SAQ: Seldom Asked Questions (about Japan)


A friend of mine just pointed me to this page. They’re the answers to things you probably never knew you wanted to know about Japan.

And in case you were wondering, I didn’t know the answers either. I probably asked many of those questions at one time, but because I’ve been living here so long I’ve stopped analyzing the differences, or even noticing them. Instead, I accept things for what they are–just like Japanese.

Seriously, when’s the last time you asked questions like that about your own culture?

Stop. Go read this.

Outpost Nine :: Editorials :: I am a Japanese School Teacher

This is by far the goddamn funniest thing I have read in a long time. It’s written by a JET teaching English in junior high. This guy is a riot, and I can say without a doubt that every word is true. The kids I taught when I first came here are now pushing 30 years old, but they were exactly the same.

I’m laughing so hard I had to take a hit off my asthma puffer. All day I promised myself I’d edit audio tonight, but I can’t stop reading.

HFJ gets reviewed by Area 51

Area 51, a very, very slick comedy podcast (#34 on Podcast Alley) put together by a group of top-notch professionals who probably lost their jobs when Clear Channel pillaged and burned their former places of work, mentioned Herro Flom Japan on their March 24 podcast.

Dude, I know the levels were off. It was my 2nd podcast. Ever. In my whole life. Come to think of it, I’ll fix the levels tonight and re-upload it.