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Loco in Yokohama

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added on 09/01/2009 by: Locohama
I started this blog to rant and rave about my life in Japan but it has unexpectedly turned into something else. Its become an opportunity to explore my thoughts and feelings about life as an ex-pat in in the land of all that is cute and small. Im a native New Yorker (Brooklynite) and a writer. I have been living here for nearly 5 years and finally I feel like talking about it. And I have a lot to say, so some of the posts may be a little lengthy. I know were all supposed to have short-attention spans these days but I dont and I dont do brevity well. However, I do my very best to keep my posts concise and thorough, real and interesting. Which is more important than brief, dont you think? This is not your typical journal about the foreigners experience here. Ive read most of them and theyre mostly pretty happy-go-lucky written by people who are having the most wonderful experiences of their lives. I am not one of them. Maybe if I came from the countryside or something, but Im a New Yorker. I guess growing up in NY has spoiled me. Got some of that snobbery of being a product of the greatest city on Earth, and what-not. But, God help me, I do love Japan.
 tags: cultural exchanges, eating, writing, xenophobia
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A Posse of Posers and Pussies  Posted on 12/11/2014
In a fucking nutshell! // Post by Cenk Uygur. (click link or pic above to see segment) I would write about this now but I’ve got my hands filled with deadlines. Just wanted to share it. Thanks Cenk. Wasn’t a big fan before but...
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Things Are Gonna Get Easier  Posted on 12/10/2014
Just received a rather heartwarming letter from a reader…thought I’d share it with you guys. Subject: Thank you for what you do! Dear Baye, I “discovered” you yesterday on Amazon when I was searching for books...
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A Special Ferguson Edition of Black Eye  Posted on 11/28/2014
In honor of Michael Brown, I’ve done a special edition of Black Eye and shared some thoughts on Ferguson’s impact here in Japan. Here’s an excerpt: “And while these jurors deliberated, the nation waited...
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Open Letter to Readers of Black Eye  Posted on 11/24/2014
Dear Readers:      Have you left a comment on the “Black Eye” ? If not, take a minute and do so, will ya? And know that every time you do (or don’t) you’re sending a message to the...
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You May Have Just Saved Japan For Me!  Posted on 11/22/2014
Just got this letter from a reader. and it made me smile. The subject line read: You may have just saved Japan for me! Dear Loco: I feel compelled to drop you a note and offer my thanks, for “Hi! My name is Loco and I am a...
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On Lecturing at Hosei U.  Posted on 11/21/2014
Had a lovely time with the students of  Hosei University. Just wanted to take a second out to thank them all for their attentiveness and for sharing their excellent thoughts on equality. I learned a bit more about the world...
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Vittles and Vibes with the Vivacious Women of Jamaica  Posted on 11/19/2014
Here’s my latest “Black Eye” post for Japan Times, the second part of a three-part series on Jamaicans living in Japan and their impact on Japanese people and culture! Monique Dehaney I mentioned in my last column that...
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 Comments

  • Locohama
    Locohama 14 January 2009 00:14:05

    Summerseay,

    thanks you so much for your kind words (-: I hope I can keep you interested and thanks for taking the time to let me know what you think.
    Yeah, isn't Japan something (-;

    Loco

  • SummerSeay 13 January 2009 03:51:11

    I have really enjoyed your blog. I think you write really well. I plan on putting your blog on my favorites list. I'm living in Tokyo with my husband who works here. I love Japan, especially Tokyo. I really enjoyed reading about your experiences. They are very different than mine since we are generations and a gender apart. Thanks for the diversion. I will be looking forward to reading more.

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