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The Microsoft-Burger King Windows 7 Promo

The Microsoft-Burger King Windows 7 Promo

The Microsoft-Burger King Windows 7 Promo This is old, but in Japan, Microsoft and Burger King did a promotional for Windows 7. *LOL* All I got to say is, “Where’s the cheese?” ^_^; Each patty is a quarter-pound (~113 grams) so you do the math. Here’s a video of someone eating this sucker. Ouch. I

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Japanese Rice Fields Made Into Art -- Whoa!

Japanese Rice Fields Made Into Art — Whoa!

Japanese Rice Fields Made Into Art — Whoa! Who knew that one could make art out of rice fields in Japan? Obviously not I but a little while ago, Major Scott sent me some pictures of this. Apparently, this stuff has been around a few years but it was so cool, I thought I’d share

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The Quest for a Thanksgiving Meal in Tokyo

Tokyocooney has uploaded his humorous video blog post about being an American living in Tokyo during Thanksgiving. I hadn’t paid much attention to it, but he’s right about the lack of ovens in Japan. I don’t use mine so much for meats, but there are several dishes, including Cheese Casserole, that I need a big

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LEGO Pop-up Kinkaku-ji

LEGO Pop-up Kinkaku-ji レゴで飛び出る金閣寺(鹿苑寺)

Here’s a video displaying a Japanese person’s amazing work to create a “pop-up” book of the Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji) in Kyoto, created out of Lego’s. The diorama aspects are amazing enough but add to this that this “book” has a cover as well with an image out of the same Lego blocks

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Tokyo Darts

Like Darts? Head to Tokyo.

If you are a dart player, Tokyo is the place to be apparently. There’s a new Taito Darts Stadium in Ikebukuro and it is filled with online ranked darts machines. I’m not sure if there’s anything like this in the U.S. (I’ve never seen such a place to play darts but that doesn’t mean one

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Pocari Sweat

I Want This Logo On an Official T-Shirt!

My friend GC recently had to take a couple of business trips to Japan. He brought back a bottle of Pocari Sweat to give to me (which I’ve got to get still). My plan is to bring this to work and share the love with my co-workers, all of whom have heard me spoken about

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Satoyama Life

Ibaraki Prefecture’s Satoyama Life

The amazing thing about the Internet is that while researching something, one can stumble onto something else and get lost for a while exploring this new place on the web one has discovered. In this case, I was looking into engawa (the veranda/porch areas of Japanese homes that are sometimes enclosed) when I came across

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Lupin III Conan

Chiba Drift Racers Arrested After 193rd Race

So while I’m taking a break from playing the old school “Starflight 2” and procrastinating from anime and manga blogging, I read this article from Japan Today about how six people were arrested in the Chiba Prefect for drift racing. No big deal, right? Then I read this. Since January, the group of six has

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