Facebook isn’t all that popular in Japan (Mixi is currently king there), but it doesn’t meant that people don’t know about it. After all, the movie “The Social Network” came out in Japan, and I’m sure that Facebook hits the news every once in a while. But what about Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg? Apparently in [...]
For all you Japanese language learning 生徒 out there, this isn’t your normal “found on a Q&A site ‘What does yoroshiku onegaishimasu mean’” kind of post. No. This is the ultimate ‘What does Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu mean?’ kind of post. And by “ultimate” I mean “holy crap, look at that kanji!”
I’m guessing most of you know what Sumo is. Along with karate, ninjas, and Hello Kitty, Sumo is about as Japanese as it gets. Over the last week or two, there’s been a ton of hub-bub about a big, nasty Sumo-related scandal. So what in the world (er… in Japan) is going on here?
Ever since I found out Japan got its first banana vending machine, I’ve been chomping at the bit banana for a conveniently placed second banana vending machine, preferably someplace I didn’t have to fly an airplane to get to. Actually, I don’t care that much, but I did think it was pretty sweet that Japan [...]
Erin (who writes something on Tofugu like once a year now, and has a new blog over at SputnikSweetie.com) showed me this calendar. After looking at this calendar for four straight days, I exclaimed: “Omg, this will be an awesome ‘Saturday Timewaster’ for Tofugu!” “But what day is Saturday?? Where AM I?” “Thank God I [...]
I wasn’t particularly good at studying when I was in school, and to make up for this I got really good at cramming. In case you aren’t familiar with the term, the definition of cramming is: To study hastily for an impending examination That being said, cramming sucks, and nobody should do it… that is, [...]
Last week, @andoryuu3 on Twitter told me about Google IME. Since then, I’ve been trying it out to see if it’s worth writing about. Obviously it is (if you haven’t figured that out already), so I’ve written up a little article talking about why Google IME is actually pretty awesome. The differences are pretty subtle, [...]