Tag: Japan

Why the Japanese don’t litter

Japanese cheerleaders asking you to take your garbage with you. Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Home of the Vegalta Sendai J-League Professional soccer team.

  I will begin this post about Japanese garbage, trash, and litter with a soccer story. It was the 1998 World Cup in France. The Japanese national soccer team had qualified for their first World Cup ever. Their fans had arrived in numbers never before seen by the international soccer community. They were not treated well. Over…

Featured Photo: Gobo chicken sign

Gobo Wakayama Japan, Poultry Experimental Station sign.

This is a sign outside of the small town of Gobo in Wakayama Japan. It makes for a great Kanji quiz, as all destinations are 5 characters long. But it is more notable for its strange translation. I quote funny man Andy Moore, one of Gobo’s greatest educators and a member of legendary Gobo 5.…

Okinawa, A new direction in travel and tourism

Combining electric rental cars, dedicated tablet PC’s and a spring-training-baseball tour may not seem like much. But this is a game changer, excuse the pun. This is the next step in travel tourism. Imagine having all the current baseball team information and player stats available to you in a tablet computer that is also telling…

The Japanese Temple Stamp book, Go shuin chou

Japanese Temple Stamp book, Goshuinchou

“The honorable red stamp notebook”. The name itself is so awesome that it actually makes stamp collecting sound cool.   The Japanese temple book is one of the best kept secrets in Japan. The goshuin, as its called, is a notebook used to collect unique hand drawn calligraphy and stamps from temples and shrines all…