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Lost Millenial: Not in Iowa anymore

By NICK NARIGON Last week marked the one year anniversary since my wife Lisa and I moved to Tokyo. The level of adaptation I have reached was no more evident…

The Lost Millenial: When the ‘rents visit

The Lost Millenial: When the ‘rents visit

By NICK NARIGON Last week Mom and Dad flew across the Pacific Pond for their first visit to Japan. In fact, it was their first trip overseas ever, unless you…

The Lost Millenial: Finding the Courage

By NICK NARIGON Don’t laugh. This was kind of a big deal. Restaurants in Japan, or any foreign country for that matter, can be a little intimidating. The menu is…

The Lost Millenial: The Rules of Engagement

By NICK NARIGON In Greece, it is impolite to wave to people with an open palm. In Russia, wrists should be placed on the table while eating. A clock is…

The Lost Millenial: Conquering Fuji-san

By NICK NARIGON Climbing Mount Fuji is something most people in Japan do at one time or another. After all, it is the most climbed mountain in the world, with…

Commentary: Evil remains outnumbered

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN As of this writing there are few answers in the tragic bombing that took place near the end of the Boston Marathon on Monday, but the painful…

The Lost Millenial: The view from the top

By NICK NARIGON This past weekend I indulged myself in another hobby that 90 percent of the population could give a solid deuce about. Hiking. I like to walk up…

The Lost Millenial: Football, frolf and cartoons

By NICK NARIGON When moving to a foreign country, of course there are many unanticipated adjustments. Continuing your hobbies can be a bear, depending on where you are moving. I…

The Lost Millenial: Visa Hell

By NICK NARIGON My friend Doug told me to go to the immigration office early. I should have listened to Doug. I am here in Japan on a spousal visa.…

The Lost Millenial: Cherry Blossoms are winter’s death knell

By NICK NARIGON The song of spring is the death knell of winter, and so it is in Japan as in other moderate climates of the world. Winter in Tokyo…

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