Category Archives: culture

Fun Link Friday: 3-Second Fried Shrimp

Docomo’s new commercial for their フルLTE has been making the rounds lately. If you missed it, just imagine making 海老フライ as fast as Docomo’s LTE is supposed to be! Watch on YouTube here.

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Book Announcement: Zen Past and Present, by Eric Cunningham

Zen Past and Present Eric Cunningham ISBN 978-0-924304-64-4. 98 pages. Paperback. Zen Past and Present provides readers with a concise but comprehensive survey of the history of Zen Buddhism. Because it examines Zen from historical, religious, literary, artistic, and political standpoints, it … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism

The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism Edited by Sébastien Lechevalier Translated by J. A. A. Stockwin Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies Routledge Description In the 1980s the performance of Japan’s economy was an international success story, and led many economists … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Extra History – Sengoku Jidai

I don’t know about you, but I am one of those people who first got interested in studying Japanese history and culture because, well, samurai and ninja and pirates, and cool battles and so on and so forth. But, before … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Lords of the Sea: Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan

Lords of the Sea: Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan Peter D. Shapinsky   Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies Number 76 A John Whitney Hall Book Published by the Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan ISBN … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese Youtubers for Listening Practice

Last month, RocketNews24 presented a wonderful and detailed list of youtubers they recommend to improve your Japanese listening skills. I love youtube, so this guide was helpful. For language learning, I feel old that this option for being exposed to … Continue reading

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Living in Japan Part 4: How to Read Apartment Listings

In my previous article, I explained many of the basics of what to keep in mind when you apartment hunt in Japan. Now you’ve got an idea of a location you might want to live (or at least have located … Continue reading

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