Tagged: japan

Hiroshima + Nagasaki Plan Olympics Bid

It appears that The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are considering teaming up for  a bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic games. Just weeks ago Tokyo loss out on hosting the 2016 games to Rio De Janeiro in a stiff contest that also...

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1.00 JMD = 1.00 JPY

Maybe it is all the reading I do at my IT/Law related job and now at school as I study for a law related diploma but lately I find myself stealing time and running off with random numbers making hot passionate love, which is quite...

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Honda unveils the U3-X robotic unicycle

The technology war is brewing in the field of personal mobility technology as various companies compete to render our legs obsolete. Honda is one of the major players in this war and they recently revealed their latest device code named the “U3-X” which will provide...

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Japan to Launch Cargo Ship into Space

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is getting ready to launch it’s first unmanned spacecraft. The HTV-1 cargo ship is expected to launched to the International Space Station and controlled from the Tanegashima Space Centre where the Kizuna communications satellite was launched early last year. Japan’s...

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Hashima Island Documentary

For almost 100 years the coal mines on Hashima Island off the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture played an important role in the development and history of Japan. Nicknamed Gunkanjima or “Battleship Island” because of the buildings on the island, the seawall protecting it and the...

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Japan is 2009 World Cosplay Champions

The 2009 World Cosplay Summit was staged from August 1st to 3rd 2009. Thousands of cosplayers and fans of cosplaying decended on Nagoya in Japan for the event with it’s primary attraction being the World Cosplay Championship is which 15 countries would compete for the...

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Yokohama Reggae Festival 2009 Info

Jamaican culture, especially Jamaican music is popular in Japan. The yearly One Love Jamaica Festival in Tokyo is a big attraction, reggae parties are well attended and there are even a few Jamaican restaurants in Japan. A few years ago though I remember seeing a...

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Japan an Illustrated History – Book Review

A couple weeks ago I bought a couple books to help me in my quest to rediscover my reading mojo. I have been diligently keeping my promise to read more with my preferred reading time being just before bed. I have now finished reading Japan...

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The Bird and The Bee – Love Letter to Japan

I music track that I have been listening to over and over lately is  “Love Letter to Japan” by The Bird and The Bee, a really cool song just from the title alone you can tell it’s awesome. Check out the video below. Awesome lyrics...

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This is Japan! by Eric Testroete

If you are reading this you probably agree with me that Japan is a fascinating country. I got interested in Japan many years ago and no matter how I dive into the people, culture, practices, history etc I still feel like I am only at...

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