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Reply to Comment on Tokyo Metblogs

— This post (albeit very long) is in reply to a comment left on my post (Life in Tokyo vs. Life in Saigon) on Tokyo Metblogs. Reply to Carl’s Jr. Your reply sounds suspiciously like something my dad would say. I’m half tempted to try and trace the post and see if it doesn’t originate […]

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Life in Tokyo vs. Life in Saigon

Life in Tokyo vs. Life in Saigon By tok_matthew May 22nd, 2005 @ 9:16 PM Life in Tokyo I’m baaack!! Long time without a post here but I felt a little like an outsider since as most of you know I’m taking a hiatus from Tokyo life and living here in Saigon, Vietnam. But I have often […]

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Controversy for the Whole Family

Controversy for the whole family! By tok_matthew January 19th, 2005 @ 1:19 PM Uncategorized I just had a chat with someone we shall refer to as “the patriot,” which got me thinking about this subject. Most of us hard core ex-pats who truly try to integrate with the host culture often find ourselves in a complex situation. […]

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Tokyo – Racism in Japan

Racism in Japan By tok_matthew January 4th, 2005 @ 5:06 PM Law & Order, Racism In today’s Japan times there is an article on page 13 entitled “Racism is bad business.” It addresses the issue of foreigners being barred entry to certain Japanese establishments and how this hurts international business in Japan. Over my 3 years in Japan […]

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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 […]