Category: Links and Articles

NOVA goes Supernova

09/23/07 | by silverso | Categories: Links and Articles
Sad news this week for thousands of slackers avoiding life in Japan. NOVA is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and many of its employees have been going unpaid for weeks. I don't know if I've ever met a NOVA teacher that was happy with their job, so… more »

Cutest Robot Ever

12/30/06 | by silverso | Categories: Links and Articles
This is Paro. Paro is a "Seal type mental commit robot for psychological enrichment" or STMCRFPE for short. It's supposedly "the world's most therapeutic robot" and is intended to have a calming effect on patients of hospitals and nursing homes. From… more »

JMA (Japan Maskdog Association)

06/21/06 | by silverso | Categories: Links and Articles, Pro-Wrestling
'The Great Sasuke' is but one of the masks this little doggy is modelling on this site. Strange how the JMA seems to only have one dog as a member. more »

Who is Spoo?

06/09/06 | by silverso | Categories: Links and Articles
Mari has an interesting article about a new craze in Japan surrounding a character named 'Spoo'. It all started with this video clip (edit: actually this clip) from one of my favorite Japanese kids shows. In it the two hosts try to draw a picture of one… more »

1.00 CAD = 102.209 JPY

06/01/06 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts, Links and Articles
As a certain uncle of mine likes to point out whenever he visits his former homeland, there's nothing Canadians like to do more than talk about money. That's why I feel it's my patriotic duty to bitch about today's currency exchange rate between Canada… more »

More Animal Friends

05/31/06 | by silverso | Categories: Links and Articles
Not only is there a kitten and a chicken, but this time there's a monkey too! While it may seem like a bit of an abusive relationship, at least it's not as bad as this. more »

Bubbleman 2

04/20/06 | by silverso | Categories: Links and Articles
Do the koncho! Doot doot doot dee doot doot do doot do... So I was watching TV the other day and a commercial for a new drink called Bubbleman 2 came on. It was your standard Mr. Sparklesque Japanese CM, and I didn't really notice anything out of th… more »

I Will Play With a Railbus 2006

04/13/06 | by silverso | Categories: Links and Articles, Trains
You all had better book your flights and make your hotel reservations for Shichinohe town soon! May 5th is creeping up on us, and as I'm sure you're already aware that is the date of Shichinohe's big two-day railbus festival called "I Will Play With a R… more »

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