Monthly Archive: October 2011

Practical Japanese: Shinkansen Automatic Ticket Machine

Practical Japanese is a new series I am starting where from time to time I will publish a photo and/or video displaying Japanese characters whether Kanji, Katakana, Hiranga or a combination of them. I hope that seeing Japanese being used is a practical everyday sense...

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Last Exile ~Fam, the Silver Wing – First Impressions

The original Last Exile in my eyes is an anime classic and I was surprised that while searching through my archives I could find no post I had written on that series. Many years after the first series ended abruptly in a brain-twisting cliffhanger the followup although not necessarily...

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Hitsumabushi – Barbecued Eel never tasted so good

I have babbled a lot about how Japan is crazy about food, and how pleasantly surprised I was when I arrived at the variety of gastronomical delights available that quickly vanquish the proverbial “picky eater” in me as I felt that I was missing out...

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Interesting Fall 2011 Anime

Forgive me, I have not been a good anime fan lately and I have hardly been watching any new shows. Of the interesting Summer 2011 anime I listed I have only watched a couple episodes of of Blood-C. I am not sure if it’s a...

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10 things I miss about Japan

While visiting Japan I did my best to immerse myself for the few weeks I was there, experiencing a little of everything and enjoying most of it. I visited various places, ate various foods and met a lot of persons but now that I am...

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Tourism Boost! Japan to offer 10,000 free tickets

Japan’s tourism industry is still reeling from the March 11th earthquake and resulting nuclear radiation crisis as many travellers continue to avoid Japan. The Japan Tourism Agency has been behind various initiatives to help get the tourists back. Their latest proposal is to offer 10,000  free round-trip tickets to...

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The Great Buddha of Kamakura

Apart from what I skimmed over in high school I didn’t know much about Buddhism. While in Japan I visited many Buddhist temples and saw various statues of “the awakened one” or Buddha. During a day trip to Kamakura I visited the Kamakura Daibutsu, one...

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