Whether you’re visiting Japan on vacation, or you’ve moved here for longer than a few months, you will need to find a place to hang your hat at the end of the day. For those of you who are on vacation your best bet will be to decide on your hotel and to make your […]
Cheap Tickets to Japan
Maybe you have a hankerin’ for sushi, you want to see what a real geisha looks like, or maybe you’ve just seen one too many Steven Seagal flicks. The point is … you’ve decided to visit Japan. So now you’re trying to figure out the least expensive way to get here. Whether you are flying […]
Getting a Japanese Driver’s License
Beginner’s License vs. Regular License If you have spent more than 90 days, but less than 1 year in the country that issued your driver’s license you will be eligible for a beginners license only. If you have spent more than 1 year in total (not necessarily consecutive) in the country that issued your driver’s […]
Natl. Health Insurance now Mandatory – Tied to Visa Renewal
This information has been public for over a month now but I thought I would condense it all here and make it easy for people to follow. Basically in mid-June Japan’s legislature passed a new law making it mandatory for all “foreigners” living in Japan to have the National Health Insurance. Come April 2010, if […]
Chapter Four – in which … oh heck, just check this out.
I had heard stories about this, but I honestly thought they were just urban myths. Check out this girl teaching other Japanese girls a tutorial on how to give themselves a “western” style double eyelid. Farrrrr out. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG7nM0ZUFoU[/youtube]
Chapter Three – in which CrazyGaijin spots a bottle of “Whishy”.
Call it what you will, Janglish, Japanese English, Japlish, Japanican, Japanic, it doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that sometimes Japanese signs written in English Roomaji (as opposed to Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana) contain spelling mistakes, which can ultimately change the entire meaning of the sign and can be downright funny at times. Case-in-point, I spyed this sign […]
Chapter Two – in which the CrazyGaijin wakes up at the bottom of the rabbit hole.
Last night we got rocked with a 2-stage earthquake that had me hustlin licketysplit down the 5 flights of stairs at my Danchi doing the Texas Two Step. I had hung around in my apartment for the first go-around but then after about 5 seconds of no movement the second Act started a lot stronger than the first and I decided […]
Chapter One – in which Crazy Gaijin tumbles down the rabbit hole.
Ok, so this is officially my 1st post to this new blogsite CRAZYGAIJIN.COM. Guess I should tell a little about myself. Was working back in the good ‘ol US of A and ran into a close friend of mine that had just returned from Japan. After listening to his stories of Japan (and after imbibing a few […]