Little in Japan Returns

May 27, 2015

Dave is back in another Little in Japan story over at http://littleinjapan.com

This time, Dave contemplates his options.
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Little In Japan: Networking

October 29, 2013

I’ve just completed the first “Little In Japan” strip in ages.

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Stranded in a cyber-cafe, Dave experiments with social media, and gets into more trouble.
See the story in full here:
http://littleinjapan.com/?comic=networking-2


Little in Japan: The Grind

June 18, 2012

I’ve posted another comic on Little in Japan, with further misfortune for Dave.

Have a look, here: http://littleinjapan.com/?p=212


Little in Japan: Private Lessons

April 9, 2012

Hello there! I’ve posted another web-comic on Little in Japan about the perils of dating students.

Check it out here.


Japanese Booze News: Feb 2012

February 10, 2012

A nicely-named bar in Sannomiya, Kobe.

Hi, pals. Since this blog seems to get more traffic now than when I was actually writing it, I may as well start posting again. One afternoon a couple of weeks ago, 63,000 people checked out a story I wrote 3 years ago. It’s a bit like everyone buying Amy Winehouse’s records after she died. Well, I’m back from the grave!

I really should overhaul the look of this blog sometime soon, as well. The site is starting to look like some kind of archaic cyber-relic, like Friendster. Anyway, I’ll try updating a few times a week from now on, starting with a random assortment of booze-related bits and pieces below:

First off, the guys at Bridges (a weekly showcase of single content creators and their content) have kindly made a vlog about this very site. Check it out here. Very nice of them!

Next up, a friend of mine sent me a link to this epic list of brew pubs in the Tokyo and Yokohama area. As a lover of lager, ale, and stout, there are plenty of places on the list to help me further expand my gargantuan beer belly. I can definitely recommend Popeye’s in Ryugoku, which has over 70 beers on tap. I go there so often that the beer-bloat makes me comparable to the neighbourhood sumo wrestlers. The Aldgate in Shibuya is another of my regular haunts (they also sell amazing Cornish pasties), and the Thrash Zone is a really welcoming heavy-metal beer bar in Yokohama.

Also, I’ve only just noticed that CNNGO has been publishing lots of informative drinking-related articles in recent months, so I thought I’d post a couple here:
Here’s a helpful piece about the etiquette of drinking in Tokyo bars. The rules must only apply to the up-scale Ginza cocktail bars that I’m too skint to visit, however, because they are routinely broken in the grungy backstreet dives I end up in, where the locals can be seen blithely stripping naked, projectile vomiting, and playing Pop-Up-Pirate on even the rainiest Tuesday night.

And here’s another nice article, featuring three religion-themed watering holes in Tokyo, where you can be served by the likes of Buddhist monks or protestant ladies. I’m particularly keen to visit Yurei Izakaya (“The Ghost Bar”), a morbidly-themed bar in Kichijoji, which has miraculously escaped my attention until now. Their Russian-roulette kushiage skewers (one on each dish is packed with super-intense wasabi) is their claim to fame apparently!

Here are a couple more from CNNGO:
Why Japanese Bartenders Are the World’s Best
Tokyo to Yokohama on a 40-kilometer bar crawl


Little in Japan: Double Date

January 19, 2012

Greetings! Sorry for my recent inactivity- it’s a protest about SOPA (honestly). I’ve put a new comic strip up over on LittleinJapan.com This time it’s about a disastrous double-date.

Read the rest of it here!


Long Time No See!

October 8, 2010

Hello, faithful reader! Excuse the lack of blogging of late- I’ve been up to more antics than usual, so I haven’t had a chance to write for a couple of months.
I’ll try and remedy this over the coming weeks by posting lots of goodies.
To prove I’ve still got my finger on the pulse, here’s…er… an endearingly quaint beer commercial from 1963.