Dec 1, 2010 was a lucky day or fateful day, not sure which….who am I kidding? It’s usually a little of both.  Visited my friend at her new digs in the best part of Tokyo…”Azabu”; more specifically Azabu-Juban. Azabu Juban is exactly the neighborhood of one of my all-time favorite stores “Blue & White”, founded…

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No, this is not my latest take on being an ex-pat in Japan, nor any modern insight in culture clash trends for 2011.  Rather, as I looked with fresh eyes at Itajime paper, I could not help but notice similarities to Rorshach tests.   Is it just me?  Or is it a self-fulfilling diagnosis?  What do…

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