Yearly Archives: 2017


So, this is Christmas vacation (called “Winter vacation” in Japan) and among other things, I’m watching movies and cartoons with my kids. Last night, we watched Frozen. Believe it or not, it was the first time I saw it. Here are a few of my impressions (in no particular order) […]

Frozen








  One thing I like about being a dad in Japan and the tons of improbable toys that one can find here. Sometimes, they’re a bit too over-the-top, but at other times, they’re really imaginative and fun. For example, Tomica, the main manufacturers of small toy cars (the Japanese equivalent […]

Star Wars Cars




  The things you find in Japan…   I understand the customer’s side of Engrish (I even asked some people to confirm): they just don’t care about what’s written. They don’t even bother trying to know what that means. It’s the manufacturer’s side that confuses me a bit. I assume […]

Obey Propaganda