Two ways to confuse the locals in Japan

“Konichiwa,” I said as I approached the counter this morning to make my purchases at the Keio Department Store food market with my hands full of my items. The lady at the cash register perked up and immediately began firing …

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Review: Park Hotel Tokyo

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The first thing to know about the Park Hotel Tokyo, located just above Shiodome station and just a short walk from Shimbashi Station is that there are two hotels with disturbingly similar names right across the street from each other.  …

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A night out at the Abbot’s Choice in Roppongi

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I’m sitting here in a tiny classroom full of engineers, sitting in and assisting with a training class that some consultants from my company are putting on to teach them how to deploy OpenStack Cloud software.  The room has nice …

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