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Tokyo – Back in Tokyo

Back in Tokyo By tok_matthew January 1st, 2005 @ 12:00 PM Entertainment I’m back in Tokyo for one week and it feels like a homecoming. I really missed this place and it’s good to be back. There wasn’t much culture shock like going to America and my first experience was interesting. I sat and chatted with a […]

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Tokyo – Nightlife in Tokyo

However, I’ve found that most of the best places are not advertised in the foreigner media and are only discovered by word of mouth. Everytime I look at Metropolis I see a million ads for small dirty bars which while posessing their own small campus bar charm are not up to par for a city like Tokyo. When I first arrived and asked the Japanese where to go

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My Move from Tokyo to Saigon – 10.11.2004

Hello from Saigon! As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been MIA for the past two weeks due to a crossroads in my life. One one hand I was offered a position at a trading company in Tokyo and on the other, I’ve been invited to interview with a few companies here in Saigon. […]

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E-mail to Sophie 9.19.2004

Hello Sophie! Nice to hear from you.  Congratulations with your new job, I hope it goes well and that you enjoy it. As for me, I’m still living in Japan but am moving to Vietnam October 1st. I find the business environment much better there and hope to obtain a job in importing, exporting or […]

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Tokyo – 英会話について。。

英会話について。。。 By tok_matthew September 16th, 2004 @ 12:29 PM Uncategorized Ah, the 英会話 (Eikaiwa = English Conversation School). Their bright neon signs decorate buildings from the major centers of Shinjyuku and Ikebukuro to the smallest countryside town. The ubiquitous English language school has served as the entry point into Japan for foreigners innumerable. Sometimes loved, sometimes detested […]