Let me first point out that I am not the original source for this picture. If you would like to see more of the original sources pictures or read the story please go here. Well, others may have experienced this but it’s a first for me. I have never participated in the annual Yamanote line Halloween […]
Samba Samba in Yoyogi
Yesterday I went with my friend Hiroshi to the annual Brazilian Festival in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Koen (Park). I am embarassed to say that this was actually the first time I had been to Yoyogi and also the first international festival that I have been to since I first came to Japan. Well, as the old […]
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 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 […]