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Trash Translated

May 14, 2007

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To make sure everyone clearly understands the message, a multi-lingual garbage collection rules by the Kawasaki Municipal Government workers’ union is now available in Japanese (hiragana), English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Spanish and Portuguese. via Japundit Advertisements

Babyfish

May 14, 2007

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Chirimen-jako, or Shirasu in Japanese or Babyfish if the local name is a bit of a tongue twister for you. They are boiled with salt and dried outside under the sunlight. It is eaten with grated Japanese radish and a few drops of soy sauce and vinegar. Now I’m hungry. It is mentioned also that […]

Guide to Akihabara

May 13, 2007

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Akihabara, the name itself interested me the first time I heard about it and more when I knew what it is. New Discovery of Akihabara offers a video guide of the place every geeks/otakus consider as an earthly version of heaven. A PDF map is also available but it honestly dissapointed me or they could […]

Nintendo owns Japan?

May 12, 2007

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See the Japanese Chart for Week Ending 06th May 2007 for a ranking of video games sold on all platforms. Looking at the chart, the very first thing you will notice is that you won’t find PS3 or Xbox 360 on the list, not even a shadow of these consoles. Luckily for the PSP it […]

Japanese Floating Worlds

May 12, 2007

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More on the field of arts, a comprehensive article about Ukiyo-e which are Japanese woodblock prints and paintings is an interesting read that will let you find out that it is what those familiar Japanese artworks you might have seen in and out of Japan are called. The above image is an ukiyo-e by Katsushika […]

Post-apocalyptic Tokyo

May 12, 2007

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Hisaharu Motoda is said to be regarded by many as one of the rising stars in the world of printmaking. See how he depicts post-apocalyptic Tokyo’s central districts of Ginza, Shibuya, and Asakusain in his work called Neo-Ruins:Lithographs of post-apocalyptic Tokyo. I don’t really get why Japanese artists are fond of destroying Japan in their […]

Tofu and Vending Machines

May 12, 2007

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Because I like photos of Japan or of things from Japan here’s some snaps of tofu and soy milk and read how nice it is on your taste buds and for your health. Plus pictures of canned drinks in vending machines of course Japan has almost everything available in vending machines. via Tokyo Daily Photo.