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Cheaper hotel near 4Seasons Chinzan-so in Tokyo

I am going to a conference at the Four Seasons Hotel at Chinzan-so in Tokyo. I can't afford to stay there. Any recommendations of nearby hotels that are cheaper?
posted by priorpark17 on Sep 17, 2007 - 5 answers

Pleeeease help me figure out what film this is...

Anyone know what this anime feature length film is? It was produced in the late 70's/early 80's and it had a "Romeo and Juliet" plot. The King of Fire (?) and the Queen of the Sea (??) hate one another. The King has a son, the queen has a daughter. The son and daughter fall in love and can only be together after death, as steam.
posted by Vavuzi on Sep 15, 2007 - 7 answers

What is it? A Japanese Comic Book? Or something else?

We found this comic book (or whatever it is) in the house among the previous owners' things. It was in a box of papers from the 1930's and 1940's but I can't guarantee that it is as old as that. I scanned the cover and a few pages, but cannot read Japanese. It's as thick as a copy of Wired Magazine (many pages). Any ideas?
posted by jeanmari on Sep 14, 2007 - 8 answers

The movie that got it's plot "stolen" by SPEED writers :)

I can't recall the name of this "SPEED"-like Japanese movie. [more inside]
posted by zouhair on Sep 11, 2007 - 6 answers

Japan maps in english

Where can I get driving directions in Japan in English? [more inside]
posted by nintendo on Sep 11, 2007 - 6 answers

Zoooom...significantly slower?

How long did it take to fly from London (England) to Tokyo (Japan) in 1973? For bonus points how much did it cost? Were there differences between the airlines at the time?
posted by satisam on Aug 31, 2007 - 4 answers

How do they do it?

Why do Japanese game show contestants seem to feel no pain? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Aug 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Why do some Japanese TV shows use difficult English phrases instead of Japanese ones?

How is the English language regarded in Japanese culture? [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty on Aug 25, 2007 - 16 answers

Who are these guys?

Who are these characters from 80's Japanese culture? [more inside]
posted by BeerFilter on Aug 25, 2007 - 4 answers

Japanese Canada Dry in the US?

Is there anywhere I can buy Japanese Canada Dry in the United States? Or, ideally, in the SF Bay Area?
posted by DoctorFedora on Aug 25, 2007 - 11 answers

Help my friend find a dream job that requires both Japanese and Computer Science!

What is the next step for a soon-to-be graduate of a large school in Pittsburgh, PA who has degrees in both Computer Science and Japanese? [more inside]
posted by EduTek on Aug 23, 2007 - 4 answers

Using a US powerstrip in Japan?

Can I use a plug adapter and an American power strip to power multiple electronics in Japan? [more inside]
posted by Espy Gillespie on Aug 10, 2007 - 17 answers

Help me find a nice ryokan

Anyone have a recommendation for a nice ryokan that will deal with a solo traveler? [more inside]
posted by mrthotep on Aug 2, 2007 - 9 answers

UHA green tea and high concentrated milk candy.

I'm attempting to find somewhere to buy this Japanese candy and having no luck at all. [more inside]
posted by divka on Aug 1, 2007 - 5 answers

Forget the Chinese Water Torture

Is this some sort of Japanese Torture Device? [more inside]
posted by tdischino on Jul 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Where can I find quality Japanese Go game sets in NY?

Where can I buy a nice quality Go set in NYC? [more inside]
posted by spec80 on Jul 22, 2007 - 4 answers

Sayonara Cereal

I've been trying really hard to find this commercial for a long time with no luck. It is from the late nineties I think and it is most likely a cereal commercial. Description: A guy is eating cereal but his long hair keeps falling in the bowl, so he goes to the bathroom and bends over as if he's eating cereal. He cuts his hair so that it won't fall in bowl anymore. Then he goes back and eats cereal without hair in the way. The song playing in the background has lyrics that go: "The time has come for us to say 'sayonara.'" Anyone remember this? Have links to commercial or song? Any info would help.
posted by Aghast. on Jul 19, 2007 - 11 answers

Japanese Language Instruction in New York

Has anyone taken the language courses offered by the Japan Society in New York? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on Jul 17, 2007 - 8 answers

How do you open a Japanese yen account?

Hi everyone, I'm planning to stay in Japan for a year start the end of next year. To do that, I need to save money. I'm in Canada and since the Japanese yen is low at the moment, I'd like to save money in Japanese yen right away. However, I'm not sure where I can go to open an account in Japanese yen which would be both accessible in Canada and Japan. [more inside]
posted by remi on Jul 17, 2007 - 6 answers

Keeping patients in the dark in Japan?

I'd like more information about the practice of not informing patients of the extent of their illness in Japan. [more inside]
posted by Espy Gillespie on Jul 13, 2007 - 18 answers

Getting a ticket to a J-Pop musical in Tokyo

How can I get tickets to see a particular theater show in Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by xo on Jul 2, 2007 - 2 answers

Japanese sweets without the sugar?

Where can I find Japanese candy made with stevia? [more inside]
posted by dirtmonster on Jun 29, 2007 - 3 answers

LOLest Japanese online TV pls, thx.

I'm looking for online streams of Japanese TV, with as many game shows as possible. [more inside]
posted by 31d1 on Jun 23, 2007 - 7 answers

MametFilter: 10000 Yen?

Do you recognize this short story, possibly written by David Mamet? A Japanese couple scrimps and saves so they can incrementally improve their lives, and they go to a shopping mall/set of stores for fun, where they purchase candies/cookies that look like 1000 or 10000 or 1000000 yen. (More inside.) [more inside]
posted by Slap Factory on Jun 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Mad Japanese electro pop rock and so forth.

Japanese music. I like Polysics and Plus-Tech Squeezebox. What else would I like? Are there any good English-language blogs about music of the Orient?
posted by stammer on Jun 19, 2007 - 13 answers

Can your arms bend from throwing curveballs?

Is it possible for an arm to become "badly bent" from throwing too many curveballs? [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jun 11, 2007 - 10 answers

Remotely determine processor socket type?

Remotely determine processor socket type? [more inside]
posted by mysterious1der on Jun 8, 2007 - 9 answers

Copyright issue | 1975 | Fair use | Japan or US?

CopyrightFilter: Would it be naughty of me to scan some images from Japanese Time Life books from 1975 and post them on my little blog? [more inside]
posted by gomichild on Jun 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Any ideas for supercheap Tokyo networking venues?

I'm looking for a cheap meetup venue for 20 to 30 people on a weekday morning in central Tokyo. It would also be nice if the space was big enough to fit [more inside]
posted by ejoey on Jun 6, 2007 - 10 answers

Finding a way out of a tangled web of financial aid

I've reached the end of the road for graduate school loans. [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Jun 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Were the NOD mice really stolen from the Japanese?

I was told a story once, about an American stealing Non-obese Diabetic (NOD) mice from a Japanese lab, and smuggling them back to the States. But I can't find the story anywhere on the web. [more inside]
posted by kisch mokusch on May 25, 2007 - 4 answers

What type of courses in Japan are taught in English?

I'm investigating doing an exchange with my university here in Australia to study in Japan for 6 months. I will only have learned a semester of the Japanese language before I go over, however there are some exchange courses offered in Japan taught in English. Does anyone have any experience with these courses, and are they limited only to some majors? [more inside]
posted by jord on May 15, 2007 - 1 answer

Paying for graduate school

Help me figure out the best way to finance graduate school abroad. [more inside]
posted by dead_ on May 10, 2007 - 4 answers

Family in Japan! Want to eat an octopus.

Family coming to visit me in Japan: My sister and brother both asked me to do one thing each. My sister would like to participate in a tea ceremony, my brother would like to eat a live octopus. Please, any recommendations in or around Tokyo were I can take them. Thanks everyone. [more inside]
posted by nintendo on May 7, 2007 - 4 answers


I took a photo of this doll when I was on holiday in Japan (because it's the spitting image of someone I know). What is it? Where can I find more information/photos/videos anything?
posted by lemonfridge on May 3, 2007 - 7 answers

Financial planning resources for U.S. expatriates?

What are some good resources to help an expatriate plan for retirement? [more inside]
posted by armage on Apr 29, 2007 - 1 answer

Kyoto trip with the fam

Family comming to visit me in Japan. I live in Yokohama, would like to spend one or two days in Tokyo, and 5-7 days in Kyoto. I've only been down there briefly for buisness and have no contacts and no solid idea where to stay and what to see. Check to see [more inside]
posted by nintendo on Apr 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Best online Japanese guitar store for price and reliability

What is the best online Japanese guitar store in terms of price and reliability for an Edwards Les Paul? [more inside]
posted by atmu on Apr 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Tokyo cost of living

I'm thinking about a relocation from London to Tokyo. How does the cost of living compare between the two? [more inside]
posted by rsk on Apr 10, 2007 - 10 answers

What is this "true story" actually based on?

This past weekend, my friend's boyfriend told me a crazy thing that happened to him that can't possibly be true. I believe that it may be based on a film/book/short story. Help me figure out whether he's lying. *Story inside is long but involves Japanese brothels!* [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Apr 4, 2007 - 32 answers

How much are customs fees in Japan for a Nintendo DS Lite?

Is it worth it to have a Nintendo DS Lite shipped halfway around the world and back? [more inside]
posted by greasepig on Mar 31, 2007 - 10 answers

Getting into Japan with a criminal record

So I have a small issue with my criminal record and obtaining a Japanese student visa. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2007 - 9 answers

Where is the info on Tokyo Design Week 2007?

How can I find information (dates, location) about Design Week in Tokyo so that I can make my travel plans? [more inside]
posted by cadge on Mar 28, 2007 - 5 answers

MUJI equivalent notebooks in the US

Stationery question: Where in America can I buy a spiral bound notebook with a dot-grid (similar to those sold in Muji)? [more inside]
posted by Artw on Mar 23, 2007 - 14 answers

Japan/ese-ophiles: Help me find out more about this WWII-era phenomenon in propaganda in Japan.

Japan/ese-ophiles: Help me find out more about this WWII-era phenomenon in propaganda in Japan. [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Mar 14, 2007 - 3 answers

looking for a used scooter in Yokosuka??

Trying to find a used scooter to buy in or around Yokohama or Yokosuka, Japan, any ideas for a gaijin with no Japanese skills. [more inside]
posted by nintendo on Mar 2, 2007 - 3 answers

It's a small world after all.

Looking for a bit of advice on working (teaching English most likely) in Japan or Korea. [more inside]
posted by Saydur on Feb 20, 2007 - 18 answers

so awesome, sounds like...?

must.find.more. where can i find more music that sounds like the track in this movie? more inside... [more inside]
posted by whatitis on Feb 19, 2007 - 3 answers

What's worth seeing on Honshu, between Tokyo and Sendai?

JapanFilter: What's worth seeing on Honshu, between Tokyo and Sendai? [more inside]
posted by graytona on Feb 16, 2007 - 4 answers

I don't wanna sleep under the sakura!

I was off to Kyoto by myself to see the cherry blossoms, till a friend decided to come too. Now I've cancelled my single room accommodation and because of the mere weeks to go, we can't get a booking... I need help - google fails me! [more inside]
posted by teststrip on Feb 14, 2007 - 18 answers

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