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Even The Bar Codes Are Kawaii In Japan


Ahahahaha, Heintz Japan for the win! (Hey, so I ran out of stuff to read at dinner (><) SHUT UP!)

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Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

2 thoughts on “Even The Bar Codes Are Kawaii In Japan Leave a comment

  1. you know you’ve been in Japan for too long when you start reading heinz ketchup bottles’ labels haha
    love the ganbarou japan! it’s like having “let’s go France” on mustard pots.

    • I know, right? (^^;;) (It was a Saturday night, too!) And a lot of companies started doing the “日本頑張ろう” thing after 9/11, but four years later it’s beginning to seem kind of “huh?”

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