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    JapanSoc’s new logo

     Nick over at is looking for a new logo, and he needs your help in deciding which to choose. There are 12 different logos in the running, all with thier own unique feel. The winner not only gets to have their logo on the new J-web enthusiasts google group, but also gets a cash prize. Head […] More

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    The fresh salmon pillow

    While this piece of salmon may look like the start of a perfect dinner, you are more likely to end up sleeping with it than eatting it… I hope. This amazing replica salmon is actually a pillow. You can get your own from Rakuten for only 2,500 yen ($23). The attention to detail is pretty […] More

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    Bullet Train vs Car

    During my visit to the UK in 2003, I discovered so much I like about that country. I was instantly attracted to the music like UK Grime, and Bhangra due to the clever lyrics and strong, unique beats. Food-wise, I’m still trying to find a source of Walker’s Crisps here in the states 5 years […] More

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    Okinawa Tree House Restaurant

    This is sure to bring back memories of childhood when you wanted a tree fort. The Naha Harbor Diner in Okinawa, Japan lies at the very top of a huge Gajumaru tree about 20 feet above the ground. Sadly, that is not a real Gajumaru tree, its actually concrete. Don’t expect to see a lot […] More

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    Old Tokyo recreated in Second Life

    For those of you that use Second Life and want to experience a bit of old Tokyo, Second Coa has created a virtual Edo (old name for Tokyo) in the virtual world. Second Coa has produce 12 different areas of Edo including Nihonbashi, Edo Castle, Kanda Myojin shrine, and Asakusa. They hope to not only […] More

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    Japan’s largest cosplay site now in English

    The largest cosplay site in Japan just got an English makeover. Cure has announced that they have opened the English version of their cosplay site. Cure opened in 2001, and has over 300,000 registered members. Huge is an understatement when talking about Cure. The site receives over 50 million page views a month. This is […] More

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    Pepsi Japan: Blue Hawaii

    You may remember last year’s Pepsi flavor, Ice Cucumber Pepsi, that took Japan by storm was forgotten after a few weeks (thanks). Today, Pepsi has released their new summer flavor called Blue Hawaii. The taste? This time Pepsi went with fruits as opposed to a vegetable. It tastes like a mix between pineapple and lemon. […] More

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    Popular giant panda Ling Ling dead

    The famous chinese panda, Ling Ling, has died at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo today. The official cause of death was heart failure. In terms of panda years, he lived a long life. Although he was 22 years old by our time standards, he was about 70 years old in panda years. Zoo officials moved Ling […] More

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    What is Urban Mining?

    When the world’s economy starts to feel the effects of recession elsewhere, people become creative with earning money. Urban mining is a relatively new trend where one takes apart electronics in order to collect the gold, copper, and silver inside. China is known for being the leader in this new industry, however over the past […] More

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    Ronald McDonald lives up to hype

    I know by now you must have seen all the Mc Donald videos from Japan like the Original, and the Caramelldansen remix. Well this unfortunate Ronald Mc Donald had to live up to the pop culture hype and perform the famed catch phrase while making a visit for customers. More

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    Crowded Japanese Trains

    With all the news around Japan about groping incidents, with videos like these, it is hard to imagine something inadvertently not happening. I am sure there are those that really do grope, but you have got to admit. If they didn’t pack people in like this, maybe everyone would be able to see eachother’s hands. […] More

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    Dasubee the toilet scrubbing robot

    You may be wondering if something was in that sake you were just drinking when you see a blue elephant in the public restroom. But don’t worry, that’s just Dasubee, toilet scrubbing robot. Not only can the Japanese seemingly solve any problem put in front of them, but also create a cute robot as part […] More

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