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Japanese film with poison gas and windmills?

Japanese film...colored clouds of poison gas...a village of windmills...what movie am I half-remembering? [more inside]
posted by mediated self on Jul 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Famous poets traveling to new locations to test their ability

I remember reading somewhere that some famous, ancient (?) Japanese (?) poets liked to travel to new places where they were not yet well-known, in order to test their abilities and attempt to re-establish themselves as talented poets. Does this ring any bells? Do you know of any sources that talk about such a thing? Any examples of such poets? Anything similar in a field other than poetry?
posted by palet on Jun 28, 2012 - 9 answers

All aboard!!

If you had a Japanese rail pass and were staying in Nagano Shinkansen area, what day trips would you take? [more inside]
posted by Mr.Me on Jun 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Finding a non-teaching job in Japan in limited time

Searching for a job in Japan... Can speak Japanese, but have only gotten job offers from low-paying ALT dispatchers so far. Visa running out. Other venues to search? [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jun 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Can non-residents buy property in Japan?

Can non-residents buy property in Japan? [more inside]
posted by Megami on Jun 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Things to do around Kure, Japan

I am heading to Japan for the first time. Looking for day trip suggestions and things to do near Kure. [more inside]
posted by MrSomeone on Jun 16, 2012 - 11 answers

Help a Kanto gaijin have a good one night trip in Osaka

Looking for places to go, eat, and stay in a very, very short trip to Osaka. [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah on Jun 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Can regular Japanese folk read English words?

Work-related question: Can the average Japanese-only speaker read and pronounce English words? [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Jun 1, 2012 - 13 answers

What should I know about visiting Naoshima, Japan?

Please tell me what you think I should know about visiting Naoshima, Japan. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Japanese Ecstasy(?)

What is this Japanese ecstasy-like drug I'm hearing about? [more inside]
posted by princeoftheair on May 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Where can we stash our luggage while going around on day trips?

TravelLogisticFilter: We're planning a trip to Japan in October and need help with the logistics of where to leave our luggage as we get around. [more inside]
posted by gchucky on May 29, 2012 - 14 answers

What should I study?

What should I look into researching regarding language acquisition (ESL) for my masters degree in Japan? [more inside]
posted by GoingToShopping on May 28, 2012 - 5 answers

Finding a full-time gig in Japan while over there, work visa expiring soon?

Looking for work in Japan - Have a work visa that will expire in early August. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on May 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Mastering ramen.

Find me a month-long cooking class in Japan. [more inside]
posted by graphtheory on May 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Looking for this set of bento boxes

Do you see this 3-layer bento lunch box for sale online? One box in the stack is white with the yellow design, one is white with the orange design, and the 3rd box is white with the green design.
posted by cashman on May 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Unemployed, looking for an adventure

I'm 26 year old guy recently returned from teaching in Japan, out of a job, and looking for a new adventure. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on May 18, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I carry my yen?

What's the best way to handle getting/carrying foreign currency? (For travel to Japan, in particular.) [more inside]
posted by hoyland on May 16, 2012 - 10 answers

Can debris for the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami be used to create new land?

Could rubble and debris from the Great Eastern Japan earthquake be 'reclaimed' to make useable land? [more inside]
posted by sconbie on May 15, 2012 - 7 answers

Tsukemono / Japanese pickle recipes needed

Give me your favorite tsukemono recipes, please. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on May 9, 2012 - 8 answers

What's the cheapest way to ship a book from the US to Japan?

What's the cheapest way to send a single normal-sized book weighing about a pound from the US to Japan? [more inside]
posted by No-sword on Apr 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Southeast Asia travel suggestions

Southeast Asia travel advice desired. Where should two vegetarians who speak English go for a 5 day vacation in mid December? [more inside]
posted by holyrood on Apr 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Where should we go in Japan (~ central Honshu) to get out of the city and do some hiking?

Where do you recommend to get out of the cities and see some nature/countryside in Japan? We'd love to hike, and spend some time soaking in outdoor hot springs. We've looked at the Japanese Alps as well as the area around Hakone, but we're having trouble sorting through the options, and a bit nervous about the guidebook references to "hoards of day-trippers." Help us focus? Any recommendations for towns, specific hiking trails or hotels? [more inside]
posted by copacetic on Apr 19, 2012 - 11 answers

Help save my honeymoon to Japan!

Japan Honeymoon Disaster--need guidance. Travel agent I selected to book things is awful and the clock is ticking. Need guidance on finding a solid travel agent to book a honeymoon to Japan. I'm in Chicago if it matters. [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Apr 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Tell us what not to miss in Shinjuku

Your thoughts on things to do in and around Shinjuku next week. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 8, 2012 - 15 answers

Fuss-free bouquet to Tokyo?

What happens when flowers are delivered to private houses in Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by runincircles on Mar 28, 2012 - 2 answers

What is this Japanese thing?

What is this mystery Japanese product? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Mar 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Navigating Japan with food allergies

I'd love to visit Japan for a week or two with my wife, but I have some food allergies that will make it difficult. Will it be possible to survive and even find some nice meals with my soy and (pea)nut allergies? [more inside]
posted by Earl the Polliwog on Mar 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Mental health support in Tokyo

Help me help a friend suffering severe depression in Tokyo. [more inside]
posted by harujion on Mar 21, 2012 - 3 answers

How can I get an item only sold within Japan to the U.S.?

I want to buy a specific Japanese item, but neither the maker nor amazon.co.jp will ship this item to the U.S. This item is not being sold in the U.S. or the U.K. I don't currently have any friends in Japan. Do I have any options?
posted by TayBridge on Mar 11, 2012 - 8 answers

What is this Japanese musical style, and how can I find more of it?

What is this Japanese musical style, and how can I find more of it? [more inside]
posted by eotvos on Mar 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Babysteps into the land of Japan...

Travelfilter: Things to do in Japan that are good for someone who finds traveling stressful, and are welcoming to tourists and non-Japanese speakers. [more inside]
posted by Arethusa on Mar 8, 2012 - 14 answers

Sex workers in Osaka

Sex workers in Osaka. 5,6 years ago, a friend took me thru a small, singular neighborhood in Osaka, Japan. Rumored to be controlled by Yakuza, it was an area for sex. The ground floor of the buildings were open to the street, and the 'girl' was sitting, almost enthroned, on a chair or platform surrounded by flowers and cushions. I guess the protocol was to 'shop' the street, and enter the one that appealed to you. We did not tarry, despite my fascination, because my Japanese friend was female, w/ her hair tucked up, and she felt a need to keep moving. She had explained that the city wanted to raze the area as some kind of urban renewal. I wanted to get some Japanese friends to talk to some locals, and find a way to document this unique place, but that never happened. Does anyone know of this? And what eventually happened?
posted by ebesan on Mar 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me not re-enact Top Gear in Japan

Help! I'm going to Japan (well, hopefully). What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Mar 2, 2012 - 20 answers

Where, around Tokyo, can I have my blood tested for specific genetic mutations?

Where, around Tokyo, can I have my blood tested for specific genetic mutations? Specifically, protrombin 20210 and factor V (5) Leiden. [more inside]
posted by ovesh on Feb 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Japan for the Solo Traveler

Traveling to Japan on my own for 2.5 weeks. Help me avoid the part where I start talking to myself. [more inside]
posted by noted industrialist on Feb 17, 2012 - 18 answers

Pre-paid SIM in Japan

How can I best get cell data while in Japan? I've got a GSM Galaxy Nexus that I'd like to use while I'm in Japan. Is it possible to purchase a pre-paid SIM? If so, where would these be sold? I'll be in Nagoya, if that helps.
posted by VoteBrian on Feb 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Cardcaptor this ain't.

Is it in poor taste or offensive to pass around this photo in a class presentation? [more inside]
posted by Sayuri. on Feb 14, 2012 - 55 answers

Any tips to find a massage package for a friend in a foreign land?

Osaka-filter Massage/Spa Package-filter. I like to buy a lady friend a good women oriented massage package she could use to relax massively while in Osaka. Any tips on how to find massage/spa resorts that offer this sort of deal? One difficulty I prefer to arrange/reserve/buy it while overseas. [more inside]
posted by Bodrik on Feb 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me identify these little bits of goodness.

What is this candy from a Vietnamese restaurant? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Feb 9, 2012 - 4 answers

help me think through visa and immigration for my partner and child

I am uk citizen, my partner is Japanese and here in the uk on a working holiday visa which expires mid March. She is pregnant and will give birth in September, ideally in japan, and at the end of 2012 or the start of 2013 we’d like to return to the uk. [more inside]
posted by runrunrun on Feb 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me find this K-POP / J-POP video I vaguely remember seeing!

I really want to share this video I saw a while ago with a friend, for injoke purposes. But I dunno how to find it! Help! I believe it to be either Korean or Japanese pop music. I have little to no memory of the actual song, just the video. 3, maybe 4 East-Asian ladies. Strolling along a sidewalk, holding shopping bags, walking past upscale store windows. The sidewalk moves underneath them, kind of like an omnidirectional conveyor belt. I can remember no other details, really. Other than it was filmed in a studio (obviously), yet gives the impression of being filmed outside via lighting, and there were a lot of pastel shades going on. Oh, and the women are wearing heels. [more inside]
posted by TheTorns on Feb 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Contemporary art and performing arts in Japan

Contemporary art and performing arts in Japan? I will be living in Tokyo for about 4 months soon. I plan on checking out the arts and performing arts (theater, dance) contemporary/emerging/experimental/however-you-want-to-call-it scene. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kitsuloukos on Feb 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Help us plan our honeymoon to Japan!

JapanFilter: Where should we go in in Japan on our honeymoon? [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Feb 4, 2012 - 21 answers

What are good history books covering Japanese militarism in the first half of the 20th century?

What are good history books covering Japanese militarism in the first half of the 20th century? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Jan 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Traditional Print and Paper Visit in Japan?

I am a printmaker, but I have also been trained in bookbinding and papermaking, including some Japanese papermaking. We are going to Japan in late March/early April, and I would love to visit a printmaking/papermaking studio. [more inside]
posted by emilyclaire on Jan 15, 2012 - 7 answers

scary gaijin?

In watching Azumanga Daioh (anime) and in comments here and around the web, there seems to be a trope or expectation or whatever you would call it that Japanese people are actually afraid of foreigners. Is that accurate? If so, why is that?
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Jan 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Ferries between Japan and South Korea?

I want to take a ferry from Shimonoseki, Japan to Busan, South Korea, and then later from Busan to Fukuoka—but how do I book tickets? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Jan 11, 2012 - 2 answers

My mother-in-law hates me!

Early international marriages between Japanese men and Western women in post-Meiji 1800s... where could I read about them? [more inside]
posted by chickencoop on Jan 9, 2012 - 3 answers

Cheddar crackers in Japan

Does anyone know where to buy Cheds or Cheez-Its in Japan? Mail order is best but anything helps. I've had precious little luck finding anything on the domestic market good enough to qualify as a replacement.
posted by DoctorFedora on Jan 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Save My Honemoon To Japan!

SAVE MY HONEYMOON HIVEMIND! Is there a definitive (non-biased) answer on whether Japan is safe for travel? [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Jan 1, 2012 - 15 answers

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