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Fun Link Friday: A History of the World in 100 Objects

Back in 2010, the British Museum put out a series of 100 short podcasts, using objects from their vast collection to highlight episodes or thematic aspects in world history. Right: A helmet from Sutton Hoo, one of the most famous … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Samurai Problems on Twitter

This July, a new Twitter account appeared, and began tweeting out incredible small-scale, everyday, “truth is stranger than fiction” sort of stories about life in Edo period Japan. I tried to commit a drowning love-suicide with a Shinagawa prostitute, but … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: kayakowithtoshio Instagram

In the tradition of Freddy vs. Jason and Alien vs Predator, Sadako vs. Kayako, which debuted on June 18, features Sadako from Ringu and Kayako from Ju-On: The Grudge facing off in a cross-over film. Regardless of what you think of the film, you may enjoy the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Learning Japanese through Instagram Flashcards

Using flashcards with words on them is one thing, but they don’t always give you the kind of vocabulary you may need when you actually hit the ground in Japan: visual. If you’re looking for a fun new way to … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Spider battles

If the humidity of the rainy season hasn’t given you enough of a reason to feel the creepy-crawlies, you might be interested in learning more about the folk tradition of Kajiki Kumo Gassen, or the spider-fighting battles of Aira in Kagoshima. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Oldest Sake Shop in Tokyo

What a week it has been. In all the chaos of the news, I barely remembered to look up a Fun Link Friday this week. But in the end, what we could all use is a drink (if that’s your … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Hatching eggs outside of shells

A quickie fun link this week– recently Japanese high schoolers demonstrated a fascinating technique of hatching chickens from eggs without the shells. This special kind of incubation allows students (and scientists!) the ability to watch the progression of the embryonic … Continue reading

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