Rising From the Tokyo Projects

Posted by Jonas on February 18th, 2015. Filters:

Really cool documentary about Japanese rap music, by VICE! Click to watch In Japan, rap music continues to grow as new rappers and producers emerge almost every day. Japan has emulated this American subculture like a science – from fashion to slang, to the grills, blunts and hoes we see today. Representing one’s turf, or […]

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I went to see Alice Project

So this happened. I went to see the girls of Alice Project, in Akihabara together with my friend Dean. I’ve had quite a long break from idols, or well, being obsessed with them at least. So I didn’t quite know what to expect, but I was definitely pleasantly surprised, I had a blast! I barely knew […]

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Best of Japanese Ambient

Posted by Jonas on February 2nd, 2015. Filters:

A collection of great Japanese ambient music. This is a playlist that is growing continuously. Save it on YouTube to get updates when I add new tracks. If you have a suggestion, please let me know in the comments below! Enjoy!

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Port Entropy by Shugo Tokumaru

Posted by Jonas on February 2nd, 2015. Filters:

Some very happy music by Shugo Tokumaru for ya. Port Entropy by Shugo Tokumaru

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Pocket Wi-Fi Rental in Japan

Posted by Jonas on January 6th, 2015. Filters:

There are many options when it comes to renting pocket Wi-Fi routers and SIM cards in Japan. I’ve previously mentioned B-mobile (SIM cards only), which I’ve used on multiple occasions on my travels and can recommend. However, since my phone is usually carrier locked nowadays, I’ve had to use Wi-Fi routers instead, and that’s where it […]

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10 Things I Don’t Like About Japan

Posted by Jonas on December 30th, 2014. Filters:

Since I made a list of 35 things that I like about Japan, here’s the opposite version of that, just to be fair. Late night public transportation Or rather the lack of it. The trains stop way too early in my opinion, this is incredibly annoying at times, especially when you’re out with your friends […]

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35 Things I Like About Japan

Posted by Jonas on December 30th, 2014. Filters:

Always when I meet new people, one of the first questions I get is why I like Japan. I normally answer that it’s been an interest since I was a young kid, with pop culture being the biggest reason. But sometimes I have to elaborate and oddly enough my answer tends to vary each time. […]

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Haruka Nakamura – Ongaku no Aru Fuukei

Posted by Jonas on December 26th, 2014. Filters:

Yesterday, on the 24th of December 2014, Haruka Nakamura released his new, long-awaited album 音楽おんがくのある風景ふうけい (Ongaku no Aru Fuukei). I’ve been waiting for this since its first mention, so I’m so excited to finally be able to get my copy! If you’re not familiar with Haruka Nakamura I recommend you to check out Twilight and Grace, two […]

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Japanese TV Listings

Posted by Jonas on December 26th, 2014. Filters:

If you’re looking for a Japanese TV guide, Yahoo! Japan has one of the best, although I find that there really is no great option. You’ll have to know a bit of Japanese in order to find your way around the guide, but remember that you can always let Rikaichan/kun or Safarikai help you. If you know of […]

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Safarikai – Rikaichan for Safari

Posted by Jonas on December 25th, 2014. Filters:

Rikaichan is a Firefox plugin that gives you easy access to Japanese translations by hovering over sentences with your mouse. It’s known to be one of the most useful plugins available for people who study Japanese, but can be used by anyone who needs quick translations and help with kanji. Rikaichan is also available for Google Chrome […]

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