NEX train front seat rows
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Turning NEX train seats

One of the great features of many Japanese trains is that the seats always face the driving direction. Personally I’m…

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Solo Karaoke

Karaoke is either done with friends/colleagues (Asia) or in a bar in front of people you don’t know (West). But…

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Google Cave View

Google making panoramic shots of another city is no big deal (unless that city happens to be in Germany), so…

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Super Hakucho Express
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From Hakodate to Sendai by train – going underground

The Shinkansen bullet-train is one of the trademarks of Japan, yet, there’s no Shinkansen on Hokkaido. Routes have been proposed…

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An evening in Otaru

There is one other city in Hokkaido I visited during this trip to Japan: Otaru. Otaru is close to Sapporo…

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Zasshi-Online: Reading Japanese magazines and books on the iPad

I love Japanese magazines and books. There are magazines dedicated to everything from toy camera photography to nail art. I…

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Japanese Arcades and the iPad Invadercade

Taito recently announced their own joystick accessory for the iPad, the Invadercade. The case features Space Invaders artwork, one joystick…

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Iris Flower Festival in Itako

This is maybe the biggest iris flower festival in the Kanto region and it involved a longer train ride via…

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At the movies: Gantz Perfect Answer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuuHv1rZMhE I have not read the Gantz manga, but I do know the anime and I didn’t like it at…

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Photo Plant and Kimchi Chocolate

In Tokyo’s Korea Town, the merchants are eager to find new ways to sell photos of famous Korean actors or…

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