Monthly Archive: November 2010

Operation Visit Japan – November 2010 Report

Another month has zipped by in no time and it’s time for another update on the progress of Operation Visit Japan. Things are progressing exactly as planned and I am preparing to navigate one of the last major bumps on the road to Japan –...

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Gundam Unicorn – The Second Coming of Char

A whopping eight months after the release of the first episode of Gundam Unicorn entitled Day of the Unicorn comes the second episode entitled – The Second Coming of Char. It has been so long that I had to re-watch some of the happenings of the first...

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The Sword that Cut the Burning Grass

The forth book in the Samurai Mysteries series by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler is entitled The Sword that Cut the Burning Grass and it continues the story of Seikei a merchant boy turned Samurai apprentice and his adopted father Judge Ooka described as many as the Sherlock...

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Erin’s Challenge! – Online Japanese Resource

Erin’s Challenge is a website that offers free high quality and interactive Japanese lessons and is one of the highest quality websites to help with learning Japanese I have found. The focus of the website is Erin; an exchange student who arrives from her home country into a...

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Japan – Waiting…Arriving…Departing – Video

Surfed into another awesome Japan themed video on Vimeo yesterday called Japan – Waiting Arriving Departing done by Andy Ellis. I highly recommend that you check it out as it offers a somewhat different vibe from some of the other mostly time lapse videos I have shared recently such as Get...

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Discovering the Super Robot Wars Franchise

I received a random message through my contact form a few days ago by a behind the scenes reader of my blog named Jimmy who urged me to check out an anime called Super Robot Wars Taisen OG: The Inspector. I have never seen or...

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In Darkness, Death – Book Review

In Darkness, Death is the award wining third installment of Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler’s Samurai Mysteries series. I described the first book Ghost in the Tokaido Inn as eerie and the second book Demon in the Teahouse as unpredictable and it seems that this book...

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15 Free Japanese Learning Apps for Android

Since acquiring an Android powered phone, one of the first kinds of applications I have been downloading and checking out are those related to studying Japanese in the hopes that the effects of my procrastination can be soothed . The Android Market has a lot...

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Port Royal Marine Lab and Boat Tour

On the last Sunday of October I went on another monthly trip with my friends in the One Love photography group on Flickr. The last trip was at the end of July when we went to Somerset Falls in Portland, Jamaica. This trip though was a...

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Sorakara-chan – Tokyo Sky Tree mascot

Tokyo Sky Tree is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower under construction in Sumida ward of Tokyo, Japan that is expected to be finished  in December 2011 and officially opened in Spring 2012. It would go against all things Japan if it didn’t have it’s...

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