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Something I always see done durring japanese arcade shows, that places like GDC/E3/PAX really should pick up doing, is wiping down everything before the next person gets to come in and touch things. We just had 2 coworkers come back from GDC and both got stick while there. *shrugs*
Man the pictures in this topic make me feel like I need to hurry up and get my ass to japan sometime in the near future. Hopefully I'll get the chance this year during TGS due to work or next year with my wife when we go visit her family in china (she too wants to go to tokyo for 3/4 days).
I hope will be soon there^^ Chiba Narashino :P
Sanwa or Seimitsu?We just had 2 coworkers come back from GDC and both got stick while there. *shrugs*
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Faster to walk? (Driving around Numabukuro, Nakano-ku).
The headless woman! (Yamagata City)
My car is in here somewhere! (Utsunomiya Toyoko Inn parking 'garage', Tochigi Prefecture)
Which way should I go?
Irony? (Fukushima, Tohoku Kousoku)
Killers. (Oga Peninsula, Akita Prefecture)
The Breakfast of Champions. (Somewhere in Akita Prefecture)
The Uyoku never stop (Makuhari Kaihin, Chiba Prefecture)
The best unknown retro game shop in Ishikawa Prefecture
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I only take medicine if I'm really ill, never wear a mask and never take genki drinks. Yet I'm pretty healthy while all the idiots with masks, doped up to the eyeballs in chemicals and gulping down genki drinks are always falling sick. I honestly do think that if a disease epidemic hit Japan tomorrow you'd se all the Japanese dropping dead long before the foreigners.
Yakumo, even as much of a grumpy old man as he is at roughly the same age as me, has a point. When you've lived here about... 6 months you'll appreciate it. The usual response to even the slightest hint of illness onsetting is to go to the hospital. It is the downside of cheap health care mixed with innate hypochondria. The fact that "time is money" has no meaning here does not help the situation (read the dental thread). Most of the medicine is placebo as well.
The diet really is the key though. Even now, washoku is about the only thing you can eat out at a restaurant that is truly healthy. Low fat, Low calorie, often high protein, medium carb, and all kinds of other shit like iron. The only problem is the standard breakfast is missing fiber and quite often protein.
They actually have the one of the lowest ranking quality of life though. So... laughing they are not.so I think they have the last laugh.
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again out in Odaiba
Yeah green tea unfortunately is bad for me :/
Contains caffeine ...so frustrating
japanese food ( washoku ) in any case is good for me.
I eat Tofu as my brunch and afternoon snack
btw, my cab is Sanwa but I accidentally bought square gates and not oct gates. :banghead: I've been too lazy to fix it ever since.
Speaking of arcade stuff, I need to take the Mr Driller G I got in my last package in to work to play on my cab (jpn candy cab at the office, JVS supergun at home).
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Just after my first earthquake in Japan, I fired up TV on my phone to see that it was a magnitude 7.3 in Sendai (North of Japan). The phone had an alert just before the earthquake struck
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I'm loving living here; I am doing something I have wanted to do for ages. Whilst it's far from perfect (nowhere is), I know that I will get more of a culture shock returning home to the UK than I am having right now. I'm a massive whinger about the UK, so it all evens out!
Yakumo's right though. They can't drive (though the brits can't either IMO), they cycle everywhere like loonies, they don't hug each other but will press up against each other on the train... list is endless!
The food here's really sorted my digestion. Though I think the stress of my Ph.D didn't help much back in the UK. We eat out about 5 nights a week here in Japan, and love it. It's like a massive city-break (but with 9-7 work thrown in).
Japan is in for some real bad times once their debt bubble bursts and population disaster hits.
That location was selling things at reasonable prices. I picked up a bunch of decent Super Famicom games for 80 yen a pop. I got Layer Section (Saturn) for 500 yen and a bunch of really cheap PCE stuff. I think the best deals I got there was a Ascii fight pad for Dreamcast for 800 yen and a Skeleton Saturn for 2500 yen.
It probably varies from location to location much like A-Too/Book Market.
Famicom World is a joke. I went to one in Saitama. Never again.