Outlet shaped closet

Need that finishing piece to complete your geeky interior? Well the people at VICEVERSA-e have just what you need. Here’s a outlet-shaped mini-closet that even includes a socket shaped cup that holds your magazines. This outlet closet is hand made from fiberglass, and will run you about 21,525 yen ($199...

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Retro NES characters in real life

I’m sure you know by now how much I love classic Nintendo stuff. I still to this day have a functional NES system with a lot of great games. I wish my Famicom still worked, but it has succumbed to old age. In the spirit of keeping the old new,...

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What blogs do the Japanese read?

Have you ever wondered what are the top blogs people read in Japan? Asiajin compiled the list that will put your mind at ease, and even added a short English description for each of them. Here are the top 10, for the other 40, check out Asiajin’s list. 1. GIGAZINE...

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JR Yamanote Line Watches

The Yamanote Line, part of the JR East series of rail lines connects most of Tokyo’s stations including Akihabara, Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro. About 3.5 million people ride the Yamanote line everyday in Tokyo. To understand how many people that is, the entire New York City subway system of 26...

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Don’t mess with this samurai

Don’t mess with this samurai

xorsyst.com is now protected by an ancient Samurai willing to do my bidding. No, I have not gone crazy. I am talking about Samurai Weapon, a new blog widget by Koei to promote their new Nintendo DS game, “Kunitori Zunou Battle Nobunaga no Yabou” (Strategic Battle Nobunaga’s Ambition). Upon moving...

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Hello Kitty Tattoos

Hello Kitty, the iconic Japanese figure that some love, while others love to hate. These people love it so much they have decided to adorn their skin forever with none other than Hello Kitty. I believe the guy with the tattoo on his forehead takes the cake though. I would...

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Tite Kubo, the man behind Bleach

Tite Kubo, the man behind Bleach

Noriaki Kubo, better known as Tite Kubo, was surprised his creation, Bleach, has taken the world by storm. His first trip to America was this summer at San Diego’s Comic Con. Through an interpreter, he addressed his legions of fans, and we also got to see how humble he really...

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Japanese government thinks Japan is cool

Japanese government thinks Japan is cool

The Japanese government wants Japanese businesses to take advantage of cool. Sounds like something Jermey Gutsche would be telling those companies if he lived in Japan. If you’re reading this blog, you may have already realized that Japanese pop culture including anime, manga, and fashion have been considered cool for...

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Happy birthday to xorsyst!

Happy birthday to me! Another year goes by (26 to be exact), another year presents itself. For the first time in my life, I am actually celebrating my birthday away from friends, and without a girlfriend! It’s a bit weird. I haven’t really opened myself up to this new city...

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Japanese parents marrying off kids

Over 60 percent of Japanese males and 80 percent of Japanese females still live at home well into their 30s. They have been harshly dubbed, “parasite singles.” This growing trend has resulted in the parents of these individuals playing cupid to help their children find love. Japan’s fertility rate is...

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Death Note II: The Last Name in October!

Death Note II: The Last Name in October!

Well it’s official. The new Death Note II: The Last Name film will air in almost 400 theaters across America on October 15 and 16 at 7:30pm! Fathom events is handling it again of course. Advance tickets can be ordered on August 29th for members of Viz Media’s Shonen Jump...

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Yakuza to the rescue!

I know Americans as a whole can be a bit sheltered as to what’s going on with the world as a whole. Anyone living in America now knows that even though our government isn’t calling this an official recession, it is. However, it’s not just us. There is a worldwide...

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