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Help me find a dirty movie.

Help me find a dirty movie. (NSFW) [more inside]
posted by djstig on May 2, 2011 - 1 answer

help me spend my aussie dollars...

What are some online shopping sites that ship direct to Australia. I'm wanting to take advantage of the stronger Australian dollar. [more inside]
posted by MT on May 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Shinjuku vs Shibuya

I will be in Tokyo for a few days next month and need to decide where I am staying - Shibuya or Shinjuku? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on Apr 28, 2011 - 10 answers

JET vs AmeriCorps

JET (teaching English in Japan) vs AmeriCorps (cool community stuff in my city). Or, how do you decide between two paths that seem comparably engaging/difficult/unknown? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Apr 21, 2011 - 17 answers

I need to understand more about cultural differences in doing business with Japan

I need to understand the Japanese cultural importance of "saving face" with respect to business, and how I can make myself less frustrated with an ongoing business negotiation I'm involved in. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Pythagoras Switch available to purchase?

Is the adorable Japanese children's TV show Pythagoras Switch, (aka Pitagora Suicchi) available as a dvd or download in the US? [more inside]
posted by apparently on Apr 18, 2011 - 2 answers

Establishing a business in Japan for a European

Any suggestions for a guide to business development for a European in Japan? [more inside]
posted by punilux on Apr 15, 2011 - 2 answers

How do I ship Iodine tablets from the UK to Japan?

How do I ship Iodine tablets from the UK to Japan? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me draw the Japanese House in the Boston Children's Museum!

I have a week to draw a short comic about the Japanese House in the Boston Children's Museum, and can't go there in person to take photos. As such, I am in desperate need of reference! [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Apr 12, 2011 - 2 answers

ID this painting's artist, please!

Possible-longshot-filter: Can you identify the artist who made this painting? [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on Apr 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Passport renewal during gov't shutdown?

Will my passport get renewed at the US Embassy in Tokyo even if the federal government shuts down? [more inside]
posted by ameca on Apr 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Tsunami Videos

Has anyone put together a collection of videos from the recent tsunami in Japan? I am sure there are new ones surfacing as time goes on. I may be morbid but the videos are fascinating. I'd like to find a webpage that is keeping a current list of what is appearing.
posted by zzazazz on Apr 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Post-quake survival: pet edition

DisasterFilter - What steps can I take to ensure my pets survival in the case where a disaster strikes and I can't get home? [more inside]
posted by MShades on Apr 2, 2011 - 7 answers

(Contemporary) Japanese karaoke hits

Karaoke in Japanese. Am looking for tracks with a karaoke version on YouTube for an event. This old post has some great ideas, but sadly half of them have been removed from YouTube. What Japanese language songs do you sing at karaoke at the moment?! The more contemporary the better
posted by 0bvious on Apr 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for an NPR program on Buddhist Funerals that played yesterday on an LA NPR station.

On NPR in Los Angeles yesterday there was a segment on Buddhist funeral practices in Japan, and an interview with a Buddhist monk. What show was it? Is there a downloadable or listen-able on line version of it? [more inside]
posted by RampantFerret on Mar 31, 2011 - 7 answers

Emergency crisis intervention/mental health services for a Japanese citizen in NYC

Are there any emergency crisis intervention/mental health services for a citizen of Japan with mental health issues whose family has been missing since the earthquake? [more inside]
posted by stagewhisper on Mar 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Safe to go to Japan?

Should I travel to Japan for my long planned vacation on April 20th? [more inside]
posted by straight_razor on Mar 29, 2011 - 14 answers

Are geiger counters a tax deductable?

Should I be testing non-edible Japanese imports for radiation? [more inside]
posted by muirne81 on Mar 26, 2011 - 10 answers

PVO/NGO volunteer opportunities in relief effort in Japan?

What are some PVO/NGO that will enable me to volunteer in the relief effort in Japan? (I am willing to pay for my own air fare/accommodations/etc). Also, in terms of training, what are some programs or certifications that will help train/prepare me for going overseas?
posted by meta.mark on Mar 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Why do the Fukushima Daiichi reactor buildings have that blue-and-white pattern?

Why do the reactor buildings at Fukushima Daiichi have that blue-and-white pattern? It looks like it might have a purpose, but I also find it beautiful. I don't mean to be insensitive to the current crisis, but I'd like to understand. I don't watch a lot of TV news, so I may have missed it there. Googling has proven unsuccessful.
posted by lurkingular on Mar 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Should we still go to Japan

Travel to Japan in May - what do you think? [more inside]
posted by Megami on Mar 18, 2011 - 24 answers

Help me help them!

How can I help Japan when I am broke :( [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Mar 14, 2011 - 21 answers

Is now a good time to buy a Honda?

First of all, I am deeply sympathetic to the disaster in Japan, so I am sorry if this is tacky. But I was already looking to buy a new Honda within the next few months and want to know if because of the circumstances I should jump on it now. [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Mar 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Nuke Plant != Hydrogen Bomb?

Is there any meaningful way to compare the possible radiation releases due to the damaged Japanese nuke plant with the radiation released by the air and sea bursts of the U.S. nuclear weapons testing in the 40s, 50s, and 60s? [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Mar 14, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me help Japan

I'd like to send aid to Japan, but I'm not sure where to donate. Suggestions? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by cestmoi15 on Mar 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Should I try to get farther away from the reactor in Fukushima?

I'm in Yokohama. Should I try to get as far away as possible from the Fukushima reactor that is currently experiencing serious problems? [more inside]
posted by farce majeure on Mar 12, 2011 - 28 answers

Which charities are providing support in Japan?

Where should I donate money to most effectively support people affected by the earthquake in Japan? And logistically, how can my organization collect money from its members that can be donated to this cause? [more inside]
posted by teem on Mar 11, 2011 - 10 answers

Japan Headed for Nuclear Meltdown?

IF 1 or 2 or even 3 nuclear reactors in Japan meltdown in what is already being called a potentially worse disaster than Chernobyl, where will the fallout travel based on current prevailing wind and airflow models? I would specifically like information about how this may affect Hawaii where I live. [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde on Mar 11, 2011 - 14 answers

How bad will Los Angeles be hit by a nuclear accident in Japan?

What happens if that nuclear power plant in Japan turns into the next Chernobyl? [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Mar 11, 2011 - 17 answers

Travel to Japan - feasible or foolish?

Is it foolish, or even feasible, to go ahead with vacation travel plans to Japan, in light of the earthquake? [more inside]
posted by Pantengliopoli on Mar 11, 2011 - 22 answers

Help me find news links for sendai

Trying to find sites with details on the current situation in Sendai (specifically) [more inside]
posted by yeolcoatl on Mar 11, 2011 - 8 answers

How can I volunteer in Japan?

Japan has suffered an unprecedented disaster. I have no job, no money, no insurance, no college degree. Is there any way I can volunteer to go and help rebuild, in any way? Some organization that will send me?
posted by ifthe21stcentury on Mar 11, 2011 - 15 answers

Life in Okayama?

Tell me about living in Okayama, Japan. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Mar 10, 2011 - 6 answers

How good a deal is Japan Rail Pass?

Are there any cheaper alternatives to the Japan Rail Pass? For two adults traveling mainly around Tokyo, as well as a few days in Osaka and one day trip to Nara, for a total of 10 days. *Bonus question - what are the best places in these cities to see contemporary Japanese art?
posted by kickingtheground on Mar 3, 2011 - 20 answers

Help us get off the couch!

Please suggest some fun, affordable places to go and things for my boyfriend and me to do on the weekends! Location-specific ideas would be especially appreciated. We live in Ibaraki prefecture in Japan, about an hour by train from Tokyo. Slightly long list of preferences and details inside. [more inside]
posted by you zombitch on Mar 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Japanese gameshow help

Need help identifying this Japanese game show... and hopefully finding a clip online. [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Feb 14, 2011 - 5 answers

japan gift for a 12 year old

Japan-themed gift for a 12 year old boy. He's interested in anime, video games, and all things Japanese (even though he doesn't really know that much about Japan). A book with lots of photos would be great, but adult ones have too many words, and kids ones have too little real info. This book looks perfect, but it's not releasing until this summer.
posted by Snower on Feb 13, 2011 - 14 answers

Jumpsuits and Solenoids?

Totally failing at finding a series of videos of a Japanese man in a jumpsuit and hardhat who has invented several musical instruments based on solenioids. Anybody know what I'm talking about and/or where to find them?
posted by TheCoug on Feb 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Japanese girl travels country with griddle TV show?

Once upon a time I saw a few episodes of a japanese TV show about a girl who runs an okonomiyaki restaurant (I think?) in Japan who travels the country with her cast-iron griddle looking for her father. Every episode ends with her in a cook-off against some random person. It was on TV in the Bay Area and subtitled. What the heck was this show? It has defeated even my powerful google-fu.
posted by GuyZero on Feb 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Milnacipran?

Antidepressant question: Milnacipran? I'd never heard of it, but I'll likely transition from venlafaxine (Effexor) to milnacipran (brand names Toledomin, Savella, Ixel etc.) soon due to an upcoming move (from US) to Japan. Venlafaxine is not available in Japan. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2011 - 1 answer

TESOL filter: how do I get from my MA to a PhD, via Japan?

TESOL filter: how do I get from my MA to a PhD, via Japan? [more inside]
posted by Juso No Thankyou on Jan 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Tall, curvy peg in a short, narrow hole

For my girlfriend: Buying women's clothes in Japan that aren't just meant for the average Asian body structure? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Jan 26, 2011 - 15 answers

Asthma medicine in Asia: are there restrictions on import, and is it easily purchased?

I take Clenil Modulite (Beclometasone dipropionate, a daily steroid) and Ventolin (Salbutamol, as needed) for my asthma, in inhaler form. I'm visiting Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia in the course of a backpacking trip starting next month. I want to take these medicines with me, but am finding it hard to find info about restricted drugs in these countries. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Jan 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Looking for advice and anecdotes on going to Japan during the rainy season.

We're planning a trip to go to Japan, and I'm wondering if it would be worth it to go during tsuyu (the rainy season). We'd be mainly based in Kyoto for the days we're there. Looking for some advice and anecdotal stories, and whether you think it'd be worth it. [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Jan 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Please help me to buy a music box for my wife.

Please help me to buy a music box for my wife. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jan 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Ryokan, not Hadouken

Are mid/lower-priced ryokan (with kaiseki etc) worth it? And a bonus ryokan-related question! [more inside]
posted by smoke on Jan 8, 2011 - 10 answers

Again with the going to Japan thing...? Yeesh.

Where should I stay in Tokyo for 2+ months? Any possible alternatives to gaijin houses, or which/where are the best ones? [more inside]
posted by dubitable on Jan 5, 2011 - 10 answers

Winter Japan ideas for places south/west of Tokyo

What are some good, less-well-known places to go west of Tokyo . . . this weekend? [more inside]
posted by that girl on Jan 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Where can I go with Mechatronic Engineering (geographically and career-wise)?

I'm looking for advice and stories of experiences from other engineers, particularly if you've lived and worked overseas. [more inside]
posted by jord on Jan 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Books about Osaka?

I'm looking for books about Osaka. [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman on Dec 26, 2010 - 4 answers

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