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June 18, 2005 8:12 PM   Subscribe

Tokyo Times is an insightful, well-written blog dedicated to Japanese culture, books, current affairs, news, sex, random images and observations of life, as seen through the eyes of an English expat living in Tokyo.
posted by darkstar (13 comments total)
Ho ho ho..those frukin clazy Japs...man they are wacky! Damn, what a blessing that us ex-pats can show just how strange those foreigners are!! Now, where's my blood pudding?
posted by Mr Bluesky at 9:45 PM on June 18, 2005

Seems reasonably informative, if learning about Japan is your cup of ohcha.

I used to watch NHK's Today's Japan religiously in the late 80s on LA's KCET (but that was half for the cute bird doing the newsreading than the rather soporific stories they chose), this site doesn't seem that different.
posted by Heywood Mogroot at 11:18 PM on June 18, 2005

That was quite amusing, and did a fantastic job of negatively impacting my productivity at work...
posted by Samizdata at 11:23 PM on June 18, 2005

Mr Bluesky, thanks for the link to that 42 Below ad...that was hysterical!
posted by alumshubby at 6:38 AM on June 19, 2005

Yet another "wacky japan" blog counts as insightful?
posted by planetkyoto at 6:43 AM on June 19, 2005

Don't forget the 2 other ads down the bottom left corner of that vodka page, particularly the gay one - it's a classic. (oh, that tokyo site was good, thanks!)
posted by peacay at 6:48 AM on June 19, 2005

Tokyo Times is OK, but Mr Bluesky's "Here's to you, Britain!" link had tears of laughter rolling down my cheeks.
posted by languagehat at 7:06 AM on June 19, 2005

The experience as an East Coast American reading a Brits perspective on Japan was disorientating, but refreshing from the trendwatching Japanophile perspective of the west coast.
posted by stbalbach at 1:23 PM on June 19, 2005

Well-written, but short on understanding and nuance. Not insightful by any stretch of the imagination.
posted by Tlogmer at 1:53 PM on June 19, 2005

Jebus Cripes people, get over Japan already.
posted by nightchrome at 7:12 PM on June 19, 2005

Thank you. As an ex-pat, I tire of the "wow, look how weird Japan is." Guess what, all foreign countries from where you were born are different. *gasp*

Where are the blogs from other foreign counties? Namibia? Qatar? Ecuador? Tobago?
posted by Dantien at 7:37 PM on June 19, 2005

If you have to ask "Why Japan?" then there is no answer that will make sense to you.
posted by dreamsign at 9:12 PM on June 19, 2005

Thanks, Darkstar. (domo arigato gozaimashita!)
posted by shoepal at 10:29 PM on June 19, 2005

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