Category: Japan

Piercing Through Walls of Embarrassment: The Otaku Singles Event

I gotta thank ANN for this one: Last year they reported on some crazy-ass K-ON! matchmaking event that went down in Tokyo held by the all too appropriately named dating service “I’m Single.” Me being the kind of dude who often complains to his friends about lacking companionship–often times...

JPN Rush: Five Months in Japan

There’s a degree of irony in writing this while I’m home for the holidays in America, but it’s been about five months since I’ve started living in Japan. It hasn’t been all fun and games, but it’s not been unpleasant either. What hurts my experience most is definitely the...

A Strange Old Man

After dropping some movies off at Tsutaya, I find myself at a street crossing. While sitting on my bike waiting for the light to change, a most peculiar thing happens–a Japanese person asks me for directions. He’s an old man–diminutive build, long wiry gray hair, and dressed in sports...