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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Lee “Scratch” Perry talks God, ganja and Japanese gadgets

Musical resumes don’t get much more impressive than Lee “Scratch” Perry’s, the Jamaican maverick credited with inventing both dub and reggae. Now 70, Perry was a talent scout for Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s famed Studio One in the late 1950s and early ’60s; he pioneered sampling...

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So I went to buy one game…

So there I was sitting at home last Saturday morning bored as hell, fell asleep early Friday night after a exhausting day at work and here I was now up bright and early and all energetic just after 8am in the morning. “It’s been a...

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University Of Tokyo student creates cloak of invisibility

Harry Potter and Capt. Kirk would be proud. A team of American and British researchers has developed its own cloak of invisibility. Well, OK, it’s not perfect yet. But it is a start, and it did a pretty good job of hiding a copper cylinder....

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This Year’s JET Seminar has come and gone

As I have been saying for a while last Monday evening there was a little meeting to discuss the JET program at the private school that I am currently studying Japanese at. I attended as planned right after leaving work on Monday and as soon...

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JET program representatives arriving at school next Monday

Time flies when you have a busy life like me. It seems like half a year ago when Tomoko sensei told us that 3-5 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme representatives will be coming to our school on October 9th, 2006 to provide information about...

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