Category: Japan

Happy 500th!

Wow, I just noticed that what was about to be a mundane post is in fact my 500th, so I’m writing this instead, to congratulate myself for keeping a blog going...

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Smoking makes you big and strong

Winston is the number two selling tobacco brand worldwide, and is owned by Japan Tobacco, which itself is 50% owned by the Japanese government. They have recently launched a new poster...

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Onegai!

Onegai means, roughly, “favour”, and onegaishimasu is the act of receiving that favour. It’s one of many Japanese words that don’t have a direct translation in English, but I guess you...

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Two cool foods for hot weather

Picked up some previously un-tasted foods at the supermarket the other day, and since they are appropriate for the rapidly enhottenating weather, I thought I’d do a little post about them....

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NSFP: Crafty work

The second of my previously mentioned Big Projects (“big” in this case perhaps not being the most appropriate term) has now been completed, dispatched and happily received by its new temporary...

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