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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A big fat list of Japan related Youtube Channels

Youtube is an entertainment and social networking powerhouse that has been known to steal hours away from my day as I view video after video covering the things I am interested in or just what has become interesting and viral at the time. I have...

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Japan misses out on Hosting 2022 World Cup

Japan’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup of Football was defeated by Qatar in the bidding process earlier today at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich Switzerland. As expected the 2018 tournament was awarded to a European country with Russia walking away with that honor. Rivals and Voting...

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Japan – Smashbox by Tom Banks

Just when I thought Japan themed videos could not get any more awesome and trust me I’ve shared a few and watched a whole lot, I surfed into Japan – Smashbox by Tom Banks. Just as artsy as the last video I shared called Japan...

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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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