Japanese inventor creates needle-free injection

Japanese inventor creates needle-free injection

Were you one of the kids who were scared of needles? Are you still scared of them? Well inventor Yoshoi Oyama has developed a needle free injection which he has lovingly dubbed, “Mother’s Kiss”. The container uses air pressure in order to deliver the medicine. In poorer countries, where needles...

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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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Japanese scientist teaches whale to talk

Japanese scientist teaches whale to talk

They say dolphins and whales are among the smartest creatures in the sea. A professor at the prestigous Tokai University seems to think so too. Whales communicate through a process called echolocation, which basically means they emit a sound and listens for the echos for navigation as well as communication...

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King of Panty?

King of Panty?

Who doesn’t love Engrish? While we don’t see many crazy Kanji phrases used here in the states… well even if we did, not many would even understand them. Luckily for us, Japan and China have a facination with English that gives us an endless supply of fun, and funny attempts....

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Huge changes to the JLPT!

Huge changes to the JLPT!

After almost 25 years of being in existence, the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is finally changing. When it was first administered in 1984, there were about 7,000 examinees. In 2007, there were around 524,000 global examinees. In 2001, a committee was established to look at the test, and in...

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BoA tries to conquer American pop industry

BoA tries to conquer American pop industry

While I’m not the biggest fan of BoA, I do like her music from the early part of the 2000’s (Atlantis Princess, Listen to my heart). Yesterday it has been made official that she’s taking her career to America to try and tackle one of the most critical pop industries...

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7.2 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan

7.2 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan

A powerful 7.2 earthquake has hit northern Japan. The eastern coast of Hokkaido was the center of the quake. Earlier a 6.6 earthquake hit eastern Indonesia. Both areas are under tsunami warnings. No immediate details about damage or death have been reported. The last time a quake of this magnitude...

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MeGlobe throws a great party

MeGlobe throws a great party

MeGlobe throws a great party, wish you could of been there!

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Dragonball movie trailer pictures

Here are the latest set of pictures from what is said to be the official Dragonball trailer. No official word if that is true or not, however you may notice that Piccolo is a weird albino shade of white. Hopefully it’s just the creative use of lighting, and not a...

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August 2008 stats

Summer’s over. Everyone has finished their summer vacations. Students are back in class. The cold will be here before you know it. I actually love winter. While it rarely snows here in Florida, it still gets cold. Since I was a child, I have always loved to wear winter clothes....

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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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