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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Gundam Unicorn – The Ghost of Laplace

My write-up on the third episode of the ongoing Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn series is extremely late. Since returning from Japan I have rewatched the episode and had the opportunity to enjoy it all over again. It is very satisfying in a Gundam episode chuck full of...

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My Romantic experience with the Narita Express

If you somehow didn’t know from my numerous blog posts about trains in Japan and my chatter on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube etc., I am crazy about the Japanese train system, the trains themselves, the history, whats to come in the future, everything. So not surprisingly...

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Club Sega Akihabara – Multi-Floor Gaming Arcade

Not surprisingly I spent a lot of time in Akihabara during my trip to Japan and one of the attractions that stood out was Club Sega, a multi-floor video game arcade and entertainment lounge. It features different games and attractions on each floor such as fighting games, crane machines,...

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My Drainspotting Exploits in Japan

Drainspotting is the act of looking at, taking photos of or admiring uniquely designed manhole covers. Many years ago I discovered what would soon become known as drainspoting when I found a couple galleries with photos of manhole covers in Japan and wrote a quick...

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