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Help me watch MLB.tv in Tokyo

Help me watch mlb.tv in Tokyo -- they're blacking out live games due to my Japan-based IP address. [more inside]
posted by jgt246 on Aug 17, 2006 - 9 answers

Japanese terminology

Looking for a specific Japanese term which refers to the intangible desirability of certain objects, something that very loosely translates as "the X-factor".
posted by johnny novak on Aug 17, 2006 - 22 answers

Comb buying in Kyoto & Tokyo

Tokyo or Kyoto shopping filter: On a mission for boxwood combs. Do people have any suggestions on where to purchase traditional, handmade combs in Kyoto or Tokyo? I have some names and addresses however, the information maybe way dated. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Aug 10, 2006 - 3 answers

Who has used Dir En Grey's music?

I recently read a wired article about Dir En Grey which mentioned that their music became popular in America due to its presence in video games and (I assume) anime. Does anyone know what games/anime have Dir En Grey's music?
posted by clockworkjoe on Aug 9, 2006 - 7 answers

No strings attached?

For a friend: While on holiday in Japan several years ago, we saw this street vendor with his dancing, jumping puppet. Hows it work? Download Video (mp4) [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Aug 7, 2006 - 4 answers

bonsai baby - travelling in Japan

We're shortly travelling in Japan with an infant, and I have questions. [more inside]
posted by wilful on Aug 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me choose the best cell phone plan in Japan.

Help me choose the best cell phone plan in Japan. I'm moving to Tokyo next week so this will be a normal contract, not a rental. [more inside]
posted by jgt246 on Jul 28, 2006 - 17 answers

Sexual humiliation by the Japanese Army in WWII

How did the Japanese force unwilling Chinese men to rape their own family members? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Jul 5, 2006 - 12 answers

Need... more... anime...

Any good current animes in the process of being aired? I'm watching Blood+ and Ergo Proxy, but I need more quality shows. Links to your favorite English fansubbers would be greatly appreciated.
posted by exhilaration on Jul 1, 2006 - 5 answers

Japanese stuff that American kids like

Calling all kids and kids at heart... what kind of souvenir would you want from Japan? [more inside]
posted by QueSeraSera on Jun 27, 2006 - 42 answers

Where/how should I rent a cell phone to make calls from Japan to U.S.?

Looking for info on renting a cell phone. I want to be able to call home (U.S.) while hiking in Japan (Fuji, Japan Alps, Hokkaido). Any experience with with this? Advice? Thanks!
posted by cyrreb on Jun 26, 2006 - 9 answers

Is there more to do in Hiroshima or Nagasaki?

Three Americans heading to Japan and want to visit one of the atomic bomb sites. Which city, Hiroshima or Nagasaki, has more to do in addition to peace-museum and bomb-site related things? [more inside]
posted by GaelFC on Jun 10, 2006 - 8 answers

Backpacker Nirvana?

Know any good travelling websites? Most specifically for backpacking in Asia... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 29, 2006 - 14 answers

Thoughts on studying abroad at Keio University?

Thoughts on doing a year long foreign exchange stint at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. [more inside]
posted by matkline on May 22, 2006 - 6 answers

What was I given recently in a Japanese restaurant?

At a local traditional Japanese restaurant a while ago, the server brought a little fabric ball with a bell on a string with our check where you'd usually expect mints. She made it clear that it was for us to take, but we didn't learn anything more about it, and now I'm wondering if there's any symbolism, meaning or tradition behind it. There's a picture and [more inside]
posted by mendel on May 20, 2006 - 3 answers

Help me find pics of woman who photographs herself dressed like Ronald McD!

Help me find the website with pics of the (Japanese?) woman who dressed up like a sexy Ronald McDonald! My Google skills have failed me, enough that I'm not even sure I saw this thing I think I saw in the last 2 years... [more inside]
posted by stevil on May 19, 2006 - 9 answers

Japan to the UK (via the entire world)

I will leave Japan to travel back to the UK this August and am looking for interesting, original places and/or ways to make my way back. Where/how should I go? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Gonna get my Gion on...

Accomodations in Kyoto for Gion Matsuri? [more inside]
posted by lovejones on May 17, 2006 - 4 answers

Do I know the words yet? No, not yet!

The professor and his students break into drunken song in Madadayo. Are those traditional songs? [more inside]
posted by bleary on May 14, 2006 - 5 answers

Must-see and must-do in Tokyo!

Must-see and must-do in and around Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on May 1, 2006 - 17 answers

How do I get more Cannon crack for my videogame fix?

Videogame Filter: Anyone ever found another game that plays the same as Cannon Cat?? Too much fun, too few levels. [more inside]
posted by anthill on Apr 30, 2006 - 5 answers

I need Pachinko music.

Where can I find pachinko music? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Apr 28, 2006 - 16 answers

What a gaijin needs for FujiRock '06!

Gaijin going to FujiRock Festival, what can I expect??? [more inside]
posted by nintendo on Apr 28, 2006 - 1 answer

Okinawa on ¥5750 a day

Things to do in Okinawa/Japan? [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Apr 26, 2006 - 8 answers

Japanese Blogs?

I want to start reading some Japanese blogs in an effort to improve my grasp of the language. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on Apr 26, 2006 - 4 answers

Evening with geisha.

JapanFilter: How do I hire a geisha? [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Apr 24, 2006 - 31 answers

What do we need to know to get married in Japan?

A Tokyo elopement - can it be done? [more inside]
posted by bunglin jones on Apr 19, 2006 - 5 answers

Japanese Clothes in Chicago?

Are there any stores that sell traditional Japanese clothing in the Chicago area? [more inside]
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia on Apr 17, 2006 - 3 answers

Cold Feats

I want to hike in Hokkaido for the next two weeks. Can I do it? Will I freeze to death? [more inside]
posted by simonemarie on Apr 12, 2006 - 3 answers

What are some ways to make a temporary international move go smoothly?

I am moving to Okinawa, Japan in seven months. I am looking for logistical tips on how to make a temporary international move go smoothly. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Apr 5, 2006 - 5 answers

This is driving me nuts!

Name the late 80s (possibly early 90s) Japanese import that had a peculiar break light design. [more inside]
posted by furtive on Mar 28, 2006 - 9 answers

Touring in Japan...

I'm looking for some advice / experiences with tours through Japan (i.e. traveling in Japan with activities etc. taken care of by someone else). [more inside]
posted by thumpasor on Mar 28, 2006 - 3 answers

Tell me about blue-collar Japanese culture

Where can I learn more about blue-collar Japanese culture? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Mar 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Japan, man.

Asics have some velcro sneakers I like on their Japanese site, but not on their US site - how can I get hold of a pair?
posted by forallmankind on Mar 9, 2006 - 10 answers

Japanese TV Online?

Japanese TV online? [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on Mar 6, 2006 - 7 answers

Name that J-pop tune

Identify this J-Pop band from the following vague description. [more inside]
posted by quibx on Mar 6, 2006 - 7 answers

Japan fun, Tokyo to Yokohama

Japan, Japan, Japan, I've been living in Japan 6 months now, and have a sister coming to visit for four days. I want to show her the best and brightest as quickly as possible. [more inside]
posted by nintendo on Mar 1, 2006 - 12 answers

Oriental flavor hip hop?

I heard some Asian hip hop today at a local market and I LOVED it! Help this American find more. [more inside]
posted by Sasquatch on Feb 18, 2006 - 21 answers

Looking for Tokyo Festivals in February

Tokyo in 2 weeks - Any festivals going on? What's the weather going to be like? [more inside]
posted by quibx on Feb 17, 2006 - 3 answers

Big in Japan

Who is the most exalted personage in Japanese (fictional) robotdom? [more inside]
posted by Slothrop on Feb 6, 2006 - 9 answers

Cheapest way to travel to Japan?

I'm a student on a budget and considering a trip to Japan. How much money can I expect to spend? [more inside]
posted by Candide on Jan 24, 2006 - 23 answers

Hassleless travelling to and from Japan in comfort?

A friend of mine and I are going to Japan in a couple months and are getting our tickets now. We'll be leaving from Washington, DC and will be arriving in Tokyo and leaving from Osaka later. I'm worried about comfort, he's worried about price. We're both worried about the hassle of switching/transferring between the two Tokyo airports on the way back. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by tittergrrl on Jan 20, 2006 - 14 answers

Best language schools in Tokyo...?

What are the best Japanese language schools in Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Jan 18, 2006 - 1 answer

japanese pot kool aid

What powdered drink mix did they give my boyfriend in Japan to get him high? [more inside]
posted by c on Jan 16, 2006 - 35 answers

Experience with girichoko?

Does anyone have experience or knowledge of the Japanese tradition called girichoko? [more inside]
posted by greasepig on Jan 11, 2006 - 5 answers

Getting back to Japan

How do I find a non-teaching job in Japan? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Dec 21, 2005 - 9 answers

What are some good books about Japan's role in WWII?

What are some of the most important books about Japan's role in World War II? Read on... [more inside]
posted by Ekim Neems on Dec 17, 2005 - 14 answers

Help me pass! (or at least commiserate)

Has anyone ever taken the 50cc scooter license test in Japan? Perhaps some of you Japan-dwelling (or former Japan-dwelling) MeFites? I'm having a hell of a time passing the thing... [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Dec 15, 2005 - 10 answers

Japanese-English electronic dictionary recommendations?

A friend of mine would like to buy an electronic Japanese-English dictionary. What model do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by teem on Dec 3, 2005 - 8 answers

Sayako's Farewell

I understand that Princess Sayako must leave the imperial family because she is marrying a commoner. However, from the article, it sounds as if she'll no longer be considered their daughter. Will she still be allowed to visit? How does this work and what are the traditions surrounding such a farewell?
posted by onhazier on Nov 12, 2005 - 3 answers

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