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Nice article! Coffee is getting more and more popular in Japan. If you're still looking for a place to get good coffee beans, check out this coffee map map.abccoffee.co. It ranks good coffee shops in Japan according to Instagram. You can find one near you.
Selamat Datang, Danny. I have to say, your blog and life journey really inspires me.
I can't choose between this trio... Rin is so cute, but Makoto is adorable, and Haru is just such a wonderful (swimming) dork.
So , what I use materials that can be as big as a projector screen
Ah yes, perfect place to be obliterated by diabetes and sweetness!
"Children, feed me your trash."
Books and books everywhere! My kind of heaven!
Such an interesting name. I think it's rather creative that someone chose "Mozart" as bakery name instead of musical one. Perhaps this is a reference to Austrian sweet delicacy.
Is it normal to just walk around with green afro wig in Japan? Very interesting-looking, nevertheless!
This is rather interesting. People usually shy away from smoke. The only moment I know has someone waving smoke towards themselves is when I cook and my brother want to smell the food's aroma.
That's a cute and rather small bow... well, compared to the one I used back at school, where one has to run few laps before using it.
Is it strange that I really want to taste the blue one? Or perhaps the blue and pink one. That aside, I'm a big banana fan; banana smoothie, banana milk, and real banana. I will nom them all.
Wahhh! So awesome!
I want all the egg ones! They are all so adorable.
Look at this strange bunny-like and bread-like creature. It looks so confused. I want ten of it.
Such a beautiful and memorable sign!
I play tons of instruments because of extracurricular activities throughout my school year, except high school. But if there's one instrument I still play and love, it would be guitar from my classic guitar lesson. I used to play ensemble in group, though, so playing by myself now feels a little lonely.
Cool shop front! It will be very easy for customer to remember and recognise the shop.
This reminds me of Nakajima from RAVE, LOL. Only less creepy.
Such a cute sign!
"I have no idea what im doing".
Japanese schools seems so nice :3
When will Eijiclock appears? :3 it will be awesome!
Pretty doll princesses!
Look at dem tiny boots.
Wahhh this is such an adorable combination.
Summer attires! So adorable!
So lovely! I am sure I will get one of this if I were to own a doll.
I'm not a big fan of this type of bags myself, but they sure are lovely; both on real people and tiny dolls!
This is a nice one.
What a beautiful Sakura ;3
Is that Jun? Yes, my kind of Ikemen.
Anpanman aired for sometime when I was a very young child in Indonesia. I remembered the happy-looking face.
"Please kill me." LOL, they are actually rather cute! I'd like to have some so I can gaze at them when I'm bored or tired.
Very interesting packaging.
This is so adorable! I'll take three.
Such a lovely-looking design! I love how it says 'fruity salad', like it's a salad made out of fruits instead of 'juice', 'smoothie', or other similar terms.
That looks so neat! It's interesting to know the process, in case one day I will get a job on thorough branding of a company, including for companies' vehicle.
Love the outfit!
Can someone elaborate me on why these things are very expensive? Is it the detailed craftsmanship? The component?
Oh God, I want him, I want him, I want him! If there are dolls from anime, I would like it very much if I can get some from animes like Shingeki no Kyojin, Hetalia, or Free!
A Kanata Smart Doll soon?
I'll take the frog one, please.
I need at least a dozen of these.
These bentos are so cute! I wish I can own at least one.
Lover of video games and anime!
This is a good point. I get the impression that after school activities are a lot more participatory, and cover a far greater range of things to do in Japan than North America. On this side of the Pacific, it's mostly sports, and even then there are tryouts, so only a limited number of people are going to make it onto the team anyway.
Customer: Yeah, my signal has been dropping a lot lately.
Vader: I find your lack of faith in our product most disturbing.
I've always wanted to try out Kyudo, but never gotten around to it. Although, if it's gonna cost me close to a grand, I may be putting it off a bit longer. My schools always had lots of sports growing up. Despite being a huge nerd, I still played a ton of basketball. Everyone else didn't mind since I'm pretty tall, so it worked out alright. Kudos, btw, on playing Sidearms growing up, Danny. They had that game at one of my favorite arcades as a kid, and I was absolutely in love with it. Good times!
Snazzy bikes. I like the little green scooter the best. Then again I like scooters better in general, unless it's a vintage motorcycle with a sidecar. =D
Wow, that video footage footage is quite nice. The price for this camera ain't bad either. =)
I reckon the folks at whoever made your card have some 'splainin' to do!
Most of the shops close up by around 9PM, and by that time it seems most people are shuffling off for home. I went there once in the evening after dinner, and was kinda disappointed by how much it quieted down in Akiba by 8:30PM or so. I personally find it the most fun to go there in the afternoon, after lunch, or just after dinner (a relatively early dinner!). Things are a lot more exciting / busy then.
Nice. One thing I've notice about the various pics of your car is that it looks good regardless of whether condition. ^_^
*sigh* McDonalds Japan gets so many awesome foods that we'll never see elsewhere. T_T
Crumby deal, but at least you found out about the problem via a letter from Nissan, and not from the car giving you trouble on the road. Hopefully it won't take long for them to fix it and get the car back to you.
My first anime was Star Blazers. I'm happy that my first exposure to the medium was via a Leiji Matsumoto series. ^_^
Congrats on being invited to speak at the Tokyo conference. So what sort of scope is METI even going for with this Cool Japan project they've been working on? I've read a bit of it in the news from time to time, but am curious what sort of level of promotion they are going for at this point. Are they mostly focused more locally, trying to win over other countries in East Asia like S. Korea, China, Taiwan, and Singapore? Or are they also going after the West (Europe / North America / the Aussies) as well at this stage with Cool Japan? Busines-wise, the project has quite a bit of potential with its focus on various elements of Japan's pop culture, since it will most likely win over younger people first, who tend to not be married or have children, but do often times have quite a bit of disposable income that I'm sure many companies would like a piece of. It's great to see that you get to be a part of this, Danny. Hopefully this will lead to many more interesting opportunities for yourself, as well as Good Smile. ^_^
I always love seeing the various anime posters when visiting Japan. It's especially fun to check out the billboard sized ones that are up when wandering around Akihabara. Very nice.
My favorite part of those ads was the old fellow in the Mitsubishi commercial with the AMAZING moustache at the 0:06 mark. Seriously, Mario and Luigi have nothing (NOTHING!) on that guy. =O
Thanks for the great photos as always. I also find myself regularly looking at how to make the most of my time. Being efficient is very important to me, and I always feel like there isn't enough time in the day no matter how well I make use of my time. Sometimes I wish I could be like Dr. Manhattan, and exist simultaneously in multiple places just to get more work done. :p Any little bits that help with multi-tasking are always welcome for me short of combining it with going to the bathroom. :p
Nice, my dad's side of the family is British, so I've had some exposure to the food from over there. Nothing like a good ol' fashion Anglo-Saxon breakfast to start the day, and gum-up the intestines! :p I'm more a fan of the roast beef with mashed potatoes, and Yorkshire pudding. /drool!
Nice pumpkin, and happy Halloween to everyone. =) I wonder how quiet this year's Halloween will be with it falling on a Sunday. I'm thinking outside of some firecrackers going off, it'll be pretty subdued in my neck of the woods. Can't wait for half price candy come Monday, as stores unload their unsold trick or treat goodies, though! ^_^y
Great pics as always. Thanks for the link to Terragen. It looks like I've got a new app to fiddle with over the next while. =D
It's getting creepy how many knifings have gone done in Japan as of late. At this point, I get the sense that a lot of these incidents are copycats what with the media play earlier ones had. I hope this kick starts authorities to look into mental health issues in the country. I know it's been a taboo subject in the past, but something really needs to be done.
I'll take a wait and see mind set about this. I liked the anime, so.... the casting will probably be a big factor in whether or not I actually want to see this.
Something's missing? How about a fire extinguisher for when an electrical fire erupts from all of those cable. =O Seriously, though, that's a lot of cable, dude.
Nice pics. A lot of houses may have a fairly minimalist look to their exteriors, but I find the architecture of large public, and private buildings more than makes up for it. Maybe the simple house designs are way of balancing things out...btw, that bike park looks like an absolute nightmare to deal with. >_<
What's up with finding all those wi-fi connections? Are there a lot of free hot spots, or just lots of places that forget to stop broadcasting their SSID?
That bamboo scaffolding always looks pretty scary. I'd hate to be working up on that stuff. >_< Or any other high place for that matter...
I already have a MacBook, so I'm in no rush to get one of these. The thinness is neat, but I'm more zazzed about it running 802.11n. Those tiny ASUS laptops running Linux are another thing I've been eyeing. Are we entering the year of the cute, tiny laptop?