Big In Japan

So, we’re off to Japan first thing Wednesday.

We have the currency. We have the guidebooks. We have the “pointy” idiot tourist books. Needless to say, I have these two songs on the brain.

Finally, in order to fully prepare myself, I did what any sensible, urbane and culturally-sensitive traveller would do and watched all I could find on YouTube of Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish’s seminal BBC series “Adam and Joe Go Tokyo“, and committed to memory the lyrics (whose chorus consists of all the Japanese phrases they know) to Gaijin Invasion’s “Tokyo (Beautiful City)”:

See you in mid-May…

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6 thoughts on “Big In Japan

  1. V-Grrrl April 24, 2008 / 3:58 pm

    Are you wearing the black wet suits too–you know, so you can aerodynamically slip through the crowds and cram onto trains?

    Bon voyage. Looking forward to your posts on your visit.

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  2. Di April 27, 2008 / 7:13 am

    Mid-May … have a fabulous fabulous time!

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  3. CuriosityKiller April 30, 2008 / 4:59 pm

    K. I just got back from my trip – and you just went on yours… it’s really too bad we missed each other… but y’know something – you’ll have a BLAST! Japan is such an awesome country to travel in. Sigh.

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  4. simonlitton May 2, 2008 / 12:26 pm

    I know, CK, it’s a real shame that we just missed each other. Ships in the night, and so forth.
    How about same time next year, in Saigon?

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