What should I expect as a heavily tattooed person traveling for a month in Japan? [more inside]
I want to do a performance at my school's Japanese Spring festival, but I have no idea what to do! [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Things to do in Osaka and/or Wakayama Prefecture? [more inside]
Which Japan travel guide should I get? [more inside]
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.
Are street numbers for houses in Japan assigned chronologically (older to newer), or spatially (as in the US)? [more inside]
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]
Can anyone recommend where to find a job in Tokyo? [more inside]
I'm moving to Japan to work for a year - what should I do to prepare? [more inside]
How many ways can I blow my sheltered American mind while visiting Japan? [more inside]
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!
What is there for a married American couple to do in southern Japan / Kagoshima? [more inside]
Why were the Germans allied with the Japanese in WWII? Why were the Americans at war with the Japanese?
I'm looking for pre-WWII non-Japanese poetry that mentions Japan. [more inside]
Can I send homemade sealed raspberry jam from Canada to Japan and New Zealand? [more inside]
Help my Japanese friend find a job in the US! [more inside]
One day layover in Tokyo, New Years Eve. Where to party? [more inside]
What is a good gift for someone who will be moving to Japan for four months? [more inside]
Help me come up with some unique Christmas pressies to send to my business contacts in Europe... from Japan. [more inside]
Traveling in Japan. Bowels frozen tighter than Renee Zellweger's face after a Botox binge. Advice. [more inside]
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]
Where in the heck can I buy a pair of size 32cm ski boots in Japan? [more inside]
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]
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]
What was the Japanese media reaction to the Red Sox World Series win? [more inside]
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?
Searching for an elusive Japanese bus melody... [more inside]
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]
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!
Cool/Interesting Tokyo restaurants, bars and hangouts for someone who knows Japan [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
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?
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.
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?
I can't recall the name of this "SPEED"-like Japanese movie. [more inside]
Where can I get driving directions in Japan in English? [more inside]
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?
Why do Japanese game show contestants seem to feel no pain? [more inside]
How is the English language regarded in Japanese culture? [more inside]
Is there anywhere I can buy Japanese Canada Dry in the United States? Or, ideally, in the SF Bay Area?
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]
Can I use a plug adapter and an American power strip to power multiple electronics in Japan? [more inside]
Anyone have a recommendation for a nice ryokan that will deal with a solo traveler? [more inside]