Japanese English That Will Make You Giggle

Funny Cup Noodles Slogan

I was going back through some old pictures of mine and came across some funny, Japanese English gyms. For those who have been here for quite some time, you probably know quite well that you're bound to bump into some silly English word or phrase. This is the reason I love smart phones so much. Often you encounter the craziest Japenglish expressions when you're least expecting to. From Business logos, to t-shirts, to products, to marketing promotions, to commercials, to acting scripts (oh Continue Reading …

Hello Kitty Plus Sadako Equals Terrifyingly Cute

Hello Sadakitty towel

On my way home from work, I usually pass through this rather peaceful, Yokohama neighborhood. While strolling, I decided to take a detour. I wanted to take some time to soak in those beautiful Japanese sunset oranges and pinks. Gazing at the sky and daydreaming without a care in the world, I suddenly noticed something moving out of corner of my eye. A rather odd kitten crossed my path. The cat was wearing a dress and apparently, a wig. This didn’t strike me as strange because In Japan, it’s Continue Reading …

Welcome to the New Japan Guy. Now with 30% Less Fat!

Japan Guy Site Update

The Japan Guy is undergoing a serious overhaul, that's been in the works for a minute. The main things are all done, but there may be a few kinks here and there. Still working it all out so the site's leaner, cleaner and faster. I hope you all enjoy the new look and feel. Having trouble navigating something? Just give me a shout in the conact section, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Back to some good ol' fashioned writing. Talk to you soon, gang. Donald Continue Reading …

SOINN, The Robot Apocalypse Begins

Japan Guy Robot Apocalypse

There is nothing like a cool technology story. Today's little story comes from my good friend Koichi. Have you ever hear of SOINN? If you haven't prepare to have your mind blown! SOINN Stands for the Self Organizing Incremental Neural Network. This is a learning algorithm created by Dr. Osamu Hasegawa at the Tokyo Institue of Technology. Wait wouldn't that school name abbreviate as T.I.T.? I'm sorry, I couldn't resist. Back to the story... This algorithm can use the internet to Continue Reading …

Japanese Movie Theater Gift Shops

Ironman 3 Movie Book Japan

America is a country where accumulating as much as possible is quite normal for any business. Most successful organizations, from MacDonald’s to Walmart to Apple to Amazon, have to strike that ever so delicate balance between getting customers to spend as much as possible while providing as much value as possible. There are a number of companies that have it down to a science: Cross-sells and up-sells, and bundles, oh my! The best companies are able to accomplish this without you even Continue Reading …