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...

More

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,...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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 –...

More