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no smoking

May 21, 2008

I went to a no-smoking pub in naka-meguro.

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Japanese text – a guide

Mar 9, 2008

Translating Japanese typography to the web. Many foreign designers in Japan are faced with the un-easy task of formatting Japanese text for bi-lingual or solely Japanese language based websites. By rule we should already understand such principals before embarking, but the rule in this case is far from the norm. So I shall dish out […]

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how to say "I".

Jul 16, 2006

In English, how many ways can we refer to ourselves? I, my, me, one’s self, in person & one’s. So in all that’s six ways. By far and wide “I” would be the most used. However some languages have a multitude of ways to refer to one’s self, and Japanese is by far the most […]

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Japan is changing

Jun 12, 2006

It appears that the newst law in Tokyo has come into effect, and it’s to do with traffic. Before, in the past, one could ride ones bike to where one pleased and just dump it with a lock on the wheel. Now one has to take ones bike to a designated spot and clamp it […]

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On April the 1st, Japan will be the same no more.

Mar 25, 2006

A new bill was passed into Japanese law some time ago outlawing the sale of Japanese electronics over the age of 5 years old, if they have an internal power transformer. This is a disaster for the electronic hub of Tokyo, a place called Akihabara. Or “electric town”. April the 1st (no fool) will be […]

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