Monthly Archives: November 2014

Lackluster economic data paints gloomy picture for Abe

Lackluster economic data paints gloomy picture for Abe

  Lackluster economic data paints gloomy picture for Abe   TOKYO — Japan released a string of lackluster economic data Friday, with inflation hitting its lowest level in a year,…

Japanese national anthem delights foreigners, Japanese commenters have no idea why

Bad weather delays asteroid probe lift-off

Bad weather delays asteroid probe lift-off   TOKYO — Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just…

“Let them eat furikake!” says Mayor Hashimoto as Osaka school lunch saga rumbles on

“Let them eat furikake!” says Mayor Hashimoto as Osaka school lunch saga rumbles on

“Let them eat furikake!” says Mayor Hashimoto as Osaka school lunch saga rumbles on He’s known for his outspoken and often controversial opinions, from saying that civil servants who have tattoos should…

Artist creates “PokeMonstrosities” that are the stuff of nightmares

Artist creates “PokeMonstrosities” that are the stuff of nightmares On his DeviantART site, Coffron says he is working on a series of “twisted Pokémon.” Currently, there are only two, the zombie…

Press as hard as you like, these new mechanical pencils just refuse to break

Press as hard as you like, these new mechanical pencils just refuse to break

Press as hard as you like, these new mechanical pencils just refuse to break   I have a tiny, slightly embarrassing confession to make. I positively loathe mechanical pencils. In…

Add Magic Knight Rayearth boots to your stealth cosplay wardrobe

Add Magic Knight Rayearth boots to your stealth cosplay wardrobe

Add Magic Knight Rayearth boots to your stealth cosplay wardrobe The designers at the mail order fashion site SuperGroupies are at it again with some Magic Knight Rayearth short boots for…

Jibanyan, Japan chooses you! Pikachu trampled beneath paws of Youkai Watch mascot

Jibanyan, Japan chooses you! Pikachu trampled beneath paws of Youkai Watch mascot

Jibanyan, Japan chooses you! Pikachu trampled beneath paws of Youkai Watch mascot Recently, we’ve brought you several articles detailing the meteoric rise of new franchise Youkai Watch as it continues…

Japan's levitating maglev train reaches 500km/h (311mph)

Japan’s levitating maglev train reaches 500km/h (311mph)

Japan’s levitating maglev train reaches 500km/h (311mph)     Train fans have experienced the speed of super-fast maglev trains, during test runs for members of the public in central Japan….

RESURRECTING MANNY

RESURRECTING MANNY

  RESURRECTING MANNY   The Venetian Macau – It’s been a while since Manny Pacquiao had knocked out an opponent cold and the drumbeats are on, conjuring a distant memory…

Japan’s prince of tennis gets his own Prince of Tennis manga portrait

Japan’s prince of tennis gets his own Prince of Tennis manga portrait

Japan’s prince of tennis gets his own Prince of Tennis manga portrait   Earlier this year, pro tennis player Kei Nishikori became the first Asian man to make it to…