Japanese English That Will Make You Giggle

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

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!

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

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 …

How To Use Japan Post QR Codes

Ever gotten home from a long day at work to find that you missed a very cool, or very important package? . Does every public mail service do this?! The U.S. is quite similar. The post office has the same hours as most companies, so if you have a full-time job, 9 to 5 or somewhere thereabouts, odds are you won't be there to intercept your package. This happens just about every time I receive something and from time to time it can get mildly irritating, especially if you miss the package Continue Reading …