Daily Archives: October 24, 2010

Day 8: われわれのいたるところに光がある。

The day begins with a taxi to my new hotel  Dormy Inn Premium ekimae,  I give them my luggage and go off to walk around for 5 1/2 hours before I can check in. Nearby in the train station is … Continue reading

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Day 7: Across the nightingale floor – you don’t know where to aim

The day begins with breakfast in the Sekisui staff dining room…it’s what you wuld expect. “Some people”  … let me not spell out who… are not impressed with the idea of fish and rice for breakfast and head to the … Continue reading

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Day 6: Rabbit prototyping with sexy chemicals

Well today was the last formal day of research activities so things will be less serious and more fun from tomorrow….;-) So an early morning from me, left the hotel before 7 to avoid any crowds on the train and … Continue reading

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Day 5: How do you say the fingers on your feet?

Well, the main part of the conference is over…the best talks (from my point of view) were in the very last session (numerical methods and some theory) …and tomorrow morning about 50 of us will travel to Kyoto on the … Continue reading

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Day 4: The Iron Chef

So the original Iron Chef (French) was Yutaka Ishinabe, and after he left the TV show he launched a series of restaurants called “Queen Alice”  serving a fusin of french nouvelle cuisine and japanese kaiseki.  Two years ago, for the … Continue reading

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Day 3: Do these 3D glasses make me look fat?

Before I forget,  it was Oktoberfest on the weekend…though that doesn’t explain the Yokohama obsession with baumkuchen…I asked someone about that and apparently a lot of germans settled in Kobe….which is nowhere near Yokahama……this conversation did take place in japanese … Continue reading

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Day 2: Work and Feasting

So today was a day when I did quite a bit of work from my hotel…mostly honours thesis revisions etc. But I still found time to check out the delights of the local Chinatown  (the largest in the world…outside china … Continue reading

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Day 1 – The Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

So today’s highlight  (apart from re-familiarising myself with yokohama and its subway system…the city seems bigger than I remember..or maybe it just takes me longer to walk several blocks???)  was a trip out to the famous “Raumen Museum” in Shin-Yokohama  … Continue reading

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