Monthly Archive: November 2006

Heroes – first 10 episodes recap

It’s been over two months or 10 episodes since I first got entangled in the sci-fi goodness of what is the biggest new prime time show of the season; NBC’s Heroes which airs every Monday night. Just on episode is left for the mid season...

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Over one year of studying Japanese

This term marked many milestones in my short study of the Japanese language, and now since studying over a year, I take great pleasure in small things such a taking up a magazine written entirely in Japanese or viewing a website in Japanese and understanding...

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Robot serves as temp worker in Japan

It can greet people, show DVDs and hand out balloons. “Ubiko,” a robot-on-wheels with a catlike face, is joining the crew of temporary workers supplied by a Japanese job-referral company to stores, events and even weddings. Next month, the 44-inch tall robot will be selling...

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Wii Launch Frenzy

The third and final “next-gen” console has now been released unto the masses in North America. The Nintendo Wii, complete with it’s much hyped revolutionary use of motion sensing controllers or wiimotes is now available in abundance unlike it’s counterparts which were in short supply...

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PS3 Launch Frenzy

It happened a few days ago in Japan and now it’s North America’s turn. At midnight the PS3 went on sale, and with limited numbers due to manufacturing trouble many die hard gaming fans hungry for some sweet next-gen goodness from Sony have been lining...

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Japan’s prince makes first trip – Dedication Rite

Two-month-old Prince Hisahito, Emperor Akihito’s first grandson, was taken Tuesday to the Kashikodokoro (Place of Awe), one of three shrines on the grounds of the Imperial Palace, for a Shinto dedication ceremony. It was the first time the infant has left the Akasaka Estate in...

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Tsunami warning in Japan, Russia after major quake

TOKYO (Reuters) – A tsunami warning was issued for northern Japan and Russia’s northeastern coast after a major quake shook the Kurile islands on Wednesday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said. NHK public television in Japan said the first wave of the tsunami...

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