Road rage? Not in Japan!

by Dave on Aug 17 2014 |

Here's a cool short video I stumbled upon while browsing Reddit. Japanese culture is know for its politeness -- even when driving. A stark contrast to the United States and other countries where it is a free-for-all on the roads and turn signals are seldom used. Click Read full story to check out the video Read full story...

AbroadIn Japan: Love hotels

by Dave on Aug 02 2014 |

Love hotels are very popular in Japan. What are they? Do I really need to type it out? Take a look at the innocent Hello Kitty plushie in the picture above and see if it clicks for you. Check out AbroadIn Japan's experience with this unique aspect of Japanese culture. Read full story...

Pikachus set to take over Yokohama Japan on August 9th!

by Dave on Jul 31 2014 |

Pikachus are taking over Yokohama Japan! The event entitled "Pikachu Tairyo Hassei Chu" (which translates to "An Outbreak of Pikachus") starts on August 9th and will coincide with a Pikachu festival in Yokohama, which is about 40 minutes outside of Tokyo. Basically if you have a wild fanboy/fangirl crush on Pikachu, you need to book your plane ticket to Japan this week to experience what heaven might be like! Click read full story to check the video out! Read full story...

Una live @ J-POP SUMMIT Festival

by Dave on Jul 20 2014 |

Una performed "Lonely Flower" at Peace Plaza in Japan Town, San Francisco at the JPOP SUMMIT Festival Sunday afternoon. Very cool, ambient-like song! If this doesn't relax you, you've got some deep anger problems! PS: Isn't Una very kawaiiiii?!

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Pachinko game based off TV's '24' in Japan

by Dave on Jul 17 2014 |

I'm a huge fan of 24 ...and with the season finale of Live Another Day airing just this past Monday I randomly stumbled upon this on YouTube. It's a Pachinko game starring Jack Bauer, David Palmer, and others! And apparently the President of the United States is giving a very intense speech... Read full story...

Documentary: No sex please, we're Japanese

by Dave on Jul 03 2014 |

Japan's population is on the decline and it has much of the world watching what will happen the next decade or so. Within the next 50 years if the current trend continues, Japan's population will decrease by a third - from roughly 120 million to around 80 million. Why is this happening? It's complicated, but this BBC documentary gives a very good overview of the many issues the world's third largest economy faces. Read full story...

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