Latest CNNGo.com "Say What? with mrbrown" column: mrbrown on a finding-Fuji fail in Japan
I know this sounds odd coming from a column that resides on CNNGo, but I am quite sick of CNN the TV channel.
Every hotel I've stayed in so far in Tokyo has nothing else in English on TV and so I am left with the constant stream of news, news, news and commercials about how culturally diverse the CNN news team is.
Much as I'd like to enjoy Japanese soap operas and variety game shows, I have no idea what is being said as I flip from one channel to another, looking for an English program. ANY English program. Once, on MX TV, I came across a "Charlie's Angels" episode and was delighted.
I am not talking about the movie but an ancient episode of "Charlie's Angels." It was dubbed in Japanese though. But I managed to figure out how to switch the audio track to English and watched the whole darned thing.
As an escape from hotel television that aired nothing but Japanese programs and CNN-J, I decided that the wife and I would actually leave the hotel room and see the rest of Japan.
We decided that we should give Hakone a try, just less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo, so we could at least tell our friends we saw more than just the capital. (cont'd)