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Who’s the Boss?

When I saw this advertisement and billboards of Tommy Lee Jones advertising “Boss” a Japanese brand of can coffee I immediately thought about Bill Murray in Lost in Translation. You know, “for relaxing times, make it Suntory times.” Sorry, Tommy. I tried a can of “Boss” and I wasn’t too crazy about it. I am […]

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Hanging out with Kenny Shangrila in Japan: A visit to the Yokohama Tattoo Museum

Although I have not had the chance to meet some of the Japanese tattoo artists that I met at Jimmy Wong’s Tattoo Festival in February while I am Japan this time, today Kenny took me to the Yokohama Tattoo Museum. The museum is managed by Mayumi Nakano, the wife of Hiroyoshi who is one of […]

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Boogie Cafe — Yokohama, Japan

Although the name might smack of the 70s—disco, platform shoes and mood rings—this nifty and cozy café definitely has its heart and soul in 50’s/60’s Americana.As soon as you walk in, you feel as though you have stepped back into time—back to some American diner in the 1950’s or early 1960s—judging from the posters, handbills, […]

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Hanging out with Kenny Shangrila in Japan: Day 1

Japan. One more blast to this holiday before I fly back to the States on Tuesday. It is definitely going to be a lot of fun hanging out with Kenny in Japan for the next three days.Got into Narita around 2:30. Got a few hours of sleep on the plane; just enough to feel a […]

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