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(July 25, 2005)


Jan 16, 2015 by Ugh | 12 Comments
Am I crazy to even think of NOT going to Paris next week?

Recent elections here

Jan 15, 2015 by libjpn | Add comment
The LDP called elections, with what a lot of people feel is a platform for encouraging the militarization of Japan. Earlier, two people immolated themselves in protest. Interesting times

free climbing

Jan 13, 2015 by libjpn | 1 Comment
Not Japan, but I've been following the two guys free climbing up El Capitan in Yosemite amazing

Japanese consumer electronics and the Japanese internet scene

Jan 11, 2015 by libjpn | Add comment

CNN's new web design is terrible

Jan 10, 2015 by Ugh | 43 Comments
Sucks on the iPhone and in Chrome. WTF?

For the music thread

Jan 09, 2015 by libjpn | Add comment
I wanted to put this in the music thread, but had no idea how to explain all the questions that would arise.

Not really Japan stuff

Jan 08, 2015 by libjpn | 2 Comments
Two groups I am with are trying slack, which is a cloud based team collaboration tool. Questions I have -What do you call it? software? application? thingmabob? -Did they name it slack because of the verb 'to slack off' or the adjective 'a slack rope, knot, etc'

the three things to remember about Japan

Jan 06, 2015 by libjpn | Add comment

Japanese dates

Jan 05, 2015 by libjpn | Add comment
No, not like that, actual calendar dates. An interesting and perplexing topic

7 years

Jan 04, 2015 by libjpn | 1 Comment
via FB, I am reminded that it has been 7 years since Andy Olmsted was killed in Iraq.