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300th Article Anniversary!

I remember when I 0 readers. Thanks for all your support! We’ve made it to 300 articles on #etymology and #JapanHistory. Unbelievable.

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Waku Waku News!!!

If you like/love/好き Japan This, then this is for you. I need your help to keep the blog alive. RT and Share with as many people as you know!! Japan This fans are the bessssssssssssssssssst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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A Dude Who Blogs About the Hills of Tokyo

Had to share this guy’s blog about the hills of Tokyo. Tokyo History Otaku Level 8 out of 10. Hope you enjoy!
(Japanese language)

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The Difference Between Donkeys and Oxen

In yesterday’s blog, Why is Hanzomon called Hanzomon?, I posted this picture: In the picture comments, I said something about “donkey people” as a joke. Someone pointed out that these are actually oxen. I know. It actually cracked me up that I got e-mails about this. Not so much that I wanted people to think […]

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I Added a Share/Like Button

Now if you want to share an article I wrote with others, you can just click the Share/Like button at the bottom of each blog post.  You can Digg it, share with Facebook, e-mail it, save to your favorites tab on your browser, Twitter…  Pretty much anything. Hope this makes things more useful!  And thanks […]

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Adding Words & Phrases to Your iPhone 3G’s Dictionary (Japanese Only… I Think…)

UPDATE: Due to constant updates in iOS, the information in this blog post is no longer relevant.  (3/25/2013) (As usual, all Japanese words and phrases will be defined in the vocab list at the end of the article) 2/3/10 update: please see my new article here! After using Japanese keitai (cellphones) for a few years […]

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One Match Can Start a Fire

I’ve been living in Tokyo 5 years and I never noticed these guys until this year. But apparently they do this every year. And according to my friend, they’ve been doing it since the Edo Period (1603-1868). (Go figure). On cold winter nights, groups of volunteers walk through the streets of Tokyo chanting and hitting […]

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安全な国=最高じゃん!!

I wasn’t going to write anything today. But something happened that got me thinking. Last week (it was Christmas Eve, actually), my girlfriend and I went to Shinagawa to meet a friend for rāmen and show him some of the local shrines in the area. When we got off the train, my girlfriend realized that […]

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JAPAN THIS! will now be featured on JAPUNDIT

I’ve been officially accepted by the powers that be at Japundit.com.  Hopefully, this will increase the visibility of this blog and get the word out there.  Japundit is great since it’s always picked up by Google Reader if you subscribe to their “Japan” feed group. In case you don’t know what Japundit is, here is […]