What's a good place to buy Japanese cosmetics and/or fashion magazines (such as ViVi) in NYC? Or online?
YouTube video got deleted...can you help me find it? [more inside]
How should a college freshman prepare for an internship to Japan in two years? What options are available? [more inside]
Planning a trip to Tokyo/Kyoto towards the end of May and I'm looking for suggestions for great places to stay for two nights in Kyoto (inexpensive to moderately priced) as well as don't miss sights/restaurants in Tokyo and Kyoto. We will be there for about two weeks.
What is that amazing modernist building in The Yakuza? [more inside]
Is the Land of the Rising Sun still expensive? Expats (recent and current) and erstwhile tourists, chime in. [more inside]
Does DoCoMo still have a showroom in Tokyo? I've found many web references to this fabled window into the future but I can't find the address anywhere. Are there any other places/shops in Tokyo that would be of interest to somebody who wants to learn about the latest mobile developments in Japan and about their mobile culture?
Can you point me to traditional Japanese music on the web? Looking for free downloads. [more inside]
I was on a Japanese variety TV show two weeks ago. Any idea how I can find it? [more inside]
JET Program-filter: I got accepted outright to the JET Programme (i.e. foreigners teaching ESL to Japanese public school kids). However, my girlfriend got waitlisted. If we both still send in the "acceptance" form, with each other still checked as "want to be housed with partner," will my outright acceptance and her affiliation with me get her bumped up on the waiting list? [more inside]
My 18 yr old daughter wants to spend 2 months this summer working in Japan as an English instructor. She has a working knowledge of Japanese and will have a TESL certificate. What is the best and safest way to go about trying to help her find a job and what issues do we need to be aware of?
Looking for a TV tuner, but here's the catch: it has to be compatible with a MacBook (so USB or FireWire only), and I'd really prefer if it supported both US and Japan over-the-air broadcasts (bonus points for HD).
Looking for some recommended books and media about Shinto, especially the history, tenets and practices of it. [more inside]
Fun stuff in Arlington Heights, IL near Mitsuwa? [more inside]
Cheap way to get to Japan? [more inside]
Taught English in Japan (Kyoto) for 2 years. I haven't been back for a while. Family wedding in Osaka. Will be there all May. What did I miss the first time around? [more inside]
Can you identify this Japanese song? [more inside]
What's a good gift for a friend I don't know that well but is doing me a huge favor by acting as my guarantor for a student visa? [more inside]
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!