Monthly Archives: June 2014

Deep-fried veggies are happiness on a stick

Deep-fried veggies are happiness on a stick

  Deep-fried veggies are happiness on a stick Summer evenings are here, and so are the slow hours spent cooling off with a cold beer and crisp fried vegetables at…

Some reflections on the popularity of Japanese manga in Spain

Some reflections on the popularity of Japanese manga in Spain

  Some reflections on the popularity of Japanese manga in Spain You may be surprised to hear this, but Japanese manga is thriving in Spain. Look no further than massive conventions…

Awesome anime marriage proposal simulator lets you create romantic scenes, dark comedy

Awesome anime marriage proposal simulator lets you create romantic scenes, dark comedy

      Awesome anime marriage proposal simulator lets you create romantic scenes, dark comedy The company Recruit is mainly known for its online job-hunting service, but that’s not the…

All-you-can-eat-fried chicken coming to KFC Japan just in time for the 4th of July

All-you-can-eat-fried chicken coming to KFC Japan just in time for the 4th of July

    All-you-can-eat-fried chicken coming to KFC Japan just in time for the 4th of July TOKYO — It may not be the most sophisticated meal, and there’s really no…

Japan’s World Cup chances take hit after draw against 10-man Greece

Japan’s World Cup chances take hit after draw against 10-man Greece

  Japan’s World Cup chances take hit after draw against 10-man Greece NATAL, BRAZIL – Japan failed to capitalize on a one-man advantage and had to make do with a…

Chile send Spain packing with 2-0 win; Dutch hold off Australia 3-2

Chile send Spain packing with 2-0 win; Dutch hold off Australia 3-2

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Spain’s six-year reign as the world’s pre-eminent team ended on Wednesday as Chile sent them crashing out of the World Cup with a 2-0…

Africans tune into World Cup in their millions

Africans tune into World Cup in their millions

  LAGOS — The first-ever survey of World Cup viewing habits among Africans has given added weight to what has long been suspected—fans across the continent are mad for the…

Abe tells OECD 'Abenomics' has yielded great results

Fukushima governor wants 2020 Olympic torch relay to go past nuclear plant

TOKYO — Fukushima authorities said Tuesday they wanted the Olympic torch relay to pass close to the crippled nuclear plant when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Games, despite uncertainties over radioactive…

Eerily lifelike androids converge in Odaiba for exhibition

Eerily lifelike androids converge in Odaiba for exhibition

  TOKYO — What does it mean to be human? That’s the question being asked in a thought-provoking new exhibition of stunningly lifelike androids, which also suggests that maybe the…

Japanese fans remember their manners in Brazil; clean up before going home

Japanese fans remember their manners in Brazil; clean up before going home

TOKYO — Their national team may have lost their World Cup game against Ivory Coast, but Japanese fans didn’t forget their manners, it would seem. Cleaning up after themselves is…