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Technically speaking though, it’s God who decides on the weather, not me. In hot seasons like this, I really feel like diving into the cold tub, the exact same tub myjojo goes into for his sports therapy for body conditioning. It’s so hot and humid here in Melbourne I can’t help but to think of Japan two months ago when it was so cold. I’m just undecided. When it’s too hot, I complain it’s too hot and likewise when it’s cold. Today was the first time I actually bought a sunblock, an actual one by Banana Boat. I’m telling you, the sun here is so hot that it burns the skin, no wonder skin cancer rate in Australia is so high. My hands are looking really dry right now, good thing I have my Johnson’s & Johnson’s baby lotion. The same lotion I have been using since I was a baby.
Here are some photos to reminisce good ol’ times in Japan last November.
On the streets of Roppongi, you’ll find many African-American men soliciting for men and women for their pimping business. They would invite people into the clubs and especially men to take their pick at the Japanese women. My friends and I were discussing why this was the case. You really won’t find Japanese prostitutes standing by the roadsides or even at the back alleys, but instead, the African-American men find customers for them. Could it be the Japanese “polite” culture that makes it less straightforward, hence having another culture do half the job for them, by inviting customers? The three of us walking around Roppongi at night, we found ourselves being invited several times to these clubs. “Konichiwa, would you like to come party in the club?” and so on, as they can be very pushy and can continue coaxing for another few more steps.
Found on rokdrop.com:
More Americans are becoming victims of violent crime in one of Tokyo’s most popular nightlife areas, according to the U.S. Embassy. Incidents in the downtown Roppongi district over the past year have ranged from assaults, robberies, druggings and shootings. The most serious cases generally weren’t random, but enough indiscriminate crime has prompted the embassy, U.S. Forces Japan and Japanese law enforcement to caution visitors about the area’s legendary collection of bars and clubs.According to the article the majority of the crime appears to be foreigner on foreigner with a few assaults, murder, a lot of pickpocketing, and also a lot of drugging of females drinks to conduct sexual assaults. Many foreigners or in Japanese gaijin, work in this club district or peddle drugs. For those who have never been there many Africans work in the club district dressed up like pimps trying to get people to come inside their clubs. I know it is blatantly stereotyping black people, but this is Japan and they don’t care about political correctness there. There are also many other nationalities that frequent the area due to the areas popularity.
It has been three years since I last went to Roppongi but I never had any problems there besides the pushy African door men who some of them litterally try to grab you and drag you inside. Roppongi is kind of like Itaewon on steroids. More people, more lights, more vibrant, more noise, just more of everything in general. It does sound like reading the stories in the article that things may have changed a little and it is better to take extra caution if going there. If you are worried about going to Roppongi there is still always Shinjuku and a host of other places to go party at.