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

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

Research about main blockers to purchasing an electric car whatjapanthinks.com

Full electric cars are getting a bit more practical these days, so this look at electric cars has interesting results; I’m especially surprised that that people are more curious about diesel engine...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 hours, 57 minutes ago | 0 comments

WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan www.japantimes.co.jp

Salvaged from the Papua New Guinean jungle, a restored World War II Japanese Zero fighter has taken to the skies over the land that gave birth to the once-feared warplane.

The aircraft — emblazoned...

posted by  Yubi | 10 hours, 21 minutes ago | 0 comments

Ninja birthplace cities jointly promote tourism www3.nhk.or.jp

Two cities in central Japan regarded as the birthplace of ninjas, or feudal era secret agents, have launched a council to attract more tourists from home and abroad.

The cultural assets related to ...

posted by  Yubi | 10 hours, 49 minutes ago | 0 comments

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

Bitcoin Adoption Grows in World’s Leading Electronics District www.nigeriatoday.ng

I am not sure how trustworthy a source of information Nigeria Today is. Personally I have a difficulty of trusting anything Nigerian online :)

But it is quite cool if some offline shops in Akihaba...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 23 hours, 56 minutes ago | 2 comments

Kurobe Dam releasing water for sightseers www3.nhk.or.jp

Sightseers are flocking to Japan's highest dam to watch the spectacle of water gushing from it.

An electric power company releases water from Kurobe Dam, in Toyama Prefecture, central Japan, from J...

posted by  Yubi | 1 day, 4 hours ago | 2 comments

Disrupting Japan Podcast #92: The Little Startup That Took Down NTT – TownWiFi www.disruptingjapan.com

It’s rare for a Japanese startup to challenge NTT and come out ahead. But that’s exactly what Takehiro Ogita and his team at TownWiFi have accomplished.

TownWiFi is a mobile app that automatically ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 day, 6 hours ago | 0 comments

Origami-inspired architecture brings diamond lattices to Tokyo's shopping district www.wired.co.uk

This lacy façade is made from 5,315 aluminium panels, capable of sliding on hidden rails. It's the frontage of Ginza Place, on a corner of Ginza Crossing, Tokyo's equivalent of Times Square. Tokyo-...

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

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...

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