Category Archives: Japan

Back in Business!

It has been a long and very stressful 4 months moving to San Diego from Japan.  Don’t think I ever want to move again, what a hassle and extremely expensive!  Having lived in Japan for 12 years, it has taken … Continue reading

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Race Report: 14th Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, the Nagano Marathon is my favorite marathon in Japan.  Just a superb job by the organizers in every way possible!  It is an event that knows exactly what it wants to … Continue reading

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Race Report: Tokyo Marathon

I successfully finished the 2012 Tokyo Marathon with an unofficial chip time of 3:13:15.  More than a full day after running the race, I’m still on cloud nine as I write this post.  I achieved my ‘B’ goal and arguably … Continue reading

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Top 10 Places to Visit in Yokohama

Having lived in the Yokohama area on and off for 15 years, I have experienced much of the city.  If you are only in Yokohama for a few days, here are my top 10 things to do, mostly free, while … Continue reading

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Updated List of Marathons in Japan

Note:  This post has been updated as of December 4, 2011 to fix some links add new marathons from the previous post.  It is difficult to keep up with all the new full marathons that keep popping up all over … Continue reading

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Yokohama Bayside Marina and Other Random Photos

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Photos of Yokohama Bayside Marina and other random photos I took this week.

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Race Report: Kobe Marathon

Yesterday I completed the first ever Kobe Marathon and it was a very enjoyable experience.  Kobe is a wonderful city, very fashionable, international, lively and cosmopolitan (see earlier blog post here).  I live in Yokohama and it reminded me a … Continue reading

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Morning Bike Stroll (Yokohama)

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After raining all day yesterday, the air this morning was so clean and crisp.  The wife and I rode our bikes around the Yokohama bayfront area to take in the peaceful morning.  Here are a few random photos. For more … Continue reading

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Next Up: Kobe Marathon

With my energy focused on the New York City Marathon over the past few months, I haven’t really put much thought into the Kobe Marathon which I’ll be running in less than 9 days.  I didn’t intentionally plan on running … Continue reading

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Recent Restaurant Meals (Yokohama)

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The wife and I enjoy eating out a few times a week and Yokohama is full of good restaurants.  We rarely have a bad meal in Japan and contrary to perception, eating out in Japan is relatively inexpensive and the … Continue reading

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