Welcome to Eric Janson’s blog on Life, the Universe and Bicycling Around Japan.  You can expect photos, videos and random musings appropriate to the title – just about anything, in other words.

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What’s that? Japanese culture, regarding the individual, is at one end of the spectrum. America is at the other. Europe, with its many variants, is sort of in between. In America, individuals are celebrated and bask in the glory. In Japan, it’s often the case that no one wants to be singled out for glory …

Made it!

No lightning bolts from heaven, no horn fanfare, just a few motorcyclists and a couple of other tourists awaited me at the northernmost point of Japan, Soya Misaki – Cape Soya. There are 12 or so different monuments which have sprung up over the years there, and the inevitable souvenir shops. As I pedaled the …


Eric Janson loves just about everything – travel, food, writing, hiking, bicycling, woodworking,  guitar,  friends and family.  He has worked as a musician, physicist, marketeer and sales person for great technology companies and with great customers around the world.  He is one lucky guy.


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