Arcade

Quicky: arcades are almost as loud as those joints for Pachinko & Slot.

Also, there still is a Sega Rally Championship game from 1998 here. Amazing!

And no, I don’t think that a motorcycle arcade game, where you actually need to shift body weight, works. Unless there also is simulated force (centrifugal) in the form of added friction when shifting.

Kuristomasu

Quicky: another thing I do not like here. It’s already Christmas time apparently, so where I’m at they play loungy Christmas music. Ack!

Gundam Wing

Quicky: Gundam statuettes are massively cool. But maybe one of Lego will do… xD

Edit: this is what I’m talking about.

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(and yes, this one is life size, not what you would call a statuette or figurine)

Shoes

Quicky: many Japanese do most walk properly, I (literally) hear. But I may now know why: they do not wear their shoes properly.

That must be because they are used to wearing easy access sandals and slippers. (You know how they never ever wear shoes in their homes, right?) Putting on shoes properly all of the time is just too much of a hassle, as I have personally found out as well.

Bonus: many folks here wear Crocks-type shoes.

Backwards

Quicky: you know how everything is backwards (reversed, I mean) in Japan. Well, in Tōkyō they like to yet again reverse things. That is, they still drive on the left side of the road, but escalators and walking paths along stairways are “on the right” oriented. So, the opposite direction will pass you on the left. It will be indicated clearly.

What’s in a name

Quicky: also on chikatetsu (subway trains) and such, station names will be displayed in both kanji / kana and romaji / English. There are electronic signs on the densha (trains).

Sunglasses

Quicky: am I the only one here wearing sunglasses on this sunny day? It looks like Japanese don’t use sunglasses…

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