Monthly Archives: March 2011

Alice’s Adventures in Harajuku: Walk, Walk, Fashion Baby

So as I mentioned, we spent this past weekend in Tokyo. Even though Tokyo Anime Fair was canceled, some of our friends still made the trip, and there was a lot going on. There was epic Karaoke, wandering around Akihabara … Continue reading

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Tokyo is not deserted!

Hey guys! Here’s a shot from the Yamanote Line on Sunday afternoon around 5, passing through Harajuku. Tokyo seems to be mostly back to normal, though there are a few

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! Caught  this one in Ueno Station today in Tokyo. It’s not misspelled or grammatically incorrect, just oddly poetic–my favorite! We’re spending the weekend in Tokyo to see some friends and meet with some contacts in the Animation Industry, … Continue reading

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Faces of Japan: Strange Kinoko Dance Company

One of my guilty pleasures is Japanese TV. We don’t watch every day, but sometimes we catch certain shows, and sometimes we just keep it on for background noise. I like to think that it’s helping my

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Blog for Japan: Japan Based Organizations for Aid

A number of people have asked recently how they can help, and what they can do. It can be frustrating to be so close and yet so far from a crisis, and believe me–a large part of me wants to … Continue reading

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Radiation and Us, as explained by XKCD & Genpatsu-Kun

So, the bad news is that radiation levels were slightly (SLIGHTLY) higher in Gunma today than they have been in the past few days. The good news is that

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Japan, the Media, and You

On Saturday, there was a question about the Foreign Media’s response to the recent events in Japan. Many have cited the fear-mongering whipping their families and loved ones at home into a panicked frenzy as one of the

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がんばって、日本! Ganbatte, Japan!

Here’s an interesting cultural difference: In Japan, when faced with a difficult situation or obstacle, people don’t say “Good luck!” They say “Ganbatte!” which vaguely translates to “Do your best!” I think it’s interesting, because it

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I support Japan, and I’m not going anywhere.

Yesterday I was having a conversation with a coworker, and it eventually came around to the inevitable. “No, I’m not going back to America. I don’t want to go.” “Really!?” My coworker said with

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Japan is (still) Beautiful!

Hey guys–just a little reminder that despite everything, Japan is (still) beautiful, and there’s no place we’d rather be. It’s been a difficult week, and the current stress is watching so many of our friends leaving, but we honestly have … Continue reading

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