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Umbrella Locker

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Posted on Friday, January 28th, 2011 at 8:04 am.

Umbrella Locker

I see lockers like this every once in a while; you put in your umbrella and get a key so that nobody walks away with it. It makes sense in a country where umbrellas are so important, but man, is it weird.

Teachers’ Cars

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Posted on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at 12:25 am.

There are a lot of interesting cars here; here are two of the neater ones: an Alfa Romeo and a Legacy WRX.

This school has, strangely, tons of Subarus. I’ve seen a Porsche before, and a BMW.

Alfa Romeo and Legacy WRX

Parking Lot Traffic Guy

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Posted on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at 7:19 am.

While I went to city hall with my friend Grant to go to our interviews for direct contracting next year, it occurred to me that you guys might be interested in this.

There’s a guy in the parking lot who stands on a little tower, like so:

Parking Lot Traffic Guy

His job is to point at an empty spot, and your job is to go there.

This isn’t by any means common; I’ve only seen it in two other places. It’s neat, though, and I can see how it would be a huge help to drivers…

The Japanese Staff Room

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Posted on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 9:25 pm.

My name is Scott. Though I’m American, I work in a Japanese school and this is my fourth year here in Japan.

Staff Room Chalk Boards


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