The Bento Vol. 1

Posted by Aaron on February 3rd, 2011. Filters:

So, what do you do when you have many interesting pieces of information and/or random findings related to Japan but can’t figure out how to make each one a full sized blog post?  I know!  Gather them all up, organize, and write a post full of bite-sized articles for the reader to explore on their own.  Perfect!  So may I welcome you to The Bento!

Image taken from my local favorite Japanese restaurant, Honshu.

So, let’s get started.

Kirin has released a new Perfume CM on February 2 (today) right here, on this website. It went live at 18:00 JST.   Perfume’s new song is entitled “Laser Beam”.  Get HYPE!  You can also view this CM down below.

Do you use Twitter and have an iPhone?  ついっぷる (, a popular Japanese Twitter site has released their own Twitter application for the iPhone.  I downloaded it on the Canadian app store and I am currently conducting very extensive tests on it.  n_n   My first impressions?  I am digging the twipple sounds.  Nice touch!  Oh yah, it’s free.

The Scott Pilgrim manga series is finally being released in Japanese bookstores.  I am a huge fan of the series and was excited to see the cover art for the first book (contains volumes 1 & 2; in stores now).  Well, here it is…..

Keita Takahashi (creator of Katamari Damacy) has been updating his own personal blog for quite some time now.  As an aside, his blog posts are written in Japanese and English.  So just in case you want to keep up to date with this creative mastermind, check out Uvula.  From what I hear, he plans on building a super rad playground in Nottingham, U.K.  I definitely need to visit that playground once completed.

Love wasting time on the internet?  Well, can certainly help in that area.  And all you have to do is click and move your mouse.  There are no games here, just different types of visual media to keep you interested.  Everything from eggs, beer, ants, snow and dots will keep you interested for at least 5 minutes.  (^_^)

Until next time guys and gals.  (^o^)b

  • Anonymous

    Nice post, finally some girls posted here, I like the CM, and will check out the twitter app soon.

    • TicTaek

      Thanks! The only thing that sucks about the CM is that I am left wanting so much more from that song.

  • yonasu

    Laser Beam sounds awesome! :D

  • Amy

    Thanks for posting the Perfume CM :D

    • TicTaek

      No problem. I really want to listen to the full song.