Japan's bullet train (Shinkansen) turns 50!

by Dave on Oct 01 2014 |


The world's first bullet train turns 50 years old today! Japan launched its super-high-speed line from Tokyo to Osaka and vice versa back on October 1st, 1964.... Read full story...

Video: Mount Ontake erupts in Japan

by Dave on Sep 29 2014 |


Via Reporters without Borders:

"A Japanese volcano popular with hikers erupted on Saturday, killing one woman and seriously injuring more than 30 people, officials and media said."

Check out the full story for the video. Read full story...

Indonesia calls Shin-chan borderline pornography

by Dave on Sep 27 2014 |


The Indonesian broadcasting commission has a big issue with Japan's popular series, Shin-chan, which has been around for over 20 years! It's also been localized in over a dozen languages as well, including English. From The Guardian:

“The character fools around with his bare bottom exposed,” Agatha Lily told Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper. “He also noses around people on dates. The show features a lot of female characters in seductive garments that emphasise their cleavage.

“It is essentially pornography.”" Read full story...

Porn vending machines found on top of a mountain in Japan

by Dave on Sep 26 2014 |


I think it's time to declare Japan the official porn capital of the world. Check out the video, which gives us a tour of porn vending machines in a mountainous area within Japan. Read full story...

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5 Japan holidays you've never heard of

by Dave on Sep 24 2014 |


Yesterday marked the Autumn Equinox and Japan celebrated it with a day off! Golden Week is also a well known holiday outside of Japan, where most Japanese citizens have April 29th-May 6th off to celebrate a variety of things! However, there are some lesser known national holidays that I want to spotlight. They are pretty interesting and very unique to Japan - and doesn't involve a jolly fat man. Read full story...

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