(Just one moment)

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 […]