American Representative

As an American in Japan, I’m also a representative of our country.  This means I must put my best self forward and be responsible.  Back at home, there was a lot of drinking and driving.  But in Japan, there are many options so that you don’t need to.  There’s a plethora of taxis, trains and buses to take you home.  There’s even a service where they will drive you home in your own car.  It’s something I wish were available more back in the States.  How many lives could that save.

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3 Responses to American Representative

  1. RodneyOsorio says:

    First, Thank you for representing the American people well. This is always good to hear. 🙂 And I agree, that is an AWESOME service. I’m sure many many lives would be saved. And While I am here, any beers there you recommend? I’m plannin a trip myself and I’ll be sure to jump on a train. 🙂

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  2. CaryFujikawa says:

    I’m not sure I’m representing the American people all that well, but at least I get home safely. There’s no specific beer I recommend, but I will recommend you get draft beer on tap. It’s so much better than bottled beer, and also more common to order. Draft beer is called “nama biiru”. Usually Asahi Super Dry or Kirin is on tap. For example, “Nama biiru wo ippai onegaishimasu” (I would like one beer), or nihai for two, sanbai for three, yonhai for four, etc. But, I find that showing the number on fingers work just as well, and is a good confirmation for your order in case the server doesn’t hear you well. However, since it’s getting cold here, you may want to order shochu oyuwari (vodka-like rice alcohol with hot water). You’ll have fun in Japan no matter what.

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  3. RodneyOsorio says:

    Well, it’s good to hear you make it home okay. 🙂 I’ll remember that when I decided to order. But I think I’ll just order one at a time. :) Thanks for taking the time to reply.

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