Monthly Archive: June 2009

i-Real Personal Mobility Vehicle by Toyota

Japan keeps coming up with more and more exotic uses for technology, but what might seem strange and almost humorous now might be something massive in the future. Take the i-Real from Toyota as an example, two years ago it was revealed to the world...

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K-ON! Anime Review

K-ON! is one of those anime you end up watching after hearing everybody talking about it and seeing it being mentioned everywhere. I initially overlooked it when compiling my spring 2009 anime watchlist but eventually got caught up in the tsunami of hype surrounding this...

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Japan an Illustrated History

I haven’t been reading as much as I used to lately. In between work, video games, anime, blogging, TV, the internet and other activities I don’t have much time left for reading anymore. Since meeting Sachiyo-san and acquiring a copy of her book about gender...

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Japan to use Point System for Foreigners

The government of Japan is planning to introduce a point system for foreigners wishing to live and work in Japan similar to ones already used in Britain, Canada and other countries. Developed countries are competing for the skills of well educated and qualified professionals but...

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was my  most anticipated movie off my must watch summer 2009 movie list. After going into the first Transformers movie and being pleasantly surprised I no doubt had high expectations for the sequel. Unfortunately Transformers 2 wasn’t a movie I...

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I Like searching with Bing – Here is why

Bing is the new internet search engine from Microsoft, it replaces Live Search, MSN search and Windows Live Search to become their only web search engine offering. Internet addicts and tech news geeks should be aware of the arrival of Bing in early June but...

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Eden of the East – Anime Review

Eden of the East (Higashi no Eden) is the type of anime that I wouldn’t watch under normal circumstances, but after being recommended repeatedly by friends and then impressing me during the first couple episodes I continued to watch this series which is now at...

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I Survived a Japanese Game Show Season 1

I Survived a Japanese Game Show is a hilarious, fun to watch and quirky television show that premiered on ABC last June. I had no idea such a show was on TV and for almost a year and throughout the first season and a half...

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Lunar Orbiter Kaguya’s Mission ends

Japan’s Kaguya probe was launched in late 2007. It’s official name was Selenological and Engineering Explorer (SELENE) and it was produced by the the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) with the aim of studying the origins and geologic evolution of the moon as well as...

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Meet Japan’s E5 Series Shinkansen

Come Spring 2011 Japan will add another Shinkansen model to it’s already impressive lineup. The E5 Series Shinkansen will be put to work by JR East and run from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori in just over 3 hours eventually reaching speeds of 320 kilometers per hour....

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