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]
I'm attempting to find somewhere to buy this Japanese candy and having no luck at all. [more inside]
Where can I buy a nice quality Go set in NYC? [more inside]
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.
Has anyone taken the language courses offered by the Japan Society in New York? [more inside]
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]
I'd like more information about the practice of not informing patients of the extent of their illness in Japan. [more inside]
How can I get tickets to see a particular theater show in Tokyo? [more inside]
Where can I find Japanese candy made with stevia? [more inside]
I'm looking for online streams of Japanese TV, with as many game shows as possible. [more inside]
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]
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?
Is it possible for an arm to become "badly bent" from throwing too many curveballs? [more inside]
Remotely determine processor socket type? [more inside]
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]
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]
I've reached the end of the road for graduate school loans. [more inside]
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]
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]
Help me figure out the best way to finance graduate school abroad. [more inside]
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]
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?
What are some good resources to help an expatriate plan for retirement? [more inside]
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]
What is the best online Japanese guitar store in terms of price and reliability for an Edwards Les Paul? [more inside]
I'm thinking about a relocation from London to Tokyo. How does the cost of living compare between the two? [more inside]
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]
Is it worth it to have a Nintendo DS Lite shipped halfway around the world and back? [more inside]