Archive for the 'Japan websites' Category

Namba Parks shopping mall Osaka

Cool Namba Parks なんばパークス  shopping mall in Osaka Japan.  Namba parks  consists of a 30 storey office building (called Parks Tower) and a 120-tenant shopping mall with a cool rooftop garden.

There are numerous restaurants located on the 6th floor and the floors below have shops. There is also an amphitheater for live shows, as well as space for small personal vegetable gardens and wagon shops.  If you’re visiting Osaka, make sure to stop by Namba Parks.

Namba Parks Video

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Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2012
Under: Japan websites, Living in Japan | 1 Comment »

JRA Japan world cup 2 and Japan world cup 3 videos

Due to the many requests we received to post more of the wacky JRA (Japan Racing Association) Japan World Cup videos, we found out a bit more about the videos themselves.   The creative animations are the work of talented Japanese animation director Riichiro Mashima  真島理一郎 who is also known for his work Ski Jumping Pairs and Tokyo Only Pics 東京オンリーピック and the excited race commentator is actor and announcer Junichi Mogi  茂木淳一.

Posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Under: Anime and Otaku, Funny Japan, Japan websites, Living in Japan | 4 Comments »

Play Muji blog widget has great e-commerce potential


Like stuff from Japanese store Muji? Play MUJI is a nice new blog widget calendar which every day shows a  different product with a video of the characteristics, way of use and/or a closer look at size and shape of the product.  The play Muji blog widget has great e-commerce potential and  was created by the Agency Tha in Japan.

Source:8 Tokyo

Posted on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
Under: Japan websites, Japanese Products, Living in Japan | 4 Comments »

Sugoi Japanese prefecture icons from Messaliberty

Attention Japanese graphic designers. Here are some great web icons designed by the folks at Messaliberty for the Japanese prefectures of Tokyo, Aomori, Hyogo, Kyoto, Okinawa and Shimane . They are in png format (256×256) and free to download from their site.



Posted on Thursday, March 18th, 2010
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Bald Japanese girls invade Harajuku and Shibuya

Earlier this year, wanting to create some publicity,  Japanese hair fashion magazine hired some bald models to walk around Harajuku and Shibuya.  The Japanese girls with no hair (wearing bald wigs actually) created quite a stir everywhere they went.

Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2009
Under: Japan Art and Fashion, Japan websites, Living in Japan | 1 Comment »

Why Japanese search engines are better for searching for gravure idols and maids

Japanese maids

Ever wonder why Japanese search engines are better for searching for gravure idols and maids? a) the results are geared for otaku b) they search in Japanese c) they don’t have family filters or d) they index content better than Google. The answer is probably b) searching in Japanese as most web content about gravure idols and maids is in Japanese language.

goo NTT

We base our answer on the following funny TV commercial from top Japanese search engine and portal “goo” owned by Japanese phone giant NTT. Type a search for “gravure maid” in your local area and get the following results.

Posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
Under: Funny Japan, japan technology, Japan TV commercials, Japan websites, Living in Japan | No Comments »

Japan-Zone is very popular portal in Japan. It contains a huge amount of relevant information and what is unique is their celebrity and entertainment news (in English) which is a must for anyone who follows Japanese pop culture!

There is a nice search bar on the right hand side that makes navigation quick and easy and also a free sign up for their newsletter. I also like the big KanjiClock which you can purchase from their site.

Posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
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