan next to me …

22 Mar 2023: Was mostly catching the highlights of the US:Japan final in the WBC while working, but watched the bottom of the 8th and 9th. What a game & …

14 Mar 2023: MS Planner has good integration with Viva Goals (for OKRs) so we’re using it. Discovered that if you want the Plan to be visible in the Teams …

2 Mar 2023: Check out 50 conversations in Bangalore and Chennai from Derek @Sivers. Fascinating! 🇮🇳

1 Mar 2023: M365 Sharepoint Online List calculated column formulas just don’t work as expected. Tried using IF() to check a yes/no and return an integer, …

26 Feb 2023: ISO 27001 is about setting up an “ISMS” or Information Security Management System, aka a security program. It’s a framework of …

24 Feb 2023: Apex Ping got unceremoniously shuttered in some M&A shenanigans, so I switched to @updownio for site and SSL cert monitoring. So far: inexpensive, …

22 Feb 2023: Making good progress on our ISO 27001 project, but need to make sure to not go down rabbit holes chasing perfection. 🐇

18 Feb 2023: This makes no sense at all as SMS 2FA is the least secure of those methods. Happy to not use SMS for this.

9 Feb 2023: Lots of conflicting help pages later, finally got SharePoint Content Types working for our ISO-related controlled docs library. Easy to create new, …

7 Feb 2023: If you have a “now page” you can request to list it on @nownownow where you’ll get a profile like this: ⏳

2 Feb 2023: Learned about the useful browser extension decentraleyes, and am committing to not use CDNs for css and js libraries in our projects. 👏🏻

30 Jan 2023: Moving away from Google Workspace, so we no longer need @KaseyaCorp Spanning Backup. FAQ says I can halt CC auto-renewal in the UI, but you …

30 Jan 2023: A lot of foods are going way up in price in Japan. Eggs and mikan are about double now. 😓

30 Jan 2023: Setup 2 Yubikeys with FIDO2 on my Apple ID. Easy to set up. Works like it says on the tin, so far.

25 Jan 2023: Smithsonian Open Access is honestly a stunning cultural contribution to humanity. Over four million digital items available for free use, no …

25 Jan 2023: You can now use Yubico’s FIDO2 security keys as a second factor for your Apple ID, in iOS and iPadOS 16.3. Get two and set it up. 🔑🔑

25 Jan 2023: If you create quizzes in M365 MS Forms, see about an MS Teams team to house them - you can move them there in the Forms UI. Quizzes are initially …

20 Jan 2023: M365 SharePoint “Content Types” are convenient, because you can make a custom ones for your firm, to automate field creation and specify a …

19 Jan 2023: Getting into the guts of how SharePoint document libraries work, including the mechanics and differences between collaborative editing vs check-in and …

18 Jan 2023: M365 can use “passkeys” so I enabled the FIDO2 hardware key authentication method in Entra admin. Users can now add their security keys …

17 Jan 2023: Designed an uber-simple power automate flow to collect policy doc acknowledgements from team members. Just select the updated doc, pick the menu item, …

16 Jan 2023: Having a few static HTML sites, Deno Deploy makes it short work of serving them. See my gist for an example of an index.ts file loaded also with the …

16 Jan 2023: How poorly handled. shut everything down as of EOY 2022, but, no email to paying customers (they claim on Slack they sent; but I can’t …

15 Jan 2023: Easily redeployed a static site to Deno Deploy using a 15 loc sample from this link in an index.ts file in the root of the project, w/ 1 small edit, …

15 Jan 2023: After a long, long mull, I decided to put my photos in OneDrive personal, and pare down paid services. M365 is a great deal for a family, with 5 …

13 Jan 2023: Starting to deploy M365 Purview “sensitivity labels” (e.g. ‘internal only’ or ‘confidential’) for info …

11 Jan 2023: M365 InTune is relatively easy to grok & deploy for device onboarding and compliance, even for a small co. Do: use security groups and know that …

7 Jan 2023: Hey, if you haven’t tried it check out the services. Adam has done a great job building out a whole bunch of linked services, which help …

7 Jan 2023: A dear friend brought me some So Australia wine. It’s got slick co-branding with F1 racer Daniel Ricciardo. Box! Box!

4 Jan 2023: Hoping for peace and prosperity for everyone in 2023. 🎉

31 Dec 2022: M365, Azure B2B on, an existing Exchange contact will get auto deleted (merged?!) after invited guest with same email accesses a shared file. Annoying …

28 Dec 2022: The feature of OneDrive app, to pick a SharePoint shared library folder, then take photos and automatically upload into it, is a real lifesaver. …

27 Dec 2022: It’s been a maelstrom of activity but we are mostly migrated to MS365, and are well on our way implementing an ISO 27001 ISMS in SharePoint. 🎉

24 Dec 2022: Microsoft must have an absolutely massive documentation team. The “learn” site and other docs have been a great help in getting us …

22 Dec 2022: Took a beat to get the API working, but this guy has email, calendars and files migrating at full blast to MS 365. 🚀

19 Dec 2022: The cheapest MS Project version, the one that’s web only, is too simplistic. You apparently can’t even schedule tasks on the weekend. 👎🏻

19 Dec 2022: Worked out how to custom format a SharePoint board to make it look like a timeline. Good for project milestones after futzing with Excel & MS …

19 Dec 2022: Migrated brand Google Photos to OneDrive, and bulk exported Google Groups email to mbox files. Bleary eyed. 😖

19 Dec 2022: Wordle 548 5/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ ⬜🟨🟨🟩⬜ 🟨⬜🟨🟩🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

18 Dec 2022: Considering a move from my beloved print newspaper to its digital edition. I can likely increase the font size to make it easy to read. Has anyone cut …

18 Dec 2022: MS Edge wouldn’t start on my Mac. The cause was incorrect permissions on its folder under $HOME/Library/Application Support. Sudo delete the …

17 Dec 2022: We migrated our team tasks to SharePoint Lists, & to allow clients to make requests, hooked up an MS Forms form to a PowerAutomate flow, which …

14 Dec 2022: If you have a large zip file split into multiple files, each file having the same folders but containing different content, in macOS Finder you can …

14 Dec 2022: External sharing in MS365 from SharePoint or OneDrive has matured. Guests can easily sign in with an MS account, or if they don’t have, via an …

11 Dec 2022: Migrated from folders in Sharepoint Lists to taxonomy terms from the Terms Store. Now views and filters are key, and the Lists iOS app works well!

6 Dec 2022: クロアチアおめでとう。日本代表、PK戦負け辛いけど、ファンに希望と感動与えてくれて、本当にありがとう! 良くやった! ⚽️🇯🇵🔥🙏

6 Dec 2022: Congratulations to Croatia on your win in the Japan match. Japan, a PK shootout loss is rough, but you gave the country hope; stellar job! 🇯🇵🤩🔥⚽️

5 Dec 2022: Last week I signed up for Azure Virtual Desktop to test Win & Powershell (I’m on macOS). Support called, “available to help during my …

5 Dec 2022: Frequent Forums problem in Sharepoint: the location you want is not available in “select a team or site” on copying a list. To fix: from …

5 Dec 2022: Maru had a great time crunching on fallen leaves at Maioka Park. Last time it was hot weather. 🍁🍂🐕

4 Dec 2022: Linux Learner Tools A companion micro podcast for my Tools for the Modern Linux Learner post. 🎙️🧰

4 Dec 2022: Want to reduce MS List admin burden but maintain security? Enable Folders & set group perms on them (no inheritance, separate grants). Separate …

4 Dec 2022: Here’s an old PDF article on Sawayaka Undo さわやか運動 from Yokohama City archives. Maybe Japanese football fans tidying up after matches is rooted …

4 Dec 2022: Today is “sawayaka undo” in our hood, a Japan thing where you tidy up the streets or shared spaces near your home, picking up leaves or …

2 Dec 2022: Enhanced the e-sign capability of our in-house ops db by appending the sign manifest certificate to the signed PDF. This means 1 Docusign API call …

2 Dec 2022: Fantastic!! Japan beat Spain in their World Cup match! 🇯🇵⚽️🎉

1 Dec 2022: Learned on a variety show today that Onizuka Tiger brand shoes are popular with foreign visitors to Japan. I’d like to recommend Spingle Move which …

30 Nov 2022: Having infosec, safety or quality SOPs written down is the easy part. The challenge is in the convincing and cajoling and implementing, because …

29 Nov 2022: MS365 Trial Tenant Trouble A micro podcast to go with my blog post about the trouble we had adding our production domain to MS365. 🎙️

29 Nov 2022: Someone in my firm setup a trial MS365 account, and our production domain got “stuck” in the test tenant. Removing it so I could register …

29 Nov 2022: M365 Trial Tenant Trouble We at my firm eSolia decided to migrate everything to Microsoft M365, for better or worse, because literally all our clients use it and things are …

29 Nov 2022: Maru’s “hurry up and wait”. 🐕

29 Nov 2022: We repurposed a metal can that came with fancy cookies, into a general snacks can, but its lid fell behind the family altar. I need to MacGuyver a …

28 Nov 2022: There’s a trend in Japan of people complaining that children are making noise in parks, and it’s such a narrow view. I think at least we …

27 Nov 2022: We all went to Chigasaki to see K perform on clarinet in her OBOG wind ensemble. It was lovely to hear all that lunchtime practice come together in …

27 Nov 2022: First you might have a motivation to achieve some goal, but it’s the little repeated habits that will get you there. Chip away at it, and make it …

26 Nov 2022: A and I went to Mokichi in Chigasaki, to eat Italian before our daughter’s concert. Absolutely worth the trip! Luxe interior!

26 Nov 2022: Maru is being a “good boy” here, looking away so as to not be too greedy. But once we said “yoshi!” he gobbled this dinner …

26 Nov 2022: We made a commitment yesterday to implement ISO 27001, the infosec standard, after a year of smaller changes in a positive direction. Now to roll up …

25 Nov 2022: Today we decided how to proceed with ISO 27001, and, migrate to MS 365 because 100% of our clients use it. Simplify and standardize our lives. 〄

25 Nov 2022: Birthday boy Maru tax 🥰🐕

25 Nov 2022: Maru the Shiba, was born in Awaji Hyogo 2 years ago. Happy birthday my furry buddy! 🥹😍

25 Nov 2022: A few years ago I turned shaving into a ritual and it’s a special time of day. The old style but modern razor, a blade, the brush, the good soap and …

24 Nov 2022: Checking out the shiny new MarsEdit 5 beta from @danielpunkass at Red Sweater. Nifty: new “micropost” feature, and it auto-refreshes the …

24 Nov 2022: Spent the last 30 minutes unsubscribing from sooo much newsletter detritus. Recommended, if you find yourself deleting but never reading! 🧹🔥

24 Nov 2022: Japan topped Germany in the World Cup (🤩) and the news is full of happy scenes of people celebrating. The country needed that win, I think. ⚽️🇯🇵2:🇩🇪1

24 Nov 2022: I’m finding in my 50s that I retain facts differently from when I was younger. I’m more emotion driven and rote memorization is tougher. 🧐

23 Nov 2022: Weather update says it’s raining. Maru and I will need to wear rain gear today.

22 Nov 2022: Dewy grasses steeped in autumn colors, greeted Maru and me on our walk this morning. 🌾🐕

22 Nov 2022: Rob Conery on running Postgres in WebAssembly in the browser. Wow! 🤯

22 Nov 2022: Chris Petrilli tweeted some info about Twitter’s infra to course-correct the inane jUst uSE clOud commentary from the peanut gallery. Serious $$$.

22 Nov 2022: Yesterday was our 30th anniversary proper and we ate a lot, drank a little. Luxury obento from Kijima was a highlight. Today we graze on leftovers!

21 Nov 2022: The Tottori Dunes were impressively large for a place you don’t expect them. Worth a visit. ⏳

21 Nov 2022: Learn about Passkeys, a new way to sign in without passwords. The shows sites, apps, services where you can use them for …

21 Nov 2022: Are you aware of these 15 blissfully cool facts about ice?

20 Nov 2022: Maru loves hay!

20 Nov 2022: I met a fellow dog owner here in Japan, who has an Italian Greyhound puppy she named “Lalo”. The name rang a bell, and she elaborated that …

20 Nov 2022: Trying RedSweater MarsEdit from @danielpunkass to edit my, and it’s really smooth. I searched my old emails and it looks like …

20 Nov 2022: After a while away, I took the chaos at Twitter as an opportunity to revive my, and I have to say Manton and team have made fantastic …

20 Nov 2022: Cruelly Abandoned Gun Dogs A short podcast about my post on abandoned scent hounds. People can be shitty but there are some doing great and needed work. 🎙️

20 Nov 2022: Did you know that hunters sometimes cruelly abandon gun dogs or scent hounds in the early spring after hunting season, even leaving them chained in …

20 Nov 2022: Scent Hounds Terrible Plight My wife told me about an awful thing happening in Japan. Some hunters who use “gun dogs” or “scent hounds” to flush out prey, …

20 Nov 2022: Chick Corey’s Tap Step is the first vinyl album I wore out as a teen, from repeat listening. 🎵

19 Nov 2022: Speaking of The Godfather, I think I’ll read Puzo’s novel again.

19 Nov 2022: Started watching Paramount+ “The Offer” on U-Next, about the genesis of The Godfather. It is well done with perfect color, great casting, and a meta …

19 Nov 2022: Thomas Zimmer’s clear, analytical Thoughts on Twitter, Musk, and the destruction of the virtual public square. 👍

19 Nov 2022: Hiked out to Kamakura Ten-en rest area with Maru. He was fine with people all the way, but now he’s barky. 😅🐕🥾

18 Nov 2022: I never tire of looking at the mountains in Japan. Snapped this at the Hiruzen Kogen service area. 🗻

18 Nov 2022: Just tried Wavelength on iOS to make a quick & bare-bones podcast to post on @microdotblog. One touch record, and when you’re done it …

18 Nov 2022: 30th Anniversary Trip Recorded a brief podcast about our anniversary trip to test Wavelength and Auphonic. 🎙️

18 Nov 2022: Pat Metheny and/or Lyle Mays have been the soundtrack of my life. If you haven’t heard them, relax, and listen to “September Fifteenth”, “James”, …

17 Nov 2022: Microsoft Lists actually looks pretty good compared to the simple Planner product. Grid / kanban / cal views, see who modified, restore from trash …

17 Nov 2022: I’m reminded of a nostalgic quote attributed to the great marching percussion teacher Tom Float (RIP), telling his Spirit of Atlanta snareline …

16 Nov 2022: Waguri Kiito in Atami Ginza was a treat, and they hand press each dessert in front of you. We had the Mont Blanc-Matcha combo. 😘

16 Nov 2022: The Akagawara Shop in Kurayoshi was in a fascinating old building with souvenirs in a wide price range. Decidedly not a franchise.

15 Nov 2022: Cool Takahama cafe at the Tottori dunes.

15 Nov 2022: The tour guide on our recent trip had us guess what this boulder-like object was made from. We were surprised to hear the answer: aluminium.

14 Nov 2022: When I hiked to Genjiyama last weekend with Maru, I followed Google Maps to try to do it, but the first 400m (circled) or so was machete territory. It …

14 Nov 2022: Maru our Shiba takes over the couch at night but gets off there as soon as we are up. 🐕

14 Nov 2022: Musk is cutting so many staff at Twitter you have to wonder what the real motivation is. It doesn’t appear rational. Is it more of a “long …

14 Nov 2022: Wrote a blog post about our 30th anniversary trip to Shimane and Tottori onsen spas, Izumo Taisha and the Tottori Dunes.

14 Nov 2022: In Japan you start a hike on the crowded trails with a chipper “konnichiwa!” for all passers, but it degrades to “onchwa!” …

13 Nov 2022: The lay explanation for Izumo Taisha’s 4 claps is given as “shi-a-wa-se” but the real etymology is supposed to be 一霊四魂, the four …

13 Nov 2022: Izumo Taisha shrine was impressive, in Nov, kamiarizuki, the “month with gods”. Unlike a regular shrine, here you clap 4 times with your prayer …

13 Nov 2022: Thirtieth Anniversary Trip to Shimane and Tottori I can’t believe it’s been 30 years since we got married. To celebrate, we booked a tour of Shimane and Tottori prefectures, and had a …

12 Nov 2022: Took Maru for a hike up to Kamakura Genjiyama Park. Went up an unused jungle-like route near Abutsuni Tomb, then over to the trail to Kita-kama.

12 Nov 2022: Post Kamakura hike coffee from (ig) hit the spot! Friendly English speaking staff, too.

12 Nov 2022: On our 30th anniversary trip, one tidbit from the bus guide when we were near Mt. Daisen, was that the wind turbines operate in the red compared to …

12 Nov 2022: Been a long time. One rule people in tech like to try to follow or recommend is the 3-2-1 rule. If you don’t know it, it’s to keep 3 …

2 Nov 2022: Linux Tools for Learners If you’re trying to learn *nix command line, whether you’re on a Mac, Linux, the Linux subsystem in Windows or something else, …

27 Mar 2022: Japan Drivers License Ordeal I finally got my proper Japan driver’s license, and what an ordeal it’s been. Fasten your seatbelts for this one and just note that you …

23 Nov 2021: Favorite Podcasts Trypod Before COVID I used to walk to JR Totsuka station here in Yokohama, every day for my commute to Tokyo. It was a good opportunity to listen to a …

31 Oct 2021: Shiba Maru Rebellion Our dog “Maru”, a male Shiba, is going through a rebellious phase now at 11 months old. Our trainer told us Shibas especially go through a …

30 Oct 2021: Overly Precise Japan A while back, the morning news in Japan did an unironic piece on “how much is too much reclining” in trains and planes. The result was, …

27 Oct 2021: Trouble Comes Free Of course there are people who live by creating trouble as their raison d’être, like Baron Munchausen. In my thinking, life dishes out trouble …

26 Oct 2021: Praise for Discomfort Thinking about motivation and how to motivate, I came to a conclusion that works for me. Praising someone for what they are already good at, is a …

25 Oct 2021: Got Japanese Humor? I like comedy because laughter makes me feel better, while the heavy stuff comes for free. What about in Japan? Japan has some interesting comedy or …

24 Oct 2021: Stop Tool Fiddling Are you a project manager or, a manager of MS Project. That is, is your selected tool impeding you rather than helping you? The more time spent …

22 Oct 2021: Japan Banking Hell The other day I had to do three bank transfers for my company, since my business partner who usually takes care of this, couldn’t. The bank …

17 Oct 2021: Japan Murder Hornets Robert on Strava says he “just takes the stings and calls it free Vespa”, which is funny, but Asian Giant Hornets (Vespa mandarinia) in …

4 Oct 2021: Hugo Vercel Deploy A question on the Hugo support forum prompted me to try deploying the Hugo quickstart site with Ananke Theme, on Vercel. It was super simple and took …

30 Sep 2021: Postmarkapp Template Backup The other day I wrote about using Postmark for sending out HTML emails. We wanted to have a way to backup our Postmark email templates automatically, …

27 Sep 2021: App Email Services If you are hosting your app on a service like the recently-closed Webfaction, you might be getting shared space for your web pages or app, databases …

22 Sep 2021: Apple Mail Privacy After updating to Apple’s iOS 15, amongst several privacy initiatives in iCloud+, you can enable “MPP” or Mail Privacy Protection, …

3 Feb 2021: WHO needs to learn how to deal with the trolls braying that they “won’t accept” the report they are trying to put together about the origins of COVID …

30 Jan 2021: Read about the awesome Akari Tachi whose dream is to “continue competing in capoeira and become infinitely cool.” Way better than wanting to be a …

9 Jan 2021: Creeeeeeeeaaaak! Hear that? It’s the sound of Republican spines suddenly growing back. 😒

8 Jan 2021: New terms of service from WhatsApp mean you agree to share your personal data with its parent Facebook. Rather, nope out and go for @element_hq, …

28 Dec 2020: Watching the movie 1917, I suddenly realized why soldiers wear two dog tags, when he takes only one off his friend… sigh

27 Dec 2020: I’m 55 on the 1st of Jan, and as an early birthday present, my daughters bought me an outfit and a down coat. I was absolutely stunned silent - …

10 Dec 2020: Be careful out there kids. This is a phishing attempt by a scammer trying to get info regarding the Ledger crypto wallet.…

8 Dec 2020: Meanwhile at the Hayabusa test lab: “dang it Jenkins, I thought I told you to turn off that fan!” (Still a couple weeks in 2020…)

6 Dec 2020: macOS Big Sur has some good aspects but, its external display handling is buggy, and spotlight is worse functionally. 😒

2 Dec 2020: Even if you don’t know it, you probably use @letsencrypt, a non-profit that provides over 200 million (!) TLS certificates to websites for free. …

1 Dec 2020: I’m a fan of Just Systems’ «ATOK Passport», which is the best way to enter Japanese on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android. It has too many …

28 Nov 2020: After about 500km on my Altra One 3’s, I tried a bunch of new models and settled on Topo Magnifly 3. Love them; zero drop with just enough padding. …

19 Nov 2020: If you’re in Japan, MyMizu ( is an interesting app that lets you find and share places such as parks, to refill your …

16 Nov 2020: If you use brew, upgrading to MacOS 11.0.1 Big Sur results in errors regarding “CLT” (Xcode’s Command Line Tools), with commands …

16 Nov 2020: MacOS 11.0.1 Big Sur sure does like rounded corners. As long as they stay away from skeuomorphism, I’m ok with it. 😏

14 Nov 2020: Tried Apple’s Maps on Big Sur, specifically the bike route planning feature, but it failed due to a server being down. 🤪

13 Nov 2020: Upgraded to MacOS Big Sur today, and it looks great. Love the design. 😎

12 Nov 2020: M1 chipped Apples limited The new Macs with Apple’s M1 chips indeed “change everything” as Apple says. You cannot use more than 1 external display on the …

8 Nov 2020: Google VPN is like the charismatic wolf inviting you to dinner, but you’re the dinner.

8 Nov 2020: Needed a nap after all the excitement and my run. Woke up during a dream in which a noisy truck full of turkeys was delivered to our street here in …

8 Nov 2020: For those entreating Trump to concede with grace, uhh, haven’t you figured out that he has none? Not one iota.

8 Nov 2020: Well, AP and CNN called it for Biden / Harris thank heavens, but now the real whining and subterfuge shall begin. 😏

7 Nov 2020: I wrote down some thoughts on my fitness journey.

7 Nov 2020: Today we ate at the «Tsumugu Café & Something» in Totsuka. Cool interior and great food.

7 Nov 2020: I’ve been very busy and away for a while. I lost 12 kg with daily exercise and feel good. I’ll feel even better if we can finally declare …

24 Apr 2020: You can’t put a oily-cheesy pizza box in the paper recycling, but, you can compact it down quite small. Just wet the cardboard on both sides and …

12 Apr 2020: Ew! Haha!…

12 Apr 2020: Everyone’s saying stay 2m apart, but an early March 2020 article says researchers found the COVID-19 virus can travel 4.5 meters. Terrifying.

11 Apr 2020: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike (@ecoyuri) gave an address in English about the COVID-19 situation. Major thanks and kudos! 👏🏻

8 Apr 2020: In his address regarding the national COVID-19 response lockdown PM Abe used the famous FDR phrase: “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. …

1 Apr 2020: Japan Postal service is suspending international service to many countries as of 2nd April 2020. Been here 33 years and nothing like this has ever …

30 Mar 2020: The so-called Outreach team at WhoIsHostingThis keeps spamming me about link sharing. Stop. Even if I did link sharing, your proposed article is full …

27 Mar 2020: Daughter 2 who will be living alone asked for some hand soap, so I gave her some extra “cow soap” I had (Japan’s “ivory” …

27 Mar 2020: Tokyo Governor is asking us to “practice restraint” and stay inside this coming weekend. Jiji news reports that the gov’t will also …

26 Feb 2020: No wonder I like the chilling and darkly funny “Killing Eve”; Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the writer / showrunner.

14 Feb 2020: I wanted easy macOS WAV sound file metadata editing & found «Meta» from NBE @meta4mac after an extensive search. A gem among many poor choices! 💎

12 Feb 2020: Ah, it’s so sad Lyle Mays died. His solo work and work with PMG are my “heavy rotation” music… Much love to his loved ones. 😢

31 Jan 2020: Caption it: “no scritches for me!”

29 Jan 2020: The content of Medium is getting pulp-trashy these days. The “today’s highlights” spam feels like taking a surreptitious look at the …

23 Jan 2020: PSA: Japan residents and visitors should be aware of possible spread of pneumonia-like coronavirus after the first confirmed case. Take precautions …

17 Jan 2020: What a great use of technology; check out «Be My Eyes», an app that connects vision impaired people with sighted volunteers, to help with daily tasks. …

10 Jan 2020: International residents, workers, and students in Tokyo: the Tokyo Metropolitan Gov’t will hold its annual disaster drill Tues 28 Jan 2020. …

8 Jan 2020: Nifty to see my daughter on this website. 😍

8 Jan 2020: Dave Chappelle knows how to make an acceptance speech. Artful. “Son, sometimes you have to be a lion, so you can be the lamb you really …

3 Jan 2020: Aoyama Gakuin won the 2020 (96th) #HakoneEkiden with a course record of 10:45:23, 3:02 ahead of last year’s winner Tokai U. Special congrats to …

3 Jan 2020: Friends in Australia in my thoughts. Stay safe from the fires if you can. Sounds absolutely terrifying…

2 Jan 2020: Aoyama Gakuin won day 1 of the 2020 Hakone Ekiden with a big 1:33 lead today. Good luck to all runners tomorrow as they run back to Tokyo. 🏃🏻‍♂️

2 Jan 2020: Heard this news about a new years day robbery in Tokyo, where the robber duct taped up an elderly couple and their middle-aged son, saying “if …

1 Jan 2020: Happy New Year one and all. I hope your 2020 looks up, and up! 🐁

30 Dec 2019: «Oogiri Insatsu» produce products from ideas they get from peoples’ tweets, like a student’s desire to eat at their desk when it’s …

30 Dec 2019: «Newsed» is an upcycle brand selling products such as keyholders made from old advert canvas or trays made from school desks. Creative! 😍

27 Dec 2019: Finishing up the last-day-of-the-year “ohsouji” big cleaning at the office, drinking wine, eating chocolate & listening to The Cure. …

27 Dec 2019: The eSolia year-end holiday starts today Dec 27 (Fri)​ from 12:00​, and runs through Jan ​5 ​(Sun), 2020​. We will be back in the office from Jan 6th, …

17 Dec 2019: Completed the IDEO University “[Insights for Innovation](Rick’s Certificate of Completion …

16 Dec 2019: The demolition next door (we’re pulling down my mother-in-law’s old house) is COMICALLY loud. 5 more months of demolition then build.

9 Dec 2019: The UCAN nihongo “new words and buzzwords“list had “one team” winning, with runnerups like “planned stoppage” in …

8 Dec 2019: House building activities have occupied most of our time for the last months but it’s finally settled. Demolition of the old has started! 🚧

8 Dec 2019: Menstruating friends, I wonder if you heard about the Japanese department store Daimaru Umeda’s (since revoked) plan to allow menstruating …

6 Dec 2019: A friend & I always joke about consultants getting paid in goats & chickens, but today we paid our electrician for a small hookup job, with 6 …

25 Nov 2019: Had an enjoyable time with wife and both daughters in Kanazawa: what a cool city, with a big emphasis on architecture and design. It was a 1 hour …

25 Nov 2019: Read an article today that when older people use “O.K.” in reply it’s considered offensive by younger people?! And that I’m …

14 Nov 2019: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (@eff) had been working against unconstitutional border searches of digital devices, and today was a big win on …

11 Nov 2019: The level of maturity it takes to think of oneself as important for having 5000 followers on some social networking service, is the same level of …

10 Nov 2019: Kylie Jenner has a looot of suing to do, if she thinks she invented the phrase “rise and shine” #riseandshine (what a maroon). 😅 …

10 Nov 2019: Saw in the Japan Times this AM, that besides the recent #kutoo movement re company rules that women should wear high heels, there’s also a …

9 Nov 2019: Today’s the ceremony to move the jikka butsudan contents into our new butsudan.

6 Nov 2019: I’m comparing a lot of software services lately, and getting irritated by those online comparison engines that pit against each other products …

25 Oct 2019: A new foundation

23 Oct 2019: Akiko and I ate at this new casual French restaurant in Totsuka, @papavasy. It was soooo good. Recommended!

15 Oct 2019: Richard Bona is such an inspiration. I knew him as a great bassist, so it was such a pleasure to learn what a talent he is. Watch, and feel joy today. …

13 Oct 2019: Rugby is one exciting & non-stop sport. Just watched the Japan:Scotland RWC match, and it was a nail-biter, at least for this newb. Congrats …

13 Oct 2019: A lot of people were impacted by #TyphoonHagibis, but my family is all ok. The only thing that happened to us was a lot of debris and a broken TV …

12 Oct 2019: Wind from #TyphoonHagibis picking up in Yokohama area, and it looks like Chiba (poor Chiba) just had an earthquake to boot.

12 Oct 2019: PSA: Japan visitors, check out NHK’s live info page on #TyphoonHagibis. Stay safe indoors! 🌀🇯🇵

12 Oct 2019: In Japan during #TyphoonHagibis? See my company @eSolia_Inc ’s Japan Disaster Information page for a list of #s and apps. 🇯🇵🌀ℹ️

12 Oct 2019: Japan’s in the middle of hosting the Rugby World Cup with many visitors from overseas, and the worst typhoon in 60 yr #Hagibis is rapidly …

12 Oct 2019: In Japan and want live English info on #TyphoonHagibis? Get the app Windy or have a look at their website.

12 Oct 2019: Japan visitors: here is NHK’s English site for emergency info regarding #TyphoonHagibis, including evac, power outages, flooding and free wifi …

12 Oct 2019: PSA: in Japan for the RWC? Stay safe indoors, #TyphoonHagibis is the strongest one in 60 yr, peaking in Yokohama & Tokyo area ~21pm, w/ 51kt wind …

12 Oct 2019: If you’re in Japan, typhoon #Hagibis is bearing down on honshu island now, and should build from ~15pm thru 21pm, with gale force winds gusting …

12 Oct 2019: If you can read Japanese hiragana and know enough spoken Japanese, you can get direct, live info about Typhoon Hagibis from NHK’s News Web Easy …

12 Oct 2019: Yokohama city just issued official warnings, and typhoon Hagibis has not even started really. Seya & Kanazawa are level 4 (sugoku yabai, hinan …

11 Oct 2019: For the eco-minded in Japan, check out «mymizu», an app that helps you find spots to refill your water bottle. I’m adding spots around me. …

10 Oct 2019: Looks like typhoon “Hagibis”, marked by the weather agency as “strong and violent” is going to hit Japan Sat 12 Oct afternoon. …

9 Oct 2019: First impression: Microsoft Office 365 UX from the administrator’s POV is a hot mess! 🍝

5 Oct 2019: Japan Suica Penguin Japan Rail’s IC rail pass “Suica” is so named because it helps daily commuters pass through gates easily, i.e. in a …

2 Oct 2019: One of those evil punk scum criminals called my MIL with an “ore-ore” (It’s me) scheme yesterday, saying he was her nephew and …

2 Oct 2019: Testing the great work management app @targetprocess, I found that right clicking on entities in Mac brings up the browser context menu, not …

2 Oct 2019: Just observed an elderly couple move from one 4-top to a different 4-top with exactly the same dimensions and structure. Different orientation tho, so …

1 Oct 2019: Kyoto is trying to control the manners of their massive tourist influx with smartphone apps and videos (erm, good luck with that). So, all youse yaban …

29 Sep 2019: Diamond princess at oosanbashi pier. Massive & beautiful.

28 Sep 2019: A humorous episode: after he was done with the main one, we sheepishly asked the Shinto priest what we should do about yet another altar we found in …

28 Sep 2019: Japanese twitter STILL talking about the idiot company director who dissed his wife saying making a bento should only take 3 min. Those comments were …

28 Sep 2019: Huge congrats to Japan beating world no 2 Ireland at the Rugby World Cup! Whoa, what?! 🇮🇪🇯🇵

28 Sep 2019: Shinto ceremony complete. Akiko picked up the somewhat forgetful kannushi sama (had to go back to get his stuff), and he did the prayers to remove the …

28 Sep 2019: Glad we trim the hedges only once a year!

28 Sep 2019: I cleaned the Shinto kamidana because we have the kannushi san coming today to prepare for its removal. Then Akiko and I trimmed our hedges for a …

27 Sep 2019: “Comedians” A-Masso (Aマッソ) are racist idiots for saying Naomi Osaka is “too sunburned” and “should bleach her …

25 Sep 2019: Ha, Greta’s Twitter profile is just expert trolling. Love it!

24 Sep 2019: Shinjuku cool urban space at lunch.

22 Sep 2019: The New Zealand All Blacks showed some great respect and sportsmanship at a recent RWC match, by bowing to the audience. Way to go, fellas, …

22 Sep 2019: Our daughter’s stationed at a newly opened branch of Nojima, a big-box retailer, and since we’re building a house, we bought our first new …

22 Sep 2019: As my wife and I were driving around the Torihamacho seaside area here, we saw great piles of sea detritus. Apparently this area was flooded in the …

22 Sep 2019: Akiko and I went to BRANCH Yokohama Nanbu-shijo which opened 20th Sep, but despite the inexpensive grocery shopping, the access and parking is very …

22 Sep 2019: New Oban “Tawashi” Brush, got at the new food shopping complex “Branch Shijo” near Nambu-Shijo station in Yokohama. Needed …

21 Sep 2019: Upgraded to the new WatchOS v6: direct App Store is useful, watch face color redesign means icons grey unless background is black. 🧭

20 Sep 2019: I’ve been trying “traditional shaving” lately with a double or single edge safety razor. I wrote out an aide-mémoire page to help …

20 Sep 2019: Walking in Shibaura Tokyo

20 Sep 2019: Walking in Shibaura Tokyo

20 Sep 2019: macOS prompted me for the Safari 13 upgrade this AM so I started it. However, I found it won’t take unless you force kill various processes from …

20 Sep 2019: Upgraded iOS to 13 this AM, and there are quite a few small UI changes that I can see like the volume indicator is on the side & keyboard has …

18 Sep 2019: In the Japan news yesterday, some trollish company director caused a firestorm on the Twitter dissing his wife saying he made his kid’s obentos …

18 Sep 2019: A “beautiful voice” for sure, even as an older man. RIP, Richard Conrad. 🎭

18 Sep 2019: It’s a cooler 23C this AM, but I’m still working up a sweat doing sandbag training. It’s a great, quick HIIT workout; try it! 💪🏻🔥

18 Sep 2019: Ok, yesterday Akiko also discovered that the butsudan in the family home is missing its main effigy, the Vairocana or Dainichi-nyorai, so she bought …

18 Sep 2019: Vinnie Colaiuta (🐦 @vinniecolaiuta), one of the world’s great drummers, has an insightful new podcast “Breakfast with Vinnie”. Eat …

17 Sep 2019: Our local and family’s buddhist shrine is “shingon” sect, having Acala or 不動明王 (fudou myoo) as the main deity. Our household …

17 Sep 2019: Akiko and I discovered that her ancestors helped build and/or supply land for the main local temple and shrine. Pretty cool history.

17 Sep 2019: In preparing to build a new house where the main family home is, we have to figure out the logistics of shutting down our household shrines, and …

16 Sep 2019: Akiko found her Hinamatsuri dolls, while tidying up. This is the primary “hime” princess figure, our beautiful heroine.

16 Sep 2019: Akiko found her Hinamatsuri dolls, while tidying up. This is one of the “daijin” ministers, who were also bodyguards (see the sheaf of …

16 Sep 2019: Akiko found her Hinamatsuri dolls, while tidying up. These are the “san-nin kanjo”, the three court ladies who serve sake and sweets. …

16 Sep 2019: While tidying up, Akiko found her “Hinamatsuri” dolls. Here are three helper protectors, the “shicho” or “eji”. …

16 Sep 2019: Akiko found her ohinasama dolls from when she was a girl. Such detail! Here are three of the “gonin bayashi” musicians, mostly missing …

16 Sep 2019: Akiko found her ohinasama dolls from when she was a girl. Such detail! (The prince figure has bad bed-head!)

15 Sep 2019: Treated myself to Penhaligon’s Opus 1870 eau de toilette; what a wonderful scent! 👃🏻

15 Sep 2019: Tokyo 2020 Olympic committee solution for heat: pelt spectators and athletes with ice shards. Gotta love it. More sake!

15 Sep 2019: Bought a Muhle razor at Hankyu Mens (🐦 @hankyu_mens_tko) dept store in Yurakucho Tokyo. Disappointing they keep only 1 stock per razor (only heard …

14 Sep 2019: Netflix “Unbelievable”, wow. It’s so sad what rape victims go through. Having to re-live by the retelling, again and again, betrayed by everyone …

14 Sep 2019: It’s the keystone cops around here. Japan’s ancient IT minister hasn’t a clue why his website has been offline for months. Life pro tip …

14 Sep 2019: It was bad enough earning essentially zero interest on bank savings, but now Japan banks are mulling charging a yearly fee. The common man pays for …

14 Sep 2019: This AM a funny news article said Tokyo 2020 Olympic planners tested fake snow for keeping events cool, but it ended up that the hapless guinea pigs …

13 Sep 2019: Watching “In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11” on HBO. Powerful and very emotional stuff, it’s the story from the …

11 Sep 2019: We didn’t get any Tokyo 2020 Olympic tickets the second round either. Curses! 🤬

11 Sep 2019: The newly released Apple Watch Series 5 still has no EKG function here in Japan. Bummer. 🤪

11 Sep 2019: So… what? Nissan Saikawa isn’t being chucked in jail? I’m so confused. /s

10 Sep 2019: Sunday night’s typhoon Faxai killed 3 in Japan: a woman who was blown off her feet and into a wall, an elderly man hit by a tree as he cleared …

10 Sep 2019: Mon AM after the typhoon that rolled through Sun night, I spent a couple hours picking up debris, including a lot of plexiglas. My wife discovered the …

9 Sep 2019: Clear sky this AM followed the typhoon last night. Mt. Fuji at about 1/3 from left.

9 Sep 2019: Clear sky this AM followed the typhoon last night. Mt. Fuji at about 1/3 from left.

8 Sep 2019: Dango san kyodai (the three dumpling brothers) was a popular kids’ song in 1999. I came across it whilst Konmari-ing today.

8 Sep 2019: Dango san kyodai (the three dumpling brothers) was a popular kids’ song in 1999. I came across it whilst Konmari-ing today.

8 Sep 2019: The typhoon that’s supposed to arrive in the Tokyo area overnight is a strong one, and it’s advisable to plan your travel accordingly. …

6 Sep 2019: Back to 30C heat in Japan! Tried halving the weight in the sandbag today, and this worked better: I could keep good form and do the various movements …

5 Sep 2019: This AM I filled the exercise sandbag I bought with ~20kg of sand, and huff-puffed my way through this Funk Roberts sequence. It’s super hard …

4 Sep 2019: It pissed down rain in Yokohama yesterday evening, so much so that JR Totsuka had a layer of water on the floor, and we got several emergency alerts …

30 Aug 2019: I’ve never watched Lara Spencer, but what an idiotic comment. Props to the ballet world for responding so positively like they did; showed good …

30 Aug 2019: In Japan news, a park put up signs forbidding kids from doing jump rope, because crusty old residents complained. The analysis segment is next: …

29 Aug 2019: Big news at our local subway station Odoriba. Apparently the train ran into the wall, and the driver’s falling asleep is suspected. D’oh! …

27 Aug 2019: Quarter century girl, wishing her the very best!

26 Aug 2019: Discovered I can use the «Isocore» from @monkii_co as a grip trainer. As you keep tension on the bungee, grip a little further away from the anchor to …

26 Aug 2019: You can see how large the Diamond Princess is in this shot. A building.

22 Aug 2019: You know the brand ASICS? That’s an acronym for “anima sana in corpore sano” or, “healthy soul in a healthy body”. …

22 Aug 2019: We finally made headway on building a house, but now we need to konmari the joyless out of our existing dwellings, to be able to fit! I’m …

22 Aug 2019: The culture of the “influencer” is idiotic. It must be extremely irritating to work at a hotel or resort and get continually harassed for …

22 Aug 2019: On the exercise front, burpees are getting slightly easier. I’m going to try some sandbag training too. I’ve got 25kg of sand; just need a …

22 Aug 2019: Netflix “Mindhunter” is a very interesting series, and I’m grateful to the people that nurtured the Behavior Analysis Unit. I did a …

18 Aug 2019: Old Toro weed whacker engine is whacked.

18 Aug 2019: The massive Diamond Princess, docked at Osanbashi Pier in Yokohama.

15 Aug 2019: Mocktail at mock Hawaiian joint @cinnamonsyokohama

14 Aug 2019: Daughter 1’s first adulting, after moving to her apartment and building all the things from IKEA.

5 Aug 2019: Sunflower season in Japan

2 Aug 2019: Added light dumbbells as a workout option in the morning; a throwback to “Physical Culture” around the turn of the 20th century as …

27 Jul 2019: Bought Merrell Trail Glove 5’s and I hope they work for me.

27 Jul 2019: Doing various exercises daily, like yoga, bodyweight, using @monkii_co bars 2 and isocore, using a kettlebell, jumping rope. I can still feel the …

25 Jul 2019: This old century

25 Jul 2019: Wow, I am blessed. Mr. Bill Gates has gifted me and 9 others with 10 Billion each, from the 65 Billion they have earmarked to help lucky people. Like …

23 Jul 2019: My firm eSolia’s 20th Anniversary swag, the memo block and its analog friends. ✏️0🖋

22 Jul 2019: Japan visitors, if you are in the Tokyo area this Thurs and Fri from afternoon through evening, you might enjoy the 24th annual Shimbashi Koichi …

22 Jul 2019: New success story added for a project to extract text documents from a database, to automatically and periodically convert each of them into …

18 Jul 2019: Someone next to me smells of bandaids. Overpowering! 😱

17 Jul 2019: Saw the so-called “licking challenge” on the Japan news today, where idiots in the US (?) are opening & licking ice cream at stores, …

16 Jul 2019: Ok, the long, long rainy season joke isn’t funny anymore. Rain’s important, but so is sun. Think of the vegetables! ☔️

15 Jul 2019: Every child should be blessed with the jiu-jitsu and assertiveness training the Gracie Academy provides. 💪🏻

14 Jul 2019: Akiko got tickets to see the fireworks at Ohsanbashi in Yokohama yesterday. Arrived at 16:30 for a 19:30 start, and it was really worth it. Perfect …

9 Jul 2019: Lions Club blood drive in Totsuka

7 Jul 2019: It’s my co’s 20th Anniversary, and we feel like we are in a dream! We founded @eSolia_Inc on 7th July 1999 for IT service excellence, & …

2 Jul 2019: I think they should be called “Kardashanties” so I can snort with derision every time I see the word. 🐑

2 Jul 2019: If you’re traveling to Japan, be sure to purchase travel insurance. Recently, uninsured travelers are running up large unpaid bills at hospitals …

24 Jun 2019: I haven’t used it but “FastDoctor” seems like an interesting service for Tokyo-ites. The site copy says they visit your home and can …

23 Jun 2019: Oh! Oh! I need to go to Frau Krumm in Ebisu Tokyo. Tennis player Kimiko Date owns this café and German-style bread shop. 🥨

23 Jun 2019: Get on up with the Osaka Obachan Funk! 🐆😂

22 Jun 2019: We’re enjoying “Idaten”, this year’s Taiga Drama from NHK, on the buildup to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Features the story of Shizo …

22 Jun 2019: Check out this young artist Xiao Tong “Vel” Kong @Velinxi. She has drawn the fantastic webcomic Countdown to Countdown since 2010. Lovely compositions …

21 Jun 2019: I #GotMyUHK from @UltHackKeyboard and it is superb, with fantastic workmanship. It is “sticky” and stable on the desk, and the wrist rest …

20 Jun 2019: Today is the 2020 Tokyo Olympic ticket drawing. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police are warning against scam and phishing emails regarding tickets, so take …

19 Jun 2019: The arts should never be optional. 🎨🎭

19 Jun 2019: I don’t follow this psychopathic kook “Dr.” Takasu on Twitter, but it’s shocking to have seen him on TV many times, then see …

18 Jun 2019: June 18th is onigiri day in Japan. The 6th month was chosen because a fossilized Yayoi period rice ball was found in Rokusei-machi, in Ishikawa, and …

18 Jun 2019: I failed to get a snapshot, but I saw a guy in full leathers on a Harley, with a pink Randoseru kids’ backpack as its sidebag. I can think of many …

17 Jun 2019: Manipulative mass surveillance is inherently un-democratic, and you can’t possibly trust the fox to guard the hen house. Read about the …

17 Jun 2019: I had thought I want my team to always bring proposals instead of problems, but I now feel it’s more subtle. To solve some big problems, experience …

16 Jun 2019: Got in a yardwork session, bodyweight exercises and a good jog. My wife made my faves for father’s day. Our daughters got me expensive shampoo …

16 Jun 2019: Just as I was feeling sad about my own Dad being gone, they gave me this. Hand drawn pansies (?) on the card! I’m not crying, you’re crying. 😭

16 Jun 2019: I miss my Dad. Hope he’s having a laugh and a beer watching sports with his friends. 😔

15 Jun 2019: Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the genius behind and starring in (with a superb cast) @fleabag. I watched it on Prime. Great writing, perfect comedic timing. …

15 Jun 2019: Did 15 min of body weight training then jogged 40 min. Freezing in the rain today!

14 Jun 2019: April Atago

13 Jun 2019: Loved hearing from and about Gordon Hempton on the “SoundEscapes” episode of the 20,000 Hz podcast. @20korg 🎙 One of my favorite things in …

13 Jun 2019: A neighbor had their car broken into; police are here now. The thief broke the door glass and made off with some things that were inside. First time …

13 Jun 2019: Tokyo Gov’t did a promotion to prevent child abuse, but the language they used meant the opposite. The poster says “Osekkai kun is a …

13 Jun 2019: Japan political posters in Minato-Ku.

12 Jun 2019: The equivalent of “task rabbit” in Japan seems to be or

10 Jun 2019: Little guardian

10 Jun 2019: Yokohama Chinatown for the Kaikousai

10 Jun 2019: I updated my company’s list of emergency numbers needed by Japan residents and visitors, on this page, adding a number for the “Tokyo Rape …

10 Jun 2019: Live in the present, and touch the hearts of those around you. Lovely article: Preparing My Family for Life Without Me - by Mary Bergstrom 🖼

9 Jun 2019: Rainy day veg stand

7 Jun 2019: Night suits me

7 Jun 2019: Get a good laugh from Alexandra Petri’s brilliantly funny article. My bud “Fonks” thinks it’s jolly good! 😂 @petridishes

6 Jun 2019: Today I met a passive-aggressive, drunken racist spouting crap about me on the train, thinking I didn’t understand. He dropped his glasses on …

4 Jun 2019: I didn’t have an opinion about Ivanka Trump until I heard her voice. Ugh.

2 Jun 2019: A great time of year for jogging

1 Jun 2019: “Always be my Maybe” on Netflix, with Ali Wong, is quite funny. Especially the double-date restaurant scene with Keanu. 😂

29 May 2019: Watching the Kawasaki mass stabbing tragedy news, I wonder was there any real way to prevent it? An adult on scene was chasing the murderer down, but …

29 May 2019: My weird brain mixes them up, so I keep them sorted as “Jad AbumRADIO LAB” and “TEDdy Raz-evelt is the outdoorsman of the …

28 May 2019: The HBO documentary “Game of Thrones: The Last Watch” is a must-watch if you’re a #GoT fan! Kudos to the crew on their herculean …

27 May 2019: I saw the Trumps on TV this AM, shaking the hand of the Emperor Emeritus and Empress Emerita, and I cringed, watching their metacarpals getting …

27 May 2019: It was mid-summer hot in Tokyo and Yokohama this weekend with pretty high humidity. May is usually not like this. It’s making me dread August a …

27 May 2019: It appears to be popular & useful, so we added the Tokyo Metropolitan police “digi police” anti-crime app with molester alert, to …

25 May 2019: Can Japan’s emperor kinda just “nope out” of having to give Trump an audience?

24 May 2019: Playdate from Panic software looks soooo coool. #EmbraceTheCrank

24 May 2019: Digi-Police from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Agency has a mode where, victims of groping (on trains) can broadcast a loud warning, or display a …

23 May 2019: Sometimes Japan just makes me shake my head. Serious crimes are glossed over, but some celebrity does some Thai stick and JAIL HIM the sky is falling. …

22 May 2019: This tweet shows a “kids idols” fan meeting here in Japan, where disgusting pervs pay to take photos of these child performers, and can …

21 May 2019: Japan PSA for today: yesterday was volcanoes, but today it’s raining in Kanto. Really raining, so plan that travel accordingly, assuming the …

20 May 2019: The strong #GameOfThrones women are mostly dead or now off on their own… the “wheel” was ultimately not broken.

20 May 2019: Some of the #GoT finale perfect, some less so. Dialogue either stunning or awkward dreck. There was drogsy ex machina exercisin’ free will, …

20 May 2019: Individual privacy has an inherent and great value. Don’t fall prey to the specious, stupidly self-deprecating and dangerous argument “if you’re not …

20 May 2019: PSA for Japan visitors: Volcanic alert level raised for Hakone area. Be aware if you are intending to travel there, that there may be delays or …

18 May 2019: Google “Translatotron” seems like it is actually viable machine translation. Pretty amazing results in the tests they link in their post. …

18 May 2019: RIP I.M. Pei. We visited Washington DC, and had the pleasure of tooling around in the National Gallery building he designed, last summer. What a great …

16 May 2019: Tim Conway, Rest In Peace. He added so very much joy to our lives growing up… 😢

15 May 2019: A “comedy” duo called Fujisaki Market, probes someone’s gender and sexuality on a show “Kansai Joho Net Ten”, and Yomiuri …

15 May 2019: Always wondered who is the soothing voice of most of the English announcements on Japan’s trains, but now I know: it’s Christelle Ciari …

13 May 2019: JR has started using the phrase “stand behind the Braille blocks” in announcements, instead of calling it a “yellow line”. I presume because blind …

13 May 2019: We got this ARGI+ at the charity walk. We shall see if it does anything.

13 May 2019: (#got spoiler) Today’s episode incredibly epic in terms of scale & production, but storytelling is being rushed. I guess S1-7 were Dany …

12 May 2019: During the charity 10 km walk. Got to see beautiful rose gardens near Yamashita park in Yokohama.

12 May 2019: Akiko and I are doing the 10K charity “WFP Walk the World for Africa” walk, starting in Minato Mirai at 10am.

9 May 2019: Added Rosalind Franklin (DNA structure), Lise Meitner (nuclear fission) and Katie Bouman (black hole image) to my little list honoring important …

8 May 2019: Visited Hakone over the break, and noticed the Lawson combini there is a staid, conservative brown, not their usual bright blue. Kind of like the …

7 May 2019: Convenience stores in Japan like JR’s @newdays_jp are pushing the consumer fraud envelope with their sandwiches, filling the visible edge only. …

7 May 2019: Our beloved golden retriever Chacha died on Sat 4 May. She grew up as our daughters did, and gave every morsel of love she had to give, so we are …

7 May 2019: I konmari’d like a madman over the long Golden Week holiday, and also managed to remain drugged & sleep off most of the pneumonia.

6 May 2019: I read @Colin_P_A_Jones’ articles with interest. This week, the subject is his visit to Iwo Jima, which is something that one just cannot do. A very …

5 May 2019: I randomly learned about The Play that Goes Wrong today. It takes skill to plan and execute so much farce so well! 🎭

5 May 2019: Had to throw away dozens of books I have had since 1987, when I came to Japan and read every bit of Japanese literature I could get my hands on. …

4 May 2019: Interesting @nprInvisibilia episode. I can’t muster much empathy for a guy who, as a 14 yr old, sent his girlfriend’s nudes to her family and friends. …

3 May 2019: Sigh. Feels like the end of an era. RIP Peter Mayhew.

1 May 2019: I’m reminded of a charming anecdote today, of the “Gin-bura jiken”, or “Ginza Escape Incident”, when Emperor Emeritus …

1 May 2019: Warmest wishes to Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko of the Heisei era, whose acts are a positive example to us all. Congratulations …

29 Apr 2019: Game of Thrones “The Long Night” was incredible and exhausting. Worth the wait, and do watch the “The Game Revealed” inside …

26 Apr 2019: Heard about a Florida man who recently got killed by his Cassowary bird. These are large (as big as a person), territorial birds native to NE …

19 Apr 2019: Little signs of spring

16 Apr 2019: I got to see Notre Dame Cathedral many years ago on a trip to Paris. It had scaffolding around the towers and I can’t help think about the devastation …

16 Apr 2019: Crossing sign with a barcode for more languages. Nice!

15 Apr 2019: Holy Dragonglass, what great acting in #GOT. What a story.

12 Apr 2019: I thought Netflix “Russian Doll” would be pretty cliché given the short synopsis blurb, but it turns out to be pretty hysterical black …

12 Apr 2019: Maciej Cegłowski’s Idle Words essays are some of the funniest writing I have ever read. Read some long-form for a change, and enjoy a laugh. 😹 …

11 Apr 2019: Congrats to PILOT on their 100 years. Anniversary Hoteison ink.

11 Apr 2019: Christopher Lydon interviews Esperanza Spalding in a fantastic episode. She is a genius with a lovely personality and voice, just overflowing with …

9 Apr 2019: PSA: Monkey attacks on Japan tourists in the Japan TV news today, with the explanation that monkeys tend to look down on those who feed them, then act …

7 Apr 2019: Station light play

7 Apr 2019: Watched ’90s animated film «Pom Poko» with the fam, and the best part was probably the scrotum parachute scene! 🏐🏐

7 Apr 2019: There’s an old kimono shop near my office, «Choujiya», which is 221 years old. Founded in Kansei 10 (寛政10年) or 1798, they opened the Toranomon …

6 Apr 2019: If you’re near JR Shimbashi station and want a cheap but good coffee, visit «TENTOSHI». It’s an interesting little shop and you can get an …

6 Apr 2019: Saw Shonandai High School “White Shooting Stars” drum corps anniversary show. Here’s their most recent “Mantisax” show from …

5 Apr 2019: Peachy view on a neighborhood back street.

5 Apr 2019: NEC monkey bars, so shiny. Pika!

5 Apr 2019: “Influencers” give me a rash, so I loved reading in the NYT that a beach club owner in the Philippines is taking a stand against them and …

4 Apr 2019: Park view

4 Apr 2019: Herding the little ones in matching caps to kindergarten

4 Apr 2019: A welcome site every year

3 Apr 2019: Facebook is so incredibly shady. They should never need a user’s email password! just say no. ❌

3 Apr 2019: This shows the panel of experts involved in the new era name Reiwa, the men grouped under fields, the women (author Mariko Hayashi, ex NHK newscaster …

3 Apr 2019: Learned on Ted Radio Hour about Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s (@yassmin_a) humiliating experience at border control, while traveling to the US to give a talk …

1 Apr 2019: Stack Overflow has updated their design. VERY nice. SO nostalgic.

1 Apr 2019: Japan gov’t transmitted the new era name to foreign embassies via morse code, and we were able to catch the salient part: - …. . -. . …

1 Apr 2019: I’ve been in Japan since the end of Showa and through Heisei. Japan’s new era name is “Reiwa” 令和, which is from the Manyoshu per PM …

1 Apr 2019: People, especially men, please jump in and browse Laura Bates’ «everyday sexism» site. It’s heartbreaking to read so many stories like that, but …

1 Apr 2019: Before Japan goes all-keigo for the forseeable future after the New Era name is announced today, enjoy some chindogu weird inventions.

1 Apr 2019: Sasuga Japan! Esteemed author Hans Van Hook writes about taxis that change colors with their status. It’s incredible, and just in time for the …

31 Mar 2019: Hanami time is a can’t miss

31 Mar 2019: Thinking on feminism lately, because my daughters are starting their careers & are probably facing obstacles. Brings back a memory: I held a door …

31 Mar 2019: Abuse of foreign trainees in Japan is a topic these days in the news, and while those abusers should burn in hell, there are companies that seem to be …

31 Mar 2019: Today’s yard work: weed wacking yard whilst leaving the wildflowers & avoiding the dog, scrubbing the entrance and porch, clambering up on …

31 Mar 2019: Heisei is winding down. Japan is going to fax the new era name to foreign embassies tomorrow. But I say they should transmit it via morse code!

30 Mar 2019: Sakura and plum blossoms both have five petals. But you can see the notch at the end of the sakura petals and they overlap more. Plum petals are round …

27 Mar 2019: On the Trust issue of the @allusionistshow, Helen mentioned Q, a genderless voice for AI assistants. It’s not right that they generally have …

27 Mar 2019: Loving “Losers” on Netflix and especially Surya Bonaly’s story. So not a loser.

27 Mar 2019: Hanami season means photos of ppl taking photos

27 Mar 2019: PSA: Apple has released macOS 10.14.4, but if you use Apple with Google Mail, then you may want to wait. There are reports of problems. 🍏

27 Mar 2019: There’s been a spate of racist behavior from gov’t officials in Japan lately, including from former pension service branch head Yukihisa …

27 Mar 2019: As I’ve been saying, there is no way other Nissan execs did not know, and Saikawa even approved it. So, when are the prosecutors going to arrest …

27 Mar 2019: Don’t get excited about the new Apple News+ service if your Apple Id is in a region other than the US. In Japan, all that’s available are 3 low …

26 Mar 2019: Japan Ministry of Justice now accepts foreign national visa renewals online, from employers and agents, who can apply for use of the system from Fri …

26 Mar 2019: Akiko and I are doing the 2019 WFP “Walk the World for Africa” 10K walk on 12 May. If you are near Minato Mirai 21 on that day, sign up …

25 Mar 2019: Yatai shops out along the Kashio and sakura starting to bloom.

21 Mar 2019: This right here is what should happen automatically and immediately, as a response to a massacre in a civil society. New Zealand PM Ardern is a real …

20 Mar 2019: Dunning & Kruger spotted: …

19 Mar 2019: I got disappointed in myself for using PET bottles, so I decided to conserve & get a thermos to carry. I ended up getting a “Hydro Flask” 18oz. So …

18 Mar 2019: On the day of the mass shooting in Christchurch NZ, I rode in an elevator with two Muslim women in Tokyo and damned if I didn’t get major stink …

17 Mar 2019: Pierre Taki got arrested for cocaine use, so Japan being Japan, they are scrubbing all traces of him and his work. Next up: banning all movies or …

16 Mar 2019: I first heard @thumbelulu’s story on This American Life’s “In Defense of Ignorance” & loved it so much I pestered all my Chinese …

15 Mar 2019: It feels ineffectual to write this, but tonight my thoughts are with the victims and families in Christchurch New Zealand. Senseless violence if there …

15 Mar 2019: Bugmo make protein bars packed with crickets. I think I will try it some time, but now they are sold out. The model in the photos on their site looks …

15 Mar 2019: My trilingual wife got past the first round of Olympic volunteer selection. Here’s hoping she gets picked!

14 Mar 2019: After 31 years in Japan, there is one thing I am still not used to. That is, cleaning personnel who insist on cleaning the urinals while you are there …

12 Mar 2019: What do you do to avoid being skimmed when you use a card or withdraw cash at an ATM? 🏧

11 Mar 2019: About this time 8 years ago, we were trying to drive out of Tokyo. That was simply impossible. We gave up after hours, found a place to eat, then …

11 Mar 2019: Eight years ago at about 14:46 on 11th March 2011, Tohoku Japan got hit with a massive earthquake and tsunami. Our thoughts are with them as they …

9 Mar 2019: Int’l Womens’ Day is not big in Japan, but we celebrate Hinamatsuri on 3 March, a day of hoping for girls health & happiness, bringing out …

8 Mar 2019: The titanium tumblers that SUS Gallery make are spectacular. Heirloom quality and a worthwhile investment. Chuckled at the story as to why they …

7 Mar 2019: Fontshop has an interesting article about the Japanese (Font) Foundry Scene.

5 Mar 2019: EFF is valiantly trying to goad Facebook into fixing their long-term abuse of your phone number, but maybe the solution is to simply stop using …

23 Feb 2019: Feeling #DEFYant, I got 2 super light pouches made in Dyneema, from #DEFYbags of Chicago.

23 Feb 2019: Plum out of winter around these here parts

18 Feb 2019: A step in the right direction, in my opinion. Germany outlawed Facebook’s business model. 👍…

18 Feb 2019: Google: “bend over, this won’t hurt a bit”. (sound of latex snapping) 😬…

18 Feb 2019: An unexpected and thoroughly pleasant surprise this AM, from Ky.

12 Feb 2019: The INNSOMNIA hotel & Unir café in Akasaka (central Tokyo) looks great. Various types of room and shared spaces like a rental kitchen, gym or …

12 Feb 2019: The Citan hostel is in East Nihonbashi (closer to Tokyo station and convenient to Asakusa/Ueno or Ginza), and has a good communal coffee space, food, …

12 Feb 2019: The Almond Hostel & Cafe near Yoyogi Park (itself near Shibuya Tokyo) seems like a good option for budget conscious travelers or young people. …

12 Feb 2019: Tokyo is going to install surveillance at the 2020 games (& already are in subway cars). Wonder what will happen if people try avoiding the …

12 Feb 2019: Several oarfish have been sighted recently in Japan, and people generally believe they are harbingers of a big ‘quake. 😰

9 Feb 2019: Love HBO’s True Detective. Season 3 seems pretty good so far. Mahershala Ali is a great actor.

6 Feb 2019: A visitor bearing gifts of prose, poems, and beautiful photos made a long journey to visit me. Thanks J!

4 Feb 2019: When I saw mention of a crypto exchange’s keys being lost with the death of the founder, I thought it was a joke. Uh, apparently not. 😱

4 Feb 2019: Have you heard of a warrant canary, that ensures the absence of any secret gov’t subpoena? If this is not illegal already, I would not be surprised if …

3 Feb 2019: Our daughters went to school in Japan, and being allowed to wear pants would have been welcome! It’s about time!

1 Feb 2019: Black Earth Rising on Netflix is good, but there sure is a lot of retching in it. 🤮

29 Jan 2019: Thinking about the FaceTime débâcle, maybe it is time to move to a secure alternative like Wire.

29 Jan 2019: Apple’s FaceTime has a serious bug that lets people remotely listen in via your mic, without permission. Looks like Apple will fix, but disable just …

28 Jan 2019: Netflix Polar was absurdly violent slathered with cliché, and has no redeeming qualities as far as I’m concerned. A hard miss. Black Earth Rising …

26 Jan 2019: Moncler…Moncler…Moncler, Moncler, Moncler all over. It’s shocking that people will spend that much money on a down jacket.

25 Jan 2019: Indeed, what is so indecent about female pleasure? CES has exhibited some super dodgy sex products for men, so why not this well-engineered one for …

22 Jan 2019: I bought a poster via @zazzle, and it still hasn’t arrived 29 days later. Their support essentially blamed me for using the .com site rather …

20 Jan 2019: Egoistical Storefront in Winter Sun

20 Jan 2019: There were many selfies, family shots, melancholy, angst, madonnas, vampires and the sun, midsummer bathing, and a scream of course. Saw the Munch …

20 Jan 2019: Loud drunk people next to me making pronouncements on everything. Especially the dude in the neon blue suit jacket: your jacket is as loud as you are. …

19 Jan 2019: Sexy-talk couple behind me, talkin’ sexy in low but audible voices, telling each other & me, what they’ll do, in a kansai accent. 🤪

19 Jan 2019: Winter markers in Yokohama

18 Jan 2019: DCI Drum Corps International is so incredibly hypocritical.

17 Jan 2019: It’s a new days

17 Jan 2019: Reading Justice Roberts Tries to Save what Makes America Great, the author thanks the Chief Justice for having civic integrity and courage, but those …

16 Jan 2019: I feel this article is really true. Convenience is making a majority really dumb. Today released a new crypto wallet, but presented the …

14 Jan 2019: Nan? Ban!

13 Jan 2019: An unfortunate fellow was found napping under a train platform in Omiya Japan. Uncomfortably named Riku Kogure. 🙀

12 Jan 2019: Have you heard of this mini manifesto that you can paste into your email signature -, and its rebuttal policy As …

9 Jan 2019: Scammers and Phishers are despicable. This message from “Netflix” just came in, and although my spam trap didn’t catch it, I did. …

9 Jan 2019: Archiving emails, I came across something cool my brother introduced me to: the dirkon pinhole camera. Film is not dead. 🎞

9 Jan 2019: Olympic Champion Saori Yoshida is announcing her retirement after 33 stellar years in competition. She’s so great. Otsukaresama! 🇯🇵🥋🥇

4 Jan 2019: Vissi D’Art Sports 🏃🏼‍♂️

4 Jan 2019: The orange car’s exhaust turns to buildings.

3 Jan 2019: I’m poking the tires of, from Drew Devault It’s an “open source software suite for managing your software …

3 Jan 2019: Get some insight into Japan’s judicial system by reading How the last czar shaped Japan’s courts. Prof Jones’ articles are always …

3 Jan 2019: Give yourself 5 minutes to listen to this beautiful performance of the Flower Duet from Lakmé. Sabine Devieilhe & Marianne Crebassa perform it so …

3 Jan 2019: Oh! A new podcast from WQXR to enjoy, called “Aria Code”. Opera commentary? Count me in. An aside: HBO’s “My Brilliant Friend” …

2 Jan 2019: Rolling roofs, a cloudy shoreline and wire nets.

2 Jan 2019: It was apparently a grand challenge to get the Hakone Ekiden televised. Shiso Kanakuri really changed the world in this case! 🏃🏻‍♂️🇯🇵

2 Jan 2019: Saa! The 95th Hakone Ekiden running race is today and tomorrow (runners are passing our area now)! Will Aoyama pull a 5-peat? Track it live! 🏃🏻‍♂️🇯🇵

1 Jan 2019: I’m 53 today. A lot of schtuff happened last year, but this year is going to be good. I got a special hand drawn card from the Ju! 😍🎉

1 Jan 2019: We eat “Ozoni” soup on New Years here in Japan, but my (Japanese) wife found out there are as many kinds of Ozoni as there are regions. …

31 Dec 2018: Archiving old emails into EagleFiler, I was reminded of TrackStudio, a fantastic issue tracker system we moved away from because it was self-hosted.

30 Dec 2018: DEFY gave me these stickers with the bag. It’s cool they have Japanese on them, so I’ll translate. Left: Speed Racer-esque boy says “You can do …

30 Dec 2018: New bag (a “Bucktown” backpack) from Chicago’s DEFY. Its workmanship is just super, and it looks to be largely waterproof. Sturdy and satisfying.

28 Dec 2018: If you work with Japan, note that many companies are closed Dec 2​8​ to Jan ​6, 2019​. I wish everyone a restful break! “Yoi otoshi wo!” …

26 Dec 2018: Love this inujirushi (dog mark) brand, which is based in Asakusa Tokyo. Sturdy and unfashionable, it’s built to last.

26 Dec 2018: I’m so geeky that my new love is Freron’s MailMate Mac mail client. Hats off! Get it if you’re tickled by PGP or S/MIME signing …

26 Dec 2018: Happy Holidays and Peace on Earth. My wife and our daughters shooed me from under foot, and created a great feast of a meal that took most of the day. …

24 Dec 2018: I’m kind of in heaven over this web reproduction of Byrne’s Euclid, assembled with obvious care & ❤️ by Nicholas Rougeux. It really …

23 Dec 2018: Micro Picks W51 2018 🗓️ Willb’s operas summarized briefly. 🎭 Yorrike’s delete Facebook resolution. 🚫 Those zany Canadians and their privacy hedges! 😂 …

23 Dec 2018: It being bonenkai party season in Japan, there is more vomit than usual. Fortunately for rail workers, there’s this newfangled vomit vacuum …

23 Dec 2018: This pudding is delivered in latex, and you poke it with a toothpick to release the edible part. There’s something disconcerting about that! 😬

23 Dec 2018: An experimental long game, check out these Japan Tree Circles. See also the “pitch drop” long-term experiment at Queensland U in …

23 Dec 2018: Ever hear of a “Headless CMS”? is one such, where they provide the storage and API, while you develop what you need to consume …

22 Dec 2018: My company eSolia does IT support in Japan, and we steward annual building power outages, during which system test & validation is key. Lately …

21 Dec 2018: The sign says that walkers have priority and bikes should slow down. 🚴‍♀️

21 Dec 2018: TIL about the “Christina Therapy Harp” from Triplett Harps. Sounds so relaxing.

21 Dec 2018: Facebook is now defending its sharing data with tech giants. It’s probably time to “just say no” to that arrogant behemoth.

21 Dec 2018: Japan is planning to pull in a ton of foreign workers and visitors, but at the same time, is rather schizophrenically pulling out from the IWC. What a …

20 Dec 2018: I passed 365 days of “closing my rings” on Apple Watch activity, which is general moving, exercise, and standing once an hour for 12 hours per day. …

20 Dec 2018: I have a strong dislike for flimsy zippers or anything I can’t use for a quarter-century, which is the primary reason I want to try a bag from …

20 Dec 2018: So much for Abe’s “Womenomics” eh? Apparently a “pregnancy tax” actually got implemented, but got the ax after a …

19 Dec 2018: This is a “washi” (Japanese paper) shop near home. It’s a really nice texture, and you can pick from many colors and patterns.

19 Dec 2018: People are up in arms over “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” from the 1940s, but to me it’s just a flirty little tune that frankly …

19 Dec 2018: Tokyo station has started announcing near escalators to stand on both sides, purportedly for rider safety. People generally stand on one side, and …

18 Dec 2018: From Murphy with ❤️ 3: The likelihood of being voluntold to do overtime, increases on the day you have a date. The number of likes you get, is …

18 Dec 2018: From Murphy with ❤️ 2: That lost thing? It’ll be found just after you buy another one. The copier has a number of sheets one less than the number you …

18 Dec 2018: From Murphy with ❤️: On a packed train, only the seat in front of you will never open up. On the day you’re late, that bus that never comes on …

18 Dec 2018: Japan gov’t planning “translation systems” at 100 locations nationwide, to help with expected influx of foreigners in the next few …

17 Dec 2018: TargetProcess and Fibery’s Michael Dubakov’s Strategy-Implementation Mismatch. This is important work.

17 Dec 2018: Micro Picks W50 2018 🗓️ First Post on “Mikro5” my ㊗️ Gerrior’s 365d Move Goal 🎉 (Mine’s coming up this week) TIL moment, re …

17 Dec 2018: A grandmother had been hit by a car, which is a shame, but what struck me was the number of emergency vehicles per the one incident. Ambulance, fire, …

17 Dec 2018: Japan onsen springs’ odd cultural habit of blanket-refusing service to anyone with a tattoo, while understandable (original concept was that …

17 Dec 2018: Looking forward to the rugby world cup next year, Beppu Japan has put together a page with maps of “onsen” hot springs that welcome …

16 Dec 2018: We are so fortunate to be able to see and experience wonderful things. I’m grateful and know it’s not a given.

16 Dec 2018: Watching the 46th Japan MBA nationals live stream, and boy Japan is producing some good bands and drum corps. Even the small ones are great. …

16 Dec 2018: Hebi-no-me (snake eye) sushi near the office is simultaneously enticing and repellent

16 Dec 2018: JR Sui-sui Suica Card lets you swim like a Penguin JR’s IC rail pass “Suica” is so named because it helps daily commuters pass through gates easily, i.e. in a “Sui-Sui” manner, …

16 Dec 2018: New hi-rise going up in the hood near my office. I can feel my rent rising.

16 Dec 2018: Bee “colony collapse disorder” is a real & scary thing, but scientists in Finland have our backs. 🐝🌻

16 Dec 2018: In my Sunday Japan Times headline, it speculates whether the Ghosn affair is a coup. I’ll say it’s either that or raging incompetence. 🙉🙈🙊

15 Dec 2018: In winter, we’re all about the Sweets King mikans. So good!

15 Dec 2018: This business of wearing backpacks on the chest is still irritating, just in a different way. The trains are so crowded that it’s really best to …

15 Dec 2018: This sort of whiny lawsuit is such a first world problem, and so spoiled. Yeah, Apple’s glossy marketing photos really deemphasize the notch, …

15 Dec 2018: File under “Japan is like that”. Apparently, the reinforced glass of a train door was shattered, from the sheer force of stuffing people …

15 Dec 2018: Sometimes I forget about Wolfram Alpha, then I remember and it astounds me again (you can customize results into something like this screenshot). 🧮🚀

14 Dec 2018: I saw it was available, so, I thought I would try IBM Plex from Google Fonts at mikro5. It’s pretty distinctive. 🔠

14 Dec 2018: Prof. Colin P.A. Jones has written yet another excellent article on the Japan legal system, with some great insights on the Ghosn débâcle and the …

14 Dec 2018: PSA: If you’re in Japan and use Mizuho bank: note a temporary service suspension this weekend thru Mon 17 Dec, 8AM. ATMs etc cannot be used …

14 Dec 2018: users discover via “tagmoji”, yet the production set is limited, skewing to junk food & sports. Hope to see these …

14 Dec 2018: Constructing Stuff In Japan This will be typical in Japan through end March. Lots of digging.

14 Dec 2018: Nissan board: who us? Nissan’s a huge company, not a corner mom-and-pop, so Ghosn being put forward as the primary evildoer as he rots in detention, and the innocent …

13 Dec 2018: The Sound Of Japan Rail at Shimbashi

13 Dec 2018: We had our bonenkai year end party at the “Cascade Cafe” buffet, at the ANA Intercontinental in Roppongi. It was great. There’s even a …

13 Dec 2018: Tokyo weather has been super weird. It was like spring last week (cicadas even came out in places) and then the temps dropped to winter cold again. …

13 Dec 2018: Hi @manton, thank you for this service, it’s fantastic. I’m not sure what I did but, my “logo” on the top page is broken. It …

13 Dec 2018: Spotted. The new Honda 125cc Super Cub in the wilds of Yokohama. Sweet!

13 Dec 2018: Testing out Speck, which lets you microblog from your Terminal, in vim or whatever. Nifty!

13 Dec 2018: DigitalRelab are the folks that digitized Dylan’s whole catalog. Their “Starchive” product is a “Cloud-based digital asset …

13 Dec 2018: Birds are chirping in Yokohama but, not on demand.

13 Dec 2018: I love this viral graphic by @kurage60 on Twitter. A creative and snarky look the aspect of Japanese culture that is the tendency to Westernize stuff …

13 Dec 2018: Hello, World! Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3. Is this thing on?

8 Dec 2018: I am Tono. (Lol)

5 Dec 2018: Frenemies

5 Dec 2018: Oh kushi my kushi

30 Nov 2018: Like it was custom painted to match

27 Nov 2018: Confirming the red is red enough

24 Nov 2018: Who’s the good boye!?

24 Nov 2018: Coincidental cable

23 Nov 2018: Drum corps day

22 Nov 2018: “It’s a can’t miss building, right next to a tsukemen, Chef.”

19 Nov 2018: Monday, November 19, 2018 13:00 11月23日は勤労感謝の日。第二次世界大戦前は「新嘗祭」という祭日で、神道の行事で一年の収穫を感謝する日でしたが、戦後は、勤労を大切にし、生産を祝い、国民がお互いに感謝し合うことを趣旨とした祝日とされています。…

19 Nov 2018: Monday, November 19, 2018 13:00 Nov 23 is Labor Thanksgiving Day, a Japan national holiday for showing gratitude for labor and production. See our news page to see a quick word about …

18 Nov 2018: Ky got me this “Cable Bite”. Really cute!

16 Nov 2018: Friday, November 16, 2018 13:00 日本の内閣は、2019年のゴールデンウィークを4月27日土曜日から10連休にする法案を閣議決定しました。 ttps://

16 Nov 2018: Friday, November 16, 2018 13:00 Japan’s Cabinet has OK’ed a 10-day Golden Week holiday in 2019, starting Sat 27 April, because of the Imperial succession. …

13 Nov 2018: Elebox kun

12 Nov 2018: The whys

12 Nov 2018: Monday, November 12, 2018 13:00 毎年11月に自由国民社、ユーキャン新語・流行語大賞 ノミネート語が発表され、ご自分だったら、どれにしますか?さて、そろそろ”もぐもぐ”(おやつ)タイムになったかな?そだねー

12 Nov 2018: Monday, November 12, 2018 13:00 Nihongo learners, Nov brings the “U-Can New Words and Buzzwords” neologisms list. Which one would you vote for? Is it …

9 Nov 2018: Friday, November 9, 2018 13:00 Mizuho bank has a temporary service suspension this weekend thru Mon 12 Nov 8AM. ATMs etc cannot be used during this period, so withdraw today. …

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2022 update: A blast from the past. We have been living in our new house for a month, and the three cats the neighbor who died had been feeding, are …

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5 Nov 2018: Monday, November 5, 2018 13:00 人々の西洋美術の価値観に大きな影響を与えた、マルセル・デュシャン。彼の作品と日本美術作品を比べて日本の美の楽しみ方を新たに見つけられるでしょう。展示は12月9日から東京都美術館にて。

5 Nov 2018: Monday, November 5, 2018 13:00 Ponder the question of “what is art” at the Marcel Duchamp exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno Park, through 9 Dec 2018. …

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2 Nov 2018: Friday, November 2, 2018 13:00 11月3日は文化の日。この日は日本国憲法が交付された日で、この憲法が自由と平和に基づく文化国家の建設を理想としていることから「文化の日」とされました。元々は明治天皇の御誕生日を祝うための日でしたが、第二次世界大戦後に文化の日とされました。

2 Nov 2018: Friday, November 2, 2018 13:00 Nov 3 is “Culture Day” in Japan. Once Emperor Meiji’s birthday, the post-WWII constitution was promulgated on this day, so it is now …

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1 Nov 2018: Thursday, November 1, 2018 13:00 すっかり秋の様相になってきました。11月3日から12月9日まで旧芝離宮恩賜庭園などの都立9庭園で、都立庭園紅葉めぐりスタンプラリーが行われます。秋の美しい庭園風景を楽しんでください!…

1 Nov 2018: Thursday, November 1, 2018 13:00 Have fun collecting stamps while enjoying the fall colors, in the beautiful gardens around Tokyo 3 Nov~9 Dec. First 10000 people to get 5 of 9 stamps …

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29 Oct 2018: Monday, October 29, 2018 13:00 日本全国に行ってみたい方にオススメの全国ふるさとフェア2018が横浜赤レンガ倉庫にて11月2日から11月4日まで開催します。北海道から沖縄まで、全国のおいしい食べ物が大集合!日本全国行った気分になれるかもしれませんよ。

29 Oct 2018: Monday, October 29, 2018 13:00 No time to travel all over Japan? Have a tour via regional foods at “Furusato Fair 2018” at Akarenga Warehouse in Yokohama from 2-4 Nov, …

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27 Oct 2018: Saturday, October 27, 2018 13:00 ハロウィンには、上野の東京都美術館で10月27日から1月20日まで展示されている「ムンク展―共鳴する魂の叫び」に行ってみてはいかがですか?『叫び』の他に100点もの作品が展示されます。…

27 Oct 2018: Saturday, October 27, 2018 13:00 Get a different kind of thrill this Halloween by seeing “The Scream” at the Edvard Munch Exhibition at Ueno’s TMAM, 27 Oct~20 Jan …

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26 Oct 2018: Friday, October 26, 2018 13:00 10月28日に東京に滞在する予定があるのなら、日本橋京橋祭りの一部である大江戸活粋パレードにぜひ行ってみてください!11:00ごろから京橋からスタートし、日本全国の伝統的な祭りや踊りが、約2000人によって織りなされる圧巻の大パレードです!

26 Oct 2018: Friday, October 26, 2018 13:00 In Tokyo 28 Oct from ~11AM? Don’t miss the Nihonbashi-Kyobashi festival “Oedo-kakki” parade, with 2000 participants performing …

25 Oct 2018: Thursday, October 25, 2018 13:00 もしも鳥取県に行くことがあれば、「水木しげるロード」に行ってみてください。猫娘や一反木綿など、日本の有名な妖怪の銅像がたくさんあって楽しめますよ。10月27日には「妖怪ハロウィン」が開催され、オバケとはまた違う怖〜くて楽し〜い夜になるかもしれませんよ。 …

25 Oct 2018: Thursday, October 25, 2018 13:00 In Tottori on 27 Oct? At the Shigeru Mizuki Road in Yonago, see bronze statues and people dressed as the “yokai” ghosts and demons from …

24 Oct 2018: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 13:00 日本のハロウィンを楽しみたければ、ぜひ渋谷近郊へお越しください 10月27日には代々木公園でハロウィンランタンナイトピクニックが、開催されます!ぜひお気に入りのコスチュームに仮装して楽しんでくださいね!…

24 Oct 2018: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 13:00 Shibuya is the center of Tokyo’s Haloween, 27~31 Oct. Zombify at Donki, enjoy the “lantern night picnic” at Yoyogi Park (27th), and …

23 Oct 2018: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 13:00 11月に東京を訪れるのであれば、明治神宮で10月27日から11月3日まで開催される秋の大祭に行ってみてはいかがでしょうか。明治天皇の御誕生日である11月3日を中心に、舞楽や流鏑馬など伝統的な催しが見られます!…

23 Oct 2018: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 13:00 In Tokyo Oct 27~Nov 3? Enjoy the Autumn Grand Festival at Meiji Jingu Shrine. See special events such as “yabusame” horse-mounted archery …

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22 Oct 2018: Monday, October 22, 2018 13:00 10月26日から28日に九州に訪れるご予定があれば、宮崎神宮大祭に行ってみてはいかがですか?神輿や獅子舞など、色彩豊かできっとたのしめますよ!獅子舞に噛まれると病気にならないと言われていますので、見かけたらぜひ噛まれてみてください。♌ …

22 Oct 2018: Monday, October 22, 2018 13:00 If you’re in Miyazaki Kyushu from this Fri 26 Oct ~ Sun 28 Oct, you can see a major autumn festival, aki-no-taisai, at Miyazaki Jingu shrine. …

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19 Oct 2018: Friday, October 19, 2018 13:00 10月23日は霜降(そうこう)。日本には季節を示す言葉は、四季の他に二十四節気があり、霜降は、夏が完全に終わり秋も深まって来た頃を示します。初霜や、山が紅葉で彩られるのもこの頃なので、ぜひもみじ狩りを楽しんでください。 ☀️…

19 Oct 2018: Friday, October 19, 2018 13:00 Oct 23 marks the “soukou” season in the old “sekki” calendar, with the first frost of autumn soon. It’s a great time for …

18 Oct 2018: Thursday, October 18, 2018 13:00 日本の「食欲の秋」にぴったりの肉フェスが、東京都、立川駅の国営昭和記念公園にて2018年10月21日まで開催しております。肉好きの方は行ってみてはいかがでしょうか。食券は会場で現金か、チャージ済みのSuicaなどの電子マネーで購入できます。

18 Oct 2018: Thursday, October 18, 2018 13:00 Get delicious meat dishes at Showa Kinen Park near Tachikawa Tokyo, through 21 Oct. After, do some sports to work it off! Get food tickets for cash or …

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17 Oct 2018: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 13:00 週末まで日本に滞在されるのであれば、埼玉県川越市で10月20日、21日に開催される川越まつりに行ってみてはいかがでしょうか。山車(だし)とお囃子(おはやし)が見どころですよ!….

17 Oct 2018: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 13:00 In Tokyo this weekend? Take a day trip to Kawagoe city to see the Kawagoe festival, Oct 20th and 21st. You might enjoy the colorful festival float and …

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16 Oct 2018: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 13:00 横浜近辺に行かれるご予定があれば、神奈川県藤沢市の片瀬海岸で10月20日18:00から開催される、ふじさわ江の島花火大会に行ってみてはいかがでしょうか 日中は江の島観光もおすすめですよ。…

16 Oct 2018: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 13:00 In Tokyo this weekend? Take a day trip to Enoshima, to see the big Fujisawa Enoshima Fireworks display, with 3000 shots! Oct 20th, 18:00~. Enoshima …

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15 Oct 2018: Monday, October 15, 2018 13:00 アメリカの雑誌コンデ・ナスト・トラベラー東京と京都は最も魅力的な都市とランクインした。イソリアは1999年設立以降東京を拠点に、ITシステムサポートとプロジェクト管理を行って来た。是非弊社にお任せを!

15 Oct 2018: Monday, October 15, 2018 13:00 Tokyo & Kyoto ranked 1 & 2 by Conde Nast Traveler readers. My co eSolia is based in Tokyo and has helped businesses succeed in Japan since …

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14 Oct 2018: It’s shiny. You’d like it.

13 Oct 2018: Okoge & Gyoza

12 Oct 2018: Friday, October 12, 2018 13:00 Googleは一般ユーザー向けに提供しているGoogle+サービスを2019年8月末で閉鎖することを決定しました。法人ユーザー向けには何等かの形でサービス維持されるとの推測です。アカウント データのダウンロードは可能。…

12 Oct 2018: Friday, October 12, 2018 13:00 Google to shutter the Google+ network for consumers by end Aug 2019, but maintain it in some form for enterprises.…

11 Oct 2018: Thursday, October 11, 2018 13:00 警報:日本の秋はオオスズメバチの繁殖期で攻撃的になる時期です。 郊外やハイキングでは、「香水をつけない、白い服装の着用、で、オオスズメバチを見かけたら静かに冷静に移動」、を心掛けしましょう。…

11 Oct 2018: Thursday, October 11, 2018 13:00 PSA: fall is when Asian giant hornets get aggressive in Japan. In the country or on a hike? Wear white, no perfume, and move away calmly & slowly …

10 Oct 2018: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 ヒント: Airdropを使ったパスワード共有が可能になりました。「設定」>「パスワードとアカウント」> 「WebサイトとAppのパスワード」へ移動、共有するパスワードを長押しして、ポップアップ使用してパスワードを共有する。

10 Oct 2018: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 Tip: you can now Airdrop passwords. Go to Settings, Accounts & Passwords, long press the password to share, then use the popup option to …

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9 Oct 2018: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 13:00 警報: Mozilla Foundationは、Firefoxブラウザに見られるセキュリティ上の脆弱性を追跡していますが、ユーザーとしては最新版のインストールが必要です。御社のシステム更新についてお手伝いいたします。お助けが必要であればお問い合わせ までご連絡ください。 …

9 Oct 2018: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 13:00 PSA: Mozilla Foundation remains transparent about any security vulnerabilities found in the Firefox browser, but you should update to the latest …

9 Oct 2018: Wires in the way

8 Oct 2018: Monday, October 8, 2018 13:00 訪日外客へ: 横浜近隣を訪れる予定があれば、横浜赤レンガ倉庫の近くで10月14日(日)までに開催されるビール祭り横浜オクトーバーフェスト2018 を訪れてみてはいかがでしょうか。アインプロージット!…

8 Oct 2018: Monday, October 8, 2018 13:00 Japan visitors, are you near Yokohama? You might enjoy the Oktoberfest beer festival being held next to Akarenga Warehouse, thru Sunday 14 Oct 2018. …

8 Oct 2018: Crisp fall day

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7 Oct 2018: Smoky farm along the river path

7 Oct 2018: IPA

7 Oct 2018: Yokohama Oktoberfest was good fun

6 Oct 2018: Shadow man crossing

6 Oct 2018: Jogging on the bike path

5 Oct 2018: Friday, October 5, 2018 13:00 日本での役立つアプリ一覧を更新いたしました。又、日本自然災害情報に関連するページも、日本での緊急連絡先一覧 (CSVダウンロード含め)、非常事態に備えて是非ご確認頂きますようお願いいたします。…

5 Oct 2018: Friday, October 5, 2018 13:00 See our updated list of useful Japan apps, as well as pages related to Japan Disaster information, and Japan emergency phone numbers (with CSV …

5 Oct 2018: Katharina Fritsch’s sculpture, Hahn/Cock, presides over the East wing rooftop. The French IKB-like color and the symbology are of interest.

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3 Oct 2018: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 13:00 警告: 日本で多発しているオレオレ詐欺と似て、巧妙な声でのフィッシング詐欺「vishing」や"詐欺"の仕組み事態はよりずる賢くなっています。 そのような詐欺に引っかからないよう日頃から常に警戒しなければなりません。 …

3 Oct 2018: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 13:00 PSA: it seems that clever voice phishing, or “vishing” schemes are really a thing now. Be aware, and don’t fall for such a scam. …

3 Oct 2018: Max Ernst’s ‘Capricorn’. Bull man so manly. #manly

2 Oct 2018: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 13:00 警報: Mozillaは情報漏洩確認サービスFirefox Monitorを提供開始。使用電子メールをスキャンし、表示されたサイトのパスワード変更を。

2 Oct 2018: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 13:00 Mozilla has released “Firefox Monitor”, a site that checks your email address against known security breaches. Scan, then change your …

1 Oct 2018: Monday, October 1, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 新機能 シリーズ: Apple Musicは歌詞から曲を検索することが可能になりました。

1 Oct 2018: Monday, October 1, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 New Features Series: Apple Music now supports searching by song lyrics.

1 Oct 2018: Sunny day

1 Oct 2018: Besides this large scale Calder in the East Building foyer, National Gallery has a floor dedicated to this sculptor.

30 Sep 2018: Sunday, September 30, 2018 13:00 警報:台風トラミー(Trami)は本日9月30日18時頃から日本東京エリアに上陸する予定です。JR東日本山手線など首都圏のJR在来線 午後8時以降はすべて運転を取りやめ。災害対策処置を取り、不要・不急な外出や旅行を控えてください。

30 Sep 2018: Sunday, September 30, 2018 13:00 PSA: Typhoon Trami moving up Japan now, Tokyo area evening Sun 30 Sept. JR East is suspending all train operations from 8pm. Take precautions and …

30 Sep 2018: Typhoon is coming and Yokohama / Tokyo area is expected to get slammed. It’s starting now so make preparations. JR is stopping train service from 8pm.

29 Sep 2018: The cascade at The Cascade. So much to see at this gallery. A showcase of skill and intellect.

29 Sep 2018: Hummus and tabouleh lunch, sold by weight. (DC tip: National Gallery cafe is reasonably priced)

28 Sep 2018: Friday, September 28, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 新機能 シリーズ:「計測 (Measure)」アプリは「ARKit」(拡張現実感ソフトウェアライブラリ)の技術に基づいて、物体のサイズや面積を測定できるようになりました。その技術を活用してその他のアプリも徐々に進化することでしょう。

28 Sep 2018: Friday, September 28, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 New Features Series: the new “Measure” app lets you measure the dimensions of objects around you.

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27 Sep 2018: Thursday, September 27, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 New Features: Do Not Disturb is enhanced, with the ability to enable for a set period, until a location is left, or until the end of an event.

27 Sep 2018: Thursday, September 27, 2018 13:00 PSA: Cisco users, be aware of the “FragmentSmack” Denial-of-Service (DoS) vulnerability / bug, and make arrangements. …

26 Sep 2018: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 13:00 iOS Security: not new to 12, but enable 2-factor authentication for your iOS devices. Go to Settings > tap your name > Password & Security, …

26 Sep 2018: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 New Features: Photos has various new features that help you with sharing, searching and so on. In other words, it’s more like Google …

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25 Sep 2018: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 Security Series: security patches should be applied quickly, so “Automatic Updates” are one way. In iOS 12, Settings > General …

25 Sep 2018: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 New: it’ll be cool to talk with 32 people at once on FaceTime, but we have to wait until later this fall.

24 Sep 2018: Monday, September 24, 2018 13:00 日本自然災害時に関する情報のページをアップデートしました。日本緊急連絡先一覧 (CSVダウンロード含め)と日本役立つアプリ一覧をご覧頂けます。…

24 Sep 2018: Monday, September 24, 2018 13:00 See our updated pages related to Japan Disaster information, including a list of Japan emergency phone numbers (with CSV download) and a list of …

24 Sep 2018: The Voyagers’ record “Sounds of Earth”. Important stuff but I just hope the aliens can spin vinyl.

23 Sep 2018: Sunday, September 23, 2018 13:00 iOS 12の「緊急SOS」は、緊急時対応者(例:米国の911など)に現在地情報を共有できるようになったが、使用できる国で広く採用出来ると良いですね。…

23 Sep 2018: Sunday, September 23, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 “emergency SOS” can now share your location when you call emergency services (e.g. 911 in US). Hope this is adopted in more …

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22 Sep 2018: Was a hard and sad topic to bring up with my daughter who grew up in Japan, but I felt I should show it. The fact that it’s just kind of sitting there …

22 Sep 2018: Daughter and niece (cousins) and sister (aunt and mother)

21 Sep 2018: Friday, September 21, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 Security: set a stronger device passcode in Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, selecting “Custom Numeric Code” and setting it …

21 Sep 2018: Friday, September 21, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 New Features: in Settings > Siri & Search, you can set up “Siri Shortcuts” that are like macros for common tasks you do, …

20 Sep 2018: Thursday, September 20, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 ユーザ様、「設定」>「パスワードとアカウント」>「AppとWebサイトのパスワード」で、漏洩の可能性のあるパスワードの確認ができます。小さな警告記号の表示で、パスワードを変更すべき。…

20 Sep 2018: Thursday, September 20, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 users, see if you have compromised passwords stored, in Settings > Passwords & Accounts > Website & App Passwords. Change …

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19 Sep 2018: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 users, limit hacking in Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, by turning off “USB Accessory” use from your lock screen. …

19 Sep 2018: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 13:00 iOS 12, released this week, is very fast on older devices. New feature Settings > Screen Time tracks your usage.…

18 Sep 2018: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 13:00 イソリアは、IT関連品の廃棄処理管理が出来ますので、お問い合わせくださいませ。…

18 Sep 2018: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 13:00 My Co eSolia can manage the disposal and recycling of old IT assets in Japan. Contact us for more info.…

18 Sep 2018: Once mighty, imagine the roar

18 Sep 2018: Massive tech advances with global impact, from these planes and rockets. So impressive.

18 Sep 2018: Looking out, so grand like a runway

17 Sep 2018: Air and Space was fantastic!

17 Sep 2018: Celebrating our niece and new college student, Tavia. :-)

16 Sep 2018: Zabar’s (‘zay’ not zah) was a little piece of heaven.

16 Sep 2018: Just shop it

15 Sep 2018: Coiny

15 Sep 2018: Finally found the restrooms, lel.

15 Sep 2018: Meet at 10 at the arch

15 Sep 2018: It’s got every sign but one for the toilets :-}

14 Sep 2018: Fat Witch bakery

13 Sep 2018: Morning chatty

13 Sep 2018: Halfsies on the bagel was enough

12 Sep 2018: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 13:00 イソリア vCardを公開しましたので、是非お試しください。 vCardを使用すると、名前、Eメール、電話番号、Web URL、写真やロゴなど、ご自身の連絡先情報を簡単に他の人に送信できます。…

12 Sep 2018: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 13:00 vCards make it easy for you to send your contact information such as your name, email, telephone, web URL, and even your photo or logo, to another …

11 Sep 2018: So worth the trip

11 Sep 2018: Central Park from the Top of the Rock

10 Sep 2018: Iffy luggage #i<3ny

7 Sep 2018: Relaxing at MoMA, 2

5 Sep 2018: #me at Cafe at MoMA

4 Sep 2018: Was so nice to spend time together :-)

31 Aug 2018: Wonder what the Flatiron building is like inside. Taken from Madison Square park corner.

31 Aug 2018: Over the shoulder

30 Aug 2018: Pretty good chain in nyc (but the scene looks like it’s saying no, don’t go)

29 Aug 2018: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 13:00 警報シリーズ: ランサムウェア(Ransomware)の感染回避ヒント1/6。ランサムウエアはマルウェアの一種で、インストールされたコンピューターのファイルを暗号化します。ファイルを元に戻す唯一の方法はインストールした犯罪者に、ビットコインまたは別の暗号通貨で代金支払います。第一線の防衛策としては、 …

29 Aug 2018: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 13:00 PSA: Ransomware is software installed by a criminal on your computer that encrypts your files. You pay a crypto currency ransom to unlock them. So …

21 Aug 2018: Akdeniz was great

21 Aug 2018: Got to jog in this park. A real treasure.

19 Aug 2018: Morning view

18 Aug 2018: Morning bridge at Crockett St

17 Aug 2018: Nostalgic yellow

15 Aug 2018: San Antonio River Walk

8 Aug 2018: Smithsonian station

24 Jul 2018: Fantastic hummus and tabouleh at Akdeniz Turkish restaurant in NYC.

22 Jul 2018: Waiter said this 32 oz margarita is “like a small slushee”, lel. #familysizeinjapan

9 Jul 2018: Monday, July 9, 2018 13:00 Googleがユーザーのオンラインでの行動に基づいた広告を表示してますが、オプトアウトも可能です。

9 Jul 2018: Monday, July 9, 2018 13:00 Did you know you can opt-out of Google’s following you to “personalize” your ads?

5 Jul 2018: The world-famous Furuya :-p

4 Jul 2018: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 13:00 将来日本で発生する恐れのある地震による強い揺れを予測し、予測結果を地図として表した「J-SHIS 地震ハザードステーション」は役にたちます。

4 Jul 2018: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 13:00 See “J-SHIS Japan Seismic Hazard Information” for Japan quake fault zone map and info.

3 Jul 2018: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 13:00 HelloTalk は語学勉強において大変興味深いソーシャルプラットフォームで、直接学びたい第二言語をネイティヴに教えてもらう代わりに、自分の母国語を相手に教えてあげるというツールを備えています。

3 Jul 2018: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 13:00 HelloTalk is an interesting social platform for language learning, letting you correct and be corrected.

2 Jul 2018: Monday, July 2, 2018 13:00 訪日外客へ: 日本を訪れる予定のご友人・知人の方にも日本の民泊最新情報をお知らせください。…

2 Jul 2018: Monday, July 2, 2018 13:00 Japan visitors staying at an Airbnb? Confirm your lodging is legit.…

29 Jun 2018: Friday, June 29, 2018 13:00 ブリーン教授と同僚の方々が生涯を費やして実現させたサービスWWWJDIC、役に立ちます!…

29 Jun 2018: Friday, June 29, 2018 13:00 Retired Professor Jim Breen et al put a lifetime of work into the useful WWWJDIC service. #grateful…

26 Jun 2018: It’d make a good restaurant name, for certain foods

18 Jun 2018: We got some Belgian beer from our client and it’s sooo good. Trappist Ale “Orval“.

17 Jun 2018: Japan Tourist Vandals

An idiot 19-year-old tourist from America was caught vandalizing store front shutters in Shibuya. Apparently this kid wanted to “make his …

17 Jun 2018: With the Ju at Furuya.

16 Jun 2018: Bullish on the bulldog cafe

15 Jun 2018: Bulldog cafe at Odoriba for lunch, good! @fly1190

5 Jun 2018: Steep stairs

4 Jun 2018: Antique bread, rings of goodness

2 Jun 2018: Spring sprucey

30 May 2018: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 13:00 ウェブサイト履歴をオンライン上で追跡されることにご心配やお悩みをお持ちの場合は、Chrome、Firefox、Operaブラウザ向け Privacy Badger というオンライン追跡の検出や遮断ができる拡張機能をお試しください。…

30 May 2018: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 13:00 Are you looking to reduce how much you are tracked online by websites? Why not try EFF’s Privacy Badger plugin for Chrome, Firefox or Opera …

24 May 2018: Thursday, May 24, 2018 13:00 Windows Chrome ユーザーの皆さん: お使いのChromeブラウザーがマルウエアに感染しているかどうかを、chrome://settings/cleanupから確認出来ます。

24 May 2018: Thursday, May 24, 2018 13:00 Windows Chrome users: you can check your system for malware that infects your browser by visiting chrome://settings/cleanup

16 May 2018: Meat and wine happy

13 May 2018: Happy birthday!

13 May 2018: Dandelion!

17 Apr 2018: Rainy Yamashita Park in #yokohama

14 Apr 2018: Dinner cruise in #yokohama

14 Apr 2018: Our daughters got us a dinner cruise. Was great fun!

11 Apr 2018: New style “Japan Taxi” with Olympic run-up stickers.

9 Apr 2018: Kashio scene

1 Apr 2018: Lovely drinking and hanami tonight.

28 Mar 2018: This ride is so fun and nostalgic at the same time. Fantastic!

25 Mar 2018: A glimpse of spring’s pretty face in #Yokohama

23 Mar 2018: “Japan Taxi” is the new model of taxis for the 2020 olympics. Their license plates have a special pattern.

22 Mar 2018: Watched part of the first episode of The Looming Tower (great so far) and saw this as I came out of the restaurant. #spooky

20 Mar 2018: Japan Secondhand Smoke

Well of course Japan isn’t going to live up to its Health Ministry’s promises to “ban indoor smoking” on the ramp up to the …

16 Mar 2018: Tokyo sprawl

5 Mar 2018: Most of the people I see smoking and chatting in the street are Japanese. #angrylandlord #ducttape

9 Feb 2018: Unnnnnmai!!!

8 Feb 2018: Bad translator! No biscuit! (Preventing cheek-drop is at the front of one’s mind after 50, lel)

6 Feb 2018: Happy dental #tokyo

3 Feb 2018: Our youngest Julie gave me an early valentine since she’ll be away at driver school. Fondant chocolat, and so good. #grateful

3 Feb 2018: Inviting #tokyo kimono shop, but closed

3 Feb 2018: 3, meaning there are at least two other nauseatingly bad comic sans logos in the area. They even amped up the “stroke” weight. Ick!!

25 Jan 2018: Old Citroen in #tokyo

25 Jan 2018: Super swanky Honda #SuperCub in #tokyo. It had a DIY-decorated trash bin strapped to the back.

23 Jan 2018: Nan’o snow #Tokyo #Japan

22 Jan 2018: Totsuka dusting of snow #yokohama #japan

18 Jan 2018: Happy new year prayers at Kanda Myojin, 2018. #初詣⛩

1 Jan 2018: Rainy Night In Shimbashi, Minato-ku. Photo taken Friday, September 22, 2017. —Rick Cogley

1 Jan 2018: A new restaurant called “Kuroobi” Seasonal Cuisine opened in Sept ‘17 in Nishi Shimbashi, Minato-ku. Photo taken Thursday, September …

1 Jan 2018: NAPS is the motorcycle goods shop around here. In Totsuka, Yokohama. Photo taken Saturday, September 23, 2017. —Rick Cogley

25 Dec 2017: Terrace Mall plaza. In Tsujido, Fujisawa-shi. Photo taken Wednesday, September 20, 2017. —Rick Cogley

25 Dec 2017: Footbridge. In Tsujido, Fujisawa-shi. Photo taken Wednesday, September 20, 2017. —Rick Cogley

25 Dec 2017: Terrace Mall entrance. In Tsujido, Fujisawa-shi. Photo taken Wednesday, September 20, 2017. —Rick Cogley

25 Dec 2017: Lucky. In Tsujido, Fujisawa-shi. Photo taken Wednesday, September 20, 2017. —Rick Cogley

25 Dec 2017: Running round and round. In Tsujido, Fujisawa-shi. Photo taken Wednesday, September 20, 2017. —Rick Cogley

25 Dec 2017: Kataoke, Book Off (old books), Tsutaya video. In Tsujido, Fujisawa-shi. Photo taken Wednesday, September 20, 2017. —Rick Cogley

28 Nov 2017: MCI Worldcom utility hole

14 Nov 2017: Towa craft beer and soba, in #Ueno #Tokyo.

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3 Nov 2017: Ying-yangy fountain daddy. In #Totsuka, #Yokohama. Photo taken Tuesday, September 19, 2017. —Rick Cogley

3 Nov 2017: “Tilt-a-potty” at neighborhood construction site, after typhoon. In #Totsuka, #Yokohama. Photo taken Tuesday, September 19, 2017. —Rick Cogley

1 Nov 2017: I am a Bunny. #Toranomon #Tokyo

1 Nov 2017: Dad Roger Cogley and me, aged about 6, on Honda Trail 90. Polaroid Land photo taken on 3 Aug 1972. —Rick Cogley

1 Nov 2017: Karen Cogley’s 5th birthday with a tiara and homemade bundt cake! With me and our dad Roger. Photo taken on 5 Dec 1972. —Rick Cogley

31 Oct 2017: Honda Scrambler 175, that my dad Roger Cogley bought on 24 Aug 1972. Blurry polaroid taken 28 Aug, 1972. —Rick Cogley

31 Oct 2017: Mom (Mary) pregnant with Tom, with kids Karen and me, around 6 years old, probably at Nags Head North Carolina. Polaroid taken on 11 July 1972. —Rick …

31 Oct 2017: My Dad Roger Cogley and 6 year old me, on a Honda Trail 90, making like “Easy Rider” lol. Photo taken in 1972. —Rick Cogley

30 Oct 2017: Dad’s Honda Trail 90. Polaroid Photo taken in 1972. —Rick Cogley

29 Oct 2017: View of parking from parking lot in #Totsuka #Yokohama #Japan

28 Oct 2017: Mini festival tents at #Shimbashi #Tokyo

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25 Oct 2017: Shop owners in pink demonstrate against tax hikes in #shimbashi #tokyo

24 Oct 2017: New addition to the family. #Yokohama #Japan #vsco #fp2

23 Oct 2017: Peugeot Scooters are sold only at this shop in Japan. These are “Django” scooters which are apparently built in Taiwan (?) with quite a nice fit and …

22 Oct 2017: After the typhoon passed, finally sun in #yokohama #japan

22 Oct 2017: Peugeot Scooters are sold from only this shop in #Japan - In #Totsuka, #Yokohama. Photo taken Friday, September 15, 2017. —Rick Cogley

21 Oct 2017: Barber shop has a car mounted on it, so it’s a “carber” shop, I guess. In #Totsuka, #Yokohama. Photo taken Friday, September 15, 2017. —Rick Cogley

21 Oct 2017: “Refreshingly tidy storage: Rental Box. Check availability and reserve on the ‘net! We will borrow your land.” I guess you have to call to get the …

20 Oct 2017: Kiyoken’s “Il Saggio” Italian restaurant in #Totsuka #Yokohama. Relatively formal, for this area, so it’s good for occasions. But a new small pizzeria …

19 Oct 2017: #Yokohama Hybrid Garbage Truck - we’re eco over here

18 Oct 2017: Old rusty scaffold pole

18 Oct 2017: Love this color palette. In #yokohama #Japan

17 Oct 2017: A sporty red honda “kei” car. Kei cars (with a yellow plate, meaning an engine under 600cc) fit in small, small spaces. In #yokohama #Japan.

17 Oct 2017: Makeshift fence from construction scaffold in #Totsuka #Yokohama #Japan. I wonder, did they just have it sitting around and decided to put it around …

16 Oct 2017: Nature’s color coordination acts as a beacon.

15 Oct 2017: Fall leads to grey. #yokohama #japan

15 Oct 2017: Some budding berries

14 Oct 2017: Surely this tiny shed in an overgrown yard contained garden-work tools, rusted and unused, given the state of the yard. Near our neighborhood in …

14 Oct 2017: Yokohama Inspires family day was great.

14 Oct 2017: Apparently where road signs are stored. #totsuka #yokohama #Japan

14 Oct 2017: A fairly steep hill in a nearby neighborhood. Someone cemented the 3 orange reflective pylons in the road, so that no vehicles would mistakenly try to …

13 Oct 2017: An unconnected pair in #yokohama #Japan

13 Oct 2017: Pretty terra cotta colored house in #totsuka #yokohama #japan. One thing you see in Japan that you might not see elsewhere, is a lot of laundry …

12 Oct 2017: Beacon Man, not bacon, man!

12 Oct 2017: Red Cross hill #totsuka #yokohama #Japan

11 Oct 2017: Weekly pasta! #toranomon #tokyo

11 Oct 2017: Leopard Haus in #Totsuka #Yokohama #Japan

11 Oct 2017: #Anpanman playground equipment in #Yokohama #Japan. Anpanman is a superhero, who lets the weak or hungry eat part of his bean-jam-bun (anpan) head …

10 Oct 2017: Cemetery hill, in #totsuka #yokohama #Japan

10 Oct 2017: This photo looks better than the real thing did :-) #lenspower #yokohama #Japan

9 Oct 2017: Gumisawa Konokami Park entrance sign (with the name of the park). #yokohama #Japan

9 Oct 2017: Gumisawa Konokami Park circuit breaker box, conveniently located (lol). #yokohama #Japan

9 Oct 2017: Gumisawa Konokami Park has what I think is typical play equipment, nothing too big. There are swings on the other side. You can also see the small …

9 Oct 2017: Gumisawa Konokami Park rules (basically “don’t be an idiot”). #yokohama #japan

9 Oct 2017: A September bloom in #yokohama #japan

8 Oct 2017: Someone’s lovely glass lanterns (porches often abut the road, so I did not need to be on their property to get this!) in #yokohama #Japan

8 Oct 2017: Fall softly comes in #yokohama #Japan

8 Oct 2017: Anti-crime Patrol In Progress! If you’re in the PTA or local neighborhood organization here in Japan, there is often a volunteer crime watch. They …

8 Oct 2017: Speedy McSpeedster.

7 Oct 2017: Saw and liked the movie “Hidden Figures” with Akko and now, pancakes.

3 Oct 2017: Fire at Wurst Haus #toranomon

30 Sep 2017: Coming and going in #shimbashi #tokyo

30 Sep 2017: Last weekend and yesterday I built this parking area for Ky’s scooter in a convenient spot in the yard. Dug out a big stump and cleared some bags of …

30 Sep 2017: Buying a ticket at #shimbashi platform

30 Sep 2017: Old Benz #shimbashi #tokyo

29 Sep 2017: DVDs, we has ‘em. #shimbashi #tokyo

29 Sep 2017: This work qualifies as what they call “3K” (san k) for, kitanai kitsui kiken (dirty, hard, dangerous). The operators were pumping out the sewer and it …

29 Sep 2017: A burger diner takeout window in #toranomon #tokyo

28 Sep 2017: Your standard “hanten” Chinese restaurant. #shimbashi #tokyo

28 Sep 2017: Faded Lattice #shimbashi #tokyo

28 Sep 2017: Overgrown urban

28 Sep 2017: Office worker with parasol, near Torimaru in #shimbashi #tokyo

28 Sep 2017: Chowing down on the platform at JR #shimbashi #tokyo (a rare moment when no trains are in the station, and you can see across the platforms)

28 Sep 2017: The “Hitachi” express train that goes on the Tokyo-Ueno line out to Fukushima, via Hitachi of course. At #shimbashi #tokyo

28 Sep 2017: Random station parts in #shimbashi #tokyo

27 Sep 2017: Curves and Camber at JR #shimbashi #tokyo

27 Sep 2017: #Tokyo children commute

27 Sep 2017: Sotobori-dori boulevard from #shimbashi station in #tokyo

27 Sep 2017: Yamanote zig-zaggy #shimbashi #tokyo

27 Sep 2017: Always on time Yamanote line at #Shimbashi station #Tokyo

27 Sep 2017: Gentle camber at JR #shimbashi in #tokyo

27 Sep 2017: Different generations picking different entertainment, or nothing. #shimbashi #tokyo

26 Sep 2017: Love this interior. #toranomon #tokyo

23 Sep 2017: Nope, the new restaurant “kuro-obi” gets passed by. (And the guy even has a kuro-obi on his hat) #Tokyo

23 Sep 2017: Will he visit the new restaurant “kuro-obi”? #Tokyo

23 Sep 2017: Bright curry shop wall in #Shimbashi #Tokyo

22 Sep 2017: In #Japan, elementary school kids conduct interviews with shopkeepers, to learn a bit about what their jobs are like. Here’s a class visiting a …

22 Sep 2017: Worshiping the Oracles

22 Sep 2017: No chance? #Shimbashi #Tokyo

21 Sep 2017: Stacked up, at #Shimbashi #Tokyo

21 Sep 2017: At Toranomon Pasta, rainy day discount! #Tokyo

21 Sep 2017: Open parking, just not for motorcycles in #Shimbashi #Tokyo

21 Sep 2017: 24x7 on the go #Tokyo

21 Sep 2017: 怪しげあかひげ, sex potency potions for boys and girls at Akahige (Red Beard) “Pharmacy” in #Shimbashi #Tokyo

20 Sep 2017: Last gasp tobacco kiosk #タバコ

20 Sep 2017: Reflect

19 Sep 2017: Safely go

19 Sep 2017: Can we eat it?

19 Sep 2017: Hot SL

19 Sep 2017: Faithful guide

19 Sep 2017: Stairway to the dark

19 Sep 2017: Mom, let’s get some “shu-ice”.

19 Sep 2017: I like the night

19 Sep 2017: Tirelessly working

19 Sep 2017: A prison of one’s own choosing

19 Sep 2017: 3 Musketeers

19 Sep 2017: What is my purpose

19 Sep 2017: Red lanterns shocked white

18 Sep 2017: Trekking home

18 Sep 2017: Aten hut!

18 Sep 2017: Rainy shrimp

18 Sep 2017: Art columns

18 Sep 2017: Iino Bldg Toranomon #Tokyo

18 Sep 2017: Nambutei at Hibiya Park, #Tokyo

17 Sep 2017: Café scene in Nihonbashi #Tokyo

17 Sep 2017: #Nihonbashi Tokyo well-behaved ape at café

17 Sep 2017: Frog that appears to be eating a doubloon necklace, arggh?

16 Sep 2017: Beasts and the beauty

16 Sep 2017: Men at work

16 Sep 2017: Disappearing Cub trick

16 Sep 2017: Special delivery by Honda Cub

16 Sep 2017: Summer bloom

16 Sep 2017: Our old watering pot

16 Sep 2017: Familiar watering pot

15 Sep 2017: Minato-ku Abandoned Bicycle Official near #Shimbashi

15 Sep 2017: Put your hands in the air?!

15 Sep 2017: Down Karasumori street toward Toranomon Hospital, from JR #Shimbashi.

15 Sep 2017: View of #Hamamatsucho from #Shimbashi

15 Sep 2017: This day was so hot, I didn’t want to go out of #Shimbashi station

15 Sep 2017: High voltage JR #Shimbashi in #Tokyo

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14 Sep 2017: JR station attendants and conductors manage people and risk all day. I’m glad they take their jobs so seriously.

14 Sep 2017: Shimbashi Tokyo night street corner

14 Sep 2017: Inviting shop entrance, from a Shimbashi Tokyo street.

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13 Sep 2017: She’s still going strong

13 Sep 2017: High end “mansion” (condo) being constructed near #Totsuka station. Now we just need some high end shops, lel.

13 Sep 2017: It’s because people leave their bikes strewn about, and block truck loading bays at the supermarket.

12 Sep 2017: Shrine offering box.

12 Sep 2017: Peace.

12 Sep 2017: Stay away during quakes. The sign warns that roof tiles (heavy stone ones!) will fly off during quakes.

12 Sep 2017: Festival Flyer at Yasaka Shrine. August is gone, but it is festival season every year. It’s miserably hot (except this year) but, there are all these …

12 Sep 2017: Japan Post delivers mail on Honda Super Cubs. The red box is where they keep their large volume of mail. Must be heavy!

11 Sep 2017: Totsuka high school had their school matsuri festival (called gakusai or bunkasai 学祭、文化祭), with this pretty “washi” papered entrance prepared …

11 Sep 2017: Japan’s fire trucks are small, to better navigate the narrow streets.

11 Sep 2017: Yokohama Shindo Highway Entrance at Kamiyabe. The “30” is a speed limit sign. You can see the highway sign is bilingual, which is nice. Highways here …

11 Sep 2017: Kids’ “AQUA Land” area on the Akuwa River (阿久和川), a great place to jog in Izumi-ku Yokohama.

10 Sep 2017: A totem clock designating a kids play area called “AQUA Land” along the Akuwa River (阿久和川). The name’s a little gag. There were indeed a bunch of kids …

10 Sep 2017: The Akuwa River (阿久和川) is well marked with signs like this, every bridge or so.

10 Sep 2017: Students in background going to some school function no doubt, along Akuwa River (阿久和川).

10 Sep 2017: Along Akuwa River (阿久和川)

10 Sep 2017: Blessed with beautiful views on jogging route along Akuwa River (阿久和川)

10 Sep 2017: Break area bridge along Akuwa River (阿久和川), a great jogging area.

10 Sep 2017: A nice pattern of shadow and light, on an Akuwa River (阿久和川) bridge. #SPi_Shadows

10 Sep 2017: Decorations on a bridge on the Akuwa River (阿久和川) . You can see the river’s kanji characters cut out of the metal.

10 Sep 2017: The Akuwa River (阿久和川) is a great place for a jog, with a couple km of views like this one.

10 Sep 2017: Often o-jizo-sama have a red knit cap, but this one had a red helmet instead, as it was located in front of a cycle shop. :-)

10 Sep 2017: L’epi Japonais Boulangerie, great sandwich and bread shop I came across during my jog. In Ryoke Izumi-ku Yokohama.

10 Sep 2017: Lunch companion at the sandwich shop

10 Sep 2017: 7-11 delivery. @asakusa.danke mentioned in the comments that it’s a Toyota “Coms” which is an electric vehicle. I’d like to try to drive one!

10 Sep 2017: Sun Drug Louvre

10 Sep 2017: Odoriba Bridge

10 Sep 2017: Odoriba Bridge Mono

10 Sep 2017: Color pylon at Daihatsu

9 Sep 2017: Twilight across the Sakai river (the road you see is a bike path which joggers and runners also use)

9 Sep 2017: Warm light along the jogging route.

9 Sep 2017: Festival! At a local shrine.

9 Sep 2017: Kinda scary shrine entrance (today is a festival)

9 Sep 2017: JR Totsuka East takeoff in 3, 2, 1…

9 Sep 2017: Awesome Saint Marc “ChocoCro” (fresh-baked chocolate croissants)

9 Sep 2017: Sunflowers on JR Totsuka East Deck

9 Sep 2017: Bridge over the Kashio river

9 Sep 2017: World famous Totsuka Canard (cake shop)

9 Sep 2017: My black eyed susie

9 Sep 2017: Gaaarrrdo

9 Sep 2017: Sobieru Uniqlo

9 Sep 2017: Black eyed susans in black and white

9 Sep 2017: Soba shop honda super cub (with duct tape repairs)

9 Sep 2017: Soba shop

9 Sep 2017: Planter

9 Sep 2017: Summer bloom

8 Sep 2017: My daughter made her first big purchase as an adult today, this Honda Giorno scooter. Looks great!

7 Sep 2017: Company Revelers at at #Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, #Tokyo in #monochrome

7 Sep 2017: Party at #Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, #Tokyo

7 Sep 2017: Tasty, bad-for-you food at #Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, #Tokyo

7 Sep 2017: Good “Spalt” beer at #Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park Tokyo

5 Sep 2017: Framed on the bus #yokohama

3 Sep 2017: Pretty good result from iPhone eh? Shot in VSCO as DNG raw, then processed with Capture One. Blessed with beautiful views while #jogging around …

3 Sep 2017: The golden hour. Blessed with beautiful views while #jogging around #Totsuka #Japan.

3 Sep 2017: Yeah, it’s that yellow. Blessed with beautiful views while #jogging around #Totsuka #Japan.

3 Sep 2017: I must have got that runner’s high, because even this tank is beautiful. Blessed with beautiful views while #jogging around #Totsuka #Japan.

3 Sep 2017: Nature preserve “biotope” sign, lists the kind of birds you’ll find. Blessed with beautiful views while #jogging around #Totsuka #Japan.

3 Sep 2017: Vinyl houses selling aloe. Blessed with beautiful views while #jogging around #Totsuka #Japan.

3 Sep 2017: Biotope at local estuary along my #running route.

2 Sep 2017: If you’re in Tokyo, go! Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 Sept) #oktoberfest

2 Sep 2017: The lines were not bad, even on Saturday night. Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 Sept) #oktoberfest

2 Sep 2017: There’s even a giant “fraulein” on stilts, lol. Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 Sept) #oktoberfest

2 Sep 2017: Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit! Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 Sept) #oktoberfest

2 Sep 2017: Fattening food. Gotta go run! (See all those pineapple pieces in this Spalter beer? Er, bier?) Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 …

2 Sep 2017: Spalter Pineapple beer was, uh, really heavy on the pineapple. Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 Sept) #oktoberfest

2 Sep 2017: Beers from all over Germany, and even one from Japan. Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 Sept) #oktoberfest

2 Sep 2017: Pay and pickup at different windows. Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 Sept) #oktoberfest

2 Sep 2017: As fresh as it gets.

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2 Sep 2017: Hangry?! Yoyogi Uehara #Tokyo Burg Joint Cruiser

1 Sep 2017: Graveyard hill

1 Sep 2017: Slippery brick jogging path

1 Sep 2017: Trusty Shinkansen

1 Sep 2017: Homeward

1 Sep 2017: Back from the trip

1 Sep 2017: Free large portions

1 Sep 2017: Korean joint

31 Aug 2017: Inspection sticker, needs inspected.

31 Aug 2017: Hold on, man.

31 Aug 2017: Mosquito coil, rusted

31 Aug 2017: They got the uniforms and the hats. #safetyfirst #japan #jr

31 Aug 2017: Super rusty wall.

31 Aug 2017: Delicate texture.

31 Aug 2017: Should I turn it?

31 Aug 2017: Where Green Cabs are born and go to die.

31 Aug 2017: Little guard

31 Aug 2017: Yakult is a yogurt-y drink that is supposed to be good for you. It’s sold from these bikes, by subscription to your home. #japan #yakult

30 Aug 2017: It was great to see Steven in Tokyo, catch up and share stories. :-)

29 Aug 2017: Hot and sunny in #totsuka

29 Aug 2017: Blocked

27 Aug 2017: On the jogging route yesterday, pretty green and blue vista.

27 Aug 2017: On the jogging route yesterday, an elderly couple out for a walk

27 Aug 2017: On the jogging route yesterday, a bridge in maioka park

27 Aug 2017: On the jogging route yesterday, a junk warehouse advertises that they buy totalled cars.

27 Aug 2017: “Technical” section on yesterday’s jogging route

27 Aug 2017: This bamboo grove behind our house grows so fast, and we can only cut so much. It was getting out of hand, so we hired a team to come cut it. Five …

26 Aug 2017: Nature gives us stunning patterns like this one. Lovely!

26 Aug 2017: I’m sorry too…

26 Aug 2017: Glass Recyling Takahashi - er, do we just put any glass in this old drum?

26 Aug 2017: Looking at Totsuka West crossing, plus Totsukana Parking lot with its hanging planters. Totsuka is Eco!

26 Aug 2017: Overcrowded local vista, but I still like it

26 Aug 2017: Kachidoki bridge

26 Aug 2017: Old style koban police box

26 Aug 2017: House boat

26 Aug 2017: Tsukiji Inari Shrine

26 Aug 2017: Morning view in Tokyo

26 Aug 2017: Jogged in Tsukiji and Kachidoki. This is the “Shiosite” bridge in Shiodome.

25 Aug 2017: Our garden’s berries

25 Aug 2017: This is my web, there is no other like it

25 Aug 2017: Mono dewy

25 Aug 2017: Mystery bug

25 Aug 2017: Wet pistil

25 Aug 2017: Bus interior

24 Aug 2017: Matsuri dreams

24 Aug 2017: Was the discussion good?

24 Aug 2017: Sudden party

22 Aug 2017: Resting men at work

22 Aug 2017: Always, always

22 Aug 2017: Dirty grate

22 Aug 2017: Maggy

22 Aug 2017: Bevelled

22 Aug 2017: Dakkarubi joint

22 Aug 2017: Construction equipment is small in #Japan

22 Aug 2017: Red vespa

22 Aug 2017: Lift pulley

22 Aug 2017: Moms and Kids going up the hill to the bus

22 Aug 2017: Honda super cub, and photo ID machine

22 Aug 2017: Summer butterfly

22 Aug 2017: Pale beauty

22 Aug 2017: Berries in the garden

22 Aug 2017: Weird political poster

22 Aug 2017: Locked vending

22 Aug 2017: Fish shipper

22 Aug 2017: Weeds on tne platform

22 Aug 2017: Old style with the new style

22 Aug 2017: Festival prep

22 Aug 2017: Cheap vending machine

21 Aug 2017: Monochrome of Minato Mirai 21 area from Shinko

21 Aug 2017: Lovely views of Minato Mirai 21 area from Shinko

21 Aug 2017: Good night Michelin Man

21 Aug 2017: Lots of cool shops at Akarengasoko

21 Aug 2017: Akarengasoko at twilight

21 Aug 2017: Jambo area at Akarengasoko - lots of color!

21 Aug 2017: Frozen Mojito in the “JAMBO!!” area bar

21 Aug 2017: Food at the Michelin Food Festival

21 Aug 2017: Visited the Michelin Food Festival yesterday - great food and drink

19 Aug 2017: View outside my friend’s house in Sagamihara. Stunning.

19 Aug 2017: Monochrome Sagamihara

19 Aug 2017: Makkori decor

19 Aug 2017: Arrested for eating too much KFC, I imagine

19 Aug 2017: Fire trap

19 Aug 2017: Last vestiges

19 Aug 2017: Paper mobile at Yurindo bookseller

19 Aug 2017: Generation gap

19 Aug 2017: Going surfing

19 Aug 2017: Running bus driver

19 Aug 2017: Totsuka Parking #10

19 Aug 2017: This bridge system goes across Totsuka station tracks from west to east, and connects around the Totsukana shopping complex as well.

19 Aug 2017: Kanachu Bus interior

18 Aug 2017: I bet 27 yen that the rushing pair is a couple.

18 Aug 2017: Cabin Tickets, a ticket seller among many other somewhat dodgy ticket sellers in the New Shimbashi bldg.

18 Aug 2017: Striking yellow truck

18 Aug 2017: New parking lot near work

18 Aug 2017: Emergency stopper box

18 Aug 2017: Taxi line

18 Aug 2017: Shima-shima

18 Aug 2017: Not crowded

18 Aug 2017: Karasumori

18 Aug 2017: Alumi-bone

18 Aug 2017: Platinum fish

18 Aug 2017: Summer is the time for colorful yukata

17 Aug 2017: Random meter

17 Aug 2017: Parasol bright

17 Aug 2017: Cool man in the heat

17 Aug 2017: Tokyo Japan has had bilingual street signs for a while now. The 2020 Olympics are the catalyst for improvements, though.

17 Aug 2017: Cute babbies were waving

17 Aug 2017: Call us anytime…

17 Aug 2017: It’s late; go home

17 Aug 2017: Uninviting

17 Aug 2017: Elementary Pair

17 Aug 2017: Hand-painted location sign

17 Aug 2017: Keep the garbage area tidy

17 Aug 2017: Sunflower

17 Aug 2017: Totsuka Ramen

17 Aug 2017: Local shrine

16 Aug 2017: Nostalgic for the Showa Era? This bar delivers.

16 Aug 2017: Random Urban Stained Glass

16 Aug 2017: Putting the bike away

16 Aug 2017: Taxis are Shiny

16 Aug 2017: Chuka joint

16 Aug 2017: Motsu and Hormone Shop

15 Aug 2017: Beloved

15 Aug 2017: Man in the mirror series

15 Aug 2017: Random poo pipe

15 Aug 2017: Yellow poles

15 Aug 2017: Meter men come in pairs

15 Aug 2017: Late afternoon view, Toranomon construction

15 Aug 2017: New Shimbashi Pachinko

15 Aug 2017: Lunettes du Jura Grand eyeglasses shop, in Aoyama Tokyo

15 Aug 2017: Shake Shack terrace

15 Aug 2017: Shake Shack in the house, in Gaien Aoyama Tokyo

15 Aug 2017: Indigo shop

15 Aug 2017: Tokyo has good bread shops

15 Aug 2017: American flag being flown by paint shop in Aoyama Tokyo

14 Aug 2017: Already 23, we can’t believe it

14 Aug 2017: Girls’ posse at Totsuka Saclass

14 Aug 2017: Totsuka Yasaka Shrine

14 Aug 2017: Insurance company flag

14 Aug 2017: Summer flowers

14 Aug 2017: Bus-stop sunflower

13 Aug 2017: Meter on Vacation

13 Aug 2017: Ushimaru Honten

13 Aug 2017: West Shimbashi Street

13 Aug 2017: Colorful New Shimbashi

13 Aug 2017: Big Dipper and Mascot

10 Aug 2017: Crowds after the Ito “Anjinsai” fireworks festival

10 Aug 2017: Buy some souvenirs after the Ito “Anjinsai” fireworks festival

10 Aug 2017: 10000 shots in an hour. Ito “Anjinsai” fireworks festival

10 Aug 2017: Watchers from the Asuka cruise ship, at the Ito “Anjinsai” fireworks festival

10 Aug 2017: Waiting for the start of the Ito “Anjinsai” fireworks festival. Massive!

9 Aug 2017: Moms and their little ones (yellow hats!)

9 Aug 2017: Blue on rust

9 Aug 2017: Not a harley, just near it

9 Aug 2017: Idiot speeding trucker in a school zone (screeching brakes, right in front of the kindergarten to the left)

9 Aug 2017: Lovely after the rain

9 Aug 2017: The cha

8 Aug 2017: There must be something cool up those stairs

8 Aug 2017: Ochre Pizza-LA

8 Aug 2017: Hanging onions obsessed

8 Aug 2017: Daughter’s tasty omiyage, thanks!

8 Aug 2017: Anachronistic tobacco shop

8 Aug 2017: On the seamy side of the street

8 Aug 2017: Summer light

8 Aug 2017: Monotone Totsuka

7 Aug 2017: Bev cases

7 Aug 2017: Rental crane

7 Aug 2017: Totsuka West

7 Aug 2017: Misdo

7 Aug 2017: Night kashio river

7 Aug 2017: Man in the mirror

7 Aug 2017: Shimokita mini-shrine

7 Aug 2017: We buy junk in Shimokitazawa

7 Aug 2017: Pmas

7 Aug 2017: Shimokita crêpe

7 Aug 2017: Patisserie exit

7 Aug 2017: “Neighborhood” Starbucks

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6 Aug 2017: Friends’ gathering

6 Aug 2017: Crabby

5 Aug 2017: Old Beetle

5 Aug 2017: Totsuka

4 Aug 2017: New Shimbashi

4 Aug 2017: Veg stand

4 Aug 2017: Kaku-highball overlooking New Shimbashi

4 Aug 2017: JR Shimbashi

3 Aug 2017: Beloved sun tiger

3 Aug 2017: Shiny and new

3 Aug 2017: Walkers and their flags

3 Aug 2017: Cost performance

3 Aug 2017: Lemon gas

3 Aug 2017: Leaning left

3 Aug 2017: Whose was this

3 Aug 2017: I like Yokohama

3 Aug 2017: Sprightly walking past the healthtron shop

3 Aug 2017: Mystery plant

3 Aug 2017: Onion hang

2 Aug 2017: Japan bus stop

2 Aug 2017: Mid-day reelin’

2 Aug 2017: Shimbashi bean bun shop

2 Aug 2017: Toranomon Street

2 Aug 2017: Toranomon construction

1 Aug 2017: Man in the moon

1 Aug 2017: Bistro

1 Aug 2017: Always so busy

1 Aug 2017: Totsuka Japanese Paper

1 Aug 2017: Speeding off

1 Aug 2017: Japan is crowded with houses and wires, at least here in Yokohama/Tokyo

1 Aug 2017: Summer blooms with old Pentax

1 Aug 2017: Kids’ Bazaar

1 Aug 2017: Rare roses

1 Aug 2017: Geometric

31 Jul 2017: Love paprikas

31 Jul 2017: Shiny vintage

31 Jul 2017: Randomly hanging onions

31 Jul 2017: Meatery

31 Jul 2017: Caught

31 Jul 2017: Precarious window washing (with old Canon lens)

31 Jul 2017: Pattern tiles

31 Jul 2017: Rejuvenated river area

31 Jul 2017: Hydrangeas in early summer

31 Jul 2017: On the way to the shrine

30 Jul 2017: Reelin’

30 Jul 2017: New Shimbashi Bldg

30 Jul 2017: Dude ramen

30 Jul 2017: Warm drinking scene, with 1946 Nikkor

30 Jul 2017: Stewarding the little ones

30 Jul 2017: Kawasaki Estrella

30 Jul 2017: Summer lovelies

29 Jul 2017: Summer bloom

29 Jul 2017: Follow that limit

28 Jul 2017: A sign said “only one per child” lol - at the Shimbashi Koichi Matsuri festival 2017

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28 Jul 2017: Young drummers and their sensei at the Shimbashi Koichi Matsuri festival. They worked hard and did great!

27 Jul 2017: Shimbashi summer festival! #shimbashimatsuri

27 Jul 2017: Shimbashi summer festival! #shimbashimatsuri

27 Jul 2017: Shimbashi summer festival! #shimbashimatsuri

27 Jul 2017: Shimbashi summer festival! #shimbashimatsuri

27 Jul 2017: Peering at the oracle

27 Jul 2017: Night in Shimbashi with old pentax lens

26 Jul 2017: Summer flowers, with 1956 Canon 50mm f1.4 lens.

26 Jul 2017: Yamaha Mate, with 1956 Canon 50mm f1.4 lens.

25 Jul 2017: Good French place in West Shinjuku

25 Jul 2017: Looking out of map camera

25 Jul 2017: Shimbashi commuter mono with 1946 Nikkor lens

25 Jul 2017: Walking among the other night walkers in Shimbashi, with 1946 Nikkor lens

25 Jul 2017: Mama bike

25 Jul 2017: Summer hydrangeas

24 Jul 2017: Hot Summer Aosagi

17 Jul 2017: Construction near office, with a 61 year old Canon prime lens.

17 Jul 2017: Twilight Kashio River

17 Jul 2017: Totsuka Festival, on old Asahicho Street. SO crowded you can barely walk.

17 Jul 2017: Torushi owner/chef at Totsuka Festival.

17 Jul 2017: Dance at Yasaka Shrine, during the Totsuka Festival 20170714.

6 Jul 2017: Palace Run

10 Jun 2017: Summer means bamboo cutting

10 Jun 2017: Some beauty besides the bamboo

28 May 2017: River running

21 May 2017: Free talon poke with your coffee

8 May 2017: Herding them to school

3 May 2017: Mucha self portrait within one of the Slav epic paintings

25 Apr 2017: Juban Fish

16 Apr 2017: Allan Holdsworth Dead

So sad: virtuoso guitarist Allan Holdsworth unexpectedly died at 70 on 16th April 2017, and I wager he’s in heaven jamming with Coltrane, maybe …

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15 Apr 2017: Jogging route beauty

11 Apr 2017: Obey Or Else

By now you’ve probably heard about the awful treatment by United Airlines of a man who refused to give up his seat. It was frankly brutal.

8 Apr 2017: Universal CJK Typeface

Holy serif! Google and Adobe have released “Noto Serif CJK” aka “Source Han Serif”, part of an ambitious and important project …

5 Apr 2017: Kigo Seasonal Symbols

Foreign residents often hear that “only Japan has four seasons” and while that is of course not true, Japan does take its seasons …

5 Apr 2017: Eldests First Job

Our oldest got her first full time job last year, and it finally started (things start in April in Japan). It’s a new chapter for her and for …

3 Apr 2017: Impending death and taxes #Tokyo

25 Mar 2017: Tofu’s just the best for health!

15 Mar 2017: Tono’s meat

28 Feb 2017: Cycles to the left of me, walkers to the right, here I am

21 Feb 2017: Catisserie #missedchance

11 Feb 2017: Zesta crane of death

10 Feb 2017: Art tart

8 Feb 2017: Exit stormy

5 Feb 2017: Break faster dinner

4 Feb 2017: The road home

1 Feb 2017: Platform’s your oyster

27 Jan 2017: Big watcher

25 Jan 2017: If I can just make it

25 Jan 2017: Piccolo Wizard wins the Stamp Rally #Shimbashi

22 Jan 2017: Spring trick

18 Jan 2017: Dappled Kanachu

17 Jan 2017: Winter Kashio

13 Jan 2017: IoT FTW

13 Jan 2017: Escaping

10 Jan 2017: Clockwork orange and green #Yokohama

9 Jan 2017: Looks like a real party #Tokyo #Jing #Reeta #PopRox

8 Jan 2017: First shrine visit of 2017 #Japan

1 Jan 2017: Ah 51

27 Dec 2016: Red slippery

26 Dec 2016: S&K #Enoshima #Japan

22 Dec 2016: Mary Jane’s #Lucas #DC #LaserLemonGel

15 Dec 2016: Precarious #Japan

13 Dec 2016: Tokyo locks!

12 Dec 2016: Bean bun girl

10 Dec 2016: Early morning tennozu #Japan #LuciferVI #Irom2000 #JollyRainbo2X

10 Dec 2016: Tinny Cha #Golden #Japan

9 Dec 2016: Pasta is the new fish #Jane #Dylan

8 Dec 2016: Like clockwork #JamesM #Love81 #TripleCrown

7 Dec 2016: This is The Very Steak #Jane #Comet #JollyRainbo2X

6 Dec 2016: A good result #Loftus #Love81 #TripleCrown

3 Dec 2016: Tasty hour #Japan #Hornbecker #Sugar #TastyPop

30 Nov 2016: The often #Japan #Chunky #Dylan #TripleCrown

29 Nov 2016: Reminiscent of warmer days #Japan #Akira #Tilda #TastyPop

27 Nov 2016: Shoot film #Japan #Adler9009 #BlacKeysXF #TripleCrown

26 Nov 2016: Invite-light #japan #Loftus #Love81 #TripleCrown

25 Nov 2016: Ogiyama cash-n-carry #Smith #Zama #Standard

24 Nov 2016: One orangey floor #Akira #Irom2000 #TastyPop

24 Nov 2016: Broken down mini-shrine #Akira #Comet

22 Nov 2016: Lovely Totsuka station view after rain.

21 Nov 2016: The Cha after “wanwanyu” dog spa

19 Nov 2016: Visiting #Jane #Love81

18 Nov 2016: To where? #Lucas #BlacKeysSupergrain

18 Nov 2016: Your way or mine #Hornbecker #Dylan #TastyPop

17 Nov 2016: Learning something this fall? #Hema #DC

17 Nov 2016: Night light lights #Loftus #Love81 #TripleCrown

17 Nov 2016: Tired line man #Jane #Irom2000 #Dreampop

17 Nov 2016: Beer, good times #Loftus #Sussex

16 Nov 2016: Was there a two-man bus? #Jane #KodotXGrizzled

15 Nov 2016: Neighborhood Shinto Shrine #Loftus #Love81 #TripleCrown

14 Nov 2016: Shinagawa Intercity park #Jing #Rasputin #TripleCrown

12 Nov 2016: Bussed #Johannes #Strausberg #RedEyeGel

12 Nov 2016: Tintype me

12 Nov 2016: The red chochin #Beard #Panaji #RedEyeGel

11 Nov 2016: Keg party! #Hema #Panaji #JollyRainbo2X

10 Nov 2016: Ubiquity #Jane #Rasputin #TripleCrown

9 Nov 2016: Ready for the chomp #Victoria #Shilshole #TastyPop

9 Nov 2016: Pies #Loftus #DC #TripleCrown

4 Nov 2016: Cup half full attitude? #AnneMarie #MountRoyal #LaserLemonGel

3 Nov 2016: Black beauty #Akira #Tilda #TripleCrown

31 Oct 2016: Running rikisha man #Jane #BigUp #RedEyeGel

29 Oct 2016: Loves me a Sun Tiger pump #Hornbecker #Dylan #TastyPop

29 Oct 2016: Siphoned #AnneMarie #MountRoyal

27 Oct 2016: Lovely Miyukikan #Loftus #Love81 #TripleCrown

26 Oct 2016: Foyer objet #Jane #DC #TripleCrown

26 Oct 2016: Shinagawa Seaside hotels from over the river (bonus monorail) #Loftus #Daydream #TripleCrown

23 Oct 2016: Little Waseda Greeter #AnneMarie #MountRoyal #JollyRainbo2X

22 Oct 2016: Tokyo Oasis: Running in Shinagawa Kumin Park #Akira #DC #TastyPop

18 Oct 2016: Smaller, to navigate narrow streets #Hornbecker #Dylan #TastyPop

17 Oct 2016: Two of the seven #Florence #BlacKeysSupergrain #TastyPop

17 Oct 2016: Kiba park footbridge #Loftus #Love81 #TripleCrown

15 Oct 2016: Begirdered #Benedict #Irom2000 #JollyRainbo2X

12 Oct 2016: Early morning wash #Akira #Tilda #TastyPop

11 Oct 2016: Giant Golden Poo on the Sumida #Jane #KodotXGrizzled

11 Oct 2016: Massive Sky Tree from bridges among bridges #AnneMarie #MountRoyal #CherryShine

7 Oct 2016: Mid run view around Imperial Palace in Tokyo #JohnS #Irom2000 #TripleCrown

5 Oct 2016: Maizuru castle mono #Madalena #BlacKeysXF #PurpleRaindropsGel

26 Sep 2016: Seed machine #Hornbecker #Dylan #JollyRainbo2X

25 Sep 2016: 555 for 140 #Loftus #Love81 #TripleCrown

24 Sep 2016: Mid run lunch at madame rouge #Americana #Love81

23 Sep 2016: Shingen mochi parfait, parfait! #JackLondon #DreamCanvas #RedEyeGel

22 Sep 2016: At Misawaen Vinyard #yamanashi

21 Sep 2016: Lots of beds in the funky hotel

20 Sep 2016: Gender specific hangers at the “Prince” hotel

20 Sep 2016: Hotel “Prince” velour and naugahyde interior. Very 70s.

20 Sep 2016: Kofu “Prince” Hotel. Pretty dingy outside but at least the room was clean.

19 Sep 2016: We picked pizzutello bianco grapes, fantastic!

19 Sep 2016: This hotel is also

7 Aug 2016: Extra! Extra! Congrats to ever-stoic Ichiro on 3000 hits! #Hipstamatic

28 Jul 2016: Parked lovely #Hipstamatic

25 Jul 2016: Safety Kaba #Hipstamatic

13 May 2016: Wordy man #Hipstamatic

12 May 2016: #Hipstamatic

12 May 2016: Izu craft beer #Hipstamatic

10 Apr 2016: Construction night #Hipstamatic

24 Mar 2016: Takara copywriters drank too much Mio before releasing this full-pager. Even misspelled alcohol. #Hipstamatic

22 Mar 2016: Shrine during run #Hipstamatic

4 Mar 2016: Random propeller #Hipstamatic

3 Mar 2016: To a world with no deaths from overwork #Hipstamatic

3 Mar 2016: Cool cigarette-hanging-out-the-mouth prohibited #Hipstamatic

25 Feb 2016: Cheep likker #Hipstamatic

24 Feb 2016: Twin tail, 1/1000 size #Hipstamatic

21 Feb 2016: Danger! Drunks on platform! #Hipstamatic

13 Feb 2016: <3 #Hipstamatic

10 Feb 2016: “Good value”, misshapen nashi pears #Hipstamatic

5 Feb 2016: Winter feeling #Hipstamatic

5 Feb 2016: Actual fax product “Fappy” #smh #Hipstamatic

31 Jan 2016: Night run #Hipstamatic

29 Jan 2016: My red spiky ball #Hipstamatic

27 Jan 2016: Water mains construction today with tiny diggers #Hipstamatic

27 Jan 2016: Bathe your feet with kappa #Hipstamatic

23 Jan 2016: Happy crustaceans #Hipstamatic

21 Jan 2016: Death becomes you #Hipstamatic

20 Jan 2016: Drilling ceramic is hard #Hipstamatic

18 Jan 2016: Ultraman stamp rally - get your horrific, grinning twin tail! #Hipstamatic

16 Jan 2016: She loves her new bed! #Hipstamatic

10 Jan 2016: New-ton Gravity

10 Jan 2016: Cast a glance over #Hipstamatic

8 Jan 2016: Harbor lock reflections #Hipstamatic

7 Jan 2016: And they can expect inhospitable language too @jtbkaigai #Hipstamatic

4 Jan 2016: Big crowds at Kanda Myojin #Hipstamatic

4 Jan 2016: Donor lanterns at Kanda Myojin #Hipstamatic

2 Jan 2016: Day 2 of 92d Hakone Ekiden. Aoyama Gakuin won, with a sweep of all segments. #Hipstamatic

2 Jan 2016: Oatmeal every morning, mmmmmmm #Hipstamatic

31 Dec 2015: Japan New Years Feast “Osechi” #Hipstamatic

31 Dec 2015: Star Wars VII was great fun; have you seen it? #Hipstamatic

30 Dec 2015: Will our descendants think they’re Gods? #Hipstamatic

28 Dec 2015: Go! Hakone Ekiden 2016 Race Poster #Hipstamatic

26 Dec 2015: Water bridge in rice paddies #Hipstamatic

26 Dec 2015: Fishin’ pond #Hipstamatic

23 Dec 2015: Crisp

21 Dec 2015: Scrawled in blood?! Creepy prenatal family photo #Hipstamatic

15 Dec 2015: Secure in the thought of sameness #Hipstamatic

14 Dec 2015: Altra Lone Peak 2.5: comfy to run in #Hipstamatic #Sports #Fit

10 Dec 2015: Super Hillman Super #Hipstamatic

8 Dec 2015: Volunteer firefighters wanted, to bring the HEAT #Hipstamatic

6 Dec 2015: Big sis got little sis a hachimaki headband at Itsukushima Shrine, for passing her entrance exams. #Hipstamatic

4 Dec 2015: Expect no wifi #Hipstamatic

1 Dec 2015: Announcer box #Hipstamatic

29 Nov 2015: Shrine cone #Hipstamatic

29 Nov 2015: Good good morning! #Hipstamatic

20 Nov 2015: Lacking pep & vigor? #Hipstamatic

19 Nov 2015: Radioactive markers #Hipstamatic

19 Nov 2015: Radioactive markers #Hipstamatic

17 Nov 2015: Sopping running trail #Hipstamatic

16 Nov 2015: Mote in my eye #Hipstamatic

14 Nov 2015: WARNING: We patrol in plainclothes to protect women and girls. Too bad for you. #Hipstamatic

10 Nov 2015: A little friendly #Hipstamatic

7 Nov 2015: Random ladder #Hipstamatic

6 Nov 2015: SO TIRED #Hipstamatic

1 Nov 2015: Golden hikers at Isshindo plaza #Hipstamatic

31 Oct 2015: Imagine that. A Shoney’s Big Boy in Japan. #Hipstamatic

29 Oct 2015: Hipstre frightening #Hipstamatic

28 Oct 2015: Brewdog PUNK IPA #Hipstamatic

25 Oct 2015: Cheap cars cheap #Hipstamatic

23 Oct 2015: Danke butter coffee ftw #Hipstamatic

18 Oct 2015: My pleasures #Hipstamatic

18 Oct 2015: Colorful fruity #Hipstamatic

13 Oct 2015: Bike road is good for running #Hipstamatic

12 Oct 2015: Jolly #Hipstamatic

10 Oct 2015: First zekken #Hipstamatic

10 Oct 2015: Old Renault #Hipstamatic

4 Oct 2015: Next week’s 5K run site, over the sand of this beach. ;-) #Hipstamatic

3 Oct 2015: Beach road at Hiratsuka #Hipstamatic

27 Sep 2015: Green, dakara #Hipstamatic

27 Sep 2015: Sudden kenzaiten #Hipstamatic

27 Sep 2015: Hiking tour group #Hipstamatic

24 Sep 2015: New hipstamatic 300 #Hipstamatic

22 Sep 2015: Sagimai bridge #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

22 Sep 2015: Scarecrow kakashi #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

22 Sep 2015: Contest to scare crows #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

20 Sep 2015: Wax on

20 Sep 2015: Evil blocker bars

20 Sep 2015: Future grave

20 Sep 2015: Ghost hotel

20 Sep 2015: Down

20 Sep 2015: Near RT 1

20 Sep 2015: Wonda

20 Sep 2015: Always renewing

20 Sep 2015: Persimmon leaves #rp

20 Sep 2015: The fisher king

17 Sep 2015: Pigeon Sables nom nom #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

13 Sep 2015: Cool bridge #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

13 Sep 2015: Tires! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

13 Sep 2015: Fisher king #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

13 Sep 2015: Cabler enabler #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

10 Sep 2015: Dry dry dry #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

10 Sep 2015: Dry them out #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

9 Sep 2015: Typhoon Lexus #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

9 Sep 2015: Nostalgic on parade #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

5 Sep 2015: With mom

19 Aug 2015: Stop! War Bills #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

19 Aug 2015: Pretty rainy friend #Hipstamatic #Oggl #YUЯI61 #Rasputin

1 Aug 2015: Cheerful greetings #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

31 Jul 2015: Used to have excellent safety #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

28 Jul 2015: Builders #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

27 Jul 2015: Yamate Gakuin Best-8 ticket 2015 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

25 Jul 2015: Julie’s Yamate poster on TV #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

25 Jul 2015: Yamate Gakuin lost 6-2, but, great job!! #山手学院 #高校野球 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

24 Jul 2015: Go! Yamate Gakuin! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

22 Jul 2015: Great atmosphere and Bob Marley #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

19 Jul 2015: Baseball pep (YG crushed ’em) #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

17 Jul 2015: #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

10 Jul 2015: No security #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

30 Jun 2015: Cycle: you’ll have naked red heads and parrots to help #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

28 Jun 2015: Famous #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

26 Jun 2015: Happy Sam #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

23 Jun 2015: Keepin’ it maintained #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

23 Jun 2015: Never gets old. Osaka now. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Hannah #Otto

20 Jun 2015: Father’s Day gifts from the lovelies :-) #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

19 Jun 2015: Movie #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

19 Jun 2015: New Hokuo Bread Shoppe #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Hannah #Otto

15 Jun 2015: Tempting :-p #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

10 Jun 2015: Conveyor break #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

10 Jun 2015: Fuji beauty #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lowy #BlankoBL4

7 Jun 2015: Simple gifts from gunma kids :-) #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

6 Jun 2015: A message for rainy season #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

6 Jun 2015: Get small then get out #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #DreamCanvas

1 Jun 2015: #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Savannah #LouisXIVInfrared

1 Jun 2015: Happy pink tongue #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

26 May 2015: Gigantormato #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Hannah #Otto

23 May 2015: Soylent green!? #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

18 May 2015: Fabulous! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

11 May 2015: Boys be ambitious! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Hannah #Otto

11 May 2015: Gigantor tree and its bamboo companions #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

7 May 2015: Face milk. Designer is a Kubrick fan for sure! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #YUЯI61 #Rasputin

5 May 2015:

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29 Apr 2015: Already growing out! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

21 Apr 2015: Corralled #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

21 Apr 2015: Park pretty #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

16 Apr 2015: Fire dept training #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

16 Apr 2015: Doge #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

15 Apr 2015: Kashio Sakura #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #BlacKeysSupergrain

15 Apr 2015: Interesting laundry tag #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #DreamCanvas

9 Apr 2015: No and no and no in the park #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

9 Apr 2015: Surveyed straight #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

7 Apr 2015: Ambition in the Spring #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

7 Apr 2015: Not today #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

5 Apr 2015: Lantern Sakura #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Eric #Manneken

24 Mar 2015: A little Rothko #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

22 Mar 2015: Pink dirty #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Savannah #LouisXIVInfrared

19 Mar 2015: Map change trio #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Savannah #LouisXIVInfrared

15 Mar 2015: Nice atmosphere cafe #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

14 Mar 2015: Ueno-Tokyo line is convenient and fast #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

12 Mar 2015: For all princesses #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #Irom2000

12 Mar 2015: Latchless #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #BlacKeysSupergrain

12 Mar 2015: 203 yards of elderly hikers #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Savannah #LouisXIVInfrared

1 Mar 2015: Panasonic battery recall due to sudden combustion #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Hannah #Otto

26 Feb 2015: It’s heeeere #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

24 Feb 2015: Go tour #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

20 Feb 2015: Plate #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

20 Feb 2015: Fire!! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

20 Feb 2015: Romanesco cariccoli #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

15 Feb 2015: What’s the hubbub?! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Hannah #Otto

13 Feb 2015: Skytree oh skytree #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

11 Feb 2015: Here’s looking at you, Ali! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

5 Feb 2015: At green cacao in Seoul #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

5 Feb 2015: Foot massage in Seoul #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

5 Feb 2015: Full moon pulls me #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Yoona #Blanko일

5 Feb 2015: Early Valentine from my daughter <3 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

5 Feb 2015: Trestle plaque #Hipstamatic #Oggl #YUЯI61 #Rasputin

5 Feb 2015: Oshare cosmetics shop at Haneda #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Muir #Sequoia

5 Feb 2015: Periodic uglification of trees in Yokohama :-( #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

24 Jan 2015: Katsu master #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

22 Jan 2015: Young pizza eaters #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

18 Jan 2015: Under pressure #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Yoona #Blanko일

18 Jan 2015: Old Totsuka station #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

13 Jan 2015: Do they really get them clean?! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Burke #Shilshole

11 Jan 2015: Friends coming of age formal #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LeAllan #Sugar

11 Jan 2015: Coming of age (too soon! too soon!) #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

11 Jan 2015: Coming-of-age friends #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LeAllan #QueenWest

11 Jan 2015: Attention to detail #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

11 Jan 2015: Fire in Shimbashi #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

6 Jan 2015: Sweet sweet choya! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

6 Jan 2015: What’s going on? #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

6 Jan 2015: Star Wars 2015 Poster in Shimbashi Tokyo #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

4 Jan 2015: Vancouver Herschel Supply Bag Label #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Adler9009 #Dylan

2 Jan 2015: Happy new year 2015!! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

28 Dec 2014: Lonely Panettone #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

27 Dec 2014: A most interesting Christmas card with Aussie culture! Dandy! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lucas #Inas1982

26 Dec 2014: Turkey cooperation #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lucas #Inas1982

25 Dec 2014: Is it working? Not really! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

24 Dec 2014: Meanwhile in Japan #nutgate is still front page news.

24 Dec 2014: Demiglace #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

24 Dec 2014: Off kilter killer likker #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

22 Dec 2014: Mystery pressure gauge #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Sussex

22 Dec 2014: Yanaka coffee beans mmmmmm #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

21 Dec 2014: Let’s protect article 9 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

21 Dec 2014: Battle of the three towers #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chivas #Estrada83

19 Dec 2014: Cantu etching #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #BlacKeysSupergrain

19 Dec 2014: Southern terrace display #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Yoona #Blanko일

19 Dec 2014: Go, go, Cogley! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

18 Dec 2014: Win big! Nenmatsu Jumbo! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #RayMarkII #Irom2000

17 Dec 2014: 100 years of JR Shimbashi #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

14 Dec 2014: Cart-O’-kids #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

13 Dec 2014: Inviting us across and up #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

13 Dec 2014: Kukkiri Fuji #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

10 Dec 2014: Smiling traffic safety character. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

9 Dec 2014: Gingerbread disclaimer #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

9 Dec 2014: Foil objet #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

9 Dec 2014: Bounenkai year end party 2014 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

6 Dec 2014: 27th Lancers 1983 opener #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

5 Dec 2014: Maintain it #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JackLondon #Telegraph

4 Dec 2014: Ky and King at Grand Darjeeling #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

3 Dec 2014: Moi?! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

25 Nov 2014: My super box #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #Irom2000

25 Nov 2014: Japanese keyboard #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

24 Nov 2014: Guide Dog #TinType #Hipstamatic

24 Nov 2014:

23 Nov 2014: A great day of drum corps at DCJ finals today. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

21 Nov 2014: Backlit advert truck #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chivas #Estrada83

18 Nov 2014: Great tong design. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

17 Nov 2014: Thai restaurant guardian, most funky #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

17 Nov 2014: Nifty old bike suspension #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

17 Nov 2014: Guide dog statue #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #BlacKeysSupergrain

16 Nov 2014: Akko and Ky at Morly Korean bbq #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

14 Nov 2014: Had wanted a Pendleton blanket for a while. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Inas1982

14 Nov 2014: ‘Tis the season #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

10 Nov 2014: Commemorative plaque #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

10 Nov 2014: How excellent #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Vincent #Rijks

10 Nov 2014: Beniimo potato soup #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Burke #Shilshole

10 Nov 2014: Construction dynamique #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

8 Nov 2014: I’d like a real tin type some day #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #BlacKeysSupergrain

7 Nov 2014: Chimaki: dumplings wrapped in leaves. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

6 Nov 2014: Soy latte sake and yomogi manju. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

6 Nov 2014: Bazaar at JR Shimbashi. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

3 Nov 2014: Thinker Yoshi #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Burke #Shilshole

3 Nov 2014: Says: “wives, if you’re not healthy your family will be sad” #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jimmy #Blanko

2 Nov 2014: #TinType #Hipstamatic

30 Oct 2014: School trip #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Muir #Sequoia

29 Oct 2014: Figgy Rie #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

28 Oct 2014: The chiibus has a stop near us. Never saw one until now. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #YUЯI61 #Rasputin

28 Oct 2014: Gaggle of Enji and teachers #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

24 Oct 2014: Okinawan Bar “Nakuru Keisa Kibayanse” #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #BlacKeysSupergrain

24 Oct 2014: New Porter strap pouch for iPhone 6. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #Dixie

23 Oct 2014: Oh shiny #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

23 Oct 2014: Plate-less angry demo car #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Sussex

23 Oct 2014: Schwinn man was eating an ice cream #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Adler9009 #Dylan

17 Oct 2014: The JR Home Tele Supi #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

17 Oct 2014: All systems go #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chivas #Estrada83

14 Oct 2014: Japanese “goroawase” word play: niwa=28 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

13 Oct 2014:

11 Oct 2014: Just got LED lights on the street. Congrats on the Nobel!! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Muir #Sequoia

10 Oct 2014: Says: Japanese grew this. Tanabe Farms. Produced in Ecuador. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

10 Oct 2014: Lots of vending machines and lots of maintainers #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Muir #Sequoia

2 Oct 2014: Tokyo morning crispy #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

29 Sep 2014: Golden autumn #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

26 Sep 2014: Relax #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

25 Sep 2014: Hi! Rick Cogley Sept 2014 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

20 Sep 2014: iOS 8 - save battery & your data plan in Settings, Cellular #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

20 Sep 2014: iOS 8 settings, general, usage to see what’s eating battery #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Adler9009 #Dylan

19 Sep 2014: Bright spot on an overcast day. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

18 Sep 2014: New Nike FlyKnit 4s #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

14 Sep 2014: Something about the zig. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

14 Sep 2014: The cha. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

13 Sep 2014: Beautiful brook near home. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Vincent #Rijks

8 Sep 2014: A different kind of #NBA. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

8 Sep 2014: Atre at JR Shinagawa is a really cool space. Very new york. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

7 Sep 2014: eSolia 15th Anniversary “Inujirushi” Canvas Tote #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #MaximusLXIX

7 Sep 2014: Keys and bag repair at new shimbashi bldg. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

6 Sep 2014: EV recharge point #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Vincent #Rijks

5 Sep 2014: Scarey Sazae-san #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Vincent #Rijks

5 Sep 2014: Favricloth #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Vincent #Rijks

1 Sep 2014: Finally sunny #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Bruno #Gotland

18 Aug 2014: Where the water is. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Burke #Shilshole

18 Aug 2014: Front desk is on the 1st floor. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #Dixie

17 Aug 2014: Bridgestone Extenza Road Tires show Red when Worn #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

2 Aug 2014: Bento n beer #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lucas #Inas1982

2 Aug 2014: Donors #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Bruno #Gotland

2 Aug 2014: The look of love #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

30 Jul 2014: JAF (AAA) to the rescue #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

27 Jul 2014: Squelched. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chivas #Estrada83

14 Jul 2014: Fossil #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

6 Jul 2014: Bolognaise and Ky. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

6 Jul 2014: Big beet and carrot salad. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

6 Jul 2014: Char-roasted pork. Fantastico! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

1 Jul 2014: Small and great coffee shop #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

26 Jun 2014: Crowded goodness. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lucas #Inas1982

18 Jun 2014: Recycle it. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #Rasputin

17 Jun 2014: I’ve a sprig of an idea what it is, but can’t quite parse it! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

15 Jun 2014: Japan futbol needs more kale #worldcup #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

14 Jun 2014: Julie’s Father’s Day present. Home made tiramisu!! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

8 Jun 2014: Menta Kun waves the SOBA flag! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

2 Jun 2014: Omg! No batteries! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

1 Jun 2014: Daughter & posse with some “Regent” guys!! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

30 May 2014: Exhausted but home! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lucas #Inas1982

30 May 2014: Hamming on photo shoot day #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Shilshole

29 May 2014: The HRT microStreamer DAC is the bomb. Where are the tubes?! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

29 May 2014: Gorgeous old Ford in #Tokyo. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #DC

28 May 2014: News “without fear or favor” except when criticizing #NHK #Hipstamatic #Oggl #YUЯI61 #Shilshole

27 May 2014: Yokosuka line #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

23 May 2014: Alfa Giulietta #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

22 May 2014: New golf variant! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

22 May 2014: Lucky fortune: do today what you’ve been putting off #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

19 May 2014: #Kale today, gone tomorrow. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Shilshole

17 May 2014: Rally ho! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

14 May 2014: F-sha team #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lowy #BlankoBL4

14 May 2014: Albert at Baru Shirogane #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

12 May 2014: Comically bad chairs at DEAN and DELUCA. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

10 May 2014: Growing up! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Shilshole

10 May 2014: Age old tradition #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

7 May 2014: Kale for lunch. Dragon fruit is in season. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

26 Apr 2014: Julie and her tuna cheeks! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Shilshole

26 Apr 2014: Enoshima shirasu! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

19 Apr 2014: Uncle Ken’s Roving Pizza Van, #Yokohama #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Shilshole

18 Apr 2014: Letting her practice #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Sussex

14 Apr 2014: #Tokyo tower #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #DreamCanvas

14 Apr 2014: Daughter at TAC #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DTypePlate

13 Apr 2014: Lovely #Yokohama View #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Irom2000

13 Apr 2014: We will say goodbye soon #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Rasputin

10 Apr 2014: Bye bye bus in #Yokohama #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Shilshole

10 Apr 2014: #Japan at play #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Florence #Shilshole

6 Apr 2014: Far off Sakura #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Burke #Shilshole

4 Apr 2014: Sakura revelers #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chunky #BigUp

4 Apr 2014: BMW X1 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

4 Apr 2014: Night Sakura! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

1 Apr 2014: New “Macaurthur Blvd” with its HUGE bike path and pedestrian #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BuckhorstH1 #RockBW11

28 Mar 2014: Funky potato bakester in #Akihabara #Tokyo! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #Irom2000

27 Mar 2014: Nakano R/R #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Sussex

26 Mar 2014: All about the mini geta legend. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Sussex

26 Mar 2014: What will it look like in 26 more years? #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

25 Mar 2014: Julie’s concert went well! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #Irom2000

23 Mar 2014: Fuji sobieru #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #Inas1982

22 Mar 2014: Sunny Golden #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

21 Mar 2014: Dog food from Canada, in #Yokohama #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lucas #BigUp

21 Mar 2014: Stop black companies! Political poster. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #RayMarkII #Irom2000

19 Mar 2014: “Cosmos” by Julie Cogley. Oil on canvas. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

19 Mar 2014: Offset it with a walk or bicycle ride. Offset it today. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

19 Mar 2014: Shrieking children with birds and teachers in #Yokohama. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Blanko일

18 Mar 2014: Breaking Bad Gumisawa?! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

17 Mar 2014: Kyudo (archery) lady in #Yokohama. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lucas #KodotXGrizzled

17 Mar 2014: Okamezakura in #Totsuka #yokohama #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #DreamCanvas

16 Mar 2014: Spring play #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Pistil

15 Mar 2014: Tsubame grill famous tomato. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

15 Mar 2014: Big ol’ frog #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jimmy #Blanko

13 Mar 2014: The shimbashi peacock. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

13 Mar 2014: Daughter’s love #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Sussex

12 Mar 2014: Trike #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

12 Mar 2014: Erhu jammin’. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

12 Mar 2014: Fashion thief #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

10 Mar 2014: “Stability is hope” political poster. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

9 Mar 2014: #Japanese kindergartners and their keepers. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #RayMarkII #Dixie

9 Mar 2014: He knows every nook and cranny of the JR station. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

9 Mar 2014: Protesting #Japan Sales Tax hike to 8%, to happen in 3 weeks. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

9 Mar 2014: Local supermarket in #Totsuka #Yokohama #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

9 Mar 2014: In a disaster zone, know your evacuation areas. #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

8 Mar 2014: Muji at #Totsukana for Paul #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

8 Mar 2014: Spring forward #Yokohama #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

8 Mar 2014: Good warm day in #Yokohama for futon airing! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

8 Mar 2014: #Kyoto celebration #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

7 Mar 2014: eSolia power! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

3 Mar 2014: #Totsuka Kuyakusho is pretty quick and efficient. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #Rasputin

3 Mar 2014: Japan Rail says March is suicide prevention month in #Japan. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

1 Mar 2014: City chicken, a western PA dish. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Inas1982

27 Feb 2014: Newfangled kanachu bus fare and route display. Modern! #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Irom2000

27 Feb 2014: Good job, Julie! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #G2 #Irom2000

25 Feb 2014: Great series #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #Dixie

22 Feb 2014: Hand pump hydraulic jack for disasters, #Yokohama #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #Pistil

22 Feb 2014: Fire fighter’s water target 火 in #Yokohama #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #Irom2000

22 Feb 2014: Fire fighting demo in #Yokohama #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Diego #DC

22 Feb 2014: Disaster evacuation training, Gumisawa Elem, #Yokohama #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BuckhorstH1 #Irom2000

21 Feb 2014: Come home the night #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Libatique73 #Dylan

20 Feb 2014: Is reform possible? #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Susie #BlankoFreedom13

20 Feb 2014: #Japan culture: hina doll festival coming up. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #Sugar

18 Feb 2014: Lust for life is switched on like changing TV channels #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BettieXL #Sussex

18 Feb 2014: Did you know a sigh makes your purrfect happiness slip away? #Hipstamatic #Oggl #KaimalMarkII #DreamCanvas

16 Feb 2014: Laid back. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #Rasputin

16 Feb 2014: Dry enough to ride. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Libatique73 #BlankoC16

15 Feb 2014: Kylie’s before and after. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #BlankoC16

14 Feb 2014: Lovely woman animatedly talking to her friend. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Susie #CanoCafenol

14 Feb 2014: Cute advert. #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #Robusta

14 Feb 2014: We have a garden under there. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #Blanko일

14 Feb 2014: Good job, self, on buying the good American boots. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #Irom2000

14 Feb 2014: Our dog used our boot prints. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #RockBW11

14 Feb 2014: Pretty #Totsuka #Yokohama #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #Irom2000

13 Feb 2014: Rare purple kanachu bus in #Totsuka #Yokohama #Japan. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #RayMarkII #W40

13 Feb 2014: Snow again in #Yokohama and #Tokyo #Japan. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BuckhorstH1 #Pistil

12 Feb 2014: No, no and no! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DreamCanvas

10 Feb 2014: Darling I’m here for you #Hipstamatic #Oggl #YUЯI61 #Rasputin

9 Feb 2014: Gums on parade #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Hornbecker #Robusta

9 Feb 2014: After the project in #Tokyo #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #Sussex

8 Feb 2014: After the snow #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BuckhorstH1 #Rasputin

7 Feb 2014: Our house. Rare snow. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #BlacKeysBW

7 Feb 2014: We really got snowed in! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Florence #Pistil

7 Feb 2014: Under construction like Sochi #Hipstamatic #Oggl #YUЯI61 #Rasputin

7 Feb 2014: Waiting for gyoza at the local ramen dive #Hipstamatic #Oggl #KaimalMarkII #BlankoFreedom13

6 Feb 2014: Early Valentine from my daughter. Thanks Kylie! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #AlfredInfrared

5 Feb 2014: Today’s fresh juice is carrot. For my beautiful skin, lol. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BettieXL #Dixie

5 Feb 2014: Will you take the stairs? #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Robusta

5 Feb 2014: Little mermaid’s logs #Hipstamatic #Oggl #RayMarkII #BlankoNoir

5 Feb 2014: Sorry Andy #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #Sugar

4 Feb 2014: Korean ginger juice WOW! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #BlankoNoir

4 Feb 2014: Korean ginger juice WOW! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #BlankoNoir

4 Feb 2014: Nature of the thing. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #W40

4 Feb 2014: Too cold out for this! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #Dixie

4 Feb 2014: Asahi #Hipstamatic #Oggl #MattyALN #BlankoNoir

3 Feb 2014: Screwy in #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Libatique73 #CTypePlate

3 Feb 2014: Telco construction #Yokohama #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #MattyALN #Irom2000

2 Feb 2014: Wing flavored sensei rice cracker in honor of the super bowl #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Irom2000

2 Feb 2014: Setsubun festival at Karasumori shrine #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #Blanko

2 Feb 2014: Today is fresh celery juice for stamina. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Libatique73 #Dylan

2 Feb 2014: LIONS club seeing eye dog statue #shimbashi #tokyo #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tejas #Robusta

2 Feb 2014: Typical urban #Japan scene #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

1 Feb 2014: Saturday milling #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JamesM #BlankoNoir

31 Jan 2014: At #Totsuka’s own Tulashi, Nepali food #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #BlankoNoir

31 Jan 2014: Spring brings construction in #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Diego #Blanko

31 Jan 2014: Roof tile in #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JamesM #DC

31 Jan 2014: Garage and hanging onions #Hipstamatic #Oggl #KaimalMarkII #Blanko

31 Jan 2014: Tools in the Hamon #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BettieXL #BlacKeysSupergrain

31 Jan 2014: My little electric savior. Ahhhh. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #Robusta

31 Jan 2014: The fun before the pasta #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BettieXL #US1776

30 Jan 2014: Change your Yahoo password and have unique passwords per site #Hipstamatic #Oggl #KaimalMarkII #Dixie

30 Jan 2014: Little pig of the forest #Toranomon #Tokyo #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #RayMarkII #Robusta

30 Jan 2014: Replace me #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chunky #Dixie

30 Jan 2014: Soft cream #Toranomon #tokyo #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jimmy #DC

29 Jan 2014: Today is “hard” juice. No fruit, 15 types veg. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #RayMarkII #RTVShout

29 Jan 2014: Enjoying the ride? #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Diego #BlacKeysSupergrain

29 Jan 2014: Southbound from #Totsuka #Yokohama #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chunky #BlacKeysXF

29 Jan 2014: You’re so bumpy! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #Dixie

29 Jan 2014: Beware of hot air, #Japan! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BettieXL #Dylan

28 Jan 2014: Apple’s beautiful valentine design. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #Inas1969

28 Jan 2014: Today’s veg juice is celery. Bs for stamina. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Libatique73 #Dixie

28 Jan 2014: Thank you for the riding #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chunky #Float

28 Jan 2014: Winter smile #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tejas #DC

28 Jan 2014: Little pink hats #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #Blanko

28 Jan 2014: Another brick in the wall? #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #DreamCanvas

28 Jan 2014: Hate the dot spacing on this logo. #lazydesign #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1935

27 Jan 2014: Après TENS fresh juice. Today was parsley. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #Dixie

27 Jan 2014: Ow ow ow #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BlankoNoir

27 Jan 2014: Hand made tofu shop #Yokohama #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BuckhorstH1 #BlankoFreedom13

27 Jan 2014: Ibuki takeout cafe #Yokohama #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #BlankoFreedom13

27 Jan 2014: Solar flare #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chunky #Dixie

27 Jan 2014: #Maldives peaceful #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Yoona #Robusta

27 Jan 2014: Night shop zerbino #Tokyo #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BlankoNoir

26 Jan 2014: Beautiful fresh celery juice at #Vegetarian, #Shimbashi Tokyo #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lowy #Robusta

26 Jan 2014: None of that #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Libatique73 #Dixie

26 Jan 2014: Winter Kashio River Totsuka #Yokohama #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #Robusta

26 Jan 2014: Good #Japan brand PORTER. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #BlacKeysSupergrain

26 Jan 2014: #Japan bus stop バス停 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #Pistil

26 Jan 2014: Japan’s fruit is to die for. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JamesM #BlankoFreedom13

26 Jan 2014: Maldives funky boat. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JamesM #KodotXGrizzled

26 Jan 2014: Not Oazo. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JamesM #US1776

26 Jan 2014: It had been such a long time! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #Dixie

26 Jan 2014: Good to see you! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #Sugar

26 Jan 2014: Tree hermit crab on #kylie in #maldives #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JamesM #DreamCanvas

26 Jan 2014: Akko relaxed in Maldives #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Susie #Dylan

26 Jan 2014: Teacher says: if you assume defeat no goal is reachable #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #BigUp

26 Jan 2014: The scary. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BuckhorstH1 #BlacKeysSupergrain

26 Jan 2014: Cute Alpaca donuts with almond ears #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #Dixie

25 Jan 2014: Ahoy! #Hipstamatic #JohnS #Float

25 Jan 2014: Odd teacher comment “wouldn’t it be nice if your desk were a kotatsu” #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Inas1982

25 Jan 2014: Go Speed Racer, Go! #Hipstamatic #Chunky #Inas1969

25 Jan 2014: French style in Aoyama Tokyo #Hipstamatic #Libatique73 #KodotXGrizzled

10 Dec 2012: Haunted?

6 Dec 2012: Dakara is good when you’re ill.