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 »
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.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »