Goggles that trick the wearer into thinking the plain snack in their hand is a chocolate cookie, or make biscuits appear larger have been unveiled in Japan, offering hope to weak-willed dieters everywhere. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed devices that use computer wizardry and augmented reality to fool the senses and make users feel more […]
Shinjuku Halloween Protest 2009
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 […]
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 […]