• How foreigners’ daily lives change when they live in Japan
    January 24th, 2012By Category: Culture
    Your daily life changes when the environment around you changes. Many people who go abroad find their daily routine changing to adapt to the environment, sometimes without being aware of the change. The website MADAME RiRi, which covers offbeat and interesting ... » Continue Reading
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    Yokohama gets festive for Chinese New Year celebrations
    January 24th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, which began on Monday, is one of the most important holidays for China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia. People celebrate the Chinese New Year in a much more lively manner than New Year in the Gregorian calendar. All over the w ... » Continue Reading
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    TV commercial of the week: Ippon Manzoku Bar and Tsuyoshi Kusanagi from SMAP
    January 23rd, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    SMAP singer Tsuyoshi Kusanagi appears in a TV commercial for Ippon Manzoku Bar, which is a chocolate-flavored bar from Asahi Foods. In the commercial, Kusanagi plays a teacher whose students are going to take university (or high school) entrance examinations. The ... » Continue Reading
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    Interesting activities from FindJPN
    January 21st, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    "Gal" makeup: Become a kawaii (cute) Japanese girl! "Gal' is the Japanese word used to describe the look of young girls in Shibuya and Harajuku. Emphasizing the eyes is a characteristic of gal make-up. For example, curling eyelashes make the eyes look much bigg ... » Continue Reading
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    Weekly Digest 1/14~1/20
    January 21st, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    1/14 (Sat.)Hello Kitty Manju at Circle K SunKus   1/15 (Sun.)Niseko Village ranked No. 1 ski resort in Japan Other Post:iPod nano 6th generation watch conversion kit   1/16 (Mon.)Do you want to connect with AKB48 on Google+? Other Posts:TV commer ... » Continue Reading
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    Tower of Terror at Tokyo DisneySea gets even scarier
    January 20th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    If you've been to Tokyo DisneySea, you will be familiar with the scary (or exciting) Tower of Terror attraction, especially its freefall part.   Tower of Terror, located in American Waterfront, is one of the most popular rides at Tokyo DisneySea. (Circled in black ... » Continue Reading
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    Captain Jack Sparrow welcomes you to Tokyo cake shop
    January 19th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    There is a cake shop in Tokyo's Nakano district with a unique welcoming reception. Captain Jack Sparrow, the character made famous by Johnny Depp in the "Pirates of Caribbean" films, is there to greet customers. His official name is "Koenji Jack Sparrow" and he ... » Continue Reading
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    Akita winters – more than just shoveling snow!
    January 18th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Well hello to all my fans out there in cyberspace. I hope you all had a wonderful New Year holiday- Akemashite  Omedettou Gozaimasu, as we say here in Japan. Well, 2012, the year of the Dragon, came in like one! Since the end of last year and the beginning of this ... » Continue Reading
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    Making it Easy
    January 17th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
      For frequent doses of inspiration I often visit Arons blog 'You Can Make it Easy'. Based in Hawaii, Aron has a love for Japanese culture and his site reflects this. It's a veritable treasure trove of amazing music, photos, art and thoughts that are make life a litt ... » Continue Reading
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    Old codger finds new life as robot in ‘ROBO-G’
    January 17th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    How would you like to spend your time inside a robot suit entertaining people who thought you were a real robot? What would you do if someone fell in love with you, not suspecting a human is inside? That's the wacky premise for the film "ROBO-G," currently playing. ... » Continue Reading
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    Do you want to connect with AKB48 on Google+?
    January 16th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    There is a special Google+ website for AKB48 called "AKB48 Now on Google+". You can join your favorite member's circle and get information about her. Besides AKB48, members of AKB48's sister groups, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48 are on Google+ too.  If you want to join the ... » Continue Reading
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    TV commercial of the week: Sukiya with TOKIO
    January 16th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    The video below is the commercial for "gyudon" beef-bowl restaurant chain Sukiya. Sukiya is popular with salary men and students because of its cheap prices. A regular bowl costs only 280 yen. Popular idol group TOKIO perform in the commercial. They sing: "There a ... » Continue Reading