Thanksgiving Sushi Roll

Thanksgiving Sushi Roll

It’s almost that time of year again. When America gives thanks to the pilgrims and Native Americans by gorging ourselves on turkey and stuffing. But how many times have you thought of sushi on Thanksgiving day? Yep, if you’re like me, probably never. A hip and trendy downtown L.A. Japanese...

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Japanese Mac Apples, for real

Japanese Mac Apples, for real

Nope, this image hasn’t been photoshoped. A Japanese Mac addict actually grows these apples. Ok, no, it’s not a new species of apple. They are actually Fuji apples, however they really do have Apple logos. A month before it’s time to harvest the apples, he cuts out the logos from...

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Barak Obama, Taro Aso, and the Internet

Barak Obama, Taro Aso, and the Internet

As I stopped at the last redlight before pulling into my driveway tonight, it hit me. Barak Obama and Taro Aso, prime minister of Japan, share one similarity; thier legions of fans on the internet. I believe I can safely say they are 2 of the talked about heads of...

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Madonna is a Japanese warrioress

Madonna is a Japanese warrioress

Madonna… Japanese? Well that’s what she says. Madonna revealed that she was a “Japanese warrioress” in a previous lifetime. I guess stranger things have come out of Madonna’s mouth. This is just weeks after her very public divorce of Guy Richie. I wonder if this is ment to be a...

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Petition to marry 2D characters

Petition to marry 2D characters

When real women just are not your thing, where do you go for love? A Japanese man has taken his case to the Japanese government. He has started a petition to legalize marriage between a human and a 2D character. Taichi Takashita already has over 1,000 signatures within his first...

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Super Advanced Otaku Origami

Super Advanced Otaku Origami

Here is one of the coolest origami pieces I have ever seen. What makes it so cool is that it’s totally otaku. I will admit, I didn’t have a clue what he was making till the music suddenly changed into the intro music that gives it away. I wont tell...

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Translate Japanese feeds in Google Reader

Translate Japanese feeds in Google Reader

My favorite RSS reader by far is Google Reader. Without it, I could easily spend most of my day reading blogs without getting anything done. They just recently added a very cool new feature that integrates thier translation service into the google reader application. While the translation service is hardly...

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Fall of Resistance 2 in Japan

Fall of Resistance 2 in Japan

I’m currently trying to decide whether to get a Playstation 3 or an XBox 360. I admit I’m not much of a console gamer, but I’m willing to get into it as the 2 systems have really stepped up online play. I’ve always been into first person shooters on the...

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Thanko’s AC/Heater Keyboard

Thanko’s AC/Heater Keyboard

As the temperature drops across America, cold weather typing plagues many people who just are as addicted to the Internet as I am. Leave it to the ingenuity of the Japanese to come up with a viable solution. Thanko has come up with a keyboard that has a built in...

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The spider desk robot.

The spider desk robot.

Who doesn’t love odd robots from Japan? Here’s a 4-legged “spider” robot that was debuted at Robo Japan 2008. While I don’t see much practicality to this setup, you gotta admit, its different. It’s basically a table with legs. The concept may not seem new to you. There have been...

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2nd egg found inside huge chicken egg

2nd egg found inside huge chicken egg

Students at a high school in Shiga Prefecture got an unexpected surprise from an unlikely place. The students at Yokaichi Minami High School raised a chicken that laid a relatively large egg (8.1cm and 158 grams). The egg got so much attention from local and national newspapers, the school decided...

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Aquarium Toys From Japan

Aquarium Toys From Japan

Growing up, my mom hated any sort of pet with hair or fur. I always wanted a puppy, but never got him. The only pet my mother could tolerate were fish. We had various fish during my childhood. Now that I am older, fish don’t excite me as they once...

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