$50 off .hack//The Movie and //Versus PS3 game!

by Dave on May 10 2014 |


.hack fans waiting for the price of the movie/game hybrid pack to go down, now is your time to import! If you're holding out for a localization, don't hold your breath. Play Asia has .hack//The Movie + Versus Hybrid Pack... Read full story...

Rock, Paper, Scissors on Kyoto-Osaka bound Shinkansen!

by Dave on May 10 2014 |

Kyoto to Osaka is a quick ride on the Shinkansen, but more than enough time to play Janken, the Japanese version of the universally known "Rock, Paper, Scissors" game... Read full story...

Kyoto street musician has some mad skills!

by Dave on May 10 2014 |

Back in May of 2013 I visited Japan for the first time, which included a short stint to Kyoto via the Nozomi Bullet Train from Tokyo. By the time I arrived I was starved for some delicious Japanese grub... Read full story...

.hack: "Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground" by Audire Soundtrack Choir

by Dave on May 09 2014 |


If you haven't had the opportunity to play any of the .hack games or view the multiple anime series, you are missing out on some of the most well composed anime and gaming music to come out of Japan. Do the names Yuki Kajiura and Chikayo Fukuda... Read full story...

Super Saiyan french fries!

by Dave on May 09 2014 |


I'll get the joke out of the way right now: those fries are most definitely over 9000 calories. Mini Shop, one of Japan's many konbini stores, served up these fries as a promotion for the recently released Dragon Ball Z movie last year, Battle of Gods. If you're from... Read full story...

5 reasons why visiting Japan would be awesome!

by Dave on May 09 2014 |

Are you on the ropes about whether or not to book that trip to Japan? Go ahead and watch the video above, which is part of... Read full story...

Monthly Mitsuwa: Mitsuwa Marketplace!

by Dave on May 09 2014 |


Welcome to the first Monthly Mitsuwa featured article! Mitsuwa Marketplace is a Japanese supermarket with several locations in California. There is, however, one Chicagoland location that I have been frequenting over the years. I've stuffed my face with a lot of Japanese candy purchased there... Read full story...

Welcome to Japan Yay! The inaugural first post!

by Dave on May 09 2014 |

Welcome to Japan Yay! My name is Dave and many of you may know me from my previous website, dothackers. It was a fansite based on the .hack franchise, created by CyberConnect2. .hack was an anime, gaming, and manga series that ran for well over a decade and had a moderately successful run in the United States, as well as Japan. I ran dothackers from 2003-2014 and during that time my interest in Japanese culture increased greatly... Read full story...

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