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Learn Japanese Culture to Progress in Japanese Language

Learning a foreign language is a complex endeavour. It is more than just learning the grammar and vocabulary. The cultural aspect of the language is important as well.

If you want to master a langu...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 weeks ago | 3 comments


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SNES Classic gets Famicom look and tweaked game selection techcrunch.com

Everyone’s excited about the SNES Classic Edition, what with its twee 90s look and fantastic selection of games. But as with its NES predecessor, the Japanese version of the device is significantly...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 hours, 40 minutes ago | 0 comments


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Failed tattoos exposed hanzismatter.blogspot.com

The author of this blog receives photos of people's tattoos containing (mainly Chinese characters) and explains if what they really mean. Some of them are hilarious. I have no idea how people decid...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 23 hours, 48 minutes ago | 0 comments


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Art of Figure Making: Overwatch, Good Smile Company and Nendoroids otakumode.com

Ryoma Enomoto, Planning Division United States Leader at Good Smile Company, talks about his job and their recent collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment for their Overwatch Nendoroid figures, Me...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 days, 3 hours ago | 0 comments


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Hebocon: The Best Worst Robot Competition spectrum.ieee.org

Building the best robot you can is difficult and stressful. You know what isn’t difficult or stressful? Building the worst robot you can, and then seeing if it can manage to be even more terrible t...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months, 3 weeks ago | 3 comments


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Japanese artist carves these intricate patterns using regular vegetables www.instagram.com

A Japanese artist carves vegetables publishing his works for everybody to see and use (if needed). The line in the description says: "carving

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months ago | 2 comments


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Fukushima: Wild boars take over Japan's evacuated towns www.bbc.com

Hunters have been called in to deal with hundreds of wild boars who are living in evacuated Japanese towns in the Fukushima area.
The area was deserted six years ago after an earthquake and tsunami...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months, 2 weeks ago | 2 comments


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A guide to the Sapporo snow festival2017 blog.gaijinpot.com

The Snow Festival, which is being held in Sapporo’s Oodori Park through February 12, 2017, features 116 different snow sculptures of all different sizes. One of the highlights is a recreation of Na...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months, 3 weeks ago | 3 comments


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Legendary Japanese animator Miyazaki comes out of retirement for new film www.japantimes.co.jp

Here is some great news for all of you Studio Ghibli Anime fans.

Oscar-winning Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki has come out of retirement to work on a new animated feature film, a producer at Stud...

posted by  Yubi | 4 months ago | 4 comments


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Forget maid cafes! Lift weights and get jacked with cute girls at a MAID GYM instead en.rocketnews24.com

There are a ton of different types of maid cafes in Japan, catering to all sorts of tastes, ranging from Shangrila’s “plump” maids to Ita-Cafe’s uniformed Russian girls.

But what about people who’...

posted by  Sergey | 5 months ago | 1 comment


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Netflix is working on a remake of Death Note. Watch the trailer. www.theverge.com

A live-action version of Death Note is coming to Netflix later this year, and we’ve just gotten the first teaser trailer. Here, Light Turner (The Fault In Our Stars’ Nat Wolff) finds the titular De...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment

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