Hello, this is my first entry.

Hello, guys. This is Masanori. Please read my bio if you are interested in more about me, but I have not finished writing it, anyway. As you know, this is my first entry for Metroblogging Tokyo. And I first want to thank you Sean and James for allowing me to participate MetroBlogging.

I thought about what I am going to write for the first entry. But, I was never be able to come up with a good subject matter to start with. So, I would like to share with you what I have been doing in Tokyo these days.

I used to live in New York City by October 2006. I had lived there for more than 6 years in New York before I came to Japan. When I was in New York, I went to college, spent some time in different parts of world after graduation, and did internship in Brooklyn before I came back.

Since last December I have been living in Tokyo, working at an IT marketing company in Shibuya. It has been hectic and I am living in Tokyo feeling like a foreigner. Yes, some of you might think that I have some mental problem or difficulty to cope with this great metropolis called “Tokyo.” Indeed, this is how I enjoy life in Tokyo.

It is better for me to keep some externalities toward this city, you know being foreign can also mean being new and being always curious about external environment. Indeed, the only attachment to Tokyo is that I have a job in Tokyo and I live in Tokyo. This is good enough for me to explore this city, turn upside down, and venture some cool stuff.

Of course, I am not always foreigner. When I have my friends visiting me from New York, Taiwan, or even my hometown in Japan, my friends can be foreigners in Tokyo. However, this is not what I mean using “foreigner.”

This is approach to enjoy Tokyo, a gigantic Japanese city on the shore of Eurasia. It has become hotter and more shaking in terms of environment. It has been more stable and resourceful in terms of economy. And, it has been multi-layered and diversified in terms of society. I hope I can write more details about what I see and experience by being foreigner in Tokyo jungle.

Cheers.
Below is a photo of Shinobazu-Ike in Ueno Park.
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4 Comments so far

  1. James Hart (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

    Welcome Masanori!
    It’s great to have you on-board and I’m definitely looking forward to reading about your unique take on the megacity of Tokyo.


  2. Julia (unregistered) on September 6th, 2007 @ 9:19 pm

    Welcome to Tokyo and to Metroblogging Tokyo!
    Hope you have a great time in the big city and many stories to tell us :)
    Until last week I lived just 3 min walk from Shinobazu Ike.. I really like that place and it is a nice photo you took of it!


  3. masanori (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 12:14 am

    Thanks guys for the warm welcome!

    I hope to contribute what I can see in Tokyo for this blog and be an active participant.

    >>Julia, I took this photo around 6am in the morning about two years ago. I actually live in Komagome. It take me to get there about 10 minutes on bicycle.


  4. BangaloreGuy (unregistered) on September 16th, 2007 @ 9:48 pm

    Can I write for the MB Tokyo too? Been here a couple of weeks(and will be here for a couple more) – would love to share some of my experiences of that on this blog!



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