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OmarBadu
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headed there - like my last few topics please post recommendations - my brother lives about a 45min train ride outside of tokyo so i'm not struggling for too many ideas

i fly home on saturday - tuesday is my only real free day - doing some training for the rest of the time

i'm also coming back in april for 2 weeks - plan to do the real touristy travel stuff then - i also was in tsuru for a few weeks 12 yrs ago as a part of a HS exchange program

11/15/2010 5:44:17 AM

wolfpackgrrr
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Are you wanting to do something historical? Cultural? Technological? Just want to get shitfaced in a bar in Kabukicho?

11/15/2010 10:36:18 AM

Mr. Joshua
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Roppongi Hills

11/15/2010 10:46:58 AM

shmorri2
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DAISUKI DA YO!

ima Nihongo no kurasu ni ikimashyo.

[Edited on November 15, 2010 at 10:58 AM. Reason : .]

11/15/2010 10:58:05 AM

wolfpackgrrr
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lol ganbatte. Sensei wa dare?

11/15/2010 11:10:52 AM

toyotafj40s
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Join an underground drift club and do night runs

11/15/2010 11:47:07 AM

shmorri2
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Watashi no futari sensei desu.
Namae wa Ueda sensei to Fukushima sensei desu.
Kyo sukito ga arimasu. Demo, watashi no "partner" wa benkyoshimasendeshita.
Watashi wa okorimashita.

[Edited on November 15, 2010 at 12:47 PM. Reason : .]

11/15/2010 12:46:31 PM

wolfpackgrrr
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hmmm Fukushima-sensei? Atarashii sensei kana. Mae Ueda-sensei to Tai-sensei dake ga nihonjin no sensei datta.

11/15/2010 1:28:57 PM

OmarBadu
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heading back in october - will be there sunday 10/9 to saturday 10/15 - the 10th is a holiday - staying at the conrad off of odaiba

it's a scouting trip to see if moving over there for 1-2 years to help our local office is a good idea - we're going to send someone and i'm the obvious choice right now - very different than when my wife and i moved to australia for 2 years to start our office there - 2 kids in tow if we move this time

any recommendations? haven't been back since 2010 - going to try and get a reservation at jiro's place but skeptical

8/27/2016 10:17:33 PM

BigT716
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Best of luck with Jiro. I've heard that he actually doesn't like non Japanese speakers. He likes to explain the sushi to his clients and if he can't then he isn't happy etc...

Having said all of that I would go if I could.

8/28/2016 8:35:01 PM

tchenku
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once i was watching a sushi chef (not Jiro) make some top-grade stuff for some gaijin. All whitey could muster was "hmm mmhmm that's good" whereas AZNs are all about over-the-top-O-face reactions. I was LOL waiting for the chef to squash him.

9/1/2016 10:47:59 AM

OmarBadu
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have been offered to move over for 1-2 years with more likelihood of 2 than 1

won't make a final decision until the trip in October is over but I've started taking Japanese lessons already

my wife and I moved over to Australia back in 2011 with the same company (although we've been acquired since) but that was before we had kids so it's a very different world this time around

9/24/2016 11:34:22 PM

OmarBadu
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Amazing week in Tokyo - as long as the relocation package is okay we'll be moving for at least a year sometime early next year.

Didn't make it to Jiro's but had some of the most amazing food this week.

Coming back the week of November 7th.

10/14/2016 9:39:13 PM

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10/16/2016 9:09:35 PM

OmarBadu
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heading back tomorrow for a week - land Sunday and leave Sunday this time so may do a day trip to Kyoto on Saturday

can't wait to have some more tuna

1/13/2017 4:32:32 PM

Crede
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Just out of curiosity... when you write emails for work do you always use a ton of dashes?

1/15/2017 4:27:04 PM

OmarBadu
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only - in - posts here - and texts

1/15/2017 4:43:08 PM

Crede
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Very interesting. Thanks for humoring me.

1/15/2017 4:45:32 PM

FroshKiller
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As opposed to Tokyo, Italy, I suppose.

1/17/2017 9:37:27 AM

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