Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Haruhi season two

Haruhi Suzumiya, possibly the best anime ever, is back unexpectedly for season two. Can't believe I forgot to post this before because I watched it on Sunday just after it came out. I won't give anything away but I will say it didn't dissapoint.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Fujitsu FLEPia: first colour ebook reader

I'm gagging to get my hands on an ebook reader but don't think I'll be able to afford this latest snazzy product from Fujitsu. It costs 99,750yen but is the first ebook reader to boast a colour screen. It also has WiFi, 4Gb storage and supports Windows. It's soo lovely though and can be bought here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

'Don't treat us like cattle,' protest Japanese men

A cell phone website called 'boy's ranch' has had Japanese men up in arms. Once women register men on the site, the chaps become livestock with ratings for wealth, looks and whether or not they are herbivorous (see previous post) or carnivorous. In this way female friends can check guys out. It's common in Japan for women to introduce male friends as prospective dating prospects to their female friends, so this service is a natural progression of a traditional practise.
Due to a huge amount of protest via email from beleaguered blokes, the service has shut down. Men clearly don't like being treated like pieces of meat
, hopefully in future they'll keep this in mind when they sit about assessing women over a beer. Via Watashi to Tokyo.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I found this silly add via 3Yen News apparently it's out in the UK.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Japanese sweet making

This is Ms Matsuki and she very kindly demonstrated how to make sakura sweets for me the other day.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Robot senbe

Been a bit lazy with posting of late due to Golden Week holidays. So here is some groovy robot senbe bought in Akihabara recently.