Monthly Archives: December 2014

“No low angles!” and other Comiket cosplay photography rules

“No low angles!” and other Comiket cosplay photography rules

“No low angles!” and other Comiket cosplay photography rules We had a great time at Comiket this weekend and saw enough to fill a few photo books! Of course, it’s…

One Piece becoming a kabuki play with the Straw Hat Pirates taking the stage in Tokyo

One Piece becoming a kabuki play with the Straw Hat Pirates taking the stage in Tokyo

One Piece becoming a kabuki play with the Straw Hat Pirates taking the stage in Tokyo TOKYO — Between the huge success the One Piece franchise has found in comics,…

Seaweed and soy beans and mushrooms, oh my! New Japanese-style bagels coming soon

Seaweed and soy beans and mushrooms, oh my! New Japanese-style bagels coming soon

Seaweed and soy beans and mushrooms, oh my! New Japanese-style bagels coming soon   Mm, bagels. The quintessential morning staple, best hot and crunchy out of the toaster with a…

New app allows commuters to share info on train delays through Twitter

New app allows commuters to share info on train delays through Twitter

New app allows commuters to share info on train delays through Twitter   While trains in Japan are revered for their reliability and punctuality, sometimes the inevitable happens, and services…

Top world sports news of 2014

Top world sports news of 2014

  Top world sports news of 2014 The Japan Times editors selected these world sports stories as the most important of 2014. 1. Germany wins World Cup: Substitute Mario Goetze’s…

Top domestic news of 2014

Top domestic news of 2014

Top domestic news of 2014 The Japan Times editors selected these domestic stories as the most important of 2014. 1. Collective self-defense: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet adopts a resolution…

4 things women are banned from doing in Japan

4 things women are banned from doing in Japan

4 things women are banned from doing in Japan TOKYO — Women have been prohibited from doing certain things (entering places, using facilities, etc.) for as long as civilization has…

Dedicated railroad otaku creates the digital swiss army knife of Tokyo Metro maps

Dedicated railroad otaku creates the digital swiss army knife of Tokyo Metro maps

  Dedicated railroad otaku creates the digital swiss army knife of Tokyo Metro maps Click here to view original web page at feeds.rocketnews24.com This past year the Tokyo Metro has…

Ninja-cat poised for attack, puns and a difficult dismount

Ninja-cat poised for attack, puns and a difficult dismount

Ninja-cat poised for attack, puns and a difficult dismount We recently learned about some ninja tools and techniques that made use of cats, but maybe cats are actually the original…

Japan’s biggest online retailers now have more smartphone traffic than desktop site users

Japan’s biggest online retailers now have more smartphone traffic than desktop site users

Japan’s biggest online retailers now have more smartphone traffic than desktop site users Japan’s most visited sites saw PC traffic decline by between 10 and 20 percent in 2014, while access from…