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Japan Driver's License - Day 2

03 Jun 2008

Well,  day 2 is over and I passed.  It was not so hard.  Here are some tips: drive slowly, look around and listen to the instructor.  The wait was pretty long and it overlaps with lunch hour so you might want to bring some food.

Here we are:
Drivers License

Japan Driver's License - Day 1

20 May 2008

Here in Japan, Americans with a valid US license can go through a license transfer process to acquire a Japanese drivers license. The process takes 2 days.  One day for registering and taking a written test and one day for taking a behind-the-wheel test. See more information at Japanese Driver's License and Driving Test Tips.

Today I finished day 1.

The problem I had this morning was that all of the addresses for the places in Tokyo were only in English.  This is fine, but there are not many English maps of Japan.  Searching google maps for these addresses doesn't return much.  So here it is, the Japanese translations and maps for the places one in Tokyo needs to go:

JAF Headquarters Tokyo
Tokyo 105-8562 2-2-17 Shiba Minato-ku Tokyo

Samezu Driver's License Center
1-12-5, Higashi-Oi, Shinagawa-ku


Fuchu Driver's License Center
3-1-1, Tama-cho, Fuchu-shi


English origins:

A few lists

18 May 2008

Its been a busy year. A few weeks back I took some time off for golden week and traveled to Bali Indonesia. We left on May 5th and flew back on may 10th. While in Bali, Sachi and I found plenty of things to keep us busy.

  • Rented a bali bike, 50,000 rupiah a day
  • Played golf in Ulu watu New Kuta
  • Drank beer, Bali Hai is better than Bintang
  • Rafting
  • Ate dinner kalimantan
  • Hiking in the rice terrace, surrounded by jungle
  • Went to a Spa

Lately I have been up to other things. I have acquired quite a few new and old hobbies.

  • Playing Golf
  • Baking
  • Working on contacts application


24 Dec 2007

Well, its Christmas day. Happy Christmas.

Now, for all my friends back home who usually read manga, I have a present. I don't really read manga but I have found its helpful when studying Japanese.

First page of Naruto 382:


Subtle Culture

06 Oct 2007

In Japan most things that men will find sexy in a woman will be accepted as the same in western culture. This image shows something that just does not make sense but is popular among young japanese. Here, bow legged woman are considered to be cute. Is this because these woman look less powerful and therefore more apealling to their male partners? しらない

Bow Legs