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at least all my pinkies are intact...

What should I expect as a heavily tattooed person traveling for a month in Japan? [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on Mar 6, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me create a Japanese performance for a school festival.

I want to do a performance at my school's Japanese Spring festival, but I have no idea what to do! [more inside]
posted by Syntoad on Mar 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Cell phone for Japan/HK?

I need a cell phone for travel in Japan and Hong Kong. Any advice on where I can get one as inexpensively as possible? [more inside]
posted by j1950 on Mar 4, 2008 - 8 answers

First there is a mountain then there is no mountain, then there is

I'm going to japan from march 9 until april 6, and I want to climb Mt Fuji, from the bottom to the top. How much snow should I expect? How cold is it going to be? Do I need to bring boots and 3 layers of technical outdoor clothing or a warm jacket and sneakers? My lonely planet says its doable, but thats pretty much it. [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on Feb 24, 2008 - 10 answers

GPS PDA for Japan trip

I'm visiting Japan in April, and would like to find an appropriate PDA with built-in GPS to help with navigation, mapping and language translation, but it's proving difficult to find the right device. [more inside]
posted by vaxtv on Feb 24, 2008 - 6 answers

Things to do in Osaka and/or Wakayama Prefecture?

Things to do in Osaka and/or Wakayama Prefecture? [more inside]
posted by zompus on Feb 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Guidebook to Japan?

Which Japan travel guide should I get? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Feb 22, 2008 - 10 answers

How does disownership of a child work in Japan?

I've seen the concept casually bandied about on forums and blogs and media (somewhere), but I've always wondered: Just how easy and common is it for Japanese parents to disown a child? Under what circumstances? Or is it just some old-fashioned cultural myth that disownership for dishonor/disobedience/marrying the wrong person/etc. is "easy" in Japan? I know the law must differ from the United States, so I'm quite curious about the actual process and limitations.
posted by Ky on Feb 17, 2008 - 15 answers

Street Numbers in Japan

Are street numbers for houses in Japan assigned chronologically (older to newer), or spatially (as in the US)? [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard on Feb 11, 2008 - 6 answers

How can an American get money to travel to Japan?

How can I, an American, get money to travel to Japan? - Ideally I'd like to go through arts & humanities grants, cultural exchange programs, or visiting artist/musician programs, but other forms of travel funding assistance would be great too. Bonus mefi: how can an American musician (electronic, pop, club) find venues, promoters, DJ's, clubnights, etc, that can lead to a performance while visiting Japan/Tokyo.? [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Jan 31, 2008 - 4 answers

Job search in Tokyo

Can anyone recommend where to find a job in Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by Psychnic on Jan 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Advice for working in Japan

I'm moving to Japan to work for a year - what should I do to prepare? [more inside]
posted by Arasithil on Jan 28, 2008 - 17 answers

Blowing my mind in Japan

How many ways can I blow my sheltered American mind while visiting Japan? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Jan 25, 2008 - 33 answers

What's the startup community like in Korea and Japan?

What's the startup community like in Korea and Japan? I'm sorta wondering how I can find out how many small businesses there are (and what kind of moolah funds them) in Korea and Japan.. but just the ones that are sorta "Web2.0" or have a mostly online business. Any ideas? Are there government resources that track private companies and categorize them that way? Thanks in advance!
posted by mhh5 on Jan 22, 2008 - 12 answers

TravelFilter: Travel options in southern Japan

What is there for a married American couple to do in southern Japan / Kagoshima? [more inside]
posted by zephyrian on Jan 4, 2008 - 8 answers

German/Japanese axis

Why were the Germans allied with the Japanese in WWII? Why were the Americans at war with the Japanese?
posted by TigerCrane on Dec 22, 2007 - 12 answers

Pre-WWII non-Japanese poetry that mentions Japan

I'm looking for pre-WWII non-Japanese poetry that mentions Japan. [more inside]
posted by No-sword on Dec 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Sending homemade food from Canada to Japan and New Zealand

Can I send homemade sealed raspberry jam from Canada to Japan and New Zealand? [more inside]
posted by remi on Dec 20, 2007 - 7 answers

Leaving Tokyo On A Jet Plane

Help my Japanese friend find a job in the US! [more inside]
posted by willmize on Dec 13, 2007 - 6 answers

New Years in Tokyo

One day layover in Tokyo, New Years Eve. Where to party? [more inside]
posted by afu on Dec 7, 2007 - 9 answers

Gift for teacher moving to Japan?

What is a good gift for someone who will be moving to Japan for four months? [more inside]
posted by pammo on Dec 5, 2007 - 15 answers


Help me come up with some unique Christmas pressies to send to my business contacts in Europe... from Japan. [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Dec 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Lifeline to the fiber deprived

Traveling in Japan. Bowels frozen tighter than Renee Zellweger's face after a Botox binge. Advice. [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Nov 24, 2007 - 25 answers

7 days in Japan, no constraints (except the one who gurgles and poops)

We'll have a week in Japan in March, and a nine-month-old in tow. Where to go? What to do? Is this even a sane idea? [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Nov 23, 2007 - 12 answers

Where can I find ski boots in Japan?

Where in the heck can I buy a pair of size 32cm ski boots in Japan? [more inside]
posted by MostHolyPorcine on Nov 21, 2007 - 3 answers

What legal procedures are necessary to bring 2 Japanese children to the USA for a year?

LegalFilter: My friend wants to care for her brother's 2 children for 1 year while he gets his life in order following a messy divorce. She lives in the US. The children live in Japan. How can visas, schooling, etc be arranged? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Nov 19, 2007 - 9 answers

What's a good source for finding TV shows online? Specifically, Ninja Warrior (originally titles Sasuke in Japan)?

TV-over-the-internet-filter: What's a good source for finding TV shows online? Specifically, Ninja Warrior (originally titled Sasuke in Japan)? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Nov 4, 2007 - 6 answers

Japanese Reaction to Red Sox World Series Win?

What was the Japanese media reaction to the Red Sox World Series win? [more inside]
posted by deansfurniture5 on Oct 30, 2007 - 6 answers

Forgotten PIcture

I'm looking for disturbing image I came across several years ago. It was a flash shot taken in a completely dark auditorium containing several hundred Japanese college age males, in their underwear in complete darkness. Several were hanging from the wall railings and other falling into the pit below,. I seemed to part of an initiation. Ring any bells?
posted by Neiltupper on Oct 18, 2007 - 9 answers


Searching for an elusive Japanese bus melody... [more inside]
posted by avocet on Oct 16, 2007 - 4 answers

Questions about XBox360 Marketplace access from outside the US.

I'd like to get an XBox360. I live in Japan, but I'm not really interested in playing Japanese XBox360 games. The two options are buying a US XBox360 and importing US region games, or buying a Japanese XBox360 and importing Asia region games (unlike Japanese region games, almost always in English). Since I'd be playing English language games either way, and importing either way, the deciding factor, then, is XBox Live US Marketplace access. [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on Oct 6, 2007 - 6 answers

How can I show a movie to students... legally... in Japan?

I'm a teacher at a for-profit English school in Japan and I want to display a few clips from movies and have students read-along with a script. The problem is, since our school isn't a non-profit, I don't know how to get the performance right, especially since I am in Japan. Is it worth pursuing? It is only for a few classes and not very important, but I thought it'd be a fun way for students to improve listening skills.... Thanks all!
posted by phaedrus441 on Sep 27, 2007 - 7 answers

Interesting Tokyo hangouts for someone who knows Japan

Cool/Interesting Tokyo restaurants, bars and hangouts for someone who knows Japan [more inside]
posted by Marzipan on Sep 27, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me get my money out of Japanese bank account from Canada

Help me get my money out of a Japanese bank account. I'm in Canada, and have no plans to go to Japan in the near future. Is there a good, cheap way to transfer money to me? [more inside]
posted by mariokrat on Sep 26, 2007 - 6 answers

What resources exist to help me become comfortable with a dialect of Japanese?

In preparation of studying abroad in the Tohoku region of Japan next year, I am looking for useful dialect-related tools and resources. [more inside]
posted by mezamashii on Sep 25, 2007 - 3 answers

Asia travel ideas for 18 yr old karate lover?

Can anyone recommend any martial arts learning opportunities (camps, workshops, lessons, etc) in Asia that an 18 year old would enjoy? My nephew in the US is a karate brown belt and he would like to travel to Asia when he graduates from high school this year. I am trying to help him find some interesting travel opportunities which relate to karate. He loves karate and has been searching for something to do in Japan or India for Summer 2008 but we haven't found anything yet. Thanks for any tips.
posted by RoadTripPlanner on Sep 25, 2007 - 6 answers

I heart the Sapporo Snow Festival -- true or false?

What's the scoop on The Sapporo Snow Festival? [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Sep 20, 2007 - 7 answers

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

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