Could you make it big in Japan?

Could you make it big in Japan?

Talk about creative advertising. In order to promote a new Swedish reality show called Big in Japan, the marketing department came up with this ingenious idea. They hooked motion detectors up to a billboard, and when triggered will set off camera flashes and screams from adoring Japanese fans. Could you...

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Jackie Chan in Street Fighter?

Jackie Chan in Street Fighter?

Well, I didn’t set out for today’s set of post to be all gaming related, but everything that has caught my eye today has been gaming related. Since I was already talking about Capcom earlier, here’s a clip from one of Jackie Chan’s City Hunter. After being tossed around by...

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Top 25 Capcom Characters of All Time

Top 25 Capcom Characters of All Time

The official Capcom blog repoted on Gamedaily’s Top 25 Capcom characters of all time. I think anyone would agree that Capcom’s characters are some of the industries most well known, and loved characters of all time. Here are the top 10 characters. For 11-25, check out Game Daily’s official list....

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Her fingernails are too long for the Wii

Her fingernails are too long for the Wii

I bet if you saw that in your favorite magazine or a billboard you would definitely take note. That scary lady is Lee Redmond, known in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the longest fingernails in the world. To have a chance at beating her, you have to...

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Death Note, The Simpson’s style

Death Note, The Simpson’s style

What do you get when you combine the Death Note characters, and Matt Groening’s Simpson’s style of characters? This really cool poster done by SpaceCoyote. She brings up a really good point though, doesn’t Light look a bit like Beck in this drawing? Check out more of Spacecoyote’s work at...

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The Hip-Hop Grannies Dance Troupe

The Hip-Hop Grannies Dance Troupe

Not quite Japanese, but I was surprised this story slipped by me during the Beijing Olympics. When you think of hip-hop dance, I’m sure you usually think of a much younger generation not only enjoying it, but taking part in it. That isn’t the case for China’s 70 year old...

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Want to host a Japanese game show on MTV?

Want to host a Japanese game show on MTV?

Seems that MTV is indeed looking for a host for a pilot they are planning. I first saw this on Ningin, which linked Slant eye for the round eye, which linked to Nikkei View. Nikkei View apparently was sent an email from Suzette Brown, a casting producer for MTV’s Series...

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King Kizer robot uses Gundam technology

King Kizer robot uses Gundam technology

Naoki Maru may seem like your ordinary factory worker in by day, but by night he is the mastermind behind the infamous robotic deathmatch champion, King Kizer. King Kizer has won the Robo-One tournament 3 years in a row, and has collected around $50,000 in prize money. Maru is responsible...

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Anime inspired bento boxes

Anime inspired bento boxes

If you love great Bento art, the livejournal community, Bento Challenge, is a great site to spend hours looking at all of their member’s great creations. Every now and then, they hold challenges where they pick theme and everyone designs a corresponding bento box. The theme for mid June was...

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Smart Goggles help you find lost items

Smart Goggles help you find lost items

If you’re anything like me, you have senior moments even in your twenties. I will sometimes forget where I placed something that I had in my hand like 5 minutes prior. The excuse I give myself is that I have so much going on in my head that forgetting the...

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Is that sushi made out of chocolate?

Is that sushi made out of chocolate?

When you think of chocolate, sushi might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, for Karen Sasaki and Janice Murai, the combination of sushi and chocolate has been the perfect match. They co-own Koo-ki Sushi based in San Jose, California. Koo-ki specializes in making sushi entirely out...

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The best Netflix Japanese movies

The best Netflix Japanese movies

Yesterday I was asked about my Netflix queue. I was already thinking about making a post about my Netflix movies because last week I received some coupons to give out to friends so they can get a free month of Netflix. So I sat down this morning and compiled a...

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