Category: Culture

Oh, Japan

Leave it up to Japan to advertise a dictionary as a children’s toy.
As written by New York Magazine, “But, as the internet is finding out today, tanuki are real, and they’re spectacularly cute.” Wait a minute! Was
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Visiting Tokyo

T-minus three months and counting. Probably.
While this video clip isn’t brand new, it may still be enlightening to many of you. After all, it’s a window into contemporary Japanese culture,
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Coolest Thing Ever?

Japan, and Tokyo in particular, has developed a unique, and by American standards, odd, tremendously advanced social and technological culture of enabling millions of tightly
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Tokyo Revisited Day 14

I woke somewhat excited about the prospects of some sort of interesting publicity event surrounding the debut of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal being held
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Tokyo Revisited Day 13

For otaku in Tokyo, Akihabara and Nakano Broadway are the primary satisfying destinations and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Ikebukuro’s Otome Road is
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Tokyo Revisited Day 12

I’ve mentioned before that my fascination with anime culture and collectables is so intense that I’m entirely happy to just surround myself with fictional alternate
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Tokyo Revisited Day 11

The venerable Tokyo Tower straddles a three-story building that houses a visitor’s center, numerous pop restaurants, and even a small aquarium. I’ve visited the historic
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