Monthly Archive: December 2010

Chibi Gundam Exia has fallen in Battle

My Chibi Exia figure was one of my favourite figures. He was my first SD scale Gundam figure I aquired almost 2 years ago. He was cheap, easy to build and had a energetic personality that only Seravee and Double O could control. I regret to inform...

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Operation Visit Japan – December 2010 Report

In the blink of an eye the year 2010 has passed us by, I think it has been a fairly productive year for me personally but as it relates to my blog it has been excellent. Operation Visit Japan was started in January 2010 as...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

The first decade of the formerly new millennium is over. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish my supporters, blog readers, theirs friends and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This Christmas will be a lot less materialistic for me but I look forward to spending...

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Honda debuts Solar-powered charging station

The basic gas station hasn’t evolved much in the last 80 years or so. The rise of fossil fuels over the last century has made them a regular sight on the roads, but with the world’s gas resources rapidly diminishing it has led to various initiatives to find a...

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Japan’s Gundam vs the Chinese Counterfeit

Japan’s giant Gundam that was built and first appeared in Odaiba Japan and was a huge hit. After it was taken down in was re-built with a few upgrades and is now on display in Shizouka where it will remain until March 2011. Something so...

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My Japan by Mauro Puccini

I have found another awesome video, this time containing a mash-up of dozens of pictures taken in Japan by Mauro Puccini. A product of a two month trek through Japan via car and taking photographs of the sights along they way. Fuji, Shimuzu, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Ueno,...

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Tohoku Shinkansen Links Tokyo with Aomori

Aomori Prefecture is at the northern tip of HonshÅ«, Japan’s main island and is now home to two brand new train stations and fully connected to the country’s high speed rail network. The Tohoku Shinkansen Line has expanded to Shin-Aomori Station which now connects it to...

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Pedestrian Zone in Akihabara to Reopen

Akihabara is a sacred place for otaku and technophiles. Massive department stores stocked with electronics, maid cafes, street performances, video game stores, dozens of shops offering anime merchandise etc. It’s a place I have always dreamed of visiting and will be the main stop for a day...

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Monster Hunter Portable 3rd infects Japan

My first experience with a Monster Hunter game was Monster Hunter Tri for the Nintendo Wii. A game that I tracked for over a year and salivated over finally being able to play it, because I knew it would be huge in the west. I made numerous...

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JAXA’s Akatsuki Probe reaches Venus

It’s been six months since the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Akatsuki probe the Tanegashima spaceport in Kagoshima Prefecture. The spacecraft which is roughly the size of a fridge has reached its destination and after solving a slight tragetory problem has successfully entered...

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