• Weekly Digest 10/15~10/21
    October 21st, 2011By Category: Arts & Entertainment
    10/15 (Sat.)Now, this is the true Japan!   10/16 (Sun.)Brazilian BBQ in the heart of Ginza   10/17 (Mon.)TV commercial of the week: Cup Noodle Futomen Dodo   Other Posts:Want to learn how to cook Japanese foods?  10/18 (Tue.) Burger King to offer ... » Continue Reading
  • Mail me
    October 21st, 2011By Category: Uncategorized
    Meisa Kuroki, 23, holds a Uniqlo Heattech package to launch a Japan Post campaign called “Atataka mail” (warm mail). You can write a message on the Heattech package and mail it. The campaign is being carried out by Japan Post and Uniqlo to respond to requests for wa ... » Continue Reading
  • Look after your lips
    October 21st, 2011By Category: Uncategorized
    Model Reina Triendle, 19, and “talent” Natsuki Okamoto, 46, helped ettusais Co Ltd  launch its new Lip Essence (Deep Moist) lip gloss for dry chapped lips this week. Triendle was chosen as the girl who has the prettiest lips. We're not sure why Okamoto was chosen, ... » Continue Reading
  • Root of the name – Roppongi
    October 21st, 2011By Category: Uncategorized
    Ever wondered about names of areas in Tokyo?  Roppongi was named around 1660 for six large pine tree use to mark the area. But another legend has it that the name comes from the fact that six "daimyo" (feudal lords) lived nearby during the Edo period, each with the ... » Continue Reading
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    Foreigners sing in Japanese on TV
    October 19th, 2011By Category: Uncategorized
    If you can sing in Japanese and you're brave, then you should try for a spot on NTV's program "Nodo Jiman Za! World." Two segments were aired this year -- one in June and the other on Oct 11. "Nodo Jiman" has been around for decades, mostly on NHK --  "nodo" me ... » Continue Reading
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    TV commercial of the week: Cup Noodle Futomen Dodo
    October 17th, 2011By Category: Uncategorized
    These judoka are advertising  Futomen (fat noodles) Dodo, a mix of fried and non-fried noodles from Nissin Food Holdings. Some of the comments on the YouTube video are... "Their dance is great!" "Only Nissin Food Holdings can make commercials which make me want to ... » Continue Reading
  • Weekly Digest: 10/9~10/14
    October 15th, 2011By Category: Uncategorized
    10/9 (Sun.)Did you know Oct 6 was Tom Cruise Day?   10/10 (Mon.) Incorporation and the Investor/Business manager Visa Other Post:A myth of Japanese women: Are we really geisha?   10/11 (Tue.)TV commercial of the week: Acerola Drink Other Post:For ... » Continue Reading
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    Make your bento look like your favorite characters
    October 13th, 2011By Category: Uncategorized
    Would you like to make your lunch look like your favorite anime character? Maybe Pikachu from "Pokemon?" FindJPN, which is an activity booking service where you can sign up for unique and fun Japanese events at reasonable prices, will launch an event in which you ... » Continue Reading
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    TV commercial of the week: Acerola Drink
    October 11th, 2011By Category: Uncategorized
    This commercial for Nichirei's Acerola drink features actress Riisa Naka and comedian Yasuko Mitsuura doing the "Acerola Dance," which is supposed to be not only fun, but also good exercise. ... » Continue Reading
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    Did you know Oct 6 was Tom Cruise Day?
    October 9th, 2011By Category: Uncategorized
    Passersby were treated to Tom Cruise’s smiling face on the giant screen in front of Shibuya Station for awhile on Oct 6. Cruise, 49, was announcing his upcoming film, “Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.” Apparently, someone designated Oct 6 as Tom Cruise Day (10 ca ... » Continue Reading
  • Weekly Digest: 10/1~10/7
    October 8th, 2011By Category: Uncategorized
    We're into October and the weather is still unstable, going from warm to cool to warm. But whatever the weather, there is plenty happening. Here is a digest from the In Japan section this week. 10/1(Sat.)Akihabara to host Tokyo International Anime Festival Oct 27-28 ... » Continue Reading
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    TV commercial of the week: BOSS canned coffee
    October 3rd, 2011By Category: Uncategorized
    American actor Tommy Lee Jones is appearing in the latest commercials for Suntory’s BOSS canned coffee brand. Jones filmed the commercials at Toho Studios in Tokyo during the summer. Jones, 64, has made more than 30 commercials and appeared in countless ads and pos ... » Continue Reading