The Asian Paradox and green tea

I read today an article today by Dr. Weil about the Asian Paradox. So called because even tho rates of smoking are far higher here than in the States (something like 80% of men smoke.. it

another crazy Japanese show

Just another example of the common shows on TV here….

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPV_dZyhyn8]

you can see the level of educational programming I have available to me.

sushi train

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y-TriRmdyI]

pictures

Some of the cherry blossoms from the big park here. I took these a few days before full bloom, so a few days later there were actually more than what you see here.

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also:

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remember the canned air I talked about a while ago? Here is cherry blossom scented canned air. Japan is crazy over this seasonal stuff.

Japanese entertainment

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdgdBOTUSqg]

note: the big black guy is on a lot of shows here. It seems most shows here like to have at least one gaijin on who can speak Japanese. It’s funny or something.