Category Archives: Japan

Gunma-chan Birthday Cake!

This little guy appeared on my desk at work yesterday as a belated birthday treat! My first time at my visit school since the day, and I can’t believe my lovely coworker remembered, let alone went to the effort. So … Continue reading

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Burger King Japan’s Black “Kuro Burger”

I went to Tokyo to try the new Black Cheeseburger at Burger King! It’s made with charcoal and squid ink, and is pretty much the most goth food I’ve ever eaten. Or maybe it’s super heavy metal. What do you … Continue reading

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Oizumi Carnival and the Samba-dancing Gunma-chan!

Last week, the Gunma Tourism Association posted this fabulous picture on Facebook, announcing that the Ooizumi Carnaval would be taking place this weekend. Samba dancers, international food, what could be better? I’ve been meaning to check out “Brazilian Town” for … Continue reading

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Today’s Engrish: F$%¥ AS BOMB

It’s been quite a while since I posted any Engrish here on the blog. From Tiny Grass is Dreaming to my most popular post of all time, the Fuckin’ Sale, there just hasn’t been as much catching my eye the … Continue reading

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Today’s Watercolor: Hello Kitty n’est pas un chat

The internet veritably exploded today with the news that Hello Kitty is not, in fact, a cat. Christine Yano, an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii, is currently curating an upcoming Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum, … Continue reading

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Gunma-chan Manjū!

We had just gotten back from lunch, when my lovely supervisor sidled up to my desk. “Psst…Alice, you should go to the meeting room.” I didn’t think I was missing a meeting, and she didn’t seem stressed or worried. If … Continue reading

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United Arrows Shaved Ice

One of my absolute favorite things about Japan is the profusion of shaved ice in the summer time. From the Dom Pérignon shaved ice at the Grand Prince Takanawa (it’ll set you back a cool ¥30,000, or about $300, but … Continue reading

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