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Doughboy



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PostPosted: Sat, 07.17.04 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you mean in japan in general? cause they`ve got that famous sumo stuff, which I`ve decided is really fun...just to watch the little ref. dude in a dress run around in the circle trying not to get smashed by the two big fat guys.

and then there`s japanese football which i mentioned earlier...and these people are all about baseball...

and finally, there is a rumor that some people actually have played ultimate in japan (one teacher I met knew a teacher that played along time ago...that kinda rumor), but it doesn`t seem to be organized in any way today...no location to go play and such that i have found...someone tell me if you know something i don`t
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PostPosted: Sat, 07.17.04 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out the Japan Flyind Disc Association
http://www.jfda.jp/

I can't read japanese so it's not helping me.

Hang Time played a team from Japan at World's.
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PostPosted: Sat, 07.17.04 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is pickup weekend afternoons - especially Sundays - in Yoyogi
park on the west site of the city (it's on the Yamanote line, about 2
stops past Shinjuku). Don't get off at Yoyogi station; get off at
Harajuku. The main entrance to the park is past the bridge where all
the weird goth- and costumed kids hang out. Then go straight all the
way to the back to the big field.

Ganbatte! JET no keikan wa sugoku yoroshi yo. Ma, tokidoki,
muzukashii ni naru kedo, ganbatte ne? Mondai ga attara, ore ni email
kudasai.

-Kazan

pallaver@hotmail.com (neil) wrote in message news:<f35169aa.0406070618.3b0b7b39@posting.google.com>...
> I will be spending a couple of days in Tokyo (for JET orientation),
> and then a year in Tamano, a city near Okayama-shi and am looking for
> frisbee contacts in Japan to network and see if I can find a team near
> where I will be, as well as pickup in Tokyo for a day or two.
>
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PostPosted: Sat, 07.17.04 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally,

2004 Worlds is coming soon. Here is where Japanese teams fall in the initial seedings.

Women are ranked #2.
Men are ranked #8.
Coed is ranked #7.

So they do have some serious players on their island.
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PostPosted: Sat, 07.17.04 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help! I`m gonna talk my hosts into taking me there to see what`s up.

But sadly it remains that no one here in my part of Tokyo had ever heard of Ultimate...But don`t worry, I made sure the hundreds of kids that I met in the schools of Inagi prefecture now know all about it.

( Confused although my lack of japanese skills means about half of them still think we only play with dogs)
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PostPosted: Sun, 07.18.04 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Kyoto train station...

"Mano`s Cafe: We offer intellegence, excitement, and infinate dream."


I suppose, what with infinate dream and all, noone cares about the food Question
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PostPosted: Sun, 07.18.04 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Supafunky wrote:
Finally,

2004 Worlds is coming soon. Here is where Japanese teams fall in the initial seedings.

Women are ranked #2.
Men are ranked #8.
Coed is ranked #7.

So they do have some serious players on their island.


impressive. hope you find these people laura, im sure you'd love to spend some time w/people who actually know what ultimate is. hey, do you know when you'll be gettin back?
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PostPosted: Sun, 07.18.04 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

august 3rd
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Ultra Liz



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PostPosted: Wed, 07.21.04 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Konichi Wa!
It's been many a moon since I drank tiny glasses of water and ate fish that was still moving. I'm shjocked that you're sober. I remember a land of people who drank alcohol in LARGE glasses, smoked cigarettes like a '40's movie star and consumed copious amounts of coffee. What's going on over there? Don't tell me they've gone back to clean living! You must get me up to date with the modern Nippon.
Konba Wa,
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PostPosted: Fri, 07.23.04 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liz, Liz, Liz,

I wish I had much information about modern Japan, but my two months in Japan have been spent entirely in the company of elementary and junior high kids, and adults that should have grandchildren soon. I had maybe 3 excursions with some pals I made that are in their 30s, but they`re business types...no real crazy fun to be had with them...a rollercoaster once...that`s about it.
The two couples I`ve lived with both have kids in their 30s, so my generation makes even less sense to them than the one they had to deal with with their kids. At least once every 3 days my hosts tell me how "scary" and "strange" young people are. They found me charming at first because I seemed to study all the time (frantically trying to learn the language more). I accidentally seemed like the perfect young person for a time, but eventually they caught me playing on my gameboy...and from then on they have instead noticed all the times I`m not studying. So, I spend all my time with these people...no drinking...they hate smokers...went to a movie once, which they slept through....
So, all I know about my generation in Japan is what I see on tv and in the streets. Japan seems to be going through an 80s like period. Girls are still stuck in a fad where they wear pants under skirts. Things don`t match. I don`t even wanna think about the shoes they buy. I`ve been sick of the mullets from day one. But the bands on tv are great, wearing bazzar suits with their hair stuck up in impossible ways. Smoking seems to still be popular, and I met at least one chick that likes mary jane (sp?).
Shocked I`m sober? Trust me, I`m planning on alcoholism when I return, because sober is what I`ve been this whole time. "Clean living" is all I`ve witnessed...

This has depressed me thoroughly... Crying or Very sad
Doughboy
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PostPosted: Sat, 07.24.04 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, gurllfriend Sad
Tragedy. Grief. Well, you are certainly seeing a side of the country I am a stranger to. You're still as perfect as ever to those of us back home Wink
I know what you mean about the focus on details. I once did the dishes one night, when I couldn't sleep, and I did ALL the dishes. My roommates never let a dish sit in the sink for the remaining months of my stay. Wierd.
You won't be there forever and you'll never experience anything like this, again. Small comfort, I'm sure.
It's hot and humid, here. A slow summer. The action won't really start until you ge back. Twisted Evil
Throw a frisbee at/with somebody. Buy some whiskey from the street vending machine(do they still have those?). Don't resist the call to Kareoke.
See ya soon,
Liz
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PostPosted: Sun, 07.25.04 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankyou Supafunky and Liz Exclamation
Thanks for the information and the jinx!
I talked two pals into taking me to Yoyogi park today (Sun.) to see if frisbee really did exist here...I spotted some people throwing one around, and 15 minutes later there were 20ish people starting a game. The group consisted of several young guys that knew the game but weren`t serious, 2 guys and girls that were skilled, a couple of talented old foreign guys, 5 girls trying it for the first time, and one 12 year old non-asian boy (fluent in english and japanese). It was the most relaxed I`ve been during my ENTIRE stay here, because I was finally out in a field with a frisbee in hand and surrounded by hippies Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
I didn`t play today because I wasn`t dressed for it...woulda gone barefoot, but the field was hazardous. So I taught my two friends the basic throws and some rules....and talked them into trying it next weekend. Planning on going both sat. and sun.
Yoyogi park was great...wish it was next door Mad It was full of bad musicans, homosexuals (one guy was very pretty in a pink shepard-girl dress), foriengers, and atheletes. Also a group of dancers that J.C. might have liked....had an outdoor dance floor set up. Of course, my two friends considered all these people of my generation terribly disturbing... Wink

Anyways, 8.5 days left, and they won`t be so bad with frisbee to look forward to next weekend Very Happy ,
Anpanboy...hehe
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PostPosted: Sun, 07.25.04 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey i heard on the radio that aerosmith's steven tyler fell off the stage at a concert in japan during "walk this way" or whatever song that is. have you heard anything about that???
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PostPosted: Sun, 07.25.04 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked nope, i didn`t hear or see anything about it, but I knew they were here recently because of some tv commercials

[/img]http://www.sma.co.jp/artist/kishidan/img/kishidan_bio2.jpg[img]
to see Kishidan, my new favorite band in the whole wide world...
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PostPosted: Sun, 07.25.04 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confused I`m dumb....

just do http://www.sma.co.jp/artist/kishidan/img/kishidan_bio2.jpg
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