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Online TV from Japan in English – JIBtv

Japan International Broadcasting Incorporated or JIBtv is a recently launched 24 hour online television channel based in Japan. Many of the major television stations in Japan such as Fuji-TV, NHK, TV-Asahi were instrumental in the forming JIBtv and even Microsoft played a role in funding...

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Machaco – Reggae Songstress from Japan

One of the strongest bonds between Jamaica and Japan is Jamaica’s music and entertainment scene. Every year thousands of Japanese people visit Jamaica to experience Jamaica’s varied and vibrant music and culture. Recently I was introduced to the music of a very interesting singer from...

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Meet Japan’s Cute Ambassadors

Japan is laying claim to the title of the land of the cute in a bit to raise Tokyo’s international profile. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently appointed three young ladies to be Japan’s “Ambassadors of Cute”, they are Shizuka Fujioka, Yu Kimura and Misako...

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One Love Jamaica Festival 2009 Info

It’s that time of year again when Jamaican culture overtakes Yoyogi Park in Tokyo Japan for one day. I made posts about the festival in 2007 and last year but some visitors expressed via comments that they wished I would post about the festival this...

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Roots Rock Reggae Party in Japan

Japan’s love affair with Jamaican music continues. Shibuya’s Seco Bar and Lounge is set to be transformed into a Caribbean themed party complete with Jamaican food like jerk chicken and patties on April 25th, May 23rd and June 27th. Poster, full details and directions below....

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You know you are a Car Freak when…

You know you are too much of a car freak when you see the photo below and your pupils dilate, your mouth water and you get that fuzzy feelings inside. The trouble is there are 20 beautiful young and very attractive young Japanese ladies and...

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Japansoc Poken Contest Entry

The nice guys over at Japansoc.org are having a wonderful giveaway. It is super easy to enter and you could win the latest gadget to take the interwebs and social gatherings by storm – a very useful gadget that I sure will be a gobal...

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In Japan People Dance for Chewing Gum

What do you get when you mix two super famous people, dancing, 1 million yen, catchy music, chewing gum, a brilliant marketing campaign, youtube and a dash of hairy but cute? – the formula for viral marketing, at least in Japan. How was that video...

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Japan’s Shinkansen – The Bullet Train

The BBC’s website has been a very important resource for me over the years for not only news related to Japan but through some interesting features, photo galleries and more recently videos I have been exposed to many things I couldn’t read in a book...

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Control a Robot with your thoughts

Honda’s research and development arm, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) and Shimadzu Corporation have been making massive breakthroughs in what they call “information extraction technology” with the aim of enabling the control of a robot and other mechanical devices by human thought alone. Honda’s...

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