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Looking for Japan Blogs?

Trying of searching the numerous blogs on Japan? Well, Rick Martin has a great tool to help you get your daily fix of  things Japan via 2Jpn‘s  The Japan Blogs Page.  His list is that product of the awesome collaboration that’s going on at JapanSoc. You can also check out what’s going on in Japan via… Keep Reading


Loco in Yokohama: #9 – Mentsu

It is common to use メンツ in Japan. It is my understanding that the kanji 『面子』 is not used since this kanji is normally used when writing in Chinese. Those that play mahjong may be familiar with the word. The term “otoko no mentsu 『男のメンツ」is a common term in Japan but I think the term “menmoku”『面目』can also… Keep Reading


Where have all the foreigners gone?

The latest from Japan, Inc’s Terrie Lloyd: Talking of meltdowns, the problems in the international banking sector is obviously hitting the Tokyo expat community hard. Although there are no statistics, it is not difficult to see evidence of the escalating departure of foreigners as the recession (or is it already a depression?) gathers pace. Restaurants serving… Keep Reading


President Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech

    Embedded video from CNN Video      Barack Obama has been sworn in as the 44th US president. Here is his inauguration speech in full. My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.… Keep Reading


Soul Bar Community Event in Tokyo

12/13(Sat) @ Roppongi RISE TOKYO Vol.43″   DJs=KIYOMI/ETSUKO/HIDE/Brother-M   Guest DJ = KAWABATA (From Miracle)   Live = mimi (From U.S.A), Himuka, Yo-Hey   Dance = Hiromi & Nori – Funk Generation   MC = AYA-NEE  FEE: 3,500Yen (with 2 drink/food Tickets) ? with Flyer 500Yen Off!!  $$: mention the name of the DJ at the door If you forget… Keep Reading

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