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 or two (or three?) when I get to Japan in … Continue reading Pedestrian Zone in Akihabara to Reopen

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 orbit around Venus the second planet from the Sun and … Continue reading JAXA’s Akatsuki Probe reaches Venus

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 Qatar, the United States, Australia and South Korea were Japans … Continue reading Japan misses out on Hosting 2022 World Cup

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 Japanese high school with plans to spend 6 months learning … Continue reading Erin’s Challenge! – Online Japanese Resource

Japan – Waiting…Arriving…Departing – Video

Surfed into another awesome Japan themed video on Vimeo yesterday called Japan - Waiting Arriving Departing done by Andy Ellis. I highly recommend that you check it out as it offers a somewhat different vibe from some of the other mostly time lapse videos I have shared recently such as Get up and Go, Alone in Tokyo and Hayaku: A Time-lapse … Continue reading Japan – Waiting…Arriving…Departing – Video