Tagged: japan

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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Embassy of Japan Helps Childcare Facility

Japan through it’s Embassy in Kingston has donated millions of dollars to various government projects, outreach programs and charitable organization in Jamaica over the years and Jamaica and Japan enjoy very close diplomatic relations. The latest project to be undertaken by the Embassy of Japan...

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Japansoc.com – Japan Social Community

Japansoc.com is a digg style Japan themed social bookmarking site I have been a member of for over a year now. Japansoc is short for “Japan Society” but is pronounced as “Japan-Sock” and is the brainchild of longtime Japan resident and British expat Nick Ramsay...

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Japanese Commercial – Inochi

Commercials appearing on Japanese television can be quite…how can I say this…. “entertaining”. I have seen quite a few but this latest one was hilariously disturbing. Without reading the subtitles I understood many of the words and sentences in this commercial, basic and maybe even...

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Japanese Economy Stimulus – Free Money

Next to the United States of America, Japan’s economy has taken a massive hit and continues to nosedive almost everyday with no end in sight. The governing Liberal Democratic Party headed Prime Minister Taro Aso have undertaken a novel idea: Give away money to citizens...

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Jamaipanese.com Hits the 3 Year Mark

Today February 2nd 2009 marks 3 years since I started blogging here on Jamaipanese.com. Another year as passed by quickly and I have spent some time  over the past few days thinking about about what I have achieved (blog related) in the last year. I...

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Tallest building in Tokyo – Midtown Tower

Midtown Tower is the tallest of half a dozen buildings located in the Midtown Complex in Tokyo, Japan. It was completed in 2007 and is currently the tallest building in Tokyo. It is 248.1 meters (814 ft) tall and has 59 floors (5 underground and 54 above...

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Japan’s manhole cover location community

Late last year I made a quick blurb of a post about how extraordinary something as simple as a manhole cover in Japan can be and personally I think that some of the intricate designs are a a work of art. Recently my regular browsing...

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Christmas in Japan Video – Catchy and Hilarious

A few days ago a blogging pal of mine sent me this hilarious video entitled “Christmas in Japan”. It’s hilarious lyrics and catchy tune is so addictive I can’t stop watching it. Like a true friend I thought I’d share my addiction, if you have...

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