Archivo para el mes January, 2009

Cute condoms

Por kirai el 28 de January de 2009 en Sex

In Japan there are mascot characters everywhere and people love cute stuff. There are even condoms who became cute mascot characters!

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Tongue-twister 早口言葉

Por kirai el 28 de January de 2009 en Japanese

Japanese is a language with tons of homophone words. Having many homophones makes it easier to write poems, jokes and tongue-twisters than using other languages. Tong-twisters (早口言葉) are easy to create but some of them are extremely difficult to pronounce without twisting your tongue If you are learning Japanese these are some basic 早口言葉: バスガス爆発(ばすがすばくはつ)(basu […]

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Where do Japanese engineers want to work

Por kirai el 26 de January de 2009 en Society

Toyota is the dream company where Japanese engineers want to work. The next most desired companies are Honda, Panasonic, Nintendo and Canon. Sony and Canon lost positions compared with last year. On the other hand Nissan moved from the 20th to the 9th position and NEC from the 29th to the 10th! Companies ranked by […]

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Manga rental

Por kirai el 23 de January de 2009 en Manga

In Japan you can rent manga in some places, for example in some Tsutaya shops. It is interesting the Tsutaya strategy, they showcase manga in shelves looking like DVDs. Look at the pictures, it looks like it is all full of rental DVDs but it is not, it is manga! One volume, three days (70 […]

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LOST… parrot

Por kirai el 22 de January de 2009 en Various

It seems somebody LOST a parrot in Tokyo. For a moment I thought I was walking around Mêlée island in Monkey Island instead of Tokyo. Akihabara News – Gadgetry from Japan and Asia (Subscribe) dannychoo.com – Your portal to Japan (Subscribe) Japan Probe – Japan news and entertainment (Subscribe)

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Nissan GTR vs Bullet train

Por kirai el 20 de January de 2009 en Videos

A Nissan GTR racing against a Japanese Bullet Train (Shinkansen). Well, it is not exactly like that, it is a race between a GTR and doing the same route with public transportt. Usually in Japan you arrive almost everywhere faster using trains and not cars. I found very interesting the video because it shows the […]

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Tokyo time lapse

Por kirai el 16 de January de 2009 en Videos

I love this Tokyo time lapse video, is one of my all time faves in Youtube. Video created by Myles. Akihabara News – Gadgetry from Japan and Asia (Subscribe) dannychoo.com – Your portal to Japan (Subscribe) Japan Probe – Japan news and entertainment (Subscribe)

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Otoshidama and money inside envelopes

Por kirai el 14 de January de 2009 en Traditional

Last month was the second time I have spent the end of the year in Japan (The other years I traveled overseas), and my conclusion is that nothing really “exciting” happens in Japan during the end or the beginning of the year. Celebrations are pretty calm and traditional. The common pattern I found with Europe […]

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