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Are they taking them to the whale weigh stations?

Whalefilter: What are the Japanese whaling fleet researching? [more inside]
posted by scodger on Dec 31, 2006 - 7 answers

Wii are Japanese, if You Please

Is the Wii marketing campaign the first game console campaign to make such a big deal about its Japanese heritage? (In the U.S., anyway.) [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Dec 22, 2006 - 14 answers

Pi-ta-go-ra su-i-chi!

In this collection of clips of Rube Goldberg machines for NHK's Pitagora Suichi, was CG animation used? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Dec 17, 2006 - 18 answers

International money transfers between family members

What's the best way to transfer money from my father's (residing in Japan) account to my own in the US for banking/investing, and what complications may there be? Or, if he's not expecting extreme rates, are there better options he can pursue himself within Japan? [more inside]
posted by Muu on Dec 9, 2006 - 6 answers

Sake to me (...sorry, I had to)

I want to get a bottle of sake as a gift, but I am a total sake virgin... [more inside]
posted by lovetragedy on Dec 5, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me buy Japanese train tickets

My brother is spending a year in Japan, and I'd like to buy him some train tickets so that he can go somewhere he wouldn't otherwise go while he's over there. The ticket options seem pretty complicated, though, and I can't figure out what to buy and how to buy it. [more inside]
posted by rachelv on Dec 4, 2006 - 4 answers

DJ Isso Concrete Green

When I was in Tokyo last year I bought a CD from a dude in a stall in Shibuya called Concrete Green by DJ Isso. Does anyone know anything about DJ Isso, or the rappers that appear on the CD? [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Nov 24, 2006 - 3 answers

Ski bum in Japan?

Should I accept a job as a ski bum in Japan? [more inside]
posted by graytona on Nov 20, 2006 - 21 answers

Japan during the Autumn Festival, and related questions

I'm going to Japan next week. I've already reviewed the general "what should I do?" threads, and those have been great, but I have some specific requests and questions. [more inside]
posted by brett on Nov 18, 2006 - 20 answers

In need of a Japanese translation

My girlfriend brought me back some green tea from Japan to which I've become hopelessly addicted to. Please help me identify it so I can continue to feed my habit! [more inside]
posted by saraswati on Nov 15, 2006 - 18 answers

What locations in Japan would work for me?

I need to choose my top three choices for locations in Japan for the Jet Programme. Can you help me choose something that meets my needs? [more inside]
posted by valmonster on Nov 12, 2006 - 14 answers

working holiday at ski resort in japan?

How can I find a job at a ski resort in Japan? I have lots of customer service experience, but I don't speak Japanese. [more inside]
posted by goseethesphinx on Nov 11, 2006 - 6 answers

Are the teach English in Japan programs legitimate?

Are the teach English in Japan programs legitimate? [more inside]
posted by fellion on Nov 9, 2006 - 25 answers

Help me travel to the future (in Tokyo)!

Help me travel to the future (in Tokyo)! [more inside]
posted by Eringatang on Nov 4, 2006 - 18 answers

out of the way fun in tokyo

looking for new things to do in tokyo... [more inside]
posted by rklawler on Nov 2, 2006 - 8 answers

How to send yen from dollars?

I'm looking for a way to send, from the U.S. to Japan, money in denominations of yen. The merchant wants a money order in yen, which rules out Paypal. Do you know of a web-based or brick and mortar business that will take my payment in dollars, convert it into yen, and ship out a money order or give me a money order to ship?
posted by jeffmshaw on Oct 16, 2006 - 11 answers

The French, Japan and Love. What's the movie name?

Friend of mine is looking to track down the name of a movie. The dialogue is in English, French and Japanese. Most of the story is set in post-WWII Japan. It is about a French engineer who is working there. He is developping a relationship with a Japanese woman who runs a kimono store, but his old flame flies in from France and hijinks ensue. No it's not "Hiroshima, mon amour". As always there is [more inside]
posted by cm on Oct 16, 2006 - 4 answers

Tokyo on $85 a day?

I've been offered a one month gig in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya, with a US$85 per diem. Travel and accomodation are covered - I'm only responsible for food and fun. I know that Japan is expensive, but just HOW expensive is it? How far will this get me?
posted by fingers_of_fire on Oct 10, 2006 - 31 answers

Whatsit called when they got no feet?

Is there a name for the manga style where characters are drawn so simply they have no feet, merely dull points at the bottom of their legs? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Oct 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Lost in the past of the web?

Seeking the website of a Japanese photographer. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Oct 5, 2006 - 10 answers

A slice of Japan in London

What Japanese style amenities can be found in London? Most especially I am on the hunt for group Karaoke booths (preferably with an 'all you can drink' policy) and supermarkets stocking exclusively Japanese produce.... What's out there?
posted by 0bvious on Oct 1, 2006 - 8 answers

I felt like a heel.

What kind of massage did I have in Osaka last night? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Sep 22, 2006 - 5 answers

Yen to Pounds : Best Exchange Rates?

Currency Exchange: I have a handful of Japanese Yen and a desire the British pound wasn't so strong. What are my best options for getting my Yen converted into Sterling? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Sep 21, 2006 - 6 answers

Patridge Family-design luggage in Tokyo station store

Help me find the cool, colorful luggage we saw at a luggage shop in Tokyo Station and are now regretting not buying. It was a small, wheeled case with a purse/makeup bag included. The case was decorated with colorful squares of alternating hue, like the Patridge Family bus or what I think of as Mondrian design. Blue, white and pink were definitely involved, maybe also red. I think it was $140 American, but may have been 140 Yen. There are so many luggage stores there, though, and we didn't take note of either the store name or the designer. Likely a Japanese maker/designer, but unsure. Any tips would be much appreciated!
posted by GaelFC on Sep 15, 2006 - 2 answers

Don don don, don-ki...

Can anyone point me to an MP3/CD to download/purchase of the song that plays over the "theme song" that plays over the speakers in Japan's Don Quijote stores?
posted by jeditanuki on Sep 14, 2006 - 4 answers

What was that Japanese show about an architect and his cute neighbors?

What was that TV show I just saw in Japan? It seemed to be a comedy about a neurotic architect and his cute neighbors. It intrigued me. [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Sep 12, 2006 - 3 answers

unknown deceased spider

Please help me identify this spider found in Kanagawa, Japan. [more inside]
posted by gomichild on Sep 9, 2006 - 11 answers

Retreat in Japan?

Can you recommend a retreat in Japan for an American? [more inside]
posted by cda on Sep 5, 2006 - 4 answers

What is this magical drink?

Help us figure out what this Japanese alcoholic drink is. [more inside]
posted by geryon on Aug 29, 2006 - 16 answers

What are some good Japanese language schools in Tokyo?

What are some recommendations for Japanese language schools, especially for conversation, in Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Aug 23, 2006 - 2 answers

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

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