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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WP Furigana

Posted by Jonas on May 4th, 2013. Filters:

WP Furigana is a little WordPress plugin that makes it a little easier to add Furigana (a Japanese reading aid of smaller kana printed next to a kanji). You can see how it works in the example below. 現在げんざいは炭酸たんさんの清涼感せいりょうかんとホップの苦みにがみを特徴とくちょうとするラガー、特にピルスナーが主流しゅりゅうとなっているが、ラガーはビールの歴史れきしの中では比較的新参ひかくてきしんざんであり、ラガー以外いがいにもエールなどのさまざまな種類しゅるいのビールが世界せかいで飲まれている。 WP Furigana utilizes the HTML ruby tag which is widely supported, but includes a few improvements for […]

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Project48 Google+ Popularity Ranking

Posted by Dean on January 20th, 2012. Filters:

So you’ve joined Google+. You don’t know who to add to your circle. How about the most popular members of AKB48, SKE48, NMB48 and now HKT48?

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AKB48, SKE48 and NMB48 members on Google+

Posted by Dean on December 8th, 2011. Filters:

On Google+? No one to add to your circles? How about a couple of members from AKB48, SKE48 and NMB48?

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Add Furigana Without a Plugin

Posted by Jonas on November 1st, 2011. Filters:

I’ve previously introduced you to Furigana Injector, an nifty little plugin available for Firefox and Chrome users that lets you add furigana to content on the web with just one click.

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Japanese YouTubers: jetdaisuke

Posted by Jonas on November 1st, 2011. Filters:

jetdaisuke is a Japanese YouTuber who, amongst many things, does reviews of electronics, gadgets, beer and all kinds of eatables.

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VERY VERY NICE Japanese Web Design Showcase

Posted by Jonas on September 23rd, 2011. Filters:

As you may have noticed, in the last design update of this blog, I added a category for Japanese web design. This category has been rather popular and it’s probably my favorite category so far. So because of that, I decided to actually create a new website, a web design showcase.

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An alternative to Rikaichan for Safari users

Posted by Jonas on August 31st, 2011. Filters:

The alternative is a very simple solution and all you have to do is change a few settings, because if you’re on a Mac, you already have what you need.

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Where to find Japanese blog widgets

Posted by Jonas on August 16th, 2011. Filters:

Many bloggers, especially those who like to be a bit more personal, like to mess around with their sidebar(s) by adding all kinds of widgets. But good widgets are hard to come by these days and many end up using the same ones. So if your blog is in some way related to Japan or […]

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Bijin-Tenki: Beautiful Weather Girls

Posted by Jonas on January 18th, 2011. Filters:

I’ve previously mentioned both Bijin-Tokei and Bijo Linux, and now there’s another similar app called Bijin-Tenki made by the same developers as Bijin-Tokei (DWANGO). Bijin-Tenki is available for iPhones and Docomo, au and Softbank phones and simply put, it’ll give you a much more interesting weather report than the built-in weather apps. And for those […]

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